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Ryan Running

Ryan Running

Applicants finally announced

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently released a list of applicants for this year’s MHSAA Scholar- Athlete Awards, which included Carman- Ainsworth’s Allia Victoria Monet Howard, Jennifer Taylor Klapko, Dana LaShay Pittman, Maeonna Shaw’ Neece Polacek, Shaquel Marquan Polacek and R’Keshia Aretha Smith. Details: www.mhsaa.com. — M.S.

Junior league hockey update

FLINT — The Cleveland Lumberjacks of the NA3HL downed the Flint Junior Generals 4-1 at Iceland Arena on Sunday. Flint actually outshot Cleveland, 44- 32, including 20-10 in the first period and 12- 10 in the third, in addition to taking a 1-0 lead at 1:35 of the first period off the stick of Jacob Peacock with help from Grand Blanc’s Jacob Howie and Zachery Hill. In net for the Junior Generals Ted Barile made 28 saves on 32 attempts to get pinned with the decision.

Flint also fell, 5-4 last Friday at Battle Creek, despite Peacock scoring unassisted at 4:14 of the initial period to give his team an early 1-0 lead. Battle Creek then scored the game’s next three goals before the Junior Generals pulled within a goal at 3-2 when Howie connected on passes from Zachery Hill and Nicholas Gnagi at 19:13 of the second. Flint scored twice more at 10:04 and 17:07 of the second on shots by Howie and Brett Lepek, respectively, only to see Battle Creek do the same to walk away with the win.

Defensively, the Junior Generals’ Ryan Running, a Lapeer county native, played the game’s first 40 minutes in net and made 20 saves against the 24 shots he faced before Barile came in to play the final 20 minutes in goal, where he went 7-for-8 on save attempts to get stuck with the defeat. Flint is now third in the NA3HL’s East division with a record of 17-14-2-2, placing them behind Cleveland at 27-7-0-0 and Three Rivers at 24-10-1-1, but ahead of Toledo, 18-15-0-1, Michigan, 13-21- 1-0, and Metro, 12-19-2-0. Details: www.na3hl.com. — M.S.

Ways to get in shape

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint has several events coming up that include the Women’s Lacrosse Club taking on Wayne State University from 8-10:30 p.m. on March 21 and that afternoon at 4 p.m. the Recreation Center is hosting a Women’s Night Out that features a sampling of fitness classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, TRX, Resist-A-Ball, Pilates, Kettlebells, Drums Alive, Cardio Interval Step and Aqua Fitness. The Recreation Center will also host a Ping Pong tournament on March 17 for the first 32 students, faculty/staff or community members with a valid Mcard or day pass to register and on April 13 the U-M Flint Women’s Lacrosse Club faces Central Michigan University from 1-4 p.m. Details: 810-762-6706. — M.S.

UM-Flint hockey slips past Adrian GOLD

ADRIAN — The UM-Flint hockey team traveled to Adrian College to take on Adrian’s GOLD squad, skating home with a 3-2 win. Nick Manley tallied a goal and an assist, while Will Dawson and Burton’s Matthew Murdock each scored a goal. Ronald Van Wagoner, Lapeer’s Nathan Robson and Grand Blanc’s Dan Cowan recorded an assist, apiece. Swartz Creek native Kirk Allen turned aside 28 shots between the pipes.— B.P.

Carr’s move south pays dividends

DALLAS, TX. — In his first year as a starting defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League after spending four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Carman-Ainsworth product Brandon Carr started all 16 games and had 48 solo tackles and five assists. The Grand Valley State University grad also had three interceptions in 2012 for 120 yards, the longest of which Carr turned into a 47-yard touchdown return.

This season Dallas finished third in the NFC-East division with a record of 8-8 behind the Washington Redskins at 10-6 and the New York Giants at 9-7, but ahead of the 4-12 Philadelphia Eagles. — M.S.

Lady Titans carrying on tradition

DETROIT — Calihan Hall on the Campus of the University of Detroit Mercy will host its annual Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 9 from 11-a.m.-2 p.m. for girls ages 6-13. There is no cost to participate at this event, which starts with registration at 10 a.m. and includes free admission to the Lady Titans basketball game that day at 2 p.m., as well as lunch and a t-shirt. The 2013 National Girls and Women’s Sports Day marks the 27th year of honoring Title IX.

“This has been a great event at Detroit for so many years and it is always exciting to see all the young girls come out and participate,” said UDM Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs and Senior Woman Administrator Teri Kromrei. “The day truly recognizes the role athletics can play in a women’s life and all the opportunities that are out there for young girls.”

Details: 313-993-1705 or melissa. kopriva@udmercy.edu. — M.S.

Former Cav continues to excel

RICHMOND, KY. — Now 21 games into the 2012-13 National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. 1 basketball season, Carman-Ainsworth grad Glenn Cosey has helped Eastern Kentucky University to a record of 16-5 overall. This includes making 78-of-168 field goal attempts for a .452 field goal percentage in 543 minutes of playing time while starting all 15 of the games he’s played in this season. Currently, Cosey is averaging 15.0 points and 3.3 rebounds with 50 assists, 27 steals and 19 turnovers.— Details: www.ekusports.com. — M.S.


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