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Due to Detroit’s economy, Tiger General Manager Dave Dombrowski conducted a fire sale over the winter to lower the payroll. Gone are fan favorites, Placido Polanco, Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson. Also gone are Brandon Lyon and long time Tigers Fernando Rodney, Nate Robertson and Marcus Thames. The Tigers will replace these significant losses with youth in an attempt to rebuild while still contending. The influx of youth and talent is a welcome sign, but with so many question marks, this year’s team could finish anywhere from first to last in the AL Central.

The Tigers showed they are still trying to contend by bringing in free agents Jose Valverde and Johnny Damon, as well as Yankees top prospect Austin Jackson and Arizona top prospect Max Scherzer. Dombrowski has a history of being a very shrewd deal maker and talent evaluator. It will be exciting to see what the Tigers have acquired.
Starting Line Up: Austin Jackson and Johnny Damon (.282, 24 HR, 82 RBI, 12 SB) should be an exciting one two punch. Jackson has great speed and Damon is a clutch, intelligent big league hitter adept at moving runners. They will set the table for Miguel Cabrera (.324, 34 HR, 103 RBI) and Magglio Ordonez (.310, 9 HR 50 RBI).


Clay three-sport athlete Kylee Ault has always loved the performing aspect of



She lists the floor exercise as her favorite event and the uneven bars as her least favorite.

“On the floor, I'm a powerful tumbler,” Ault said. “There's kind of an acting to it. If you had a bad skill, you have to keep a straight face and keep on going. It's physical and mental, and balance is everything. You have to be graceful and powerful at the same time, and you don't get that with very many other sports.”

The difficulties associated with performing on the uneven bars caught up with Ault this season, when she took a bad spill and injured her back.

“I fell from the low bar,” said Ault, a sophomore. “I was swinging around it and my hand slipped off.


Woodmore High School mascot Woody Wildcat is the main character in a book recently
written by Parent Teacher Organization president Tanya Thorbahn. The book features illustrations of Woody as he spends a fun-filled day at Woodmore Elementary and is meant to give children a special keepsake. The purchase price of the book is $12 and the company that published the book will donate $5 of the price back to the school. Anyone interested in buying the book can log on to or e-mail Thorbahn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Photo by Lauren Avers, staff member, Window to Woodmore, courtesy of Woodmore High School and journalism advisor Carolyn Nitz)

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