Sports Shorts



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.

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. baseball@umich.edu. — M.S.

Spring sports finals to broadcast

EAST LANSING — There’s three more weekends of spring Michigan High School Athletic Association Championship action airing on FOX Sports Detroit, with last Saturday’s baseball finals in Battle Creek taking to the airwaves Sunday, June 24.

The baseball finals will be shown on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS beginning at noon with the Div. 1 game between Hudsonville and Warren DeLaSalle; followed at 2:30 p.m. by the Div. 2 tilt involving Grand Rapids Christian and Bay City John Glenn; the Div. 3 game airs at 5 p.m. with Madison Heights Bishop Foley against Lansing Catholic; and the Div. 4 game wraps things up with Decatur and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett facing each other at 7:30 p.m.

In coming weekends, the softball finals will air on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS on June 30, with Div. 1 Hudsonville vs. Mattawan at noon, Div. 2 Livonia Ladywood vs. Saginaw Swan Valley at 2 p.m.; and on July 1 with Div. 4 Dansville vs. Petersburg-Summerfield at 2 p.m. The Div. 3 final between Clinton and Gladstone will not be televised because of technical difficulties at the site.

The girls’ soccer finals will air on FOX Sports Detroit’s main channel on July 7, with Div. 1 Okemos vs. Troy at 10 a.m., Div. 2 Bloomfield Hills Marian vs. Plainwell at noon, Div. 3 Hudsonville Unity Christian vs. Flint Powers Catholic at 2 p.m., and Div. 4 Grandville Calvin Christian vs. Waterford Our Lady/Clarkston Everest at 4 p.m.

Comcast Channel 900 begins showing reairs of MHSAA Finals in spring sports this week. The boys’ lacrosse finals begin airings on Thursday, June 21, and the girls’ lacrosse finals begin on Saturday, June 23. — L.P.

Fury and Rampage square off

FENTON — In Great Lakes Football League action, the Flint Fury minor league football team traveled to play the Flint Rampage at Fenton High School on June 17, winning, 20-14. After the first quarter came and went without any changes to the scoreboard, the Fury scored a pair of touchdowns in the second to take a 14-0 lead into halftime. The Rampage then launched an offensive of their own with a pair of second-half touchdowns, making the difference in the game the field goals the Fury were able to connect on in the third and fourth. The Fury next plays the Capitol City Stealth on Saturday and on June 30 Flint is at the Midwest Rams.

Currently, the Fury have a record of 3-0 in the GLFL-Red Conference, tying the team for first place with the West Michigan Force. The Rampage, on the other hand, are winless after three weeks of play and are last in the GLFL-Red. Details: www.flintfuryfootball.com. — M.S.

Women’s Flat Track Derby Association news

FLINT — In a recent doubleheader at Perani Arena, the Flint City Derby Girls ATeam beat the Blue Water Derby Girls, 131- 96, after the FCDG Grand Funk Hell Cats defeated the Oakland Derby Diamonds, 161- 79. Next up for the Hellcats is a trip to Escanaba to face the Rollin Hellcats this Saturday and on Aug. 18 the Derby Girls return home to take on the Ann Arbor Brawlstars once the Hellcats have gone head-to-head with A2D2. Details: www.flint cityderbygirls.org. — M.S.

Now open until end of the month

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 $130.00. Details: www.grandblancyouthfootball.com or 810-606-0223. — M.S.

Bears to gather area talent

FLINT — Mott Community College will host its annual Bruin Classic boys and girls basketball games at Steve Schmidt Fieldhouse today. Contests are scheduled for 5:30 and 7 p.m. Details: www.mcc.edu. — M.S.


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