Two rival schools came together to raise money for families fight cancer.
In March, COVID-19 concerns forced the Michigan High School Athletic Association to cancel the rest of the sports calendar, which shortchanged fans the opportunity to watch baseball, softball, soccer, golf, lacrosse and track and field.
But, fortunately for the Blue Water Area, there were plenty of amazing moments that took place during the fall and winter seasons. So with graduation quickly approaching, the Times Herald is going to count down the top 20 sports moments of the 2019-2020 school year (with a handful of non-high school sports moments sprinkled in).
Each day we’ll be counting down until we reach the No. 1 moment. We’ll also be releasing an “honorable mention” list of other awesome moments that were just outside our top 20 list. So if you have any nominations, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can include them at the end of this series.
Let’s take a look at today’s top sports moment:
No. 18 — Yale, Croswell-Lexington fight against cancer
One of the best rivalries in the Blue Water Area Conference is Yale and Croswell-Lexington, as only 20 miles and the Sanilac-St. Clair county line separates the two high schools.
But for one night a year, the two schools come together for the Coaches vs. Cancer game to raise money for families impacted by cancer.
This year’s event, on Feb. 7, raised $3,216, between donations, concession and ticket sales and raffles.
Each team wore special uniforms for the event, while Yale went on to win the girls game, 44-36, and Cros-Lex, which would go on to win the BWAC championship later in the season, took the boys game, 56-23.
The chief beneficiaries of the fundraiser were Travis Campbell, who recently lost his battle with cancer and was the brother of Cros-Lex boys coach Lance Campbell, and Brynlee Wing, a 7-year-old girl battling neuroblastoma, which is cancer found in the adrenal glands.
Other top-20 sports moments of the year:
Brandon Folsom is the sports reporter at the Times Herald. Do you have a story idea? Email him at email@example.com. Click here to follow him on Twitter.