Sports Shorts



Junior Generals split a pair

FLINT TWP. — The Junior Generals ran their winning streak to six games last Saturday with a 6-0 win over Battle Creek, then had it snapped Sunday with a 5-1 loss to Cleveland.

At Battle Creek, James Odom, Ben McParlan, Derek Kessler, Charles Chamberlain, Nick Szalacinski and Shane Totten each had a goal and an assist as Flint outshot the Junior Revolution, 50-23. Swartz Creek’s Andrew Lay chipped in two assists and Peter Emery posted the shutout in goal with 23 saves. Battle Creek had 44 penalty minutes on 14 infractions, including an abuse of officials game misconduct in the final minute.

Back at Iceland Arena on Sunday, Flint was outshot, 50-32, by Cleveland. The Junior Generals scored only on Chamberlain’s powerplay goal off assists from McParlan and Warren Carter in the second period. Emery had 45 saves.

Flint, 19-21-0-2, will host the Mountain Cats at 7:20 tonight in its only game this week. — D.N.

Crim selects Eastern Michigan Foodbank

FLINT — The Crim Festival of Races, which marks its 35th year this August, has chosen the Eastern Michigan Foodbank as its charity for 2011. Online registration is open until April 1 with the online fee waived for all meeting the early deadline. Details: www.crim.org — 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.

Derby girls ready to rumble

MT. MORRIS — The Mid Michigan Derby Girls, which has team members from Lapeer and Genesee counties, battle it out with the Forest City Derby Girls of London, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Highway. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Mid Michigan Derby Girls will help combat homelessness in the Flint area by donating to the Shelter of Flint and will support finding a cure for cancer by donating to Team Will, a cycling team raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Advance tickets cost $6 or $8 at the door and can be purchased from an MMDG skater, from Skateland Arena, The Dive Shop at G4020 Corunna Road, The Locker Room at 213 North Main Street in Davison, or online at www.midmichiganderbygirls.com. — L.P.

Young Guns Football Camp

NORTH BRANCH — Youth football players from all over the Greater Lapeer and Genesee County areas are invited to take part in a Young Guns Football Camp Saturday March 19. Camp run 9 a.m.-noon at the North Branch High gym. A skills competition takes place from noon- 12:30 p.m. The camp is open to kids in grades 3-6, who will learn fundamentals of each key position on the football team. Players will instructed by the coaching staff of North Branch along with past and present players including volunteers Doug Griffin, Wayne State quarterback, Nate Smith, Concordia quarterback and Zach Heuter, MSU offensive lineman. Cost is $20 and includes camp T-shirt Details: http:// YoungGunsFootballCamp. yolasite.com, email paulstawecki@yahoo.com or call 810-728- 6308. — L.P.

Concussion in Sports: What You Need To Know

ONLINE — Sports-related concussion in high school sports can be serious or even life-threatening situations if not managed correctly. The National Federation of State High School Associations and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. Mick Koester M.D., ATC, Chair of the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Director of the Slocum Sports Concussion in Eugene, Oregon moderates the course. The course helps understand the impact sports-related concussion can have on players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help players return to play safely after experiencing a concussion. — L.P.

8-man flag football on tap

OXFORD — An 8-man flag football tournament has been slated for April 9. The adult-only double elimination tournament costs $120 per team. Second game on requires a $35 ref fee. Deadline to enter is March 28. Details: Rod at 1-248-627-4815. — L.P.

Metal Bat World Series

STRUTHERS, OH. — The 2011 CABA 18U Metal Bat World Series will take place July 17- 24 at the Bob Cene baseball complex in Struthers, Ohio.Teams can find information at cababaseball.com or contact Ken Quinn 330- 770-7157. — L.P.

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 www.macker.com. To volunteer contact 810- 743-1500. — L.P.


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