All-Star Football game
ALMA — On March 7, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association announced that the 32nd Annual MHSFCA East-West All Star Game will now be played at Bahlke Field on the campus of Alma College. Originally held at Central Michigan after years in East Lansing, the MHSFCA noted that based on the recent NCAA by-law 188.8.131.52 that prohibits “non-scholastic football practice or competition” at an FBS or FCS school, the Association learned just recently that the 2012 All-Star game cannot be held at Central Michigan University as previously scheduled. CMU and the MHSFCA were denied a request for waiver of the new rule on February 26.
Local talent selected to the rosters includes North Branch wide receiver Trevor Marceau on the East and Carman-Ainsworth’s Shane Barron on the West.
“The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association believes that Bahlke Field at Alma College will be an excellent venue for the 32nd Annual MHSFCA East-West All Star Game on June 30,” said Gus Kapolka, 2012 All-Star Game chairman. “We plan to make the event a great experience for the coaches, players and fans to include expanding the existing seating by adding portable bleachers with tremendous sight lines. Alma College has pledged its full support to the MHSFCA to ensure a first-class event to include the on-campus game-week of full practice sessions and team building and community activities that past All Star game players have said is a highlight of their athletic careers.”
The MHSFCA noted that is also plans to partner with local FBS and FCS universities to request the NCAA to change the rule to allow the All-Star Game to be played at other venues in the future.
Game time will be announced by MHSFCA at a later date, usually mid-day on a Saturday. Tickets will be available beginning May 15 at www.mhsfca.com.— L.P.
Women’s groups upcoming outdoors event
DAVISON — On April 13 Camo and Lace will host “Barbeque and BUNCO” at Williams Gun Sight and Outfitters, 7389 Lapeer Rd., from 7-10 p.m. There is no cost for attending this event, interested parties do not have to have experience playing BUNCO and the menu will include pulled pork, dessert and more. An RSVP is required by April 6 and individuals interested in winning cash prizes should bring $5. Details: 810- 223-1540, www.camoandlace.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. — M.S.
Flint Jr. Generals flying high
FLINT —The Flint Junior Generals elimintaed the Cleveland Junior Lumberjacks from the 2011-12 NA3HL playoffs with victories of 5-3 last Saturday and 4-3 last Friday at Iceland Arena. Scoring for the Junior Generals last Saturday were Grand Blanc’s Cody Damon, Swartz Creek’s Andrew Lay, William Kocher, Derek Compeau and Kenneth Milosner and, in goal, Benjamin Myers made 27 saves on 30 attempts.
Last Friday, things were a whole lot closer because Flint only got two power play opportunities for the game and went into the third period down by a goal, but Flint still outshot Cleveland, 34-23, as Myers went 20-for-23 in net. With the win, the Junior Generals won the East Division playoff crown and were the first to qualify for the league championship tournament this weekend in Chicago. Flint’s next game is tomorrow against Toledo, on Saturday the squad takes on St. Louis and on Sunday the Junior Generals face Granite City. — M.S.
Second Annual BBQ and BUNCO
DAVISON — Area women are invited to join Camo and Lace for a free night of fun at Barbeque and BUNCO on Friday, April 13.
Camo and Lace, a woman’s group that encourages females to get involved in outdoor sports, including hunting and fishing, is putting the camouflage away for an evening and getting out the lace for this upcoming event. Participants do not need to have experience playing BUNCO. Menu includes pulled pork, dessert and other picnic fare. Event runs 7-10 p.m. at Williams Gun Sight and Outfitters, 7389 Lapeer Rd., Davison, just west of Irish Rd. near I-69, and is free.
Prizes will be part of the fun, but please bring $5 to enter to win cash prizes. RSVP required by April 6, at email@example.com or if questions, call P.J. after 7 p.m. at 810-223-1540. — L.P.
The training can begin
FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation announced recently that registration for the 2012 CrimFit Adult Training Program is now open until April 16. The program lasts 15 weeks and prepares runners for 5k, 8k and 10k events at the Crim Festival of Races on Aug. 25. All participants will be entered into a Crim Festival of Races Event plus two other local races and will receive a t-shirt for $140. This year the Crim will also offer 20 need based scholarships for its adult training program. Details: www.crim.org.— M.S.
Christian Football League opens registration
FLINT — The Christian Football League has opened registration for the upcoming season and has added a middle school program this year. The league is open to anyone who may not otherwise have an opportunity to play on a high school team. Varsity players ages 14-18 and middle school players ages 11-13 can sign up until Aug. 1 at www.cfl-mi.com or by calling Mark Brimmer at 810-730-4641. A varsity spring session runs April 23-May 24 and will practice at Flint First Wesleyan Church at Center and Davison Rds. — L.P.
Second annual high school alumni skate
BURTON — 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. — L.P.
Unpaid internships available
DAVISON — The VIEW Newspapers now has opportunities available for unpaid internships in the sports department for the spring semester. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. — M.S.