Sports Shorts



Wild game dinner

DAVISON — The Davison Knights of Columbus 4090 will hold a wild game charity dinner on Feb. 4. The dinner will be catered by “Dixie” Dave Minar to benefit the American Wheelchair Mission and Camp Quality of Michigan. The KOC is seeking sponsors and donations of products and services for auction and raffle to raise funds for these causes . For more about the American Wheelchair Mission go to www.amwheelchair.org and Quality Camp, a local summer camp held at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, is at www.campqualityusa.org. Tickets are $50 and a table of eight is $300. There are two sponsor levels – silver and gold. Silver sponsorships cost $750 and includes a table of eight, $200 in raffle tickets, a half-page ad in the program book, recognition at the event, free beverages and will be called to go to the buffet first. Vendor slots are available for a minimum donation of $250 of merchandise for the auction/raffle. Details: Call 810-614-9421 or 989-295-1017. — G.G.

Snowmobile trail permit fee increases for 2011

STATEWIDE — Beginning with the 2011 snowmobile season, the permit fee will be $45 compared to last year’s price of $35. The fee will remain $45 through the 2015 snowmobile season because the state signed a law in 2008 that provided for the incremental increase in snowmobile trail fees, which support maintenance and grooming of the state’s snowmobile trail network. Michigan’s snowmobile trail network is successful because of the unique relationship that exists between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners. The DNR provides grants to local snowmobile trail partners who are responsible for the grooming and maintenance of the trails. The fee increase is necessary to offset the increasing snowmobile grant sponsor costs — such as fuel, engineering services and insurance — to maintain the designated and groomed trail network, and to fund long-term trail infrastructure needs, such as bridges and culverts. “When it comes to keeping Michigan’s trails safe and groomed, a little goes a long way,” added Lynne Boyd, chief of the Forest Management Division at the DNR. “This fee increase is a way for every snowmobiler to do his or her part toward providing season-long access to miles and miles of magical Michigan trails.” Details: www.michigan. gov/ dnr. — E.H.

Live racing returns to Sports Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — Harness racing fans will want to mark the calendar for Nov. 25, as live racing returns to Sports Creek Raceway at 7 p.m. November 25 and every Friday after than until Dec. 31. The track offers simulcasting seven days a week from noon-midnight. — L.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.

Carr, Chiefs struggle for consistency

KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-5 overall, which has them sitting in last place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 5-4 Oakland Raiders, 4-5 San Diego Chargers, and the 4-5 Denver Broncos. The past couple of weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, as two consecutive losses have sent them from first to worst in the division. Kansas City was most recently defeated by the Denver Broncos last Sunday, a 17-10 loss to one of the league’s lesser teams. The week prior was a much worse scenario for the Chiefs, as they were blown away by the previously winless Miami Dolphins, 31-3. Through nine games played, Carr has started all nine games, amassing 25 solo tackles, with three assisted tackles. He also has six pass deflections, and two interceptions, which he returned for a combined 16 yards. The Chiefs head to Gillette Stadium for a prime time match up with the New England Patriots on ESPN’s Monday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. — B.P.

Lady Skippers opening their ranks

PORT HURON — Tryouts for the 2012 St. Clair County Community College volleyball team will take place in the school’s gymnasium on Jan. 7 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. That same day, SC4 will host a volleyball clinic for 6th-8th graders from 10 a.m.- noon and high school athletes from 12:15-2:25 p.m. for $75. The school will then hold similar sessions on Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25. Details: 810-989- 5670, 810-824-7820 or weiscroft@msn.com. — 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.

College credit available

LAPEER — The VIEW Newspapers now have opportunities available for unpaid internships in the sports department for the fall and winter semesters. Applicants should be at least 18 years old and attached to a college internship program, length of commitment negotiable based on credit requirements and those interested must be available during standard business hours. Details: Lisa Paine at 810-452-2626 or lpaine@mihomepaper.com. — M.S.

State to Hunters: Help Eliminate Feral Swine

STATEWIDE — New legislation in Michigan allows for the opportunistic take of feral swine running at large in all counties in Michigan. Please see www.michigan.gov/dnr/feralswine for more information on Part 413. In states where feral swine have become established, they have caused crop damage, pose a serious threat to the health and welfare of the domestic swine, endanger humans, impact

wildlife populations, and impact the environment by disrupting the ecosystem. Hunters and the public are asked to report all feral swine sightings, kills and/or damage to the Dept. of Natural Resources. — L.P.


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