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Youngsters learned how to get into the down position at the Lions Youth Football Camp.

Youngsters learned how to get into the down position at the Lions Youth Football Camp.

Hockey Association registering players

ONLINE — The Lapeer County Hockey Association is registering youth hockey players ages four and up for the 2011-12 season. Registration forms can be found at the Polar Palace Arena Complex or online at www.polarpalace.com — L.P.

Carman-Ainsworth girls’ hoops skill training

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball program has kicked off its training workouts for kids in grades six-12. Training takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the high school. The program is designed to help all girls in the district learn the game of basketball and provides detailed training for those needing to brush up on their skills. — L.P.

Area girls invited to Lacrosse camp

SWARTZ CREEK — The Girls Lacrosse Association of Michigan will host a lacrosse camp June 27-30. The camp will have two sessions open to various age levels. The morning session is for youth level players and the afternoon session is for high school players. Camp will take place at Elms Road Park in Swartz Creek. Hosts of the camp are Mackenzie Lawler of Okemos, a player at Div. 1 Robert Morris University, and Andi Raymond, a grad of Rockford who plays for Div. 1 Towson University. — L.P.

Macker hits Courtland Center this weekend

BURTON — The annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament takes place June 25- 26 at the Courtland Center Mall parking lot area. The tournament is designed for male and female players of all ages, sizes and abilities. Teams are computer-matched into competitive divisions according to the age, height and playing experience of all four players on the team roster. This is the fifth year for the Macker in Burton that has chosen the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan as its charity.

Michigan State basketball alum and Flintstone Mateen Cleaves is scheduled to be a celebrity Slam Dunk judge this year, which includes cash prizes for the winner and runner up. The Boys and Girls Club of Flint will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning for a nominal cost. Details: www.macker.com/ tournaments/ burtonmi/ 9- burton- mi. htm — L.P.

Soccer camp in July

GRAND BLANC — The 2011 Soccer Finishing Camp will be held July 19-21 at Don Bachelor Field. Contact Greg Kehler at 810- 252-6295 or go to www.grandblancsoccer.net for flyer and registration. — D.N.

3v3 soccer tournament

GRAND BLANC — The Ryan Schlee 3v3 Soccer Tournament will be held Saturday, July 23 at the Rick Hartker Soccer Complex, on Maple Road between Genesee and Belsay roads. Go to www.grandblancsoccer.net for information and registration. — D.N.

Flint Jr. Golf kicks off season

GRAND BLANC — The 2011 Flint Jr. Golf Association season began play with the Jack Nickalus Group playing at Warwick Hill Country Club.

The low rounds for the girls’ Championship was posted by Power’s Chloe Lawrie with a 81, Kearsley’s Alicia Flood was the low net finisher with 85, net 70. The boys’ Championship was led by Grand Blanc’s Alex Grimmer and Conner Carey with 77s. Conner took the net score because of handicap.

The first, second and third flights are as follows:

1st Flight Girls: Low actual Carman- Ainsworth’s Meghan Borgerding 94; Low Net Clio’s Ayla Bogie 94 net 69; 1st Flight Boys: Low Actual Clio’s Brian Long 79; Low Net Grand Blanc’s Conner Lushin 82 net 75; 2nd Flight boys: Low Actual Grand Blanc’s Jordan Harris 82; Low Net Goodrich’s Brent Rocheleau 88 net 75; Davison’s Vincent Stefanko 88 net 75; 3rd Flight Boys: Low Actual Fenton’s Joe Foguth 81; Grand Blanc’s David Hendershot 81; Low Net Davison’s Matt Persails 87 net 69. Joe Foguth and David Hendershot will be moved to the Boys First Flight next week. — L.P.

Disc golf offers a recreational choice

RICHFIELD TWP. — Looking for a different kind of recreational outlet? Goldenrod Disc Golf Course has a full-size, 18-basket course at 6405 Irish Road in Davison’s Richfield Township. The facility is open year around, 8 a.m.-sunset and the disc golf is free. Players must bring their own discs. A printable scorecard and course map is available at www.geneseecountyparks.org. Details: 810.736.7100. — L.P.

Lions Youth Camp wraps up

GRAND BLANC — The Detroit Lions annual four-day youth football camp wrapped up today at Grand Blanc High School. Former Detroit Lion Eric Hipple headlined the camp that was open to boys and girls. Participants spent 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.

Other camps around the state are still upcoming. Register at 313-262-2248 or email: youthfootballcamps@detroitlions.com. Online registration is available through Ticketmaster. — L.P.


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