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 white-tailed 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.

All-Star Learn to Skate

FLINT — Recreational and competive skaters can learn to play hockey, speed skate or figure skate at Iceland Arenas Mondays and Saturdays. The ALL-STAR Program features the USFS Basic Skills curriculum, designed for skaters of all ages and abilities and is progressively structured for the skater from beginner to advanced. LL-STAR Learn to Skate Hockey, Figure Skating & Speed Skating are also available.

Classes are offered year round and participants can join anytime. Pro-rated fees are offered. The Greater Mid Michigan Skating Club provides USFS badge testing during one class monthly. Par ticipants will be given an USFS log book to keep track of their level and progress. The eight-week sessions cost $80 for one day, or $120 for both. Sessions run Monday, 6-6:50 p.m. and Saturdays 11-11:50 a.m. Winter sessions runs through December 18. — L.P.

Warriors enjoy the situation

FLINT — With Mike “The Situation” from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” in the house, last Saturday the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League hosted the Traverse City North Stars at the Perani Arena and Event Center, winning, 3-1, on goals by Andrew Kolb, Ian Miller and Scott Henegar. Posting assists were Ryan Trenz (2), Zakerie Thompson, Brad Chapman, Kolb and Justin Hoomaian and, in net, Lapeer’s Robert Tadazak stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced to get the decision.

Last Friday, the Warriors hosted Traverse City yet again, this time taking a 4-0 victor y. Scoring for Michigan was Henegar (2), AJ White and Hoomaian with help from Kolb, Michael Szuma, Trenz Hoomaian, Tyler Perpich, Austin Accettura, Henegar and Kolb. Defensively, Tadazak cast aside all 37 shots sent his way to pick up the win. After 18 games played the Warriors are 10-7-1, placing them fifth in the eightteam North division. Michigan hosts Port Huron tomorrow. — M.S. Snowmobile safety class coming soon

DAVISON — A snowmobile safety class will be offered Dec. 14 and Jan. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at Davison High School. The one-week session is taught and certified by the Department of Natural Resources and involves home study. Students who successfully complete and pass the written test will receive a Snowmobile Safety Certificate. Fee is $15 and students must pre-register. Details: 810- 591-0177 or — D.N.

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.

Just in time for the holidays

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?

SWARTZ CREEK — 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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