Sports Shorts

Deer check stations open

AREAWIDE — Hunters are reminded that many deer check stations are open during the archery and firearm segments of the whitetailed deer hunting season that is ongoing through Dec. 31. The firearm deer season opens Monday, Nov. 15 statewide. Deer check stations offer state wildlife biologists to help age deer, check for overall health and answer questions hunters may have on the deer herd in their hunting areas. To find specific locations,

log on to

— L.P.

Upward Basketball ready to get the action started

FLINT TWP. — Upward Basketball is still holding registration for the upcoming sessions at Central Church of the Nazarene, with late registration ongoing until Nov. 9 A late fee of $80 is payable with shorts available for an additional $15. Player evaluations take place Nov. 6, 8 and 9 on a drop-in basis from 9- 11:30 on Nov. 6 and 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 8-9. Practices will begin Mondays and Tuesdays Dec. 6 and 7, with pre-season scrimmages on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Jan. 8. Details:

aspx. — L.P.

Get good food tonight

AREAWIDE — The first Greater Flint Area Baseball-Softball Association Dinner will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the new Luigi’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Fenton on Fenton Rd/N. Leroy St.. The dinner will consist of all-you-can-eat pizza, antipasto salad and soft drinks for $10.

The guest speaker will be Roger Foutch, longtime player and coach in the Flint City Baseball League. Awards from this CBL season will be presented at the dinner.

Details: Tom Skinner at 810-577-9188 or email — D.N.

Warriors still battling on

FLINT — On Oct. 31 the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League hosted the Motor City Metal Jackets at the Perani Arena and Event Center, falling 5-1 as Andrew Kolb posted the team’s only goal unassisted at :33 of the third period. One day earlier the teams met up, only this time Michigan walked away with a 4-3 victory on scores by Michael Szuma, Brandon Chapman (2) and Kolb, the first two of which came on the powerplay. After 16 games played the Warriors are now 8-7-1, placing them sixth in the eight-team North Division with 17 points. Michigan hosts Traverse City tomorrow and Saturday. — M.S.

Sports collectibles soon available at VFW Hall

DAVISON — The VFW hall on 9474 Lapeer Rd. is hosting a Sports Memorabilia Show with 43 tables on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring hourly door prizes and eight-foot concession tables for $25. Available items include Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars, trading cards and NASCAR posters. Admission is $1 and James David, the author of Hu to Saltalamacchia, will be signing his book. Details: Doug King at 810-654-0417. — M.S.

Don’t get left out of the action

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesee Fieldhouse is offering several athletic leagues that start at the end of Oct., including youth baseball, softball, soccer and flag football. Also available are adult leagues for mens’, womens’ and co-ed soccer, mens’ flag football and mens’ and co-ed softball. Details: 810-

655-2200 or

— M.S.

Loggers seeking SuperFan

LAPEER — The Lapeer Loggers, proud members of the All American Hockey League, announced that the team is searching for a Superfan. Candidates must be season ticket holders who expect to attend at least 90 percent of the Loggers’ home games. The Superfan will be responsible for ringing in every Logger goal during the inaugural season. To enter e-mail and tell the Loggers why you should be the Superfan. Tickets for Loggers games can be purchased at the box office at 810-667-5122 or at — L.P.

Just in time for Christmas

LAPEER — The Lapeer Loggers All American Hockey Team has a variety of hockey wearables and memorabilia for sale online at or at the pro shop inside the Lapeer Polar Palace. Game jerseys, Lumber Jack Jackets in red and black plaid, logo pucks, gloves and more are available for purchase. — L.P.

Second session nearing at Cage Sports

SWARTZ CREEK — Session 2 of the Cage leagues for boys and girls in grades 1-8 are about to take place at the Cage Sports complex. The session runs Nov. 6-Dec. 21 featuring 10 games plus playoffs. Team fee is $750, with full payment, rosters and waivers due by Oct. 23. For the complete breakdown of age groups and dates games are played, log on to — L.P.

Have an item for print?

FLINT TOWNSHIP — If you have a short you’d like printed in paper, send the details to

Sports Editor Lisa Paine at lpaine@mihomepaper.

com, including date, location, details and contact number for more information. Deadline for submissions is Monday at noon.. Photos are considered as long as they are high resolution, unedited and in JPG or BMP format.

If you have a story idea on a college athlete, current coach or volunteer relating to sports, we’d like to hear from you also. All story ideas are considered at the discretion of the editors. — L.P.

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