Sports Shorts

Cavs cheer squad fourth at Bobcat Classic

GRAND BLANC — The Carman-Ainsworth cheer squads competed at the Grand Blanc Cheer Classic on January 29, with the freshman squad placing first with 552.36 points, while the JV squad was first with 655.90 and the varsity placed fourth with 721.91. In total, 45 high school and middle school cheer squads competed at the Classic with Grand Blanc raising $125 selling Starbucks-provided coffee for its My Heart Belongs to the Troops fundraiser. — L.P.

Free cross ice sessions on the offering

FLINT — Learn from the best established hockey organization in Michigan. The Eastern Michigan Hockey Association and Flint Iceland Arenas are providing free clinics for ages 4-10. The cross ice program is touted as being second to none and provides a free hockey jersey to the first 25 registered skaters. Free equipment use is available by appointment for fitting prior to the clinic. Clinics run Feb. 12, 19 and 26. RSVP to — L.P.

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

FENTON — More than 120 brave and hearty souls will take a brief dip into Lake Fenton on Saturday, Feb. 12 to support Area 13 Special Olympics. It’s the second year the Fenton Moose Lodge at 2245 Sonora Drive has hosted the event. The big dip takes place at 1:13 p.m.—the thirteenth minute of the thirteenth hour—after a crazy costume contest and a few other awards and festivities. Each plungee were asked to raise at least $50 in pledges that will allow Area 13 Special Olympics to continue offering its year-round program of athletics and training that benefit more than 1,150 Lapeer and Genesee county athletes. The goal for this year is $11,200, with $7,800 raised at the inaugural event. The Moose Lodge will provide food and warm beverages for all. Details: 810-232-1313. — L.P.

Mite Tourney set for March 4-6

FLINT — The 28th Annual EMHA Mite hockey tournament has been booked for March 4-6 at Iceland Arenas. Divisions include Mite AA, Mite A, Mite B, Mini-Mite and Cross-Ice. Teams are guaranteed four games, there is no gate admission and no curfews. Championship team and all finalists will receive awards and MVP awards and tournament gifts are provided. This is a USA Hockey and MAHA sanctioned tournament. Cost is $875 per team and must be paid by Feb. 1, $895 after Feb. 1. Final registration deadline is Feb. 14. Details: Jim Hammond, 810-287-9931. — L.P.

50th anniversary tragedy marked in film

FLINT — The U.S. Figure Skating Association is releasing the film “Rise” as a one-night-only event in theaters nationwide on Feb. 17, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed the U.S. World Figure Skating Team on Feb. 15, 1961. The tragedy, which initially devastated the sport, has now become a symbol of hope as it has launched the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund, which continues to help both start and maintain the careers of today’s most well-known skaters so they can pursue their dreams. Proceeds will benefit the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund.

Ice legends Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Michelle Kwan serve as the storytellers for the film, and Evan Lysacek has signed on as the spokesperson.

The event will be broadcast live from the Best Buy Theater in New York City’s Times Square to over 500 movie theaters nationwide at 8 p.m. Pre-show features will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Locally, the film will be shown at Showcase Cinemas Flint West, 1591 S. Graham Rd. — D.N.

3-on-3 hoops returns to Burton

BURTON — The annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament has been moved to June 25-26 at the Courtland Center Mall parking lot area. This is the fifth year for the Macker in Burton and the organizing committee is seeking sponsors, volunteers and vendor help. To sign up for this year’s tournament log on to To volunteer contact 810-743-1500. — L.P.

Wine, women and chocolate event nearing

BURTON — The IMA Brookwood Golf Club, 6045 Davison Rd., is hosting its sixth annual Wine, Women and Chocolate event on Feb. 12 from 1-6 p.m. and a $50 advanced registration is required. Offerings include a 5k snowshoe, cross country ski and walking course featuring hospitality tents with hot chocolate, coffee, tea, cookies, fruit, soup, chocolate and wine. Participants must be 21 and wine tasting begins at 2 p.m. Also available is a Women’s Warm Up from 9-11 a.m. for $20 that is open to women of all ages. Details: or 810-249-7060. — M.S.

Burton 5k race returns to city

BURTON— The Burton 5k Run and Walk has been scheduled in association with the Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, and starts at Atherton High School, where the event was previously held from 1997-2004. Details: 810-743-1500 or — M.S.

Boxing show scheduled Feb. 19 at Davison VFW Post

DAVISON — The Davison Wells Boxing Club will host a boxing show Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Davison VFW Post, 9474 Lapeer Rd. The 18-bout card will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance until Feb. 15, then $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the club room, 810-658-9069, or from Arnie Wells, 810-653-2806. — D.N.

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