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Travel softball tryouts

The Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs softball tryouts for the 2018 season will take place Aug. 12-13 at 3475 Hospital Rd., Saginaw. Tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 12 will take place at the following times: 10U 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U and 14U1- 3 p.m.; 16U 9-11 a.m.; 18U 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 13, 10U 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U and 14U 1-3 p.m.; 16U 9-11 a.m.; 18U 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Players are asked to arrive 20 minutes before each start time. Details: Roger Clauss at or – L.P.

Dave Ginsberg honored by NHSBCA

The National High School Basketball Coaches Association will induct into its Court of Honor, Dave Ginsberg, the Secretary/Treasurer of the National High School Basketball Coaches Association.

Ginsberg has been involved with basketball and education at every level since his graduation from Central Michigan University in 1968. He just finished his 40th year of coaching basketball in eight Michigan high schools — Leslie, Battle Creek Central, Grand Rapids Union, Swartz Creek, Flint Central, Traverse City St. Francis, Traverse City West, and Northport — and had a 16-year stint as an assistant coach at Central Michigan University from 1975-1991. Over his 40-plus years in education he has coached five men that played in the NBA,(including all-pro players Dan Roundfield and Dan Majerle), and served as a principal at Flint Southwestern Academy in Flint until his retirement in 2005. Ginsberg has spoken to and worked with thousands of people around the nation in areas of coaching, management, and conflict resolution, and has been known as a passionate and enthusiastic speaker. Ginsberg was named as the first Executive Director of the NHSBCA (National High School Basketball Coaches Association) in July of 2012, an organization that serves as the umbrella group overseeing state associations and basketball advocacy groups throughout America. In July of 2015 Ginsberg was reassigned into the newly created position of Secretary/Treasurer with the NHSBCA. In October 2016 Ginsberg was inducted into the prestigious BCAM (Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan) “Hall of Honor,” and in July 2017 he will be honored with entry into the NHSBCA “Court of Honor.” – L.P.

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