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 — L.P. Carman-Ainsworth buildings closed for summer

FLINT TWP. — As a reminder, all Carman- Ainsworth Community School buildings will be closed on Fridays through August 19, 2011. — L.P. Fall practice dates for C-A athletes

FLINT TWP. — The following official practice dates have been set by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. On August 8, high school football begins practicing with all other sports beginning on August 10. — L.P. Sports physicals for the coming calendar year

FLINT TWP. — According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association rule, all physicals on file now in the athletic office for the high school and middle school sports are not valid for the 2011-2012 school year. If kids plans to participate in athletics at Carman- Ainsworth next school year, their physical must be dated as of or after April 15, 2011. Any physical turned in to our office for next year’s sports that is dated before April 15, 2011 will not be accepted.

Physicals for the 2011-2012 school year will be given at the high school by Dr. Lum and Dr. Young on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 1- 4 p.m. and on Thursday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $15, cash only. No athlete is allowed to practice or try out unless they have a physical on file in the Athletic Office or can present one to the coach on the first day of practice. — L.P. Eveyone in the pool for summer swimming

FLINT TWP. — The Bendle/Carman- Ainsworth Community Ed summer swim sessions have begun. Session III begins July 25 and runs through August 4 with a cost of $44- $49 depending on skill level. Session IV runs Aug. 8-19. Classes are held Monday through Thursday at the high school. Online registration can be done at http:// activenet13. or swimmers can register on-site the first day of class. Details: 810-591-3600. — 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. 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 category. Proceeds help support the Kayla O’Mara Scholarship Fund Inc. Those interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor can contact or Details: — M.S. 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. 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, starting at the Columbiaville trail head in Columbiaville, Michigan. Details: — L. P.

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