Kayaking for beginners offered
AREAWIDE — Women are invited to take part in the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources basic kayaking class on Saturday, May 21. The program, part of the DNRs Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Proud Lake Recreation Area in conjunction with Heavener Canoe Livery.
Introduction to Kayaking is a two-segments program, one on land and one on the water. During the land segment, participants will learn kayaking safety, tips on comfortable clothing and shoes, types of kayaks and paddles, weather awareness and other potential hazards. During the water segment, participants will be taught how to get into and out of a kayak, proper paddle grip, the “total body kayak stroke” concept and a full set of strokes suitable for beginners. Time and weather permitting, the class will take a relaxing paddle around the lake.
Meet at 2775 Garden Rd. in Milford. Participants should bring their own lunch, sun protection, dry clothing to wear home and insect repellent. Beverages will be provided.
Early registration is recommended and class is limited to 10 women. Registration deadline is May 12 and the cost is $100 per person. Details: www.michigan. gov/ bow, call 517-241-2225 or email dnr- outdoorswoman@ michigan. gov. — L.P.
Warrior Dash coming to Genesee County
MT. MORRIS TWP. — The nation’s premiere extreme running event that includes fire leping, mud crawling, a 5K race and festival is coming to Genesee County Parks and Recreation.
A total of 16,000 runners is expected to compete on Saturday, July 30, at the Parks and Recreation Commission’s E.A. Cummings Center. Runners will take on 12 intense obstacles over 3.3 miles of extreme terrain followed by an all-day festival with live music, food and beer.
Warrior Dash features participants jumping through fire, crawling through mud pits, climbing over vehicles and working their way through nine additional grueling obstacles. The first wave of the race starts at 9 a.m., followed by waves of 500 racers taking off to battle the course ever y half hour until the last group at 4:30 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to wear their best Warrior attire and are crowned with fuzzy Warrior helmets prior to racing. Turkey legs and other Warrior grub are available for purchase. Spectators enjoy the live music playing throughout the day, watch the Warriors tackle the obstacles near the finish line, and take part in the other activities on site.
Saddle up to support Flint River
FLINT — The Friends of the Flint River Trail announce that the regular Sunday rides started on May 1 and continue every Sunday through October. The group ride starts at 2 p.m. sharp from the Flint Farmers’ Market. Rides are typically about 13-15 miles in length, leisurely in pace, and travel to Blue Bell Beach or Stepping Stone Falls and back.
Also on tap are the mid-Michigan Trail rides on the second Saturday of each month. The first “Second Saturday Ride” is May 14 on the Southern Links Trail, star ting at the Columbiaville trail head in Columbiaville, Michigan. This is a 20-mile ride with lunch after on your own, optional. Details: www.flintriver.org — L.P.
18 & over women’s fast pitch league
FLINT — Greater Flint area softball is currently searching for players for an 18 & over womens’ fast pitch softball league for this summer. The season starts on July 11, and wraps up on August 15. Games will be played at Whaley Park. The fee to play is $300 per team, and $20 per game to pay the umpires. Balls will be provided. Each team must provide their own T-shirts. Details: Rachel Martinez at 810-265-0080. — B.P.
Warriors overcome adversity
TOPEKA, KS. — The Michigan Warriors continued with the Robertson Cup playoffs, losing, 4-2, in their second round robin game on Wednesday against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. In a win-or-go-home situation, the Warriors pulled out a 5-2 win over the host Topeka RoadRunners on Thursday, which advanced them to the semifinal game. In the semis, Michigan pulled out a 6-2 win to put it in the championship game. With goals from Brad Chapman and Chris Eckler, the Warriors led 2-1 in the third period of the championship game against Fairbanks. However, three unanswered Ice Dogs goals would result in a Fairbanks
Carman-Ainsworth 5, Lapeer West 3
No. 1 Singles C Welker def. by Afrah Aslam (CA) 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 Singles E Prykucki def. by Miriam Salman (CA) 6-2, 6-
No. 3 Singles R Broecker def. Hailey Hutchins (CA) 7-5, 6-3
No. 4 Singles M Welker def T McFadden (CA) – no score
No. 1 Doubles Burgett/Stempien (West) def Wilson/Burnette
(CA) 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles Hurst/Tigner ) def. by Joseph/Bakleh (CA) 6-2,
No. 3 Doubles Hurst/Prchlik def. by Alatrash/Alexander 6-3,
No. 4 Doubles Barnes/Gish def. by Park/Khan (CA)6-1, 6-4
Carman-Ainsworth 3, Davison 5
No. 1 Singles Afrah Aslam (CA) def. Bronte Dipzinski 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Singles Mariam Salman (CA) def. by Brooke Dow 7-6,
No. 3 Singles Hailey Hutchins (CA) def. by Caroline Smith 6-
No. 4 Singles Taylor Kost (CA) def. by Audri Smith 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 Doubles Wilson/Burnette (CA) def. McDowell/Casper 6-
No. 2 Doubles Joseph/Sherwin (CA) def. by Decker/Crowder
No. 3 Doubles Alatrash/Alexander (CA) def. by Davis/Swain
No. 4 Doubles Jung Park/Dakleh (CA) def. Muller/Gagnon 6-
4, 6-3 — L.P.
Jon Runyan Classic
Grand Blanc 79; Davison 67; Carman-Ainsworth 66;
Hartland 43.5; Howell 41; Brighton 33; Swartz Creek 26.3;
St. Clair 23.3; Owosso 22; Flushing 20; Lake Fenton 16;
Flint Powers Catholic 1; Flint Hamady 0.5
Davison 86, Carman-Ainsworth 51
110 hurdles 1. Robert Young (CA) 14.46
100m dash 1. Kiyon Bush (CA) 11.2
800 relay 1. Lenoir, Coleman, White, Kelly (CA) 1:34.5
300 hurdles 1. Robert Young (CA) 40.1
pole vault 1. Cameron Marsh (CA) 12’
Carman-Ainsworth 93, Davison 40
Jon Runyan Classic
Ann Arbor Pioneer 77; Howell 52.5; St. Clair 52; Hartland 50;
Flint Southwestern 43; Carman-Ainsworth 41; Brighton
37; Owosso 18; Davison 16; Grand Blanc 16; Flushing
15.5; Flint Powers Catholic 8; Flint Hamady 5
** We were unable to get the full meet results from host
Carman-Ainsworth because of technical difficulties on their
Big Nine Jamboreee
At Fenton Farms
Davison 159, Powers Catholic 172, Flushing 174, Carman-
Tony Mattar 40
Genesee County Invitational
At Clio Country Club
15. Carman-Ainsworth 398
Tony Mattar 80
Cameron Simmington 101
Ricky Frazier 108
Jack Baker 109
Jacob Linder 112
Holly 176, Carman-Ainsworth 196
Tony Mattar 42