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Cowboys season closes

DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League lost at home to NFC rival Philadelphia, 24-22, on Sunday for the division title and a spot in the 2013 postseason. Dallas finished the season with a record of 8-8. For the game, Carman-Ainsworth product Brandon Carr had a tackle assist for the Cowboys and for the year the cornerback posted 60 tackles and three interceptions. Currently, the former Cavalier stands in at 6- foot, 206 lbs. after getting drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL entry draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. — M.S.

UM-Flint returns to ice Jan. 10

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team will be back in action on Jan. 10 at Perani Arena against Davenport University at 9:30 p.m. It will be the squad’s first contest since a 4-0 loss on Dec. 13 to Saginaw Valley State at Saginaw Bay Ice Arena. UM-Flint is currently 10-7 overall on the season. — B.P.

Hockey team closes out year

PITTSBURGH — In their final North American Tier III Hockey League game of 2013, the Flint Junior Generals lost to the Pittsburgh Vengeance, 2-,1 on Dec. 22 at Blade Runner USA. Once the first period came and went without any changes to the scoreboard, Flint grabbed its only lead of the night when Luke Dmytro connected at 4:47 of the second with a man-advantage on the pass by Brett Lepek. Pittsburgh returned fire just over 13 minutes later when Tyler Speis scored with help from Eli Lynn to tie things up at 1-1 before the Vengeance’s Tom Difendal knocked home the game-winner on the power play at 16:26 of the third on the assist by Speis. Andres Franke was 22-for-24 in net for the Junior Gens to get pinned with the decision.

Flint, 27-3-2, hosts the Michigan Mountain Cats on Jan. 4 and plays the rematch on Jan. 5 at Great Lakes Sports City in Fraser. — M.S.

Former Cav now a senior

PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS — Carman-Ainsworth grad Demondre Chapman is currently a 6-foot-7 senior forward at Prairie View A and M, which had a record of 2-10 overall after losing 80-43 at Wisconsin on Dec. 28. Even though the Panthers have lost nine of 10 road games this season, Chapman is still the team’s second-leading scorer with 11.5 points per game with 51 rebounds, flour steals, two blocks and two assists.

Highlights for the former Cavalier include going 8-for-17 from the floor to put up 23 points and seven rebounds during a 92-53 loss at Western Michigan on Dec. 21 and on Nov. 29 Chapman hit 7-of-10 field goals for 21 points and nine rebounds to help Prairie View A and M win 89-80 at Bethune- Cookman in Greeley, Colorado.

The Panthers begin Southwestern Athletic Conference action on Jan. 4 at home against Southern University and Alcorn State on Jan. 6. — M.S.

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