Sports Shorts

Tribute set for Walt Head

FLINT TWP. – A community tribute has been set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, for Walt Head, who coached youth and college baseball for 50 years in Genesee County and at Saginaw Valley State University. The event will be held at Foutch’s Strike Zone, 1483 S. Linden Rd., with hors d’eouvres at 3 p.m. and the program at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and can be obtained by calling 810-733-3334. Head retired in June from SVSU, where he coached 32 seasons and became one of the winningest coaches in NCAA Div. II history with a record of 869- 648, including 27 wins over Div. I teams. Prior to that, Head coached Connie Mack baseball teams for boys 18-and-under, starting in 1967. He took five teams to the national tournament in Farmington, N.M., with his 1974 team winning the national title. He had a career record of 512-91 in Connie Mack ball, a .849 winning percentage. – D.N.

Football, cheerleading signup

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.

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.

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