Sports Shorts

Junior college athlete starts career

ALPENA — Carman-Ainsworth product Klyon Bush is currently a 6-foot-1, 180 lb. freshman forward for Alpena Community College, 2-5 overall, 0-0 Michigan Community College Athletic Association- Eastern Conference. ACC started 2013-14 at 0-5. This included losses to Mid Michigan Community College, 84-74, on Nov. 13 in its season opener, on Nov. 22 at Kalamazoo Valley, 92-54, during the East/West Classic and to Muskegon, 88-58, in day two of the East/West Classic on Nov. 23. ACC also fell, 94-63, at Muskegon on Nov. 29 and 96-75 to Alma on Nov. 30 at the Muskegon CC Thanksgiving Classic before winning, 65-62, and, 83-49, at Sault College on Dec. 6 and 7, respectively. ACC hosts Muskegon tomorrow and is at St. Clair County Community College on Jan. 4. — M.S.

Buckeyes get mauled by Kodiaks

BURTON — With a roster that includes Carman- Ainsworth grads Ben Etherly, Jesus Castillo, Caleb Potter, Markshaun Williams and Calvin Green, the University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks Football Club went 3-5 overall, 2-2 Great Lakes Conference, for 2013. This left UM-Flint in third place in the league behind Miami, 7-0, 4-0, and Wright State, 4-6, 2-2, but ahead of Ohio State, 6-4, 1-3, and Oakland University, 4-3, 1-3.

Highlights for the season include beating Ohio State 28-13 on their home field at Atherton high school on Nov. 16 and on Oct. 26 the squad won 34-19 at OU. — M.S.

Icers undefeated this month

FLINT — In North American Tier III Hockey League action, The Flint Junior Generals defeated the Toledo Cherokee, 4-2, last Saturday at the Perani Arena and Event Center.

Josh Koepplinger scored first for Flint at 14:53 of the opening period on assists by Mark McGee and Justin Fisher. That allowed Jacob Lainesse to give the Junior Generals a 2-0 lead at 4:52 of the second with help from Ryan Burr and Nicholas Gnagni. Koepplinger than made it a three-goal game at 5:49 of the second on a pass from Fisher, only to see Toledo’s Xavier Sudlow finally find a way to stem the tide at 14:53. The two teams then traded scores in the third period as the Cherokee’s Brody Duncan connected at 3:09 prior to Gnagni doing the same for Flint at 15:36. Anders Franke went 24-for-26 in net to earn the decision for the Junior Gens.

Flint, 25-1-2, also won 3-2 in a shootout at Toledo last Friday and next takes the ice at home on Saturday and Sunday against the Cleveland Lumberjacks. — M.S.

Learn a new sport

MT. MORRIS — The Mid Michigan Derby Girls, members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program since November 2009, has practices on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Hwy, 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 Tshirt for the first month and $30 a month after that. Details: — M.S.

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