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 […]


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

Fat Guy Corner

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 […]

Cavaliers’ Strother headed to Marquette

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball program has been one of the tops in the area in recent years, and during a ceremony at the high school on Wednesday, that legacy continued. The Lady Cavs’ saw Destiny Strother make her college commitment, selecting Marquette. “It fits me,” said Strother. “When I’m there it feels like home. The people there are […]

Swart Creek/Flushing season opener spoiled

CLAYTON TWP. — The newly-reconfigured Swartz Creek/Flushing Pride hockey team opened its season with a 9-2 loss to Alliance (LakeVille/ Goodrich/Almont/Imlay City/North Branch) at Iceland Arena last Wednesday. Cam Beckwith netted Swartz Creek/Flushing’s first goal with the help of Jake Castles before Castles tallied on an unassisted goal. “Our boys played hard and will continue to improve,” said Swartz Creek/Flushing […]

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 […]

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