Sports Shorts



Hockey team comes back tomorrow

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey team will be back in action on Friday 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.

Michigan High School Athletic Association event

LANSING —On Feb. 2 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Feb. 3 from 7:30-11 a.m. the MHSAA Women In Sports Leadership Conference takes place and registration is open until Jan. 17. The theme of the event is #JustLead and round one of the workshops runs from 10-11 a.m. and will include Skin and Bones with Dr. Mary Vajgrt, How to be a Good Teammate with Ms. Laurie Glass and Ms. Tia Brandel-Wilhelm and Redefining the Term Athlete with Mr. Rob Miller. After a 15 minute break, round two takes place from 11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. and consists of the exact same programs.

The first General Session runs from 1:15-2 p.m., rounds three and four of the workshops are slated for 2:15-3:15 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. These include Adminstrator/Coach specific offerings such as Keys to Developing Leaderhip in Your Student Athletes with Dr. Dan Gould and Coaching Today’s Millenial Athlete with Mr. Eric Marten and Dr. Marty Ewing. Details: www.mhsaa.com. — M.S.

Former Cavalier plays in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Carman-Ainsworth grad Dionte Savage started in the 2014 Sugar Bowl at offensive guard for the Oklahoma Sooners, which upset the University of Alabama, 45-31, on Jan. 2.

Savage is listed as a 6-foot-5, 339 pound junior and transferred to Oklahoma after playing for Arizona Western Community College. As of Dec. 7, 2013, Alabama had been ranked third in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings with a record of 11-1 and Oklahoma was 11th at 10-2, but those standings should be revised this week now that the National Championship game between No. 1 Florida State (13-0) and second-ranked Auburn (12-1) took place on Monday in Pasadena, Calif. at the Rose Bowl. — M.S.

Getting ahead of health issues

STATEWIDE — The Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young launched a program called MI HEARTsafe Schools designed to prepare schools for cardiac emergencies. There is no cost for receiving this designation and techniques include The Chain of Survival, which is recommended by the American Heart Association. This includes Early recognition of a cardiac arrest and calling 911, Rapid bystander response with hands-only CPR, Use of an AED, Advanced Life Support and Post-cardiac arrest care.

Applications must be received by April 1, 2014, and the criteria includes a written medical emergency response plan and emergency action plan that is annually reviewed with staff, a minimum of 50 percent of coaches and 10 percent of staff must have a current CPR/AED certification and at least one cardiac emergency response drill must be performed per year. Details: 517-335-8286, 1-866-852- 1247 or fax 517-335-9790. — M.S.


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