Sports Shorts



Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

FLINT — Mark the date for Saturday, October 29 to honor the inductees for the newest class of the Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame. Social hour runs 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The event takes place at Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 E. Bristol Rd, (Bristol and Grand Traverse). This year’s inductees are Lloyd McClelland — Ainsworth football, baseball; Larry Hulbert — wrestler and Carman-Ainsworth wrestling coach; Chuck Thrash — Carman-Ainsworth track, basketball; Brooke Fischer — Carman-Ainsworth tennis, volleyball; 1977 Ainsworth Hockey Team– Semifinalist; 1957-58 Utley boys’ basketball team. — L.P.

Michigan Warriors exhibition game set

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Warriors start their 2011-12 hockey season hosting Adrian College at Flint’s Iceland Arena on Saturday Sept.10witha2p.m.face-off. Season ticket holders will be given a voucher for admission to enter the game, while fans that have not purchased season tickets can purchase adult tickets for $3 each or two for $5. Children 12 and under, and children wearing hockey jerseys will be admitted free of charge. Vouchers for season ticket holders will be given at the door. The NAHL North Division Playoff Champion Warriors will then travel to take on Adrian College in the second game of a home-andhome series on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. at Adrian College. The Warriors then hed to Blaine, Minn. to compete in the 2011 Combat Hockey/NAHL Showcase. The team’s season opener is Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Perani Arena against the former Motor City team now located in Jamestown, New York. Port Huron is on the slate for Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. — L.P.

Beyond Bow: Waterfowl workshop for women

BRIGHTON — Women are encouraged to take part in the third annual waterfowl workshop put on by the Dept. of Natural Resouces Becoming an Outdoorswoman Program and hosted by the Michigan Duck Hunters Association Grand River Chapter on Saturday, Sept. 24. The workshop runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Island Lake Recreation Area and offers a full day of instructor, lunch and camaraderie. Registration begins at 9 a.m at Kent Lake-Island Lake Recreation Area followed by the first classroom setting, Duck Hunting 101, that runs 9-10:30 a.m. Session two, Calling All Ducks! takes place outside and runs 10:13-11:30, followed by a third outdoor setting, Dogs and Duck Hunting, that runs 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A sack lunch break and short five-minute drive to the shooting range runs 12:30-1:30 p.m At 1:30, a range safety orientation session takes place and from 2-4 p.m., shooting skills sessions offer trap or skeet shooting. Sessions take place rain or shine and everyone is encouraged to bring their own shotgun, although ammunition will be provided. National Sporting Clays Association certified instructors will be on hand to help beginners through intermediate shooters. Eye and ear protection also provided. — L.P.

Registration open for 33rd Annual Championships

KENOSHA, WISC. — Top high school cross country runners from more than 13 states will compete in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional in hopes of becoming a National Finalist. The Championship, that takes place at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday, Nov. 26, is the longest running cross country race in the nation, comprised of four regional 5K races across the country. The Northeast (Kings Park, N.Y.) and South (Charlotte, N.C.) regional races will also be held on Nov. 26. The West Regional (Walnut, Calif.) race will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3. More than 10,000 of the nation’s leading high school runners are expected to compete in the regional meets. The top ten finishers from each seeded regional race qualify for the Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals on December 10 in San Diego, Calif. and will join the likes of Olympian Ryan Hall and American record-holder, Alan Webb. Details: Kenny Fried at 703-534-4600 x 212; kfried@bwfcom.com L.P.

Four wheels and lots of bumps and bruises

MT. MORRIS — The Mid Michigan Derby Girls are starting their 2011-12 season at Skateland Arena on Sept. 24 for $6 in advance or $8 at the event. Doors open at 6 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. and kids 12 and under are free. Details: 810-938- 3894 or www.midmichiganderbygirls.com. — M.S.

Leftover wild turkey licenses on sale now

STATEWIDE — The Dept. of Natural Resources reminds hunters that fall turkey hunting license drawing results and leftover license quantities are available at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Remaining fall turkey hunting licenses went on sale Aug. 29 and may be purchased by any hunter, including those that did not apply for a fall turkey license. A hunter may buy one license per day until the quotas are met. As of Aug. 21, there are licenses available in fall turkey management units L, M, W, HA (private land) and YY (private land). The majority of the licenses are available in unit YY (45,000 licenses) for private land in southern Michigan and Beaver Island. More than 800 leftover licenses are available in Unit M. Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14. “Fall turkey season provides a great opportunity for hunters to get a bird for their Thanksgiving dinner,” said DNR upland bird biologist Al Stewart. “And because the season runs through Nov. 14, it gives archery deer hunters the chance to pursue another game animal during the archery deer season.” Hunters have an additional opportunity to get a fall turkey license by applying for the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4 and you may apply as many times as you like. Three lucky winners will receive a hunt package that includes a fall turkey, spring turkey, elk, bear, antlerless deer license and a reserved waterfowl hunt. For more information, go to www.michigan. gov/ puremichiganhunt. Season dates and regulations have not yet been established for the 2012 hunting seasons. — L.P.


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