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Michelle Carew Tournament

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2017 TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ******Final Results

Champ Bracket-2017 (Final Results)
Consolation Bracket- (Final Results)2017 CONSOLATION-final results
Master Schedule-(Final Results)2017 wed-thurs - final results
2017 fridaysaturday-final results
All Tourney2017 all tourney


Carew Winners Bracket 2016
Carew Consolation BracketApril 9 2016 Consolation Bracket
Master Schedule 2016Assigned fields 2016 Wed-Thur

Assigned fields 2016 SATURDAY

Assigned fields 2016 Friday

Carew All Tournament TeamMC All Tourney Player List
Carew All Tournament Team Criteria2016 ALL TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES
Carew Tournament Rules2016 Tournament Rules


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Monday, August 25

       The year 2017 marks the Thirty anniversary of Canyon High School hosting this Invitational Varsity Tournament, and the thirteenth successive event in memorial of former Canyon player Michelle Carew.  The daughter of Hall of Fame baseball great Rod Carew, Michelle was a spirited member of our Comanche family for four years.  Shortly after her June 1995 graduation, she became suddenly and seriously ill.  Her plight drew national attention, as well as an increased attention to bone marrow research and donor banks.

After a protracted hospital stay, Michelle passed away in April of 1996. The Michelle Carew Softball Tournament continues annually in her memory.  As a player and team member, Michelle always carried a positive and cheerful demeanor.  Though her allergies to dust and grass were difficult obstacles to overcome on the diamond, she contributed as a solid hitter in the likeness of her famous father.  Michelle was the loudest “cheerleader” and also the first to defend anyone who experienced misfortune or lack of success.  For the duration of her illness, she became a remarkable champion in the eyes of all who watched her struggle against the odds.  Through it all, her major concern was for the well-being of those she would leave behind.

For eighteen years, Michelle made the world a better place.  She is always to be remembered by the Canyon Comanche’s as a true hero.


This tournament was inaugurated in 1985, Coach Lance Eddy’s second year, with the goal being to raise funds for the construction of a field on the Canyon High School campus.  The only other significant high school tournament in Southern California at that time was the Cypress tournament, so the Canyon “Tournament of Champions” immediately attracted 32 top quality teams.  From that year forward, the Canyon Tournament has maintained a tradition of excellent softball, with many future college All-Americans and Olympians gracing the fields at Peralta Park.

In 1989, and for the following two years, gaining entry to the tournament was of such demand that it was expanded to 36 teams which competed in two 18 team divisions.  From 1992-94, the tournament was not staged, but was resumed in 1995. Michelle died in April 96, and beginning in 1997 it was named after her and the tournament name was changed to honor her memory, making this year the 21st “Michelle Carew CLassic

Year Winner Runner Up
1985 Garden Grove Marina
1986 Ocean View Righetti
1987 Ocean View Westminster
1988 San Diego Madison Fountain Valley
1989-I1989-II St. JosephsLa Mirada RighettiWestern
1990-I1990-II Thousand OaksCanyon Mater DeiGarden Grove
1991-I1991-II Fountain ValleyCanyon Los AlamitosSunny Hills
1995 Corona Centennial El Dorado
1996 Mater Dei El Modena
1997 Corona High Corona Centennial
1998 Diamond Bar Corona High
1999 El Dorado Santa Ana Century
2000 Foothill Esperanza
2001 Canyon  Pacifica
2002 Pacifica Mater Dei
2003 Mater Dei Rosary
2004 Diamond Bar Rosary
2005 El Dorado Murrieta Valley
2006 Kennedy Valencia
2007 Valencia Kennedy
2008 Oceanside El Camino Norco
2009 Norco Vista Murietta
2010 Valencia Norco
2011 Norco Esperanza
2012 Pacifica Los Alamitos
2013 Pacifica Yorba Linda
2014 Amador Valley Los Alamitos
2015 Mission Viejo Poway
2016  Orange Lutheran Huntington Beach
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