Sports Shorts



Hamilton cruises in CANUSA hockey

BURTON — At Crystal Fieldhouse this past Friday and Saturday, Flint and Hamilton did battle on the ice for the annual CANUSA Games, which saw Hamilton sweep the entire hockey series.

Friday’s games resulted in a 15-0 win for Hamilton in the 10-and-under, and 8-6 Hamilton victory in the 12-and-under and a 13-2 Hamilton win in the 14-and-under division.

Saturday’s final games began with Hamilton topping Flint, 18-1. Flint’s lone goal scorer was Mason Czarnecki. Hamilton won 9-2 in the 12-and-under bracket as Dylan McMullen and Dylan Wendel each scored once for Flint. The final game was the 14U match up, which Hamilton won, 13-1. Max Hendrickson scored Flint’s only goal. — B.P.

Football, cheerleading registration

FLINT — Registration for CAYFCL for boys 8-12 and girls 6-12 in currently underway. The fee to register is $170. The fee must be paid for in cash. Due to the rising cost of with MMRFL, insurance, and the purchase of helmets, jerseys and cheer jackets will not be included this season. Registration forms are available at The Learning Community, 1181 W. Scottwood Ave., Flint and the Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building, G-3475 W. Court Street, Flint. — K.W.

Run a mile with Geena Gall

GRAND BLANC – All are invited to run with Grand Blanc High graduate and 2012 Olympian Geena Gall on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at Advanced Physical Therapy Center of Grand Blanc, 10809 S. Saginaw St.

Participants will run with Gall for one mile down Saginaw and neighboring streets. The event is free, and the first 100 attendees will receive a free Geena Gall T-shirt. Details: Julia Maienbrook at 810-240-4654. – D.N.

Skateboard team in Detroit

DETROIT – The Birdhouse On the Road Summer Tour 2014 will roll into Detroit’s Riley Skatepark on Saturday, Aug. 23. The Birdhouse skateboard team includes Tony Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ben Raybourn, Clint Walker, David Loy, Kevin Staab, Willie Santos and Clive Dixon. They’ll visit eight Midwest cities in 14 days. – D.N.

Umpires in training

STATEWIDE — Registrations for game officials are currently being accepted by mail and online for the 2014-15 season by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Details: or 517-332-5046. — M.S.

Date set for Border Classic

DETROIT — The 2015 Michigan vs. Ohio Border Classic All Star Football Game will be played Saturday, June 13 at Wayne State University’s Tom Adams Field.

The second annual Border Classic will pit the top 40 high school graduates from Michigan against the top 40 from Ohio, nearly all of whom will continue their football careers at Div. I or Div. II colleges. Michigan won the first Border Classic Game 27-14 last June at the University of Findlay.

A cooperative event between the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association and the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association, the game will bring together the top 40 players from each state, along with six of the top coaches from each state to the campus of Wayne State for a three-day camp June 10-12. An awards banquet will complete the camp Friday night before the Saturday game. — D.N.

Duck race coming

The Inaugural First Tee Duck Race will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center. The race is a fund-raiser for The First Tee of Eastern Michigan and will be held immediately after IMA Brookwood’s All You Can Eat Fish Fry at 7:00pm.

First place winner will receive at 2015 IMA Brookwood Single Season Golf Pass (a value of up to $720) OR $500 Cash! Second place will win a 32-inch flat screen tv. Ducks can be purchased for $10 at IMA Brookwood Golf Club or by calling Diane Wojciechowski at (810) 249-7060 or email — L.P.

Million Dollar Shootout

OXFORD — The Million Dollar Shootout at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club will have eight days of qualifying from Aug. 16-23 at a 140-yard hole set up on our driving range, with the top five closest to the pin each day qualifying for 40 spots on Aug. 24. Cost of qualifying is $1 per shot, with no limit to the number of shots allowed. On Aug. 24 at 6 p.m., the 40 qualifiers will each take one shot from 170 yards – the top 10 closest to the pin will immediately get to take a shot from 188 yards. Anyone from the final 10 that make a hole-in-one will win $1,000,000. The closest to the pin from the final 10 contestants wins a full equipment package from Titleist, which includes 14 clubs and a golf bag valued at over $2,000. — K.W.

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