Football All-Stars to play Ohio in 2014

STATEWIDE — Michigan’s best high school football players will no longer be banging helmets against each other next year. The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, which was played for the 33rd time last month, will be replaced in 2014 by an All-Star game against Ohio, according to an announcement Tuesday. The inaugural Ohio-Michigan Border Classic will be […]

The VIEW from here

Zimmerman trial, reaction an epic failure

When George Zimmerman was acquitted Sunday of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., it was an epic failure in more ways than one. The first and most obvious failure was that of the justice system. Zimmerman killed the unarmed youth without a doubt, and according to jurors it was selfdefense. Was it murder? No. Manslaughter? Perhaps. What was clear […]


It’s summertime and the production line is jumpin’ – at least at U.S. Chrysler assembly plants. The Auburn Hills-based automaker produced more than 29,000 cars last month, exceeding June 2012’s total by 20 percent. Year-to-date gains were more robust for Chrysler cars flying out of factory doors. Since January, the company has turned out 192,420 cars, a 30 percent surge […]


Being sporty shouldn’t preclude being efficient. That’s the message Chevrolet is sending out with the 2014 Corvette Stingray. “The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon,” said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer for the Corvette. “We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette’s example.” […]


SATURDAY, JULY 20 The 2nd Annual Bill Coller Memorial Tournament will take place at ROLLING HILLS GOLF CLUB. The cost of $65 per player includes 18 holes of golf with cart, coffee & donuts, hot dog lunch, dinner and prizes. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Details: Bill at 810-664-2109 or lapeercenter@charter.net. SATURDAY, JULY […]

Flint Olympian Games off and running

ORTONVILLE — In order to determine who gets to represent Team USA at the CANUSA Games on Aug. 9-11 in Hamilton, Ontario, the 57th Annual Flint Olympian Games launched on July 9 with its opening ceremonies at Flint Northwestern High School followed by a wealth of competition such as soccer, track and field and boys’ basketball. Last Saturday, GOB Gymnastics […]

Sports Shorts

Cheerleading camp on tap DAVISON — The Davison varsity and JV cheerleaders will be holding their first-ever summer camp, which will be held at Davison High School’s gym on August 12-13, with sessions lasting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Girls ages 5-14 are welcome to attend the camp, which consists of two days of instruction, including chants, cheers, stunts, gymnastics, cheer […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Thrashing out the leagues

The Mid-summer Classic has arrived and it’s time to look at the baseball standings like we do every year at this time. Let’s start with the National League. The National League East has the Atlanta Braves leading by a solid six games over the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. The Phillies are the suprise playing .500 baseball. This division […]

Swartz Creek golfer makes it two straight

GRAND BLANC — Swartz Creek senior Ben Zyber made it two straight victories in Flint Junior Golf Association play Monday, winning the Henrickson Award tournament at Atlas Valley Country Club. Zyber shot 1-under-par 71 to edge Swartz Creek teammates Mike Kelley (74) and Jack Weller (75). Zyber last week won the Mancour Cup, and has now claimed two of the […]