Carman wrestlers start fast

OWOSSO — Carman-Ainsworth crowned three individual champions and finished fourth as a team in the six-team Owosso Invitational wrestling tournament last Saturday. Wesley Cummings, Cameron Martin and Jake Weissend all went 5-0 to win titles at 112, 145 and 152 pounds, respectively. Jalen Boone placed second at 125, despite suffering a cut under his eye that later required stitches. The […]

Cavs still winless after falling to Clarkston

CLARKSTON — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team remains winless after posting non-league losses to Clarskton and Howell. The Wolves welcomed the Cavaliers on Tuesday and handed them an ugly, 81-45 loss. Clarkston led, 25-7, after the first quarter and, 46-13, at the half. The Cavs were out-scored, 35-32, in the second half. Justin Person led Carman with 14 points, […]

Sports Shorts

Co-ed adult race league hits the slopes BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on January 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place between […]

Lady Cavs win big in consecutive games

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team improved its record to 4-1 overall on Monday with a 73-51 win over former Big Nine conference rival Flint Beecher. Kinterra Tomlin led the Lady Cavaliers with 19 points and four steals, followed by teammate Jasmine Jones, who tossed in 18. Naryiel Purches picked up 12 points of her own, along […]

Sloppy second period dooms Raiders

BY BRANDON POPE 810-452-2651 FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing Hockey team suffered a tough loss at the hands of Saginaw Swan Valley on Saturday, 7-5. Jordy Makranyi opened the scoring in the first period, assisted by Mickey Montpas and Michael Livingston. Drew Sanborn would tally for the Raiders in the second period with a helper from Montpas. […]

Many still buy Christmas trees from longstanding lots

FLINT TWP. — Some families make a traditional trek to the woods or a tree farm to cut their own. Some make do with an artificial tree. Others who prefer the look and smell of a live tree can find one at a nearby outdoor lot at this time of year. A recent tree shopper who would only identify herself […]

Resident calls for township name-change

FLINT TWP. — A resident is once again calling for the township to seriously consider becoming a city and severing Flint from its name. Speaking during public comment at the Dec. 5 township board meeting, Chuck Hughes said he would gladly sit on a board commissioned to study feasibility. “ This is my annual trip to the podium to request […]

Breaking the law gets student expelled

FLINT TWP. — A state-mandated expulsion was among four student disciplinary actions approved this week by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Trustees. Expelled students are not identified by name and details of their offenses are not disclosed. But Student D was expelled for violating the student code of conduct and breaking state law. Superintendent Bill Haley said a state-mandated expulsion is […]

Successful college tour lays ground for next time

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665 FLINT TWP. — If at first you do succeed, that just makes it easier to do it again. Following the success of last year’s first campus tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Carman Ainsworth’s African American Students Association (AASA), led by Chane Clingman, is making plans for a second tour during […]

Recreational trail still not quite finished

FLINT TWP. — The new Genesee Valley Trail closed Dec. 1 for the winter but when it reopens April 1, it should be available for the first time for walkers and bikers to use from one end to the other. The 2.69-mile, non-motorized trail runs from Linden Road in front of the Genesee Valley Center mall to Corunna Road just […]