Sports Shorts

Soccer player ends college career

ANN ARBOR — Ezekiel Harris, a Carman- Ainsworth grad, played his final game for the University of Michigan men’s soccer team last month. The 6-foot, 170 lb. defensman played in all 18 of the Wolverines, games this season at right back and posted three goals with three assists. UM finished 8-6 overall, 3-3 Big 10, and highlights for Harris in 2013 include scoring on Nov. 13 in a 2-1 season-ending overtime loss to Indiana in the first round of the league tournament and on Oct. 30 during a 2-1 home defeat against Akron. For his career, the former Cav had seven goals and five assists. — M.S.

Teams readying to take the ice

DETROIT — The Hockeytown Winter Festival begins with Michigan State vs. Michigan Tech at 3:30 p.m. and Western Michigan vs. U-of-M at 7 p.m. in Great Lakes Invitational action on Dec. 27 at Comerica Park. On Dec. 28, the GLI consolation and championship games take place at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Next up is the Grand Rapids Griffins vs. the Toronto Marlies on Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. and on Dec. 31 the Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown take place at 1 and 3:30 p.m. — M.S.

Warriors to hold free game

FLINT — The Michigan Warriors and their sponsors invite fans to their second annual free admission game on Friday, Dec. 6 against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons at 7 p.m. at Perani Arena.

The Warriors are pleased with the opportunity to provide the community with the opportunity to see live hockey free of charge. Each fan can receive up to four free tickets just by stopping by the Perani Arena Box Office. The box office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Fans are encouraged to pick up their tickets early. — K.W.

No-cost outings coming up

GOODRICH — Victory World Outreach, 10291 Green Rd., is hosting a free community gym night from 7-10 p.m. on Dec. 21 and Feb. 22. Activities include basketball, Ping Pong, air hockey, Fooseball, Kinnect games and X-Box. Dodgeball is also available. Cost is $1 to be placed on a team and the winning team gets a trophy. Kids nine and under must be accompanied by an adult. Details: — M.S.

Former Cav changes teams

SAN FRANCISCO — Burton native and Carman-Ainsworth product Dan Skuta is currently a fifth-year right outside linebacker in his first season with the 49ers after spending his initial four years in the National Football League playing for the Cincinatti Bengals. In 12 games this season for San Francisico, the Grand Valley State grad has made 16 tackles with seven assists. This includes a six-tackle performance on Oct. 27 during a 42-10 win at the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 49ers, 8-4 overall, host NFC West rival Seattle on Sunday. — M.S.

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