Football training sessions offered in Auburn Hills
AUBURN HILLS — Training sessions for high school football players will be offered on Sundays beginning Jan. 30 at the Auburn Hills Sports Dome. The sessions are designed to prepare players for the 2011 season as well as for SPARQ, Michigan Preps and NUC testing protocols. Players will be taught drills and techniques used to prepare college seniors for the NFL combine. To register, go to www.coachjacksonspeed.com or contact Coach Jaime Jackson at 248-535-7404. — D.N.
Skaff to swim for awareness
FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth senior swimmer Erick Skaff will take to the pool Thursday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. to raise funds for water.org that helps provide clean water for people across the globe. Skaff has set a goal to swim 10 miles 17,600 yards or 704 laps in the Carman-Ainsworth pool. The public is invited to come cheer Skaff on and he has sponsors that have helped raise $300 toward the effor t. Skaff says he will take a few breaks, but will not leave the pool until he has completed his 704 laps. He noted he will mix up the strokes doing the 500, then some backstroke, butter fly or whatever strikes him on his mission.
“I want to help people that don’t have access to the clean water that I have daily,” Skaff said.
To learn more about his cause visit
Iceland Arenas drop-in programs
FLINT — Adult pick-up hockey and Stick- N-Puck programs are available on a drop-in basis at Iceland Arena. Stick-N-Puck is for players ages 7-14, who must have their own helmet, skates and gloves. Cost is $8 and a signed waiver is required. Sessions are Sundays from 3-3:50 p.m. Adult pickup is Mondays and Wednesdays at various times and is intended for players ages 16 or older. Full equipment and signed waiver are required. Cost is $10, with goalies paying just $2. — L.P.
All-Star Learn to Skate
FLINT — Recreational and competive skaters can learn to play hockey, speed skate or figure skate at Iceland Arenas Mondays and Saturdays. The ALL-STAR Program features the USFS Basic Skills curriculum, designed for skaters of all ages and abilities and is progressively structured for the skater from beginner to advanced. ALL-STAR Learn to Skate Hockey, Figure Skating & Speed Skating are also available.
Classes are offered year round and participants can join anytime. Pro-rated fees are offered. The Greater Mid Michigan Skating Club provides USFS badge testing during one class monthly. Par ticipants will be given an USFS log book to keep track of their level and progress. The eight-week sessions cost $80 for one day, or $120 for both. Sessions run Monday, 6-6:50 p.m. and Saturdays 11-11:50 a.m. Winter sessions runs through December 18. — L.P.
Roller derby match set for Mt. Morris Twp. rink
Mt. MORRIS TWP. — Roller derby will roll into Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Hwy., on Dec. 18 when the Mid Michigan Derby Girls take on the JackTown Rollers at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. Advance tickets cost $6 and can be purchased from an MMDG skater or at Skateland Arena, The Dive Shop at G-402- Corunna Rd., The Locker Room at 213 N. Main St. in
Davison or online at www.midmichiganderbygirls.
com. Tickets at the door will cost $8. — D.N.
Cold is Cool Passport
STATEWIDE — Fourth graders in the state are reminded that the Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport is available at 20 participating ski areas in the state. The program was established by the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association to give every fourth grader the opportunity to ski for free. Endorsed by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, the program gives kids up to three free lift tickets or trail passes. Details: www.goskimichigan.com or call MSIA at 248-620-4448. — L.P.
Have an item for print?
SWARTZ CREEK — If you have a short you’d like printed in paper, send the details to Sports Editor Lisa Paine at firstname.lastname@example.org, including date, location, details and contact number for more information. Deadline for submissions is Monday at noon.. Photos are considered as long as they are high resolution, unedited and in JPG or BMP format.
If you have a stor y idea on a college athlete, current coach or volunteer relating to sports, we’d like to hear from you also. All stor y ideas are considered at the discretion of the editors. — L.P.
Real-time deer updates
STATEWIDE — Deer hunters wanting the most up-to-date details on the 2010 deer hunting season can take advantage of a new website created by a joint venture with the DNRE and Michigan State University’s Dept. if Fisheries and Wildlife. Information includes hunting regulations, deer research topics and data, population numbers, twitter updates in hunting conditions across the state and more. — L.P.
2-0 on the night:
103 Dward Kue
112 Wesley Cummings
125 Jacob Lowe
130 Brandon Wesley
135 Jacob Weissend
140 CJ Ballenger
189 Alex Fetterman
The Cavaliers traveled to Fenton last night and will participate
in the Owosso tournament tomorrow. — E.H.
|Swimming and Dive|
|Swartz Creek 77, Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing 101|
|200 medley relay|
|1. Arnold, Price, Summers, Gill (C-A)||2:02.28|
|2. Bower, Crawley, McAllister, McKay (C-A)||2:04.19|
|3. Moehlaman, Rauh, Hernandez, Maxwell (SC)||2:10.79|
|1. Kevin Borse (C-A)||2:24.27|
|2. Vinh Dang (C-A)||2:30.06|
|3. Doug Coles (SC)||2:38.70|
|1. Patrick Sharp (C-A)||2:31.05|
|2. Nick Price (C-A)||2:32.|
|3. Mario Rauh (SC)||2:35.41|
|1. Chris Mckay (C-A)||26.21|
|2. Remington Maguffee (SC)||29.19|
|3. Brennan Lutz (C-A)||29.60|
|1. Bryan Mendoza (C-A)||162.80 pts.|
|2. Connar Funk (C-A)||147|
|3. Jackson Maxwell (SC)||121.70|
|1. Erick Skaff (C-A)||59.84|
|2. Jesse Hernandez (C-A)||1:08.47|
|3. Anthony Zofchak (C-A)||1:11.65|
|1. Chris Gill (C-A)||59.13|
|2. Tom Bradford (C-A)||1:04.65|
|3. Remington Maguffee (C-A)||1:06.01|
|1. Jake Ziaya (C-A)||6:01.01|
|2. Tyler Arnold (C-A)||6:37.83|
|3. Casey McNally (C-A)||6:54.97|
|200 freestyle relay|
|1. Jordan, Vekaria, Summers, Mckay (C-A)||1:50.03|
|2. Maxwell, Maguffee, Walker, Coles (SC)||2:01.15|
|3. Smith, Woolard, Summers, Sharp (C-A)||2:02.84|
1. Hartland Blue 374 pts., 2. White Lake-Lakeland 315, 3. Ann
Arbor Skyline 306, 4. Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing 267,
Berkley 257, 6. Bay City Western 244, 7. Haslett 240, 8.
Harland Gold 190, 9. Highland-Milford 156, 10. Fenton 146.
11. Holly 136, 12. Flint Powers 126, 13. Davison 100.