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May 21, 2013

Sports in Brief: 05/21/2013

TC Blue Stars win 13U tournament

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Blue Stars won the inaugural Blue Star Classic 13U baseball tournament held over the weekend at the Civic Center in Traverse City.

The Blue Stars beat Alpena in the championship game 12-2. Carson Rosa, Joe Muzljakovich, Nolan Mitchell, and Ryan Hayes led the offense for the Blue Stars in the final game, and Casey Peterson was the winning pitcher.

Traverse City’s 131’s baseball club also had a strong showing in the tournament. The 131’s were 2-1 for the weekend and were bumped from the tournament by Alpena in the semifinals.

MHSAA changes transfer guidelines

GAYLORD — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has approved a change in athlete transfer rules.

The MHSAA’s Representative Council voted in the changes at its annual spring meeting in Gaylord.

Effective for the 2014-15 school year, a transfer student will be ineligible for 180 school days if he or she has partaken in an activity during the previous 12 months that demonstrates the transfer is related to athletics. Offending activities may include practicing, competing or training with a member of the new school’s coaching staff including during summer activities or non-school sports seasons like for AAU basketball. Attending an open gym at the new school or being coached by a current or incoming coach while the athlete still attended his or her former high school also would be considered an offending activity.

Currently, a school that loses a student for athletics-related reasons must report this to the MHSAA for that student to incur the 180-day transfer penalty. This is no longer necessary if the above activities are verified. The rule change beginning with the 2014-15 school year will consider a student’s activity taken place during the previous 12 months. Transfers may still qualify for one of 15 exemptions that allow for immediate eligibility.

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