Sports Shorts

Carr, Chiefs begin to slide

KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-7 overall, which has them sitting at third place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 7-4 Oakland Raiders, 6-5 Denver Broncos, and ahead of the 4-7 San Diego Chargers. The past few weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, as four consecutive losses have sent them from first to tied for worst in the division. Kansas City was most recently defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers, 13-9, on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The week before, Kansas City took a 34-3 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots. Through 11 games, Carr has started all games, amassing 32 solo tackles, with five assisted tackles. He also has seven pass deflections, and two interceptions, which he returned for a combined 16 yards. The Chiefs return to action on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match up in Chicago against the Bears. — B.P.

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 and Quality Camp, a local summer camp held at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, is at 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.

Monday night Coors Light race league set to begin

HOLLY — The seven-week race program begins Monday, Jan. 3, 2012. This is team head-to-head

racing with each team consists of 3-6 racers. Those who don’t have a team can be placed on one. No race experience is necessary. The league includes two divisions, handicap and straight time; racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each Monday night; Apres’ Ski Race party takes place each race night; Trophies are awarded to the top teams with giveaways each week. Discounted lift tickets are available, cost is $55.00 for seven weeks of racing (plus lift ticket). To preregister, download a 2011 registration form or sign up the 1st night of racing. Details: Mt. Holly Ski School at 248- 634-3249. — L.P.

Foot Locker’s 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 this 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. The Midwest consists of runners from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations. Details: Kenny Fried at 703-534-4600 x 212; E.H.

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 — M.S

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