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Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Where's spring?

April 03, 2013 - Here is one thing I remember from my grade school days - if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. And vice versa. April showers bring May flowers.

Or, just forget about it. It's Michigan. The weather will do anything it wants to do including prolonging the spring sports season.

The spring season for the Wolves officially began on March 11 with the usual tryouts. Then, figuring out teams and practice.

Usually they hit outside for practice, but because of the cold weather some of the teams had to do what they could in the gym.

The weather has also delayed the season opener for the boys and girls track teams and the girls soccer teams. But then again, last spring was a wet season for baseball and softball. Mother Nature is fickle for our spring sports.

Keep fighting on athletes - it is bound to be a teensy bit warmer. I am crossing my fingers for you.

As for me, I am ready. I always have my poncho, sweatshirt, winter coat, umbrella and snow boots in the car. (But not rain boots, I haven't had rain boots since I was in grade school, when you could trust a groundhog with the weather.)

You can become prepared for the spring season, too. Our Spring Sports Preview comes out next week. It's fun to hear what the coaches and athletes look forward to in the new season and their goals in the interesting spring.

Check it out - it includes rosters, schedules, team photos and of course preview to the season.

Keep in mind the schedules aren't set in stone - you know, Michigan weather. Though, I will keep our Clarkston News - Facebook and Twitter - @CNewsWRSports updated with game changes. I can already tell you from the first few games - not cancelled by weather - the boys varsity lacrosse team had their first win.

The girls varsity lacrosse team began the season on a 3-0 streak. Not too bad. Three games in one week - watch out for them. The girls varsity soccer team scored on each of their attempts in their first game against Farmington. The girls varsity tennis team won their first tournament.

For baseball, softball, track and golf we will just have to wait...mostly for the weather.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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