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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.

Education for young and old alike

FLINT TWP. — On March 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Youth Enrichment program invites the entire family to the pool at Carman-Ainsworth High School for swimming, games and more. Juice and snacks will also be served and cost is $5 per person or $18 per family.

Other upcoming programs include T-ball for 3- 4 year olds at the CAHS baseball diamond for six weeks from May 5-June 16 on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for $35 including T-shirt and hat. That kicks off with a parents meeting in the Carman- Ainsworth middle school gym on April 28 at 10 a.m. There is also a T-ball option for kids ages 5-6 that takes place on May 5, 12 and 19 and June 16 at 11:30 a.m. and June 4 and 11 at 7 p.m. at the CAHS baseball diamond. Cost is $40 including T-shirt and hat and the parents meeting is schedlued for April 28 at 11:30 a.m. Details: 810-591-4160, 810-591-3600 or http:// activenet13. active.com/ bendleainsworth. — M.S.

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 nonrefundable convenience fee is applied. Details: 810-591-3600, 810-591-2880 or 810-591-3276. — M.S.

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: www.flinticeland.com.

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.

Warriors partner with Goodwill on Feb. 25 game

FLINT — The Michigan Warriors have partnered with Goodwill Industries on a promotion that will benefit the local community. Anyone who donates to Goodwill on or before Feb. 25 will receive a coupon for reduced admission to the Warriors’ game that night. Michigan will play Springfield at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Perani Arena.

Goodwill stores/donation centers are open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For a listing of locations, visit www.goodwillmidmichigan.org. Donations can be brought the night of the game. Look for the Goodwill van in the parking lot. — D.N.

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 mhsaa.tv. Details: mhsaa.com. — M.S.

Pro football coming to Flint area

GENESEE COUNTY — The Stars Football League has announced that their second season will be kicking off in the spring. In addition to several new teams, one of the previously established franchises, the Michigan Coyotes, will be relocating from the Pontiac Silverdome to Flint’s Atwood Stadium for the 2012 season. The Coyotes will be coached by Flint Rampage general manager and University of Michigan-Flint head coach Dan Pilgrim. For more info on the league and the team, visit starsfootballleague.com. — B.P.

Unpaid internships available for budding journalists

DAVISON — 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.

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.


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