Sports Shorts

Warriors drop pair of games to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — The Michigan Warriors dropped a pair of games to Springfield over the weekend. The Blues won the first game Friday night 3-2 in overtime.

The score was tied 2-2 after regulation. Both teams scored both their goals in the second period.

The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Kevin Shand and Joshua Lammon. But the Warriors came back to level the score before the end of the period.

Mitch Wedding’s power-play tally from Andrew Barbeau and Tyler Groat at 18:21 made it 2-1. Zed Dietrich’s goal from Cody Kuster and Derek Frentz just 20 seconds later knotted the score at 2-2.

It didn’t take Springfield long, however, to end the contest. The Blues won the game just 1:13 into the extra session on a goal by Nikita Prishyvalko.

The Warriors suffered another difficult defeat in the second game. Jason Dhooghe scored the game’s only goal at 7:45 of the first on the power play to give Springfield all the scoring it needed.

The Warriors fired 34 shots on net but couldn’t squeeze one by Springfield goalie Niko Dellamaggorie. Michigan was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

The Warriors play three games this weekend on the road against Johnstown. Friday and Saturday’s games begin at 7 p.m. with Sunday slatedfora5p.m.start.

Michigan is a point ahead of Johnstown in the North Division standings. — K.W.

30 and over Basketball

SWARTZ CREEK — Bring your friends and shoot hoops on a full basketball court. Everyone age 30 and over is welcome. Preregister not required, pay at the door. 3.00 per person per visit, or you can purchase a punch card at the Community Education office. Cards are available for $25 and are good for 10 visits. Every Tuesday and Thursday 7-9 p.m. Cost: $3.00 per night, at Gaines Elementary Gym. – L.P.

Try Hockey for Free day

BURTON — The Greater Flint Hockey Association in association with USA Hockey will be hosting a Try Hockey for Free day on Saturday from 11 a.m.-noon at the Crystal Fieldhouse. This event is for athletes ages four and up, equipment will be provided as necessary and 37 kids had already signed up as of Monday afternoon.

Details: Jeff Barat 810-569-4646. — M.S.

Local defender still national

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite losing 13-10 last weekend in a division contest against the Rams on a goal line fumble by quarterback Collin Kaepernick, former Burton resident Dan Skuta has been standing strong at linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers this season. While Skuta, who’s also a Carman-Ainsworth grad., had just one tackle and one assist on Sunday against St. Louis, for 2014 he’s got 17 solo tackles and two sacks.

The 49ers, 4-4, are at New Orleans, 4-4, for a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday. — M.S.

Hall of Fame banquet tickets

GRAND BLANC – Tickets are on sale for the 35th annual Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The Class of 2014 will be enshrined Dec. 6 at the Genesys Athletic Conference and Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. for a social hour, and the program begins at 4:15 p.m. with dinner followed by the induction ceremony.

The new inductees are Brian Carpenter, Steve Smith, Jeff Hamilton, Lorrie Thornton, Keith Richardson, Bob Perani and Special Service Award winner Bud Stebbins, along with three teams: the 1977 Holy Rosary football team, the 1978 Flint Northern boys’ basketball team and the 1991 Flint Powers Catholic girls’ basketball team.

For tickets, contact Debbie Goyette at 810- 397-7305. – D.N.

Youth basketball camp, league on tap

DAVISON — The catholic community of St. John & Blessed Sacrament will be holding a youth basketball camp on Jan. 10 and a seven-week youth hoops’ league beginning on Jan. 17. The camp is intended for kindergarteners through third graders and will take place at St. John Family Center at 505 N Dayton St. in Davison. Early registration ends Nov. 24 and registration as a whole is completed on Dec. 20. Details: 810-652-0304 or visit — B.P.

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