Sports Shorts

Former Cavalier running for collegiate squad ALLENDALE — Carman-Ainsworth grad Brittney Banister competed for the women’s track and field team at Grand Valley State University at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this year. Results include a time of 7.63 in the Womens 60m dash prelims on March 7 and on March 8 […]

Softball heads into tough district

FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth faces a stiff challenge in the Div. 1 softball districts Saturday at Flushing High. The Cavaliers will open the June 1 tournament against Kearsley at 10 a.m. If they get past the Hornets, 18-14, the Cavs would face either Metro League champion Swartz Creek, 24-7, or the host Raiders, 11-13-1, who swept Carman-Ainsworth, 14-2 and 21-10, in […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JUNE 1Murphy’s Drive for Education 2013 Golf Scramble will takeplace at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. The feeof $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf with cart, coffee & donuts, hot dogs, dinner, prizes and a team picture.Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start isat 8 a.m. Details: Murphy Elementary at 810-538-2345. SUNDAY, JUNE 2Lapeer Skating […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

To serve and protect

The Memorial Day Holiday is today (Monday). I would like to say thanks to all of you in the military who have served and protected our country. It is our military who make the USA the greatest country in the world! Thank you once again. The Tigers and Pirates are playing an afternoon game and both teams are wearing camouflaged […]


BASEBALL In what was slated to be a non-conference twinbill, Carman-Ainsworth defeated Lapeer West, 7- 2, in five innings because of rain last Wednesday. Earning the decision was Noah Reed with one hit and four walks allowed with five strikeouts. At the plate for Carman-Ainsworth, Brennan Gleason had two hits, Entrice Mitchell added a double and two RBI and posting […]


THROUGH OCTOBERHandgun and trap shooting at the Marlette Sportsmen’sAssociation. Open to anyone wishing to shoot handgunsevery Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m., trap shootingevery Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at6 p.m. The club is located 2 miles west and 4-1/2 milesnorth of Marlette. Details: Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. JUNE 7Get Kids in the Outdoors Charity Sporting Clays […]


For the first time in more than 10 years, domestic automakers had more winning vehicles than the imports in a quality study. Research-based consultancy Strategic Vision reported that news in its “Best 2013 Total Quality Vehicles” list. GM, Chrysler and Ford all had something to celebrate with the release of the research firm’s 18th annual Total Quality Index vehicle winners. […]

10th season of ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ comes to Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — For 10 years, Flint’s “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kearsley Park has drawn rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds. Again this year, the production is going beyond Kearsley Park to parks across the city and county. Admission to all performances (except the opening night fundraising gala at Kearsley Park) is free. Please bring lawn chairs everywhere except Kearsley […]

How to protect pets when the mercury rises

Many people anxiously await the return of summer when they can wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts out in the sun. Although humans are able to keep comfortable in the heat by dressing accordingly, pets are not so lucky. Pets can have a difficult time when the temperature soars. Certain animals, such as reptiles or tropical birds, are acclimated to hot […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Drowning Pool, May 30, with special guests Eye Empire and Even the Dead Love a Parade. Tickets are $18 in advance. Country Night at the Machine Shop is May 31 with Jerrod Niemann and with special guests Wreckless and Paulina Jayne. […]