Sports Shorts

Area athlete to play in upcoming contest

ALLENDALE — Carman-Ainsworth senior Cleandre Robinson, a 6-foot-2 offensive guard who signed his national letter-of-intent to play football starting this fall at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania, will suit up for the West squad at the Michigan High School Football Coaches 2013 All- Star Game. The contest will take place on June 22 at 2 p.m. at Grand Valley State University, tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate and the West team is being coached by East Lansing’s Bill Feraco while the East coach is Mike Zdebski of Walled Lake Western. Details: — M.S.

Former Lady Cav completes first college soccer season

WYOMING — Carman-Ainsworth grad and current education major Courtney Glinka helped Grace Bible College finish its most recent women’s soccer season with a record of 5-13. Highlights for Grace include defeating Lincoln Christian University, 3-0, and Finlandia University, 6-0, while winning four of five games in a two-week span. — M.S.

Physicals for prep athletes

AREAWIDE — High school students looking to get sports physicals for the 2013-14 school year have two opportunities. All schools are welcome and the physicals cost $20. The MHSAA form will be available at the registration table and all athletes under the age of 18 must have the form signed by a parent.

The McLaren Physical Therapy Center on Bristol Rd. in Flint will be holding physicals on May 16 and the McLaren Physical Therapy Center on Dayton Rd. in Davison will hold physicals on May 30. The physicals are on a first come, first serve basis and begin at 6 p.m. Details: 342-5560 — E.H.

Memorial Day race/walk on tap

BURTON — The annual run takes place at Atherton High School, 3354 South Genesee Road at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:02 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Details:— L.P.

Recognition bestowed on area campus

FLINT — The League of American Bicyclists named the University of Michigan-Flint campus a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University on April 15.

“College campuses are natural places to integrate bicycling, and UM-Flint recognizes the small steps needed to make bicycling a safe and easy option for students and staff,” said League President Andy Clark. “Young people are driving less and riding more, and UM-Flint has embraced that trend.”

Details: university. — M.S.

How to become a Warrior

FLINT — Iceland Arena, 1160 South Elms Rd., will host the main tryout camp for the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League from July 16-21. This comes after the squad holds an open tryout in Stockholm, New Jersey at Skylands Ice World from June 14-16. Details: 810- 744-0580 ext. 209, or— M.S.

Genesee County’s finest heading north

KALKASKA — The Flint Derby Girls women’s flattrack roller derby team returns to action on the road at the Small Town Outlaws on July 13. This comes after the squad participated in the Polar Plunge in Fenton on Feb. 9 and a season-opening matchup on March 23 against the Battle Creek Cereal Killers at the Perani Arena and Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint. Details: www.flintcityderbygirls, org or— M.S.

Kegs n’ K’s beer run inaugural race

LAPEER — June 1 is the first-ever Kegs n’ K’s 4k beer run that starts and finishes at the Polar Palace/Louie’s Sports Tavern on M-21 (Davison Road). Participants get a tech T-shirt, beer glass and three beers—one for before the race, one during, and one after! Live music will be provided along the route, there is a costume contest, keg toss and a great after-party. Details:— L.P.

Collegiate athletic league makes format adjustments

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference recently announced that nine-game league schedules would be employed starting in 2016 and, because of expansion, the new football division alignments that will commence in 2014.

“Big Ten directors of athletics concluded four months of study and deliberation with unanimous approval of a future football structure that preserved rivalries and created divisions based on their primary principle of East/West geography,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delaney. “The directors of athletics also relied on the results of a fan survey commissioned by (the Big Ten Network) last December to arrive at their recommendation, which is consistent with the public sentiment expressed in the poll.”

The East division now includes Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers and Penn State while the West division will feature teams such as Wisconsin, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois.

“Big Ten directors of athletics met in person or by conference call six times from December to March to discuss a new Big Ten football model,” Delaney said. “The level of cooperation and collaboration was reflective of what we’ve come to expect from this group of administrators who have worked extremely well together on a number of complex matters over the past several years. We are all looking forward to ushering in this new era of Big Ten football.”

Once the nine-game schedules take effect, teams from the East division will host five league matchups in even-numbered years and during oddnumbered years the squads from the West division will host five home contests. — M.S.

Outdoors applications available now

STATEWIDE — The Department of Natural Resources has 200 elk licenses and 7,906 bear hunting licenses available through June 1. There is a $4 fee, interested parties can only purchase one application per species and while elk license are only for Michigan residents, bear licenses are available to non-residents. Details: www.michigan. gov/ huntdrawings, 517-373-1263 or www.michigan. gov/ dnrdigests. — M.S.

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