High school athletes in limbo

GENESEE COUNTY — While all high school student-athletes endure the remaining two weeks of the state mandated no school, no practices that is part and parcel of the coronavirus pandemic, coaches are trying to help their athletes stay in game shape. That plan became even more important as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe order that last […]

Spring sports paused

GENESEE COUNTY — The COVID-19 outbreak has left high school athletes in an unprotected waiting period as high school sports remain up in the air. The winter sports season was suspended indefinitely on March 12 by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), in the midst of the boys’ and girls’ basketball postseason tournaments. Schools also closed statewide and all […]

GAC being reconstructed for 2020-2021

AREAWIDE — The Genesee Area Conference will have a muchneeded new look come the fall. As recent as 2017-18, the GAC had 15 member schools, but things quickly changed for the following school year. New Lothrop, Montrose, Byron, Mt. Morris, Otisville LakeVille and Durand all fled to the newly-formed Mid- Michigan Activities Conference and Genesee went to the North Central […]


BOYS’ BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM Owen Lobsinger, 11, Flint PowersJayden Nunn, 11, Carman-AinsworthMekhi Ellison, 10, Carman-AinsworthBrendan Sullivan, 11, DavisonTy Rogers, 10, Grand BlancKevin-David Rice, 12, Grand Blanc SECOND TEAM Luke Phillpotts, 12, Flint PowersIsaiah Jones, 10, Carman-AinsworthDarrell Scroggins, 12, Carman-AinsworthMark Miller, 12, Grand BlancNate Brown, Jr., 11, Grand BlancRJ Taylor, 9, Grand Blanc HONORABLE MENTION Noah Baylis, 12, Flint PowersEvan Rekowski, […]


MHSAA suspends winter high school postseason; spring season in limbo

LAPEER COUNTY — Families had the weekend to figure out what to do with their school-aged children, many who participate in schoolsponsored sports after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer mandated last Wednesday that all schools in Michigan, K-12, will be shuttered until at least April 5 as Michigan continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19, the coronavirus. Last Thursday, the Michigan […]

District championship postponed

FLUSHING — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team was slated to battle Saginaw High in the district championship last Friday, but the game has been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Cavaliers defeated Saginaw Arthur Hill 63-47 in last Wednesday’s semifinal, while Saginaw topped Swartz Creek 68-57. In March 9’s first round games, the Cavaliers beat Saginaw […] survey shows causes of runner injuries

AREAWIDE — A recent study conducted by, the main website for scholastic cross country and track, helped bring forth the main causes of running-related injuries. Of the 6,536 runners surveyed, 53-percent were male and 47-percent female with the majority of the average age being between 15-18. Forty three percent have been running for 2-4 years with 33-percent exceeding four […]

Flint City Bucks selected to host 2020 Hank Stienbrecher Cup

FLINT — The United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) has selected the Flint City Bucks as host for the 2020 Hank Steinbrecher (National) Cup at Kettering University’s historic Atwood Stadium, May 29-31. This is the first time the national tournament will be held in Michigan. Competitors in the tournament always include the previous year’s Steinbrecher Cup winner and the U.S. […]

Firebirds fall at Soo; OHL season suspended

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — The Flint Firebirds came up short in a 4-1 loss at the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds last Wednesday. That, however, was far from being the top story. The Ontario Hockey League, along with essentially every other sports league, has indefinitely suspended play due to concerns of the coronavirus in Michigan. During the loss, Soo scored […]

Sports takes a back seat to pandemic

Fat Guy Corner

The sports world is spinning along in turmoil along with the entire world due to the coronavirus. The fact is, sports is secondary in the grand scheme of things, as the overall health of the world is obviously number one. The Fat Guy’s Corner is about sports so we will stick to sports. Let’s start with college basketball since it […]

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