Former Cav Rashad takes sixth at Adidas Grand Prix
NEW YORK, NY— Former Carman- Ainsworth track and field standout Ahmad Rashad got some national recognition on Saturday in New York, where he ran the 100- meter dash at the Adidas Grand Prix. Rashad, who attended the University of Southern California following his prolific high school career with the Cavaliers, finished the race in sixth place with a time of 10.55. American Tyson Gay won the race when he crossed the finish line in 10 seconds flat. — B.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.
Fees waived for selected high school seniors
EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2012-13 school year, and has launched an effort aimed at recruiting new officials from this year’s high school senior class.
The MHSAA has provided each member high school with two complimentary officials registrations to be awarded to graduating seniors designated by their athletic directors as having the skills and interest in continuing their involvement in MHSAA athletics through officiating.
Those high school seniors will not have to pay registration fees for the next school year, and will receive assistance from MHSAA staff in connecting with local officials’ associations and training opportunities.
“Officiating is a great way to remain involved after these students’ playing careers have ended, and provides a variety of benefits for young people leaving high school – including opportunities to stay physically active and grow a professional network,” MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl said. “We always are looking for promising officials, and we’re excited about the potential to reach a number of outstanding candidates.”
Fee schedules and pnline registration can be accessed by clicking “Officials” at www.MHSAA.com. Forms also are available online that can be printed out and submitted by traditional mail or hand delivery to the MHSAA Office. More information about officials registration may be obtained by contacting the MHSAA at 1661 Ramblewood Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48823, by phone at 517- 332-5046 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an officials’ registration test, which is for first-time officials and officials who were not registered during the past school year. The test consists of 45 questions derived from the MHSAA Officials Guidebook, which also is available on the Officials page of the MHSAA Website. Additional 50-question exams must be taken by those registering for football or basketball for the first time or those who were not registered for those sports during the previous school year. Manuals for both sports also are available on the Officials page. — L.P.
Geocaching 101 on the horizon
HOLLY — A free Intro to Geocaching event takes place on Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at the Holly State Recreation Area. Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players hide and search for hidden containers using GPS-enabled devices, and then record and share their experience online. The familyfriendly activity can be done anywhere, in any park, for free with a GPS device. Instruction will be provided by David Keith, Michigan Geocaching Organization. Details: Holly State Recreation Area, 8100 Grange Hall Rd., Holly. 1-248-634-8811. A Recreation Passport is required for all vehicles entering Michigan State Parks, and can be purchased for $10 either at the Secretary of State when you renew your license plate, or at any State Park. GPS devices will be available for use during this event, but participants are also encouraged to bring smartphones to use a free geocaching application. — L.P.
It’s not to late
GRAND BLANC — Registration has been extended by the Grand Blanc Youth Football League until the end of June for cheerleaders ages 8-13. Practices start Aug. 14 and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at GM Field across from Kohls, games are on Saturdays beginning Sept. 8 and home contests will be held at Grand Blanc Middle School. Cost is $130. Details: www.grandblancyouthfootball.com or 810-606- 0223. — M.S.
Upcoming lineup released by Wolverines
ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan baseball program announced the upcoming summer schedule for the 2012 Rich Maloney Baseball Camps taking place at the Wilpon Complex, which also serves as the home for Ray Fisher Stadium. This includes Kids Camp I and II for boys ages 6-12 on July 1-3 and 9- 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at a cost of $195 each or $335 for both for commuters and on July 8- 11 there will be a Wolverine Camp for boys ages 14-19 for $325 for commuters or $450 residential.
Boys ages 9-19 also have several other options to hone their skills on the diamond this summer, such as a Comprehensive Camp on July 15-18 for $305 for commuters or $425 residential, there will be a Pitching/Catching camp on July 22-24 for $265 for commuters or $330 residential and on the same days for the same price a Offensive/Infield clininc is being offered. Details: Ricky Babcock at 734-615- 0010 or email. email@example.com. — M.S.