Loggers finally hit chopping block

Minor league hockey leaves area

LAPEER — When the Wooster Korn Kings of the All American Hockey League suspended operations for 2010- 11, a dark cloud rolled in over the organization’s four remaining teams, a reality that truly took hold when the Indiana Blizzard moved to Chicago after starting 2008 as the Detroit Hitmen. The next pillar to fall from this house of cards was […]

Raiders stumble against Fenton hockey team

FENTON — The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing hockey team stubbed its collective toe when it faced off against Metro League Fenton at Fenton last Wednesday, losing the battle, 5-3. Flushing scored the first goal of the contest at 11:08 when Drew Sanborn made good on a pass from Jordy Makrani, then Matt Nagy upped the Raiders’ lead to 2-0 on a goal […]

Mountain Cats enjoy week off

BURTON — Coming off of a 1-2 weekend Jan. 7-9 at Wooster, the Michigan Mountain Cats will have a week to prepare for their next matchup that will take place Friday, Jan. 21 when they host a game with the St. Louis Frontenacs. The Frontenacs come to town with an 11- 14 record in the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League […]

Picking up the pieces

Fat Guy’s Corner

The NFL playoffs have lived up to the hype here in January. The Patriots, who looked like a lock pick for the Super Bowl, are cleaning out their lockers and heading home. The Patriots were the number-one seed in the AFC. The number-one seed in the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons, had their “dirty bird” wings clipped by the Green Bay […]

Jr. Generals lose despite shot edge

FARMINGTON HILLS — How does a hockey team outshoot its opponent by 16 shots and lose by six goals? The Flint Junior Generals showed it could be done last Saturday, losing to the Michigan Mountain Cats, 8-2, despite outshooting them, 40-24. Flint was tied with the Farmington Hills team, 1-1, early in the second period on a goal by Brendon […]

Cavaliers ready to contend for County Title

The Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth swim team takes on the area’s best today, Friday and Saturday at Fenton at the County Meet. Teams in contention include Davison, Swartz Creek, Grand Blanc, Flint Powers and Lapeer. — L.P.

Cardinals unseat Cavs, second at Warren Woods

FLUSHING — The Carman- Ainsworth wrestling team was at Flushing last Wednesday and wrestled Davison and Flushing. The Cardinals beat the Cavs, 55-12. The team was at the Warren Woods Tower Invitational last Saturday and came away with a second place finish. Results did not reach us by our deadline. Last night, the team traveled to Davison for a quad […]


Boys1-15-11Carman-Ainsworth 20, Powers Catholic 10Quinton Burnett 256, 236Chris Pinchey 176, 209DJ Darlen 184, 125Parker Zellar 199 — E.H.

Pheasants Forever Chapter gives back to local kids

OTISVILLE — The Lapeer Chapter of Pheasants Forever took advantage of a cold, snowy day to teach another group of youngsters from the Salvation Army Youth Group all about pheasant hunting, how to clean the birds, and the safety rules for gamebird hunting last Saturday. Lapeer County Pheasants Forever held its winter 2011 Youth Hunt at Game Bird Farms in […]