Sports Shorts




Youth football league practices underway

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth Youth Football and Cheerleading League began practices on Monday with the season starting Sept. 11 and running through Oct. 23. The complete season schedule will be available two days before the first games in September through the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League.

Football offers three divisions with freshmen ages 8-9 weighing no more than 90 pounds, JV players ages 10-11 weight limit of 120 pounds and varsity for kids no more than 12- years old and 160 pounds. Six games will be played—three home, three away—at area schools. Games officiated by MHSAA-certified officials.

The cheerleading program provides three divisions with a freshmen ages 6-9, JV for 10- 11 year olds and varsity for girls no more than 12 years of age. Details: 810-591-7266 or email CAYFCL@yahoo.com — L.P.

Ice camps winding down

FLINT TWP. — Flint Iceland Arenas offers Camp Power-Play for hockey players ages 5-16 Aug. 16-20. Cost is $199 per player and camp is instructed by Hockey Director Jon Jepson and his assistant Brent Korzecki, who coached for three years with the Junior A NAHL. Kids will be divided into Level 1 or Level 2, and some loaner equipment is available at no cost. Details: www.flinticeland.com/summercamps — L.P.

Good times around the bend

MT. MORRIS — The Genesee County Fair runs through Aug. 22 with an action packed lineup that includes nightly shows by Pure Pro Wrestling at 5:30, 7:45 and 9:15 p.m., as well as the Great American Duck Races at 4 and 7 p.m. Every night at 7 p.m. there will also be a featured motorsports event. Details: gcf@gcf.org. — M.S.

Have an item for print?

FLINT TOWNSHIP — If you have a short you’d like printed in paper, send the details to Sports Editor Lisa Paine at lpaine@mihomepaper.com, including date, location, details and contact number for more information. Deadline for submissions is Monday at noon.. Photos are considered as long as they are high resolution, unedited and in JPG or BMP format.

If you have a story idea on a college athlete, current coach or volunteer relating to sports, we’d like to hear from you also. All story ideas are considered at the discretion of the editors. — L.P.

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