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Posted on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 1:30 p.m.

Skyline boys lacrosse leads Team of the Week voting

By Pete Cunningham


The Skyline High School boys lacrosse team (in blue jerseys) in a game against Lincoln High School from 2010.

Melanie Maxwell | file photo

Two days in to the first high school "Team of the Week" poll and a favorite has emerged: the Skyline High School boys lacrosse team.

Don't let that discourage you from voting. The Eagles lead is far from insurmountable.

Skyline had 76 of the 226 votes cast (33.6 percent) as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Next up is the Saline High School baseball team (52 votes, 23 percent), followed by Huron High School girls track (42 votes, 18.6 percent), Dexter girls soccer (31 votes, 13.7 percent) and Chelsea High School sofball (25 votes, 11.1 percent).

A quick look at the demographics of the votes cast reveals that 100 percent of the non-North American votes were for Skyline and all came from Germany, confirming what's long been suspected: Germans love Skyline lacrosse.

The winner of the poll, much like “Game of the Week” during the football, and boys and girls basketball seasons, will receive the bulk of our coverage during the following week, including multiple stories and multimedia elements such as video and photo galleries as well.

That isn't to say we'll ignore the other teams, we'll just be giving some extra special coverage to our "Team of the Week."

The poll is open until Friday afternoon. So vote early, vote often and tell your friends.

Pete Cunningham covers sports for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @petcunningham.



Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 8:36 p.m.

Why is team of the week limited to these choices?

Pete Cunningham

Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 10:05 p.m.

Just trying to have some variety. Having the suggested choices would then limit the sport, so it's half one way, two fourths the other. There's no particular method to the madness at this point, just trying to have a variety of choices.


Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 9:56 p.m.

I don't know, It just struck me as a strange poll. Why not select between Huron, Pioneer, and Skyline lacrosse?

Pete Cunningham

Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 9:20 p.m.

No particular reason. There's a ton of spring sports teams to choose from, which do you want on the next poll?