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Tickets are now available

AUBURN HILLS — Advanced reserve and group general admission tickets for the 2013- 14 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual varsity wrestling Finals on Feb. 27- March 1 are now available at the Palace of Auburn Hills box office. Advanced all tournament reserve tickets are $40 with a $5 handling charge and general admission tickets cost $4.50 each when bought in groups of 10 and also have a $5 handling charge per group. Details: w. mhsaa.com/ sports/ wrestling or 517- 332-5046. — M.S.

Flint on 5 game win streak

FRASER — The Flint Junior Generals of the North American Hockey League won at the Michigan Mountain Cats, 4-3 in overtime, on Jan. 15. Michigan jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by John Arms at 17:22 of the first and Abraham Prince at 7:28 of the second. Flint’s Conor Durgan answered at 11:45 on passes from Zack Koonce and Ryan Burr and on the powerplay at 17:39 with help from Justin Fisher and Connor McGovern.

Prince then connected with a man-advantage for Michigan at 8:49 of the third that the Junior Gens’ Brit Brothen evened out shorthanded at 16:27 on the Austin Fletcher assist. Fisher then scored at 2:13 of the extra session to give Flint the win on the pass by Burr. In net for the Junior Gens Anders Frabke stopped 26- of-29 shots to earn the decision.

Flint was the first team to clinch a NA3HL playoff berth for 2013-14, is currently in the top spot in the East division with a record of 32-3-2 and next hosts the Cleveland Lumberjacks on Jan. 25-26. — M.S.

Warriors games coming up

PORT HURON — In North American Hockey League competition, the Michigan Warriors were at Port Huron yesterday and travel to Johnstown on Jan. 25-26. The Warriors’ most recent games were scheduled at home against Janesville on Jan. 10-11, the first of which ended in a 4-1 victory while the second was postponed and has yet to be made up. Currently, Michigan is fourth in the North division with a record of 17-12-8 behind Port Huron at 23-9-7, Johnstown is 22-17-1 and the Soo Eagles are 18-15-7. Leading the Warriors’ offense is Zack Szajner with 10 goals and 15 assist for 25 points is Zack Szajner and Colin Larkin has 23 points. — M.S.

Skuta, 49ers ousted

SEATTLE — Burton native and Carman- Ainsworth grad Dan Skuta took the field as a backup linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday during the National Football Conference playoff finals. Even though the Seattle Seahawks came back to beat the 49ers 23-17, Skuta still managed to make two tackles, including a sack for a five-yard loss. Skuta also had a sack for San Francisco, 12-4 overall, when it won 23-10 at the Carolina Panthers on Jan. 12 and for the season the Grand Valley State University product made 21 solo tackles, 28 total tackles and played in 16 games.

Prior to this year, Skuta had taken the field 56 times for the Cincinatti Bengals from 2009- 2012 and made 82 total tackles. — M.S.


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