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Cavaliers hit the hardwood on a mission



FLINT — With a blend of returning talent and fresh faces, the Carman- Ainsworth basketball team is poised for a deep run in the state tournament, but they’ll have to do it without Ja’kavien Lewis, the team’s leading scorer and playmaker a year ago. Still, the Cavaliers enter the season as a serious title contender. “The goals never really change,” […]

Long run in postseason on Carman-Ainsworth girls’ minds



FLINT TWP. — A rugged schedule has been planned for the Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team this year. That’s by design of fifth-year coach Lance Belil, who saw his team make it to the regional finals and a 22-3 overall record last year. In the rugged schedule is yet another iteration of a Saginaw Valley League makeup, which last year […]

Firebirds drop trio of weekend duals



FLINT – The Flint Firebirds hockey team’s struggles have yet to slow down, most recently swallowing a 5-3 loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Dort Federal Event Center on Sunday. The game remained tight in the beginning, ending the first period in a 1-1 draw. Jake Durham’s 17th of the season is what got Flint the equalizer […]

Cavaliers destroy Saginaw in season opener



FLINT—The Carman-Ainsworth basketball team started its season on the right foot Tuesday night, dismantling Saginaw High 75-54 in a game that was much more lopsided than its score. “We were trying with our pressure to get out and get some open runs,” said Cavaliers’ coach Jay Witham. “We pressed and got some easy buckets. It went both ways. They tried […]

ALL-SAGINAW VALLEY LEAGUE

RED FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Dustin Fletcher, QB, Junior, Carman- Ainsworth Cannon Hall, QB, Senior, Davison Joe Zorn, RB, Senior Flint Powers Mike Jamerson, RB, Senior, Davison Kyle Sahr, RB, Junior, Lapeer Luke Philpotts, WR, Junior, Flint Powers Irdris Bray, WR, Senior, Carman- Ainsworth Nicholas Erlenbeck, WR, Senior, Grand Blanc Lucas Edgar, OL, Sophomore, Davison Jarrett Short, OL, Senior, Grand […]

Firebirds split home-and-home with Windsor



WINDSOR, Ont. – A pair of early Eric Uba goals weren’t quite enough for the Flint Firebirds in Saturday’s 6-3 loss at the Windsor Spitfires. Uba gave Flint a 1-0 lead at the 6:30 mark of the opening frame, but Windsor knotted it back up a few minutes later. Just 14 seconds into the middle frame, Uba struck again with […]

Trainwreck for UM; Yawner for Spartans

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The revenge tour came to an abrupt and embarrassing halt in Columbus, Ohio last Saturday. The Ohio State Buckeyes ended the Michigan Wolverines’ college football playoffs with a 62-39 tail whipping. Ohio State racked up 567 yards of offense with 396 through the air. The so-called number-one defense of the Wolverines had no answer for the Buckeyes’ offense. The black […]

Weekend road trip unfriendly to Firebirds



OWEN SOUND, Ont. — A two-game swing in Ontario over the weekend was not pleasant for the Flint Firebirds with the most recent being a 5-2 loss at the Owen Sound Attack on Saturday. The Attack notched the opening period’s only goal, but Flint’s Riley McCourt answered with the only tally of the middle stanza. Just 1:27 into the third […]

Winter teams get their chance at new opponents

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Winter teams gets their chance at new opponents We’ve officially closed the books on the fall high school sports season. Monday, and especially Tuesday, boys’ and girls’ basketball begins full tilt. Boys’ teams will start before the girls’ squads this season because of a conflict at the Breslin Center at Michigan State with collegiate playoffs. Some teams are going to […]

Cold weather, snow hamper deer hunters

Buck poles still celebrate big bucks


LAPEER COUNTY — Deer hunters awoke to very cold temperatures Thursday to begin the annual Opening Day of firearm deer hunting season across the state. A brisk southeast wind sent a bone-chilling blast across the area making it feel more like 23 degrees. The day also marked the annual buck pole contests, which saw slow numbers by mid-afternoon. The annual […]


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