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UM-Flint hockey continues to roll, tops Oakland twice

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team has been solid thus far, and looks to keep things rolling after knocking off Oakland twice in the last week. Most recently, UM-Flint beat Oakland, 3-1, at Perani Arena on Sunday, to remain undefeated on the season.

Lapeer native Nathan Robson found the back of the net for Michigan-Flint, as did Will Dawson and Burton’s Matt Murdock. UM-Flint jumped out to a 2-1 advantage around the halfway mark of the third period, then iced the win with six seconds left on an empty net goal.

On Friday, UM-Flint traveled to Oakland and picked up the win over the Golden Grizzlies, 5- 4. Dawson and Murdock also scored in the contest, with Dawson rippling the mesh on two separate occasions. Tim Donnelly also tallied for Michigan-Flint, as did Lapeer’s Brian Gibbons.

The Grizzlies evened things up at 4-4 in the second period, but UM-Flint got their final tally with 18 seconds remaining in regulation to seal the win. Swartz Creek’s Kirk Allen turned aside 40 of 44 shots on the night. — B.P.

Several former Cavs playing college football

NATIONWIDE — The Carman-Ainsworth football team is currently on its way to the state playoffs, and as the program looks to reach new highs, it is easy to forget what the Cavaliers have already accomplished. There are several former Carman-Ainsworth football stars who are playing some level of college football across the country.

At Norfolk State in Virginia Tremondae Branch is a redshirt sophomore who plays the defensive line, while Bobby McFadden is also a redshirt sophomore, playing offensive line at Eastern Michigan. Cameron Stover and Devon Simpson remain teammates to this day, now at Chowan University in North Carolina. Stover is a junior quarterback and Simpson is a sophomore at linebacker.

Also reuniting as teammates at Michigan Tech is junior offensive lineman Aaron Brandt and freshman defensive lineman Shahid Muhammad. There is also a Cavalier trio at Northern Colorado, and a recent one at that. Last year’s starting quarterback at Carman- Ainsworth, Shane Barron, is at Northern Colorado with high school teammates Myles Overton and Brandon Lenoir. All three are freshmen, and Overton plays defensive tackle while Lenoir is a defensive back. — B.P.

Carr, Cowboys battling back

DALLAS — Although this has been a season of ups and downs for Brandon Carr and the Dallas Cowboys, the team continues to fight. After putting together a comeback win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, 19-14, the Cowboys are now 3-3 overall, which has them in third place in the National Football Conference- East behind the 3-3 Philadelphia Eagles and the 5-2 New York Giants. The Washington Redskins sit below Dallas at 3-4.

Cornerback Brandon Carr, a Carman- Ainsworth graduate, has been starting for Dallas this year after they signed him to a large contract following his impressive stint with the Kansas City Chiefs. So far this year, Carr has made 14 tackles and deflected away two passes. Carr and the Cowboys return to action on Sunday, hosting the New York Giants at 4:25 p.m. — B.P.

Kids gridiron update

BURTON — In freshman competition of the Mid Michigan Rural Football League’s seventh week on Oct. 13, Atherton lost at home, 18-0, to Frankenmuth, Bendle won, 26-6, against Durand at home, Bendle II got beat, 24-6, by Grand Blanc III and Bentley fell,12-0, at Oakland Christian. The junior varsity results included Atherton losing, 20-0, at home to Frankenmuth, Bendle bested Durand at home, 34-14, Bendle II was edged out,14-12 by Grand Blanc III and Bentley grabbed a 12-6 victory at Oakland Christian. While Atherton does not have a varsity squad this season, Bendle did defeat Durand, 36-12, and Bentley lost, 32-6, at Flushing.

In the sixth week of the MMRFL schedule on Oct. 6 in the freshman division Atherton lost at home, 28-7, to Swartz Creek II, Bendle II got taken out,19-6, at Fenton II, Bentley was defeated at Durand, 32-12, and Bendle had a bye. As for the junior varsity, Atherton was beaten, 28- 14, at home by Swartz Creek II, Bendle had a bye, Bendle II won, 19-0, at Fenton II and Bentley lost at Durand,26-12. In varsity action Bendle blasted Swartz Creek, 59-35, and Bentley snuck past Durand, 14-6. — M.S.

Affordable options for maintaining healthy lifestyle

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: 810-591-2880 or 810-591-3276. — M.S.

Coaches needed

DRYDEN — Dryden is seeking a varsity bowling coach and a seventh-grade boys’ basketball coach. Applications may be completed through the Dryden Community Schools web page employment link. Contact athletic director Al Margrif at amargrif@dryden.k12.mi.us for further details. — D.N.


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