Sports Shorts

UM-Flint hockey routs Northwestern twice

FLINT— After beginning the season 2-0, the UM-Flint hockey team added two more wins over the weekend, both of which were over Northwestern. On Friday at Flint Iceland Arena, UM-Flint blasted Northwestern, 11-1. Nick Karstens was responsible for a hat trick and an assist, while Nick Manley scored twice and added a pair of helpers.

Michael Crowder found the back of the net on two separate occasions before helping on another and Will Dawson tallied a goal with a pair of assists. Lapeer’s Nathan Robson recorded three assists on the night while Tim Donnelly had a pair of assists.

Lapeer’s Brian Gibbons and Burton’s Matthew Murdock each scored a goal and Burton’s Daniel Smith, Goodrich’s Conner Geml and Grand Blanc’s Kyle Lutterloh each had an assist. Swartz Creek native Kirk Allen stopped 15 shots on the day.

In Sunday’s performance at Perani Arena, UM-Flint blew it open even more, destroying Northwestern, 13-0. Mark Look scored three goals while adding two assists and Murdock tallied a goal with three helpers. Dawson rippled the mesh twice while assisting on another score and Dalton Hammond had three assists.

Robson scored two goals, as did Crowder. Nick Karstens picked up a goal and an assist while Goodrich’s Jake Brejnak added two assists. Grand Blanc’s Dan Cowan had a pair of assists while Donnelly and Steven Hopper each had a goal apiece. Gibbons, Manley and Grand Blanc’s Matt Kraemer each had an assist. Schuyler Ferguson stopped 11 shots for the win.

UM-Flint will return to the ice on Friday at Oakland University. — B.P.

Getting ready for change of seasons

FLINT TWP. — A snowmobile safety class created by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is available at Carman-Ainsworth high school on Dec. 13 from 6-9:30 p.m. for $15. This home-study course features required equipment, Michigan’s snowmobile laws, first aid, clothing, safe snowmobile handling and more. Students must be 12 or older by Feb. 1, those who complete this class and pass the written test will be issued a Snowmobile Safety Certificate and students need to submit their social security number and pick up the class book at either the The Learning Community or the C-A Administration building. Course also includes a follow-up regarding high points and survival skills as taught by Conservation Officers.

All classes offered by the Bendle/Carman- Ainsworth youth enrichment program are open regardless of where you live. Details: 810-591- 3620. — M.S.

Opportunities available in area no matter where you live

BURTON — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program has numerous offerings for Fall 2012 that include Karate for Kids ages four and up for $25 at South Bendle on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-Jan. 15. Karate for Kids is also available at Woodland from Nov. 15-Jan. 17 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

With all classes taught by Black Belt instructors and each course combining Sanchin-Ryu Karate and Self Defense and Project Secure Child (child saftey), other offerings include Karate for Families for anyone ages four and up for $50 at South Bendle from Nov. 13-Jan. 15 on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30. That same class will be available at Woodland from Nov. 15-Jan. 17 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Karate Adults and Teens, which is for students 14 and older, makes up the final martial arts program and will be available for $25 at South Bendle from Nov. 13- Jan. 15 on Tuedays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Woodland from Nov. 15-Jan. 17 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Details: 810-591-2880. — M.S.

Fitness is right around the corner

BURTON — Carman-Ainsworth high school will host several adult health and fitness programs currently offered through the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education Program. This includes Tai Chi “Meditation in Motion” for $45 on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. from Nov. 14-Jan. 9, and Power Flex Yoga will be held on Tuesdays from 7-7:45 p.m. for $35 on Oct. 30-Nov. 27 or Dec. 4-Jan. 15.

Other options include Gentle Yoga for $30 from Nov. 5-Dec. 4 on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Zumba costs $39 and takes place from Oct. 29-Nov. 26 or Dec. 3-Jan. 14 on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Belly Dancing is from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 29-Nov. 26 or Dec. 3- Jan. 14 for $39. There will be no classes during winter break from Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Details: 810-591-3276. — M.S.

State allows an outdoors bill to be amended

LANSING — Recently Michigan House Bill 5249, an amendment to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act’s Part 435 that governs Hunting and Fishing Licensing, was passed. This means during the regular firearms season in the limited firearms area individuals can now use a .35 caliber or larger rifle loaded with straight-walled cartridges that have a minimum case length of 1.16 inches and a maximum case length of 1.80 inches. A muzzleloading rifle or black-powder rifle loaded with black powder or a commercially manufactured black powder substitute can also be employed, as well as a shotgun with a smooth or rifled barrel and a .35 caliber or larger pistol that can hold up to nine shells at a time in the barrel and magazine combined and loaded with straight walled cartridges. — M.S.

Kids gridiron campaign keeps rolling on

MONTROSE — The Mid Michigan Rural Football League played its fifth week of games on Oct. 6 and in Freshman competition Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc II and Grand Blanc III won at Montrose, Millington II and Swartz Creek III, 24-7, 13-0 and 29-6, respectively, and Grand Blanc IV had a bye. In Junior Varsity action Grand Blanc lost, 16-14, at Fenton III, Grand Blanc II got beat, 26-18, at Millington II, Grand Blanc III won, 37-13, at Swartz Creek II and Grand Blanc IV took a 26-22 victory at Swartz Creek IV. — M.S.

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