Tuesday, April 12, 2011

LA Fitness Finals & End of Season Banquet

Springtime brings out the best in Detroit. Warm spring weather, flowers popping up, Detroit Tiger and Red Wing fever; a feeling of goodwill and hope permeates all of us. We have survived the long winter and are now ready to enjoy the fruits of living in beautiful Michigan.

What better way to kick off spring than attending our semi-annual LA Fitness handball doubles league championship and end of season banquet at Marinelli's in Troy, Wednesday April 20th at the LA Fitness Troy location. Championship play starts 4pm with dinner immediately after. It will be a lot of fun - plan on coming.

A Division:

Who finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd is still to be decided with the top three teams all within 3pts of each other. Currently the team of Piccolo/Paraskevin and Blake/Lukevich are tied for first with 22ts. Close behind and always dangerous with 19pts is the Early/Howard duo. Rounding out the A division bracket will be Seguin/Vanacek currently with 16pts. With games to be played and reported the final playoff pairings are still to be determined.

B Division:

When it comes down to crunch time - playoff time - big time players show up. And this season is no different. Hilsinger, Palazzo, Braun, Kozak - all stars in their own right -are all leading their respective squads back to the playoffs. Hilsinger/Ferro (26 pts), season long league leaders currently leads the surging squad of Harvey Braun and Mike Youngerman(25pts) by one point. In third place with 19pts lurk last seasons runner-up Palazzo/Shevin. Rounding out the final spot for the B bracket is the cinderella story of the year. Bob Kozak and Carl Harlow with 9pts are looking to become this years handball version of the "
Butler" story.

Semifinal matches will be posted on Friday - Semi-final matches to be played on Monday the 18th @ 4pm - Finals Wednesday the 20th @ 4pm at LA Fitness Troy.

Teams - Please report final scores by Thursday April 14th.

All are welcome to come celebrate with us at Marinellis in Troy (5:30-6:00pm) after the finals - it is a lot of fun; handball players love to tell stories, come and share yours.


Dan Costello

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