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A couple of notes on Austin Hatch

A couple of notes on Austin Hatch.

The outpouring of support has been so overwhelming for Hatch that the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich., has had to restrict visitors to immediate family.

Doctors didn't want any overstimulation to hurt Hatch's recovery.

Canterbury teammates, coaches and friends have been traveling to the Michigan town since Friday to show their support.

Coach Dan Kline and teammates Trent Van Horn, Davis Rao and Chase Moyle among others have been there, as well as former AAU teammate and Michigan State sophomore Russell Byrd and former Canterbury girls basketball standouts Becky and Megan Pedro.

The Hatch family has asked that supporters go to to get updates on the Canterbury junior and Michigan basketball recruit.

Also, Parkview Hospital is stepping up after the tragic death of Hatch's father, Dr. Stephen Hatch, to create a memory book.

A book of Parkview co-workers' and physicians' stories and memories of Dr. Hatch will be shared someday with Austin.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.