Sports Shorts

Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth to host karate classes

FLINT — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education programs will host karate classes for kids, adults, teens and families in April. Karate for kids 4 and up will run every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at South Bendle from April 15-June 3 and at Carman-Ainsworth High School every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17-June 5. Cost for the program is $25.

Karate for familes will be held at South Bendle every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. from April 15-June 3 and at CAHS every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. from April 17-June 5. Cost is $50 per family. Karate for adults and teens will be held at South Bendle from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday from April 15-June 3 and at CAHS every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. April 17-June 5. Cost is $25. — K.W.

Vintage baseball team looking for players

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint’s vintage baseball team is returning for a second season and is looking for players to join the team.

Each year over 25 teams take to fields all over Michigan dressed in period uniforms, using replica equipment, and playing by the rules of the 1860s to recreate the earliest days of America’s past time.

For the second year in a row, UM-Flint’s Department of History and Whaley Historic House Museum are sponsoring a team. Practices have already begun for the team and are open to anyone who is interested in joining the team.

“If you enjoy playing baseball and have an interest in the game’s history then you would love playing vintage baseball,” Wyatt Professor of U.S. History Thomas Henthorn said.

Home games are played Saturday afternoons near the William S. White Building on the UM-Flint campus. Details: contact Henthorn at — L.P.

Cage fights return to Flint

FLINT — Flint Cage Fights along with Flint Tough mae Boxing returns to Perani Arena Friday at 8 p.m. More than 40 of the area’s toughest fighters will battle it out for bragging rights, TV and film contracts and sponsorships. Two separate events will be going on at the same time. Fight Cage Fights will feature traditional UFC style amateur cage fights. Each bout will be scheduled for three, three-minute rounds. Flint tough will feature old-school tough man contest style fights, using the mae component to be in compliance with state law. Each bout will be scheduled for three, one-minute rounds. Fighters will compete in one of three different weight divisions, fighting up to three times wearing 12-ounce gloves. Winners will be crowned “The Toughest Man in Flint” and be offered a professional boxing contract and have the option to sell their film rights to producers. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Perani Arena or at Fighters can register at — K.W.

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