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Kodiaks bounce back in home finale

FLINT— Ever since their season opening win over Xavier, Carman-Ainsworth graduate Dwan Simmons and his University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks club football team have hit a bit of a losing skid. The opening game, a 35-3 win over Xavier, seemed quite dominant, however, the same results were not obtained on the road. The following week, the Kodiaks traveled to Wright State, falling, 12-7, in their first road game of the year. The losing continued into their next game, with a 42-6 loss at Siena Heights. The Kodiaks were defeated by the club football team from Ohio State University on October 22, 30-14. Michigan-Flint finally put an end to the losing skid last Saturday in their home finale against the club football team from the University of Miami of Ohio, 26-16. The Kodiaks will wrap up their regular season on Saturday, as they hit the road to face Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. — B.P.

U-M Flint hockey to take on MSU

FLINT — The U-M Flint men’s hockey team will host Michigan State Friday, Nov. 4 at Perani Arena. Pre-game festivities start at 8 p.m. and the puck drops at 8:30 p.m. All U-M students are admitted free of charge, and because of the local hockey interest, any student under the age of 18 will also be given free admission to the game to spark their interest in youth hockey and beyond. The U-M Flint team currently is 7-2 on the season and defeated MSU, 6-5, last weekend in a thrilling game.

Local athletes playing for the blue and gold include: Swartz Creek native Kirk Allen, Goodrich grads Jake Brejnak and Conner Geml, Grand Blanc grads Dan Cowan and Ian Roberts, Davison native Tyler Mitchell, Lapeer native Nate Robson. Details: www.hockeyclubumflint.com L.P.

Teen heart screenings offered

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has launched the Teen Heart Screening Program, a screening program developed by Beaumont Hospital for students involved in vigorous activities and organized sports. Hurley’s Teen Health Check Student Heart Screening Program combines a simple health history and noninvasive screening to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It’s a serious heart condition that is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Data shows that HCM affects approximately one in 500 people, and does not usually have any symptoms. However, Hurley notes that the stress on the heart during strenuous activities puts students at higher risk for sudden death. Hurley is offering the free screenings to mid- Michigan students on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Hurley Medical Center School of Nursing. Pre-registration is required. Each student/athlete will undergo a quick screening that includes a review of the health history questionnaire, a blood pressure check and an electrocardiogram (ECG). A cardiologist will evaluate each student and will listen to the student’s heart. To participate complete the forms available on line at https:// infosource. hurleymc.com/ intranet/ flyers/ Teen_ Heart_ Healt h_ Packet. pdf and return it day of the screening.

To register call 810-262-9260 and press option #1. — L.P.

Scores deadlines

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Varsity coaches are reminded that all scores must reach us by 10 a.m. on Wednesday to make the current week’s edition. Scores ultimately should be reported as soon after each game as possible to your beat reporter, FAX to 810-667-6309 or e-mailed to lpaine@mihomepaper.com L.P.

Carr, Chiefs bouncing back

KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-3 overall, which is good enough for first place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, leading the 4-3 San Diego Chargers, 4-3 Oakland Raiders, and the 2-5 Denver

Broncos. Kansas City opened the season with three consecutive losses. In week one, the Chiefs were dominated at home by the Buffalo Bills, 41-7. The following week they were slaughtered by the Detroit Lions, 48-3. After a close loss to San Diego, 20-17, the Chiefs have won four straight. On October 2, Kansas City hosted and defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 22-17. The Chiefs then traveled to Indianapolis to take on the Petyon Manningless Colts, as the Chiefs went on to win, 28-24. An October 23 game in Oakland would be the Chiefs’ best performance of the season, as Kansas City dominated the Raiders, 28-0. The Chiefs won their second game in a row on Monday night, defeating the San Diego Chargers, 23-20, in overtime. Through those seven games played, Carr has started all seven games amassing 21 solo tackles, with two assisted tackles. He also has five pass deflections, and two interceptions, which he returned for a combined 16 yards. Now at 4-3 overall, the Chiefs will host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. — B.P.


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