Sports Shorts

Former Cavalier now a Bear

FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth grad Tayquan Pendleton is currently a freshman for the Mottt Community College wrestling club at 197 lbs. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association website, Pendleton had a record of 17-7 with one pin as of Feb. 17. He placed second at the season-opening Fall Brawl on Nov. 3 and the Mott Bear Open on Feb. 24. At the Ben McMullen Open at Muskegon Community College on Nov. 9. Pendleton placed third. Details: — M.S.

MHSAA wrestling finals tickets on sale

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: sports/wrestling or 517-332-5046. — M.S.

Registration open now for nationwide event

DETROIT — On Feb. 22 at Calihan Hall the University of Detroit Mercy is hosting its free annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day starting at 10 a.m for girls 6-13 years old. The format for this event will feature UDM varsity athletes from almost every team hosting sports and skills clinics with a hands-on approach. All attendees will then go to UDM’s women’s basketball game against Wright State at 2 p.m. and participate in a halftime presentation alongside the UDM cheer and dance squads. There will be a free bag lunch provided for athletes, as well. Details: 313-993-1700 or — M.S.

Drug awareness for parents session

GENESEE COUNTY — A free Just Say Know – Drug Awareness for Parents Seminar is being hosted by the Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club on Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.-noon at the Performing Arts Center. Speakers from Families Against Narcotics, Steve Brooks, MS, LLP (Oakland Psychological Clinic, Flint) and a panel of young recovering addicts from the Swartz Creek area will be part of the seminar. Every parent is urged to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to learn the latest trends and armed with the knowledge they need to be help their student fight back against drugs. One lucky parent will win tickets to a Tigers game suite at Comerica Park courtesy of Patsy Lou Chevrolet. – L.P.

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