Sports Shorts



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 ever y 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. Kayla Run back in action

GOODRICH — The Sixth Annual Kayla Run Memorial Road Race will take place on Aug. 6 at 8029 S. Gale Rd. starting at 7:30 a.m. with the 10K Run and followed at 9 a.m. by the 5K Run/Walk. There is also a one-mile Fun Run/Walk that begins at 9:45 a.m. as well as a 10K Handcycle race, numerous divisions will be available for all events and awards will be issued for the top three finishers in each categor y. Proceeds help support the Kayla O’Mara Scholarship Fund Inc. Those interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor can contact volunteers@kaylarun.com or sponsors@kaylarun.com. Details: www.kaylarun.com. — M.S. 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-shir ts. Details: Rachel Martinez at 810-265-0080. — B.P. Ryan Schlee 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. Players from U6-U19, Co-ed 19-25, Co-ed 25+ and over 25 and 40 men and women will fill the fields and get a minimum of three games with finals. Cost is $120 per three to six person teams. Go to www.grandblancsoccer.org for information and registration. — 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 star ts 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 par t in the other activities on site.

Details: WarriorDash.com, Alex Yount at 1-630-881-7439, or alex@redfrogevents.com. — L.P. 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. 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.


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