Sports Shorts



Getting It Right

FLINT TWP— In last week’s issue, we mis-identified a track athlete. The correct athlete was Demarion Allen. — B.P.

MSU Alumni tailgate

ATLAS TWP. — The MSU Genesee County Alumni Club invites the public to a spring tailgate event tomorrow (June 8) from 6-8 p.m. at the Atlas Valley Country Club, 8313 Perry Road. Cost is $20 per person and includes dinner, program and nonalcoholic beverages. Cash bar. The event will include guest speaker Pat Narduzzi, defensive coordinator for the MSU football team. Sparty will be on hand along with MSU cheerleaders as the Club honors the 2012 scholarship recipients. Details: www.msu- gcsc.com L.P.

Michigan race venue to host National event

BIRCH RUN — Baja Acres, 8683 Birch Run Rd., is hosting a National Obstacle Mud Running Series Event titled the Mud Factor on June 30.

“With having 80 acres of rolling hills, water features, natural obstacle and trees, Baja Acres is a perfect fit for this event. We sell fun and that is exactly what the Mud Factor will be,” said Baja Acres owner Patrick Grzebinski.

Registration for this event will cost $55 until May 31 then go up to $65 and space is limited.

“We are so excited to be part of this up and coming Mud Run. This event is going to be a blast,” said Townsquare Media Flint General Manager Kelly Quinn.

Details: www.banana1015.com. — M.S.

Biggest event of the year for PPW

FLINT — As a fundraiser for the Temple Association and the Old News Boys, Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St., is hosting Pure Pro Wrestling’s Retro Slam 4 on June 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and kids five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at 6255 Taylor Drive, Flint Twp. Details: www.prowrestlingatitsfinest.com. — M.S.

Flint Fury football wins home opener

FLINT— After opening the season with a 25-8 win on the road over the typically strong Michigan Mercenaries, the Flint Fury semi-pro football team shocked the minor league football world as they defeated the Detroit Seminoles, 9-6, at Atwood Stadium last Saturday. The Seminoles are historically one of the better semi-pro football franchises, and no Flint-based team has been able to beat them since the now-defunct Flint Falcons accomplished the feat 15 years ago.

The game was a bit sloppy, mainly because of the water-logged AstroTurf. The first quarter was filled with punts, however, the momentum of the game began to change in the second frame. The Seminoles ripped off a 59-yard touchdown scamper, followed by an unsuccessful two-point conversion. The Fury quickly found a way to cut that lead in half. Quarterback Chance Garner tossed a bomb down field to get Flint into field goal range, and Jeremy Schermerhorn booted it through from 23 yards out.

The Fury got the ball back before the half, and drove all the way down field to cap the drive off with a 4-yard touchdown pass by Garner with just seconds remaining in the half. The extra point sailed wide right, giving the Fury the 9-6 edge heading into the half.

Flint gained first possession of the half, and looked as if they were about to gain full control of the game when a halfback dive turned into a 54- yard touchdown. The play, however, was called back on a hold. Lonnie Johnson had two big second half interceptions to help the Fury ice the win.

Also on the Fury roster are Carman-Ainsworth grads Richard Beauguard, Robert Young and Justin Broughton.

Flint now sits at 2-0 overall, and 1-0 in the Great Lakes Football League. The Michigan Power Rankings currently place the Fury as the No. 10 team in the state. — B.P.

Junior Hockey news and notes

FLINT — The Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League announced last Thursday that three more of its players would be moving on to play collegiate hockey, including forward Bobby Boddette, who will lace up his skates next season for Adrian College. Defenseman Ben Gislason will also take that next step with St. Olaf College and signing his national letter-of-intent to take the ice for the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire was defenseman Derek Knetter. — M.S.

Soccer team wins trophies

CANTON — The Flint Steelers U13 boys’ soccer team won a trophy at the Canton Cup tournament on Memorial Day weekend. The 30th annual tournament had some storm delays on Saturday, which shortened up some of the games to get things back on schedule. The Steelers met the challenge of weather and field conditions to end a series of three qualifying games in first place, earning them a championship playoff game. The team played their fourth game in two days to win a Canton Cup trophy. — D.N.

Lions youth football camp on tap

GRAND BLANC — The annual Detroit Lions youth football camp has been set for June 18-21 at Grand Blanc High. The fundamentals camp runs 8:30 a.m.-noon and costs $159 per person. A past or current player is usually on hand for chalk talk sessions with the kids, running drills and autographs. Details: DetroitLions.com/youth football or call 313-262-2248. — L.P.

Angling for Kids tourney on the hook

GENESEE COUNTY — Adolescents in need of emotional and behavioral services will benefit from the first annual “Angling for Kids” fishing tournament that runs the month of June. All proceeds benefit the McLaren-Flint Adolescent Psychiatric Services Program. The tournament is open to adults and kids and runs June1-30. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories and other special prizes will be given out. Cost is $25. All anglers must register with the McLaren Foundation by May 31, 2012 and have a legal license to fish in the State of Michigan. For rules, or to register, www.signmeup.com/ 83318 or contact Mark Sak at 810-342-5326. Anglers can also send a check made out to the McLaren Foundation, and mail to McLaren Foundation, 401 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint, MI 48423, Attn: Cathy Stacey. All entries must be postmarked or registered through the website by May 31. — L.P.


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