Area product continues to excel on collegiate court
PRAIRIE VIEW, TX. — So far this season, Carman-Ainsworth grad Demondre Chapman has nine started nine of the 20 games he’s played this season for Prairie View A and M University, averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game with 14 steals, eight assists and seven blocks. The 6-foot-7, 220 lb. junior forward has also hit 62-of-121 field goal attempts for a .512 field goal percentage, yet he’s connected on just 30-of-68 free throws for a shooting percentage of .441 with 154 points scored.
This year Prairie View, a NCAA Division 1-AA school, is 9-14 overall, 4-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference-West Division and next competes Saturday in Louisiana at Grambling State. — M.S.
Colonels in good company
RICHMOND, KY. — Standing in at 6-foot, 182 lbs., Carman-Ainsworth product and former Columbus State Community College guard Glenn Cosey has helped lead Eastern Kentucky to a record of 17-6 overall, 7-3 Ohio Valley conference. This season, Cosey has started 16 of the 17 games he’s played for the Colonels and is averaging 15.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game with 58 assists and 31 steals. Cosey is also getting just over 36 minutes of playing time per contest by hitting 87-of-196 field goal attempts for a .444 field goal percentage and going 43-for-57 from the free-throw line.
EKU next takes the court in Kentucky on Friday at Morehead State University. — M.S.
Junior Gens handcuffed by mother Nature
FLINT — Because of weather conditions, the Flint Junior Generals NA3HL game against the Metro Jets on Jan. 31 was postponed. Currently, Grand Blanc native Jacob Howie leads the team with 41 points on 18 goals and 23 assists in 29 games played, Swartz Creek’s Andrew Lay is fourth with 30 points on nine goals and 21 assists in 20 games and Davison’s Nicholas Goettel is fifth with four goals and 23 assists for 25 points in 34 games.
Flint next plays the Jets today at home, tomorrow the squad is at the Michigan Mountain Cats and on Sunday the Junior Generals host the rematch with Michigan. — M.S.
‘Future Bobcats/Bobkittens’ tennis clinic
GRAND BLANC — The varsity girls and boys and jr. varsity tennis players and coaches at Grand Blanc High School will be holding a special night of tennis instruction, games, drills, and pizza on Feb. 9. The event will be held at the Genesys Athletic Club and will start at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Racquets will be available for those who need one and at the end of the night all participants will receive a free T-shirt.
Applications must be turned in by Jan. 28 with a $25.00 check made out to Grand Blanc Tennis Boosters. For return information contact Donald Leavy at 810-252-6786 or donald. firstname.lastname@example.org — A.M.
Tradition carried on by Lady Titans
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. email@example.com. — M.S.
Warriors slay Junior Blues
SPRINGFIELD, MS. — In North American Hockey League action, the Michigan Warriors beat the Springfield Junior Blues, 3-0, at the Nelson Center Last Saturday despite getting out-shot, 32- 16. Scoring for Michigan was Joshua Sellman on the power play at 19:26 of the first period with help from AJ Marcinek and Jake Faiella. Zack Szajner followed that up for the Warriors at 2:27 of the second period on the assist by Darren McCormick and Jon Farkas charted the final goal on passes from Brock Labelle and Connor Lyons almost 17 minutes later. In goal for Michigan Trevor Gorusch stopped all 32 shots he faced to get the decision.
Springfield also won the shot war 51-37 last Friday, yet still fell to the Warriors 4-2. Michigan got goals from Brad Pizzey, Jake Hopfner, Collin Larkin and Szajner and, in net for Michigan, Gorusch had 49 saves.
The Warriors, 16-21-6, are currently last in the eight-team North Division and host Kalamazoo on Friday and Port Huron on Saturday. — M.S.