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Hall of Fame Banquet

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth 9th annual Hall of Fame Banquet will induct its 9th Class into the Hall on Saturday, Oct. 23. The banquet will take place at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The induction ceremony follows dinner.

This year’s Class includes Craig Sheerin (1985) football and wrestling; Kate Fechik (1980) basketball, volleyball, softball; Amy Harris (1987) soccer and tennis; Susan Willliams (1979) basketball, volleyball, softball; Jack Magelssen (1966) cross country, basketball, track; 1971 Ainsworth boys’ basketball team; 1946, 1947, 1948 Hoover High softball team; 1954-55 Dye boys’ basketball team.

To get tickets call Diana Balbaugh at 810- 591-8222. Cost is $40 with checks made payable to: Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame. Checks can be mailed to Diana Balbaugh at 3375 Van Campen Dr., Flint, 48507.— L.P.

Carman-Ainsworth to honor former band member

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools will honor the service and memory of Joseph Dennie Johnson, U.S. Army Specialist, at the varsity football game against Flushing Sept. 10.

A brick will be placed in Alumni Plaza, honoring Johnson, prior to the National Anthem. At halftime, The Blue Brigade Marching Band will dedicate its show to the memory of Johnson, their former member. — N.B.

Gridiron grind for the younger levels

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth Youth Football and Cheerleading League kicks off the season Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 23. The complete season schedule will be available two days before the first games in September through the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League.

Football offers three divisions with freshmen ages 8-9 weighing no more than 90 pounds, JV players ages 10-11 weight limit of 120 pounds and varsity for kids no more than 12- years old and 160 pounds. Six games will be played—three home, three away—at area schools. Games officiated by MHSAA-certified officials.

The cheerleading program provides three divisions with a freshmen ages 6-9, JV for 10- 11 year olds and varsity for girls no more than 12 years of age. Details: 810-591-7266 or email CAYFCL@yahoo.com . — L.P.

Michigan Warriors season tickets on sale

FLINT — The Michigan Warriors, the new NAHL Jr. team at Perani Arena is offering season ticket packages for all 27 home games. Tickets are $7 and includes $2 in Arena Bucks redeemable for concessions and merchandise at each game. The Warriors’ first home game is Friday, Sept. 24 against the Springfield Jr. Blues. Season tickets can be purchased at 810-744-0580 or at the Perani Arena Box Office during business hours. — L.P

AAHL team to be named Lapeer Loggers

LAPEER — The Lapeer Professional Hockey Club, proud members of the All-American Hockey League anounced Sunday that the nickname for the new expansion team in the AAHL will be known as the Loggers. The Loggers name was selected as part of the name the team online contest at www.lapeeraahl.com.

The Loggers will wear Ottawa Senators red, white and black and bear the slogan “General Return To The Glory Days” in a nod to the nowdefunct Flint Generals. The new team logo will be unveiled in the next few weeks.

Details: www.lapeeraahl.com. — B.B.

Play It Again Sports open new storefronts

AREAWIDE — Perani Arena and Event Center and the Polar Palace Arena of Lapeer will house new Play It Again Sports storefronts. The Perani Arena site will sell tickets, sports wear and other items for the new NAHL Michigan Warriors hockey team, and will serve as its pro shop for all hockey related services. Both sites will sell sports gear of all sorts. The Perani storefront opens mid September, while the Lapeer store opened in February of this year. Details: Call the Miller Road store at 810-515-1659. — L.P.

Waza Football Club hosts clinic

GRAND BLANC — The Waza Football Club that took over where Genesee Stars left off has open registration for a youth clinic that runs Saturdays Sept. 11 through Oct. 9. In its second year, the clinic takes place on Field 2A at the Rick Hartker complex. It’s open to kids ages 3-10 with beginner to intermediate experience. Details: Angela Fontair at 1-248-202- 4693. — L.P

Scores reporting

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Varsity coaches are reminded that all scores must reach us by 9 a.m. Wednesdays to make the Thursday paper. Scores can be reported 24/7 to 810-452- 2626, FAX to 810-667-6309 or e-mail lpaine@mihomepaper.com. — L.P.

Have an item for print?

FLINT TOWNSHIP — If you have a short you’d like printed in paper, send the details to

Sports Editor Lisa Paine at lpaine@mihomepaper.

com, including date, location, details and contact number for more information. Deadline for submissions is Monday at noon.. Photos are considered as long as they are high resolution, unedited and in JPG or BMP format.

If you have a story idea on a college athlete, current coach or volunteer relating to sports, we’d like to hear from you also. All story ideas are considered at the discretion of the editors. — L.P.

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