Sports Shorts

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.

Gridiron grind for the younger levels

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth Youth Football and Cheerleading League kicked off the season Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 23.

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 e-mail . — 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

Reaching out for players

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City youth softball program is testing the waters to run a 10U girls fastpitch softball tournament in the summer of 2011. Players must be 10 or younger as of Jan. 1, 2011. Tryouts will take place at the end of September if enough interest is generated. Details: Shelley Carney at 810-656-7537. — 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

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: — B.B.

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 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 — 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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