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Petoskey’s Dillon Kelley

Petoskey’s Dillon Kelley

Youth enrichment oppor tunities

BURTON — With all classes offered by the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program open to the public regardless of residency, South Bendle will host Karate For Kids for $25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for kids four and up on Tuesdays from April 9-May 28 and Karate Adult and Teens is being offered for teens 14 and older from April 9-May 28 for $25. These same classes will also be available at Carman-Ainsworth High School on Thursdays from April 11-May 30 for the same cost from 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m., respectively.

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

Warriors surrender to Junior Blues

FLINT — The Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League were defeated, 2-1, by the Springfield Junior Blues at the Perani Arena and Event Center last Saturday.

Davison’s Nicholas Goettel

Davison’s Nicholas Goettel

With all of the evening’s offense taking place during the game’s middle session, scoring Michigan’s only goal was John Farkas on the powerplay at 7:47 of the second period with help from Brocke

Labelle and Joshua Shellman. In net for the Warriors, Dillon Kelly went- 23-for-25 on save attempts to get pinned with the decision.

Michigan also lost to Springfield last Friday, 4-3 in a shootout, after scoring the game’s first two goals. It was Shawn Badali who opened up the offense for the Warriors at 11:52 of the opening period on the Martin Gruse assist, leading to Brad Pizzey’s goal at 3:56 of the second on passes from Gruse and Luke Fiegl. After Springfield tied the game at 2-2, AL Marcinek connected for Michigan on the powerplay with help from Colin Larkin and Connor Lyons at 16:31 of the second, only to see the Junior Blues knot the score at 3-3 and send the game to an extra session. Once overtime came and went without any changes to the scoreboard, Springfield went 2-for-5 in the shootout, while Michigan could not make good on any of its four attempts.

The Warriors also fell 3-2 at Port Huron on Feb. 13 despite goals with a man advantage by Mitchell Wedding and Brad Pung on passes from Marcinek, Gruse and Sean Campbell. In goal for Michigan, Kelly once again got the loss even though he managed to cast aside 32 of the 35 shots he faced on the night. Michigan hosts Kalamazoo on Saturday. — M.S.

Area grad goes big

PRARIE VIEW, TX. — Now that the men’s basketball team at Prairie View A and M defeated Mississippi Valley State last Saturday at home 80- 77, the squad has upped its record to 11-15 overall, 6-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference-West. This includes losing 13-of-14 road games this season and winning 9-of-10 home games.

Locally, Carman-Ainsworth product Demondre Chapman has started nine of the 23 games he’s played this season for Prairie View, hitting 69-of- 137 field goals and 31-of-74 free throws for 169 points, 110 rebounds, 14 steals, nine assists and seven blocks in 419 minutes of playing time.— M.S.

Colonels on five game winning streak

RICHMOND, KY. — After going 9-0 to start the 2012-13 men’s basketball season, Eastern Kentucky University is 21-6 overall, 10-3 Ohio Valley Conference with a roster that includes Carman-Ainsworth grad Glenn Cosey. In 21 games this year Cosey is averaging 15.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 35.4 minutes per contest.

Most recently EKU defeated Jacksonville State last Saturday 80- 67 and on Feb, 14 the Colonels defeated Tennessee Tech, 80-69. EKU next took the court yesterday at home against Austin Peay and on Saturday the squad plays Valaparaiso on ESPNU at 1 p.m. — M.S.

Junior Generals lose to Granite City

TROY — The Flint Junior Generals of the NA3HL lost at home on Sunday, 5-2, to Granite City at Troy Sports 2. Granite City opened the game with four-straight goals that kept Flint scoreless until Zachery Hill scored on the powerplay at 18:59 of the second on the assists by Nicholas Gnagni and Davison’s Nicholas Goettel. The Junior Generals then made it a two-goal game at 10:05 of the third off the stick of Austin Fletcher with help from Edward Osowski and Phillip Garza, but the 19 saves on 24 attempts made by goalie Anders Franke simply weren’t enough. Flint also played three other games this week before hosting the Metro Jets at Iceland Arena on Saturday. — M.S.

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