Cavs still winless after falling to Clarkston

CLARKSTON — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team remains winless after posting non-league losses to Clarskton and Howell. The Wolves welcomed the Cavaliers on Tuesday and handed them an ugly, 81-45 loss. Clarkston led, 25-7, after the first quarter and, 46-13, at the half. The Cavs were out-scored, 35-32, in the second half. Justin Person led Carman with 14 points, […]


SWARTZ CREEK — Child at heart, Gerald Roberts, has done what few rarely get to do, return to their childhood and have a spouse who lets him. The Roberts’ have only been married seven years, but between them both, they have enough Christmas village collectibles to divide into townships. “I’ve always been interested in trains as a kid,” Roberts said. […]

Sports Shorts

Co-ed adult race league hits the slopes BRIGHTON — Mt. Brighton’s guys and gals seven-week racing season begins Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with opening night on January 4. The team racing is for seven-member teams, but people can enter individually or as a team. Open to all levels, the format is a dual course format with runs taking place between […]

In brief

Christmas Rainbow event to raise money for families GENESEE COUNTY — Christmas Rainbow is an event that allows for Phoenix Soccer (a local soccer organization) to raise money for families in Genesee County. For $20 you and up to three members of your family can enjoy a meal, talent show, face painting, and a silent auction. Additional activities are available […]

Lady Cavs win big in consecutive games

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team improved its record to 4-1 overall on Monday with a 73-51 win over former Big Nine conference rival Flint Beecher. Kinterra Tomlin led the Lady Cavaliers with 19 points and four steals, followed by teammate Jasmine Jones, who tossed in 18. Naryiel Purches picked up 12 points of her own, along […]

FSO presents Holiday Pops musical extravaganza

FLINT — Celebrate the season with this uplifting Flint Symphony Orchestra musical extravaganza of your favorite carols and holiday classics. The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Enrique Diemecke present Holiday Pops, a display of delightful and festive musicality for all to enjoy at 7 p.m., Dec. 17 and at 3 p.m., Dec. 18 at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. […]

Sloppy second period dooms Raiders

BY BRANDON POPE 810-452-2651  bpope@mihomepaper.com FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing Hockey team suffered a tough loss at the hands of Saginaw Swan Valley on Saturday, 7-5. Jordy Makranyi opened the scoring in the first period, assisted by Mickey Montpas and Michael Livingston. Drew Sanborn would tally for the Raiders in the second period with a helper from Montpas. […]


Places to be

So many places to be, and so many people to see. That’s our dilemma every night as we decide which games to cover. So many choices, so many places we could be. On many occasions I often hear, “leaving already?” as I make my way out the gyms or off the soccer and football fields. When the Zamboni rolls, we […]

Many still buy Christmas trees from longstanding lots

FLINT TWP. — Some families make a traditional trek to the woods or a tree farm to cut their own. Some make do with an artificial tree. Others who prefer the look and smell of a live tree can find one at a nearby outdoor lot at this time of year. A recent tree shopper who would only identify herself […]

Carman-Ainsworth swim gets edged out by Fenton

FLINT — After starting the current season on Dec. 3 by placing sixth with a score of 243 at the 15-team Tiger Relays, which was won by Ann Arbor Skyline with 385 points, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ swim team has been hitting on all cylinders. While the Cavaliers were hoping to ride this wave of momentum as long as they […]