Sports Shorts



Bobcat Winter Classic on tap

GRAND BLANC — Area baseball players are invited to the annual Bobcat Winter Classic featuring CMU head coach Steve Jaksa. Camp is open to all players ages 12-18 and will be broken down into two skill-specific sessions. Session one includes advanced skills with the focus on hitting, fielding and base running and session two focuses on pitching and catching. Camp takes place Jan. 18 at Grand Blanc High School with session one from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and session two runs 1:15-3:15 p.m. Cost is $50 per session or $90 for both. Details: Grand Blanc coach JD Wheeler at 810-348-2865 or jwheeler@grandblancschools.org. — L.P.

Junior Gens on win streak

LAKELAND — In North American Tier III Hockey League action, the Flint Junior Generals posted their fourth straight victory on Sunday with a 7-4 decision at the Metro Jets. Once the Jets had scored the initial two goals of the game, Lapeer’s Jacob Drinkard helped Flint score the next seven by connecting at 7:18 of the first period on assists by Andrew Bellant and Jacob Lainesse. The Junior Gens then got goals by Bort Bothen and Bellant in the first, Josh Koepplinger, Zach Koonce on the power play and Luke Dmytro in the second and Trevor Benaglio in the third with a man advantage.

In goal for Flint, Andrew Wagner stopped 29 of the 33 shots he faced to earn the win. The Junior Gens, 31-3-2 overall, were in Fraser yesterday to play the Michigan Mountain Cats and on Jan. 25-26 the team hosts the Cleveland Lumberjacks. — M.S.

Registration open for leadership event

LANSING —On Feb. 2 from 8:00 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 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.

Taking preventative measures against health disasters

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 postcardiac 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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