Sports Shorts



Co-ed adult race league hits the slopes

BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on January 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place between 7 and 9 .m. each Wednesday. Participants receive a reduced lift ticket rate when presenting their racing bib at the ticket window. Weekly parties and drawings are all part of the fun. Details: Mt. Brighton ski school at 810-229-9581 ext. 220. — L.P.

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.

Charity show to feature all levels of skating

FLINT — On Saturday, the Iceland Competitive Edge Figure Skating Club is hosting a fundraiser for the Eastern Michigan Food Bank at Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elm Rd., from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m., which will be followed by a family open skate from 12-1:50 p.m. “The food bank would not be able to provide food to the nearly 50,000 individuals each week that we do without the help from so many generous individuals, organizations and business’s that hep us in our mission to ‘Change the Face of Hunger,’” said agency development manager Tracy Folwer Johnston. Cost of admission for the event is a canned food item or a monetary donation to the food bank and the format will feature about 20 solo performers from the approximately 80-person program. “It will be great fun and great skating, all for a great cause,” said ICEFSC Figure Skating Director Brandon Forsyth. “There will also be a special surprise guest appearance.” Details: 810-824-8535. — M.S.

Unpaid internships available for budding journalists

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.

Ball handling clinic on tap

SWARTZ CREEK — Cage Sports will host a ball-handling clinic put on by MI Cagers and Billy Selvia Sunday, Dec. 18 for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Cost is $35 per person and includes event Tshirt. The two-hour clinic runs from 10 a.m.-noon and will be run by Durand varsity coach Jeff Long with Kristin Long. Register at www.cagesports.com. — L.P.

Carr, Chiefs thumped by Jets

KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 5-8 overall, which has them sitting in last place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 8-5 Denver Broncos, 7-6 Oakland Raiders, and the 6-7 San Diego Chargers. The past few weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, as four consecutive losses sent them into a downward spiral. Kansas City bounced back with a 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears last Sunday. The win comes after consecutive losses on the primetime stage, falling on both Sunday night and Monday night the past two weeks. The buzz, however, wouldn’t last long, as the Chiefs were brought back to earth by the Jets in a 37-10 drubbing. The devastating loss cost Kansas City head coach Todd Haley his job. Romeo Crennel will fill his shoes as the interim head coach. Through 13 games, Carr has started every game, amassing 33 solo tackles, with six assisted tackles. He also has 11 pass deflections, and three interceptions, which he returned for a combined 16 yards. The Chiefs return to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a match up with the 13-0 Green Bay Packers.— B.P.

Wild game dinner on the menu

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.

Adult race league at Apple Mountain

FREELAND — Skiers and snowboarders have many choices, including the adult race league at Apple Mountain, just five minutes from MBS airport. The league runs Thursdays, January 5 to February 28, 2012. Sign up takes place at the snack bar starting at 6:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. Races take place on a Giant Slalom course and everyone must be 18 years or older. Cost is $12 and includes lift ticket and registration fee. — L.P.


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