Sports Shorts



Hall to induct three teams

GRAND BLANC – The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame has announced the three teams to be inducted in this year’s class.

The 1962-65 St. John Vianney golf teams will be inducted as one entry for winning three state championships while compiling an 89-7 dual meet record in that four-year span.

The 1963 Flint Northern wrestling team won the state championship. The 1976 Flint Beecher boys’ basketball team went undefeated at 27-0 and beat River Rouge 80-76 for the state title.

Those teams, along with seven individuals, will be inducted on Dec. 6 at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center. The individual selections will be announced at a press party on Oct. 7.

Further information about the induction banquet, along with the history of all 35 previous banquets, can be accessed at www.gfashof.org. – D.N.

Baseball tryouts July 10

GRAND BLANC – Coast to Coast Baseball is inviting local players ages 14-18 to a tryout event at 10 a.m. July 10 at Genesee Fieldhouse. Players accepted to the program will join college coaches and pro scouts at the Roger Dean Complex in Jupiter, Fla., for games and instruction. In addition to the tryout, an instructional hitting camp will be held the same day. Details: www.CoastToCoastAthletics.com or 740- 373-4455. – D.N.

Soccer Finishing Camp

GRAND BLANC – The Summer 2015 Soccer Finishing Camp will be held July 21-23 at Grand Blanc High School. The youth camp for ages 8-11 runs from 3-4:30 p.m. at a cost of $85. The premier camp for ages 12+ runs from 6-8 p.m. at a cost of $90. There are family discounts for multiple campers.

Players will be taught how to create and convert scoring opportunities with small-sided games. Special goalkeeper training will be available at each camp for those signing up as a goalkeeper.

Registration forms are available at www.grandblancsoccer.org, or contact Greg Kehler at greg.kehler@delphi.com or 810-252-6295, or Nick Thomas at nthomas@grandblancschools.org or 810-603-3106. Must register by July 13 to receive a t-shirt. – D.N.

Schlee tournament July 25

GRAND BLANC – The 22nd annual

Ryan Schlee Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held July 25.

The 3v3 tournament is part of a two-day celebration of soccer in memory of Ryan, who passed shortly after graduation. It begins with an alumni game Friday night, July 24, at Grand Blanc High School. The tournament will follow on Saturday at Rick Hartker Soccer Complex on Maple Road, with the first games at 8 a.m.

Cost for the tournament is $120 per team, which includes a minimum of three games and a t-shirt for all participants registered prior to July 10. Register online at www.grandblancsoccer.org or email ryanschleememorial@gmail.com. – D.N.

Love To Play Softball Camp

LINDEN – The Love To Play Softball Camp for players in grades 4-6 will be held from 9:30 a.m.- noon June 29, June 30 and July 1 at Linden Elementary School, 400 S. Bridge Street. Cost is $40 with a T-shirt. Campers will work on fundamental softball skills with experienced coaches, and high school and college athletes. Limited spaces are available. For more information and registration form, contact Suzanne Taylor at cstaylor7502@gmail.com. – D.N.

Team headed to World Series

AREAWIDE – The Foutch 16U baseball team defeated the West Michigan Riptide 5-2 to win the Continental Amateur Baseball Association state championship Sunday. The title gives Foutch an automatic bid to the CABA World Series in Marietta, Ga., this week.

Last year Foutch won the American Amateur Baseball Congress North Central Regional to advance to the Mickey Mantle World Series. The team will forgo its AABC bid this season to pursue the CABA World Series.

Area players on the team include Nolan Hamilton of Grand Blanc, Cooper Betancourt of Carman- Ainsworth and Danny Card of Lapeer. – D.N.

Fun Run

DAVISON — The annual Color Me Davison 5K Fun Run will be held Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m. The race begins in the back of Jack Abernathy Regional Park on Harvey Drive and South Dayton. Registration forms for the race can be found on the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.davisonchamberofcommerce.com/events/color-me-davison fun-run-5k. — K.W.


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