In brief

Boy Scouts popcorn drive GENESEE COUNTY — The Boy Scouts Popcorn For Our Troops campaign encourages people to donate $30 to $50 so popcorn can be sent to men and women who are far from home and protecting our country. Donations can be made during the annual Trail’s End popcorn sale period, which runs through Oct.29. Started in 2007, the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the Project Independent Metal Showcase on Sept. 30, hosted by Metal Sanaz with Aghori, Deadringer, Genocya, Sin Theorem, Silent Divide and Opposition. Dixie Hustler will perform Oct. 1. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. In The Name Of — […]

Cavaliers stay unbeaten in Big Nine

DAVISON — It looks like Big Nine Conference football teams will be chasing Carman-Ainsworth the rest of this season. They’re definitely chasing Shane Barron. Barron had another 100-yard rushing game and accounted for all four touchdowns last Friday, as the Cavaliers beat Davison, 28-7, at Cardinal Stadium to complete the first round of league play at 3-0. Carman leads Flint […]


Cross country James Johnson led the Cavaliers at the Linden Invitational last Saturday with a 46th-place finish in 18:24. Aaron DuPree clocked 18:37, Tyler Pangerl 19:03, Ahmir Dunn 20:51, Traveon Majeed 23:26 and Sterling Hicks 31:03. Rani Richardson led the girls with a 74th-place finish in 24:31. Asha Napier clocked 28:41, Cassandra Pelkey 30:10 and Devin Willis 34:29. — D.N. […]


Sports Shorts

Basketball tryouts on the horizon AREAWIDE— Tryouts will be held for the fifth grade/11 and under Elite AAU travel basketball team. The first tryout will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 6-8 p.m. The second tryout will take place on Friday, November 4 from 6-8 p.m. Details: contact Anthony N. Pappadakis at 810-397-8859, Ray Barber at 810-569-4487, or via […]

Comcast launches $10 broadband program for low-income families

FLINT TWP. — Comcast has launched a new program for the 2011-12 school year that offers budget internet service and affordable netbook computers to many eligible Carman-Ainsworth families. Dave Swierpel, director of professional learning & community services, shared details of the program with the school board at last week’s meeting and said he would be working on a variety of […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Amazing comeback?

What an amazing comeback by the Detroit Lions this past Sunday! The “not the same old Lions” trailed by 20 points at half-time in Minnesota. They looked downright pitiful, to be really kind. Number nine could not hit the broadside of a barn and the “O”-line could not stop the vicious Minny Haha pass rush. The “D” couldn’t stop the […]

Randels hoping to become YouthQuest afterschool site

FLINT TWP. — Randels Elementary is applying to become a YouthQuest site, hoping to join three other Carman-Ainsworth elementaries in the afterschool enrichment program for underserved youth. “If they are selected, Randels, Dye, Woodland and Rankin would all be YouthQuest sites,’’ said Dave Swierpel, director of professional learning & community services, in a report at last week’s school board meeting. […]

Lady Cavaliers compete at County swim meet

FENTON — Amidst a 10-team field, the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing co-op varsity swim and dive team competed at the Genesee County Meet last Saturday, placing ninth with 107 points. Winning the event with a score of 567 was Grand Blanc, picking up its fifth straight title, while Fenton was second with 359 points and finishing third at 223.5 was Holly. Coming in […]

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