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Flushing hockey welcomes new co-op member



FLUSHING – The Flushing hockey co-op will have yet another look, although maybe not noticeable at first glance. The former Alliance co-op that was kids from Goodrich, LakeVille, Almont, Imlay City, North Branch and Dryden is no more and the Goodrich kids will skate for Flushing this season. The LakeVille, Almont, Imlay City, North Branch and Dryden players will now […]

Co-ops continue to stress the importance of high school hockey programs



GREATER FLINT AREA — High school hockey, one of the most expensive sports to take part in, continues to be a viable option for schools because of co-operative agreements. As school enrollment numbers continue to drop across the state and sub-varsity programs go dark or close up shop altogether, kids are still able to play for a high school team, […]

High school football playoffs to change in 2020



AREAWIDE – Local high schools will see a large change in the football playoff system beginning in the 2020 season after the Michigan High School Athletic Association has reconfigured its plans. Most notably, the top 32 teams will receive playoff berths rather than teams automatically earning playoff spots after reaching six wins. The changes come on the heels of a […]

Lady Cavaliers lose in district semifinal



SWARTZ CREEK – The Carman- Ainsworth volleyball team ended its season on Nov. 6, as the Lady Cavaliers lost to Swartz Creek 21-25, 23-25, 25-23, 22-25 in the district semifinals. Emily Carroll led the Lady Cavs with eight assists, four kills and one ace. Shayna Clingman added four kills and two blocks, while Kendall Brown contributed three kills and a […]

Firebirds delight home crowd with pair of wins



FLINT – A weekend home stand was a success for the Flint Firebirds, most recently corralling a 3-2 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Dort Federal Event Center on Saturday. It was also Military Appreciation night at the rink, allowing discounted tickets for veterans. Jake Durham got things off on the right foot, scoring his sixth goal […]

Big 10 showdown favors UM

Fat Guy Corner

The first thing I want to say is, good luck to all hunters headed into the woods this opening weekend of firearm deer season. The main thing is be safe and enjoy the great outdoors the State of Michigan has to offer all of us. I love my time in the woods. The Big Showdown The Michigan and Michigan State […]

Five sleeping tips for student-athletes


LAPEER— Many athletes seem to believe time spent not training is time wasted. But, on the contrary. The time athletes spend resting and sleeping is actually just as important. Take the world’s best female skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, for example. Shiffrin reportedly not only sleeps nine hours each night, but naps at least an hour every day. So, what does sleeping […]

Firebirds hit two-game losing skid



FLINT — The Flint Firebirds’ best start in franchise history hit a bit of a snag this past weekend, most recently with a 5-1 loss to the Barrie Colts at the Dort Federal Event Center on Saturday. Things went south quickly, as Barrie scored an eye-popping four goals in the first 9:04 of the game. Jack Phibbs got Flint on […]

Lady Cavs gear up for volleyball districts



SWARTZ CREEK – The Carman- Ainsworth volleyball team battled Swartz Creek in the district semifinals on Wednesday night after press deadlines. In Wednesday’s other semifinal, Flushing played Saginaw Heritage. The two remaining teams will fight for the district championship tonight at 5 p.m. at Swartz Creek High School. In the district’s lone first round matchup, Flushing swept Kearsley 3-0 on […]

Cavs’ Carter takes 64th at state cross country meet

BROOKLYN – The Carman- Ainsworth cross country season concluded with an individual performance of 16:27.3 for 64th place by Jack Carter at Saturday’s Div. 1 state finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The top 30 finishers in each division earn All-State honors. – B.P.


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