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Cavs’ running back Holmes becomes a Spartan

FLINT TWP.— He doesn’t graduate from high school until 2013, but he already has a solid future ahead of him. Carman-Ainsworth running back Gerald Holmes, who missed most of his junior season due to a nagging ankle injury, has committed to play football for the Michigan State Spartans beginning in the 2013 season.

“After the (Michigan vs. Michigan State) basketball game, I told coach (Mark) Dantonio I wanted to be a Spartan,” stated Holmes. “I just knew Michigan State is the right place for me.” Holmes chooses Michigan State over offers that he also had from Toledo and Central Michigan, both of the Mid-American Conference.

“Not having the stats; being injured; the (Michigan State) coaches still gave me an offer,” continued Holmes. “That tells me they see my potential.” — B.P.

Just to clarify….

FLINT — Several high school and alumni hockey tournaments taking part in the area have caused a bit of confusion. On March 23-25 Flint Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elms Rd., is offering a High School Alumni Hockey Tournament for those 18-30 and 30 and over. Cost is $650 per team and there will also be T-shirts issued to the winning team and. Because of USA Hockey rules, $100 of entry fee will go back to each school’s athletic department. Details:

On April 20 at Ice Mountain in Burton, the second annual Mid-Michigan High School Alumni Tournament benefits the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and MI Youth Hockey Scholarship Fund. This tournament had 12 teams last year and brought in upwards of 14,000 spectators. Details or to sign up for this tournament, Eric Lemieux at 810-223-2964 or Bryan Hall at 810- 691-5686. — M.S./L.P.

MHSAA Game Night

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Game Night now offers daily prep varsity game footage, with new content being aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contests can be found on channel 900 for Comcast subscribers or Details: — M.S.

Youth football camp offered by Flint Fury

FLINT — The Flint Fury will host a youth football camp May 26 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Atwood Stadium. Following the mantra that football offers youngster skills to play football, but more importantly offers life skills and opportunities, the camp will focus on physical fitness and team building, while learning the game. Proper coaching, academics, health and safety will be the top focus. The camp is geared to kids ages 7-12 and registration starts at the door at 8 a.m. Details:, or contact coach Charles Lawler at — L.P.

Schools making athletic opportunities available

FLINT TWP. — While open to kids from all areas, the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Youth Enrichment Program is offering a baseball camp for kids ages 7- 13 on April 2-4 from 9 a.m.-noon for $30. The clinic will take place in the Carman-Ainsworth high school gym, registration deadline is March 23 and when registering online a non-refundable convenience fee is applied. Details: 810-591-3600, 810-591-2880 or 810- 591-3276. — M.S.

Warriors giving back to the community

FLINT— The Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League are offering all fans that make a donation to Goodwill before Feb. 25 a coupon for reduced admission for the teams game that night. Details: or— M.S.

Keeping pace during the winter months

SWARTZ CREEK — As part of the Swartz Creek Community Education Program, indoor walking at the Middle school and Cage Field house will continue through the winter months until the weather breaks in the spring. Walking hours are Monday–Thursday 8-10 a.m. at the Cage and 6-8 p.m. at the Middle school. Participants are asked to come into the community education office to register and pay the $20 registration fee. An ID badge will then be issued that walkers must wear at all times while paticipating. Walkers must sign in and out with the on-site supervisor. — L.P.

Elba baseball, softball signups start Saturday

ELBA TWP. — The Elba Baseball and Softball Association will hold registration Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Lapeer, 1701 W. Genesee St, east of Big Lots plaza. Late signups will be held Feb. 25 and March 3 from 10 a.m.-noon at MC Sports in Lapeer, 1776 DeMille Rd., in Kohl’s plaza. No registrations after March 10. For more information, visit ebsa — D.N.

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