Sports Shorts



Kodiaks wrap up regular season

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 experienced a season of ups and downs. 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 on October 30 in their home finale against the club football team from the University of Miami of Ohio, 26-16. Michigan-Flint wrapped up the regular season last Saturday at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. The Kodiaks lost, 24-18, putting their final overall record at 2-4. It has not been determined if Michigan-Flint will participate in any postseason competition. — B.P.

Leadership mentoring day hosted by GAC

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesys Athletic Club, 801 Health Park Blvd., in association with the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame, hosted the first of three Leadership Mentoring half day workshops last Saturday for about 90 pre-selected high school athletes from nine different schools, including Carman- Ainsworth, Davison, Dryden, Fenton, Holly, Lapeer West, Linden, Powers and Swartz Creek. “Our goal is to teach these student athletes about leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field so they can take these skills and adapt them as they enter the business community,”said GAC general manager Jay Berry. “”The Leadership Mentoring program is about teaching leadership skills on the field, in the classroom, and in the community, and the best role models and mentors are our own Hall of Fame inductees who have become community leaders. We are providing these students with leadership training and mentoring tools they can use as our future leaders. We refer to it as the ‘complete athlete’.” Headlining this event were a wealth of local resources, including Mott Community College men’s basketball coach, Hall of Fame inductee and keynote speaker Steve Schmidt, former Michigan State team captain and current Davison wrestling coach Roy Hall, MSU head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports Tim Wakeham and two-time world sprint cycling champion and Northwestern High grad Sue Novara-Reber. Keith Young, a four-time All American with the University of Tennesee cross country and track teams after graduating from Flint Northwestern, was also on hand and 15- year old Powers three-sport athlete Joseph Trosko delivered a student-to-student message. Future events will be scheduled based on athlete availability. Details: www.genesys.org. — M.S.

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 struggle for consistency

KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-4 overall, which is good enough for first place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, leading the 4-4 San Diego Chargers, 4-4 Oakland Raiders, and the 3-5 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 won four in a row. On October 2, Kansas City hosted and defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 22-17. The Chiefs then traveled to Indianapolis to take on the Petyon Manning-less 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, defeating the San Diego Chargers, 23- 20, in overtime. The winning came to an end on Sunday, as Kansas City was blown away by the previously-winless Miami Dolphins, 31-3, in Kansas City. Through eight games played, Carr has started all eight games amassing 24 solo tackles, with three assisted tackles. He also has five pass deflections, and two interceptions, which he returned for a combined 16 yards. The Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. — B.P.

Winter softball clinics

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University is hosting several softball clinics this winter in the school’s indoor turf bubble, including a Pitcher/Catcher camp and a Hitting Camp on January 8, on January 21 an Elite Players Camp and a Hitting Camp are scheduled and on January 28 there is an indoor tournament. Details: myoung32@emich.edu. — M.S.

Wolverines honoring military

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan will honor our nation’s armed servive men and women on Nov. 11 druing the men’s basketball game against Ferris State. All former and current militray members are eligible for a discount that gives them four tickets for $11. That same day the men’s basketball team is also hosting its Third Annual Care Package Drive in association with the University of Michigan Student Veterans Association. Dontaions can be dropped off in the concourse near gates A, B amd E and prefered items include black/white socks, deodorant, gum, protein bars, canned chicken/tuna, ramen noodles, hot chocolate mix, magazines, granola bars, dried fruit, baby wipes, batteries, chapstick and crossword puzzle/word search books. Details: 734-615-2025 or 734-647-0729. — M.S.


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