Sports Shorts

10 to skate in State Games

FLINT TWP. — Ten Flint-area students have been chosen for the District 5 State Games of Michigan 14U Hockey Team. From Genesee County forwards Zac Grunkenmeyer, Brendan Smith, Joshua Hill, Andrew Belllant and Lance McClean, defensemen Brandon Orth, Mitchell Hards and Mark Vansaw, and goaltenders Ricky Gonzalez and Parker Nevicato were selected. The District 5 team will be coached by former professional player Jon Jepson, General Manager at Flint Iceland Arenas. The 16 players and two goaltenders were selected after a two-day tryout process May 10-11, with nearly 50 players vying for a spot on the team.

The State Games of Michigan will be played in Grand Rapids June 23-26. The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association held open tryouts for all regional districts, seven district select teams and one at-large team, which will compete in the four-day State Games Tournament.

MAHA District 5 region is comprised of 15 counties from Port Huron to Shiawassee County east to west, and north including Bay, Saginaw, Midland and Clare Counties. District 5 also includes the northwestern portion of Oakland County.

The District 5 Select team will be practicing together and preparing for the State Games over the next few weeks. Similar to Olympic games, the team will be competing in a roundrobin tournament format followed by medal games for gold, silver and bronze. The team is offering corporate sponsorship opportunities to help offset the cost of training and the tournament. Details: Jon Jepson at 810-635-8487 or — L.P.

Pickle ball back on court

SWARTZ CREEK — Anyone interested in playing pickle ball is invited to attend sessions at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Elms Road Park. The growing sport mixes elements of tennis, badminton, volleyball and table tennis in a fun, low-keyed game for all ages. For more information, call 810-655-4968. — D.N.

Camp for Champs date set

ALMONT — The Second Annual Football Camp for Champs, a camp for special needs students, will hit the gridiron June 9-10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a game taking place at noon on Saturday, June 11 at the Almont varsity football field. Cost is $18 and includes a Tshirt to be worn on game day. Additional Tshirts will be available for sale for friends and family members for $10. Registration deadline is Monday, June 6. Late registrants are not guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration and payment can be made online at www.almont. k12. mi. us and click on the PaySchools logo. Details: 810-673-9165. — L.P.

Detroit Lions’ youth football camp on tap

GRAND BLANC — The Detroit Lions annual four-day youth football camp is slated to take place at Grand Blanc High School June 20-23. Camp is open to boys and girls and runs 8:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will spend two days learning offensive fundamentals and two days learning defensive fundamentals along with special teams’ basics. Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps partner with the NFL’s “Fuel Up To Play 60” program to offer non-contact, fundamental football instruction, a Lions Camp T-shirt, Chalk Talk and Video Sessions, skills contests and scrimmages, and the opportunity to earn Detroit Lions Camp awards. Space is limited to the first 70 registered participants. Register at 313-262-2248 or e-mailing: Online registration is available through Ticketmaster. Details on Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps are at youthfootball. The Lions’ player who will be on site interacting with the kids will be announced week of the camp. — L.P.

Sports action photos available

AREAWIDE — Photos of area high school athletes in action are available for purchase on the View Newspapers web site, and not just those that appear in the paper. Due to space limitations, many photos never get published in print, but they are still available in our Photo Galleries.

Go to and click on the newspaper in your community, then the Photo Gallery in the menu on the left. The first page will list several photo albums, but more can be found by clicking on “All Albums” in the upper left area of the page. — D.N.

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 every 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.

Details:, Alex Yount at 1- 630-881-7439, or — L.P.

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