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From the sidelines: All-Star Games mark culmination of sports
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By Shain Gillet

Clipper Sports Editor 

The High School All-Star Games at Lindquist Field will are one of the most exciting times for me.

For a day-and-a-half worth of games, I get to watch some of the best seniors and underclassmen take part in the final high school game of the season.

This year, it takes place Friday and Saturday.

For all the players involved, it’s one of the few chances they will get to perform in front of college scouts. As of writing this there are still the same number of college scouts attending the College Showcase/

For the seniors, it’s also their last game being played as high school baseball players.

As a fan of baseball, I love getting the opportunity to watch some of our locals perform with the best the state has to offer. I’ve been going to the games for the past two years, and every game seems to be better than the last.

Last year’s North team had a pair of brothers (Tanner and Jace Olsen, formerly of Davis), and the year before saw cross town rivals together on the same field.

It’s a little bit like watching Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. Rivals become teammates. Teammates eventually become friends.

In some cases, rivals can turn around and immediately become teammates at the same college.

This being my third year in a row as an attendee, it also marks the third complete season of high school sports that I’ve gone through in my current position. 

It’s still one of the best and worst times of the year, as there will be little high school sports news between now and August when our Fall Sports Preview section comes out.

The All-Star Games is also a good time to reflect on the year that was. Soon, we will highlight some of the best stories to come across my desk for the fall, winter and spring seasons. 

There have been so many good ones this season that it will likely be a herculean task, but I’ll take a good crack at it nonetheless.

If you happen to find me at Lindquist Field this weekend, give me your impressions on what you think could be a “best of” moment for the year. 

Hope to see you there.

sgillet@davisclipper.com

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