Area products hitting gridiron
GREELEY, Colo. — Fueled by the contributions of Carman-Ainsworth grads Myles Overton, Brandon Lenoir and Marcus Forward II, the Northern Colorado University football team has a record of 1-10 overall, 0-7 Big Sky. Currently, Lenoir, a freshman cornerback, has played in all 11 games for the Bears and has racked up five tackles and four assists. As for Forward, the 6- foot-1, 216 lb. linebacker is a redshirt freshman while Overton is a defensive tackle who stands in at 6-foot-4, 305 lbs. and is also a redshirt freshman. After besting Langston, 31-10, in the season opener on Aug. 31, NCU has lost 10 in a row and ends the year on Saturday at home against Cal Poly at 12:05 p.m. — M.S.
Junior hockey wins three
FLINT — In North American Tier III Hockey League action, the Flint Junior Generals defeated the Metro Jets, 2-1, on their home ice at the Perani Arena and Event Center on Sunday. After a scoreless opening period, Connor Dugan scored the first goal of the game for the Junior Generals at 19:58 of the second on the power play with help from Conner McGovern and Mark McGee. Luke Thom then tied the game for Metro at 6:37 of the third with a man-advantage on passes from James Roznowski and Matt Dempsey before Flint’s Brett Lepek knocked home the game winner on the power play at 18:58 of the final session on assists by Oliver Lindstrom and Justin Fisher.
The Junior Generals also won, 5-1, at Metro last Saturday and on Nov. 13 Flint beat the Michigan Mountain Cats, 7-3, at home. Currently, Durgan leads the team with 26 points on 11 goals and 15 assists, Nicholas Gnagni has 25 points on 14 goals and 11 assists and charting 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points is Lepek. The Junior Generals, 21-0-1, are in first place in the East Division and next take the ice today at Chicago and tomorrow at North Iowa. Flint then hosts Alexandria on Saturday and Sugar Land on Sunday. — M.S.
Local icers get 2 victories
GENESEE COUNTY — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team downed Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Nov. 8 at home, 4-0. The squad also defeated Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at Perani Arena, 11-3, on Nov. 8. UM-Flint, which has won all five of its home games and three of four road contests to amass a record of 8-1 overall, next plays at the Edge in Holland against Hope College tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday Hope College comes to Perani for the rematch at 3 p.m. — M.S.
A different kind of sport
MT. MORRIS — The Mid Michigan Derby Girls, members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program since November 2009, will host a Sunday Funday featuring a Derby 101 class from 4-5 p.m. followed by a scrimmage for skills-tested skaters from 5-7 p.m. at Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Hwy. The squad also has practices on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. where new skaters and referees are welcome for $5. Participants must bring a mouth guard and water bottle, but protective gear and skates can be provided. Membership costs $25 with a T-shirt for the first month and $30 a month after that. Details: www.midmichiganderbygirls.com. — M.S.