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Clarkston Auto Body senior volleyball team are, kneeling from left, Pat McMullen, Don Olson, and Tom Harrison, standing from left, Gary Lange, Jerry Rocheleau, Bob Brown, Jerry Akehurst, Dennis McCarty, Fred Stark, Mike Tyler, and Don Tyler, and, not pictured, Dan Thomas. Photos by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)
December 30, 2009 - Softball fields are covered in snow, but senior ballplayers aren't taking it easy. Instead, they hit the gym 3-4 times a week for volleyball.

"We're a bunch of retired guys looking for something to do, said Gary Lange. "This is a way to stay active and have fun."

The Clarkston Autobody team plays in the "C" Division of Senior 55 Plus Volleyball League. Players must be at least 55 years old to play on the league, and 50 to play recreationally with the Independence Township Parks and Rec team.

Monday sessions from 9-11 a.m. are for competitive play, and Tuesdays are league games. Wednesday and Friday mornings are for recreational play, all at St. Trinity Lutheran Church on Sashabaw Road.

"The church is nice enough to let us use their gym," said Bob Brown. "I enjoy the game. Volleyball is a fun game."

For more information, call Brown, team manager, at 248-623-7011.

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