C-A music students learning to play ukuleles

FLINT TWP. — The magic of a ukulele in the hands of a talented child was showcased by 12-year-old Grace Vanderwaal, of Suffern, New York who walked off last month with the top $1 million prize on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent competition. But stay tuned. Now a stroke of luck has put 60 ukuleles in the hands of music students […]

MCC to celebrate cultural harmony with Peace and Dignity Ceremony

FLINT — A Celebration of People of the Four Colors will be held Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. on the Mott Community College (MCC) main campus in Flint. The ceremony, designed to promote cultural and racial harmony, is sponsored by the MCC Office of Professional Development and Experiential Learning. The program, scheduled for 11 a.m., will be held outdoors (rain […]

In brief

Kidney group to meet FLINT — Kidney Cancer Support Group meets Oct. 19, 1:30 -3:30 p.m., Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured Speaker: Anne Cox, Registered Dietician, Nutritionist, Genesy Hurley Cancer Institute. Topic: “Nutrition and the Cancer Patient.” Open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233. — G.G. Craft bazaar at Lamb of God Church FLINT — The […]

Postseason begins for area girls’ golf teams

HARTLAND – Sometimes you have to make journeys on your own. Carman-Ainsworth’s Sloan Barclay was on course at the Div. 1 girls’ golf regional at Hartland yesterday, the lone representative of her team. The Cavs have only put up one or two others along with Barclay this season because caoch Bob Blaylock says they just weren’t ready for varsity competition. […]

State-ranked teams will test area tennis teams in regionals

SAGINAW – Area high school tennis teams begin their quest for a state finals berth today and tomorrow. Teams have to win their regional, place second or earn 18 points to move on. The winner and runner-up at No. 1 Singles earn automatic spots at the state meet. In Div. 1, Grand Blanc, which has already won the Kensington Lakes […]

Cavs prevail in shoot-out win over BC Central

BAY CITY – Byron Gates ran for 212 yards and three touchdowns last Friday night as Carman-Ainsworth prevailed in a seesaw league battle against host Bay City Central, 43-34. Gates played a key role in a contest that saw two unbeaten teams in the Saginaw Valley- Blue Conference amass more than 900 yards of offense between them. Gates accounted for […]

Firebirds roll to 3rd consecutive win

FLINT – After winning two of their first three games, the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds picked up right where they left off this past weekend with another two victories, most recently a dramatic 5-4 overtime win over the Ottawa 67’s at the Dort Federal Event Center on Sunday. With less than a minute remaining in the first period, Ryan […]

Hello October, goodbye Tigers

Fat Guy Corner

October baseball is here! The fact that the Detroit Tigers are non-participants is disheartening. The big free agent offseason moves of Jordan Zimmerman and Justin Upton were not enough to put the Tigers in the playoffs. The slow start of Justin Upton was a horrible watch all summer. I realize that the last two months he played very well, but […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Lady Cavaliers were 17th with 449 and the boys were 19th with 570 at the Greater Flint Championships on Tuesday. Rayven Brantley led the girls in 84th in 24:25.22. Mikaiah Holbrook was 101st in 25:09.16, Bailey Curtis was 109th in 25:32.45, Mikayla Holbrook was 110th in 25:36.38, Arianna Vantine was 111th in 25:38.51 and Chante Boyd was […]



Ford Motor Company, America’s truck leader, last week announced horsepower and torque ratings for the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor that will continue to position the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in a class by itself. Equipped with the all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost engine, the Raptor churns out 510 lb.-ft. of torque and 450 horsepower across a wide power band. Mated […]