NBA and NHL playoff updates and a look at the U.S. Open

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The NBA and NHL playoffs are slimming down to a handful of teams, which makes for good sports action on the television. Let’s start in the NBA and see what’s happening on the hardwood. The Phoenix Suns disposed of the Denver Nuggets as they busted out the brooms for a 4-0 series sweep. I must say, the addition of Chris […]

Lady Cards reach division final, fall to Oxford

DAVISON — After riding a long winning streak into the postseason, the Davison Varsity Softball team saw its season come to an end in the MHSAA playoffs on Saturday. Davison (29-9 overall, 16-6 in conference play) fell to Oxford, 1-0, in a pitcher’s duel in the division final. The Lady Cards reached the final by defeating Lapeer, 6-2, in the […]

Swartz Creek hosts college signing day for Dragon athletes

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek High School hosted a college signing day for six of its graduating senior athletes at the Swartz Creek Center for Performing Arts on June 2. Athletes who participated included: Kaylee Birch: softball College of choice: Delta College Simon Quigno: lacrosse, football College of choice: Trine University Madison Dominick: volleyball College of choice: Trine University Joshua […]

A big Belmont win for the fat guy, a COVID shocker in the golf world and updates on the NHL and NBA playoffs

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The Belmont Stakes horse I picked, Rock Your World, did not win the Belmont. I am so glad at the last minute I changed my mind and wagered on Essential Quality. I really need to thank a friend of mine who swayed my opinion and convinced me Essential Quality was the horse. Essential Quality, was also the Kentucky Derby favorite […]

Hockey playoffs skate on, a Belmont prediction and a look at the Tigers

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The NHL has officially skated into round two of the playoffs. The absolute shocker is the Montreal Canadiens eliminating the heavily-favored Toronto Maple Leafs! The Toronto Maple Leafs held a commanding 3-1 series lead over their hated rival the Canadiens. Why is this significant? The Maple Leafs have not advanced past the first round of the NHL Playoffs since the […]

Raider athletes sign letters of intent

FLUSHING — Fifteen Flushing Raider senior athletes inked their letters of intent at Flushing High School’s College Signing Day ceremony held at Raider Fieldhouse on May 19. Below is a list of athletes who participated, along with their bios and college choices. To see more athlete photos, visit the Flushing View Facebook page. — B.G. Anna Randick: volleyball. College choice: […]

Ally Challenge to open at 100 percent in August

GRAND BLANC — The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren opened ticket sales for the 2021 tournament on Nov. 20 of last year, with the goal of hosting fans at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club the week of Aug. 23. Based on the CDC’s new guidance relative to fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and the State of Michigan’s updated ‘Vacc […]

Against the odds, Mickelson wins PGA Championship, NBA predictions and lots of MLB no hitters

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How about “Lefty” Mickelson winning the PGA Championship! Let’s chalk one up for us old folks who play golf! I can positively say, nobody could have predicted Phil winning a major golf championship at 50 years old. I know the boys in Vegas didn’t think he could win since he went off at odds of 200 to 1. The last […]

GBHS boys track places third at Davison meet, defeats Powers at Lapeer

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Boys Track and Field Team earned the third-place trophy scoring 77 points in the 13 team field at the Davison Twilight Classic track & Field invitational, May 14. The Young Bobcat team performed well showing improvement and potential for the future. Many athletes on the GB squad dropped times and set personal bests for […]

No Triple Crown to be had in 2021, NHL crystal cheeseball predictions and a PGA Championship preview

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The Preakness last Saturday was won by Rombauer, who left the gates at 12-1 odds. I let everyone know last week this horse was live and could win the Preakness. I can honestly say, the fat guy made a small wager on Rombauer and it paid off quite nicely! The other horse I liked, Midnight Bourbon, finished second and I […]

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