Congratulations Grads

Carman-Ainsworth baseball falls in finals

SWARTZ CREEK — After dispatching Swartz Creek in pre-districts on May 31 and Flint Northern, 20-1, in the district semifinals, the Flushing varsity baseball team came into last Saturdays No. 3-1 district championship contest firing on all cylinders. Carman-Ainsworth, on the other hand, didn’t get its first BIg Nine win until it beat Powers on May 16 in the second […]

Staff among $2.5m in cuts proposed for C-A schools

FLINT TWP. — Staff reductions are among cost-cutting measures taken by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Educations in its proposed 2011-12 budget presented at a public hearing Tuesday night. The bottom line is the district has to fill a gap between revenues and expenses of nearly $4 million, said Superintendent William Haley. “We’re proposing roughly $2.5 million in reductions and $1.5 […]

Lady Cavaliers fall in semis

SWARTZ CREEK — A forfeit by Flint Northern in the Div. 1 softball district last Saturday gave Flushing an automatic berth in the finals. Meanwhile, Carman-Ainsworth took a decisive 16-1 win against Flint Northwestern in the first semifinal of the day at 10 a.m. That pitted the Lady Cavs against Flushing in the title game. Flushing shut out Carman-Ainsworth, 10-0, […]

Fire chief criticized in letter to the board

FLINT TWP. — A letter from disgruntled oncall firefighters criticizing the fire chief signaled trouble flaring up in the Flint Township Fire Department, according to a discussion at the township board meeting Monday night. The contents of the letter were not disclosed but references to it indicated concerns about the elimination of staff overtime and training and spending issues. It […]

Cavs’ Mattar reaches regional

BAY CITY — Carman-Ainsworth capped its golf season on a high note last Friday, as Tony Mattar squeezed into one of the last qualifying berths for the regional tournament. The Cavaliers’ senior shot 85 in the Div. 1 district at Bay City Country Club to finish in a four-way tie for the fourth individual qualifying spot. Only the top six […]


Eyeglass business robbed FLINT TWP. — Police responding to an alarm in the 5000 block of Bristol Road at about 8:30 p.m. on May 27 arrived to find that the back door had been pried open. A keyholder arrived on the scene and reported that the cash box had been taken containing an undetermined amount of money. Several pairs of […]

Sports Shorts

Carman-Ainsworth girls’ hoops skill training FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball program has kicked off its training workouts for kids in grades six-12. Training takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday an Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the high school. The program is designed to hlep all girls in the district learn the game of basketball and provides detailed training for […]

Carman-Ainsworth names its top graduates

Afrah Aslam, daughter of Mohammad and Gazzala Aslam, finished with the third highest g.p.a. of 3.990. She was a member and captain of the varsity tennis team where she received Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player awards. She also was named first team, All-league in no.1 singles. She was involved in several school organizations including the National Honor Society […]

Winds of change

Sports VIEW

I’ve had several conversations and received numerous emails from spring coaches, with some displeased with the way we are handling specific sports in the papers. I value that input and based on our collective conversations, we will be implementing some changes, mainly doing away with the stats format beginning with the upcoming fall season. First, to be clear, it’s very […]