Sports Shorts

Hunter safety on the offering slate

FLINT TWP. — Sponsored by the DNRE and Carman-Ainsworth Community Education, the free course on Oct. 11, 13, and 16 from 6-9:30 p.m. includes hunting laws, ethics and hunter responsibilities, first aid, bow and arrow and gun hunting safety, survival and range work. Students must be 12 years old or older to take this class. Adults are welcome. Students must attend all classes to receive certification. Bring paper, pencil and $10 fee to the first class. DO NOT bring hunting weapons to class. Saturday class will be held at Grand Blanc Huntsman club. Sign up for this class at the door the first night by 5:30 p.m. — L.P.

Hall of Fame Banquet

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth 9th annual Hall of Fame Banquet will induct its 9th Class into the Hall on Saturday, Oct. 23. The banquet will take place at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The induction ceremony follows dinner.

This year’s Class includes Craig Sheerin (1985) football and wrestling; Kate Fechik (1980) basketball, volleyball, softball; Amy Harris (1987) soccer and tennis; Susan Willliams (1979) basketball, volleyball, softball; Jack Magelssen (1966) cross country, basketball, track; 1971 Ainsworth boys’ basketball team; 1946, 1947, 1948 Hoover High softball team; 1954-55 Dye boys’ basketball team.

To get tickets call Diana Balbaugh at 810-591-8222. Cost is $40 with checks made payable to: Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame. Checks can be mailed to Diana Balbaugh at 3375 Van Campen Dr., Flint, 48507.— L.P.

Engarde! Learn to fence locally

FLINT — THe YMCA downtown is now offering beginner fencing classes starting Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of foil fencing, footwork, attacks, parr y, and riposte. The Y will furnish equipment with instruction provided by the Genesee Fencing Club. Class size is limited and preregistration

is advised. Details: gfcfencing@ — L.P.

Panthers advance to state cup quarterfinals

DAVISON — The U15 girls MESA Panthers soccer team earned a trip to Saginaw to compete in the MSYSA State Cup quarter finals. The team earned the berth by going undefeated in preliminar y pool play. The road to the quarters included wins against Michigan Rush Central, 3- 0, Michigan Hawks East, 2-0, and the Michigan Hawks Black, 2-1. The quarter finals will be held at the STSA Fields in Saginaw on Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. on field 8. The Panthers will take on No. 2 ranked Vardar for a chance to play in the semifinals on Sunday.

Team coaches said being in the final 8 teams in the state is unheard of for such a small soccer club. They added there are no divisions like there are in high school sports where the bigger schools don’t compete against the little ones. Everyone is all in one pool with MESA playing against larger metro Detroit communities where area populations are more than 10 times that of Davisons. — L.P.

Loggers release logo, jersey design

LAPEER — The Lapeer Loggers, proud members of the All American Hockey League, unveiled the clubs finished logo and jersey designs last Wednesday.

The main logo, which features a lumberjack with an axe, will be featured on the front of both home and away jerseys. The teams secondary logo, which will be used as the team’s shoulder patch, features a hockey puck being sawn in half.

“We are very happy the way the logo came out,” said Loggers General Manager Tyler Harrison. “We would like to thank Mike Ivall for the great work.”

The Lapeer Loggers start there inaugural campaign Friday Oct. 22 when they take on the Troy Bruins at Polar Palace at 7 p.m.

To order tickets, contact the Lapeer Loggers box office at 810-667-5122. — L.P.

Waza Football Club hosts clinic

GRAND BLANC — The Waza Football Club that took over where Genesee Stars left off has open registration for a youth clinic that runs Saturdays through Oct. 9. In its second year, the clinic takes place on Field 2A at the Rick Hartker complex. It’s open to kids ages 3-10 with beginner to intermediate experience. Details: Angela Fontair at 1-248-202-4693. — L.P

Have an item for print?

FLINT TOWNSHIP — If you have a short you’d like printed in paper, send the details to Sports Editor Lisa Paine at, including date, location, details and contact number for more information. Deadline for submissions is Monday at noon.. Photos are considered as long as they are high resolution, unedited and in JPG or BMP format.

If you have a stor y idea on a college athlete, current coach or volunteer relating to sports, we’d like to hear from you also. All stor y ideas are considered at the discretion of the editors. — L.P.

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