Kayla Run draws some of area’s top runners

GOODRICH — The Kayla O’Mara run, an annual series of races dedicated to the memory of the former Goodrich track and cross country star, took place in Goodrich on Saturday with some of the best runners from our area and beyond showing off their running abilities. Brittni Hutton of Highland would become the female Open winner in 17:27.7 and Tracey […]

Football coaches endorse Heads Up program

STATEWIDE — Ten days after announcing a new format for its All- Star Game, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association made another significant announcement on July 25. The MHSFCA said then it has endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up Football program to make the game better and safer for youth and high school players in the state. USA Football, based […]

Flint Jr. Golf champions crowned

FLINT — Ben Zyber capped a red-hot summer in Flint Junior Golf Association play by winning the season-ending tournament July 31 at Swartz Creek Golf Course. The Swartz Creek senior beat Davison graduate Gabe Schiller, 4-and-3, in the match-play final of the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Group, the FJGA’s premier division. It was Zyber’s fourth straight victory in as many weeks, […]

Sports Shorts

C-A grads competing collegiately in football MURFREESBUROUGH, NC. — With the 2013 season scheduled to start on Sept. 7 with a non-league contest at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Chowan University football team will be hoping to get some key contributions from Carman-Ainsworth products Cameron Stover and Devon Simpson. As a sophomore in 2012, Stover completed 182-of-299 […]

Tune up turnout

Outdoor calendar

Aug. 9 17th annual Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Tournament. Hunters Creek Club, 675 E. Sutton Rd. Entry fee covers course fee, 70 bird shot (20 or 12 gauge), lunch, wild game dinner, auction, Goodie Bag, fun and fellowship. Details: www.michiganscouting.org/WaterAndWoods/Events/WWSportin gClaysTournament. Aug. 9-11 CANUSA Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Area shooting teams, archers to compete from Greater Flint Area. […]

Phelps to face Pfeiffer in November election

FLINT TWP. — Phil Phelps, 34, of Flushing beat five contenders in Tuesday’s special primary election to emerge as the Democratic candidate for 49th district state representative. In the November general election, he will face Republican Don Pfeiffer, 40, of Flint who outpolled one opponent — Patrick Duvendeck, of Flushing. The seat has been vacant since May when Jim Ananich […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Confidence builder

The Tiger Woods show was on full display last weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational. Tiger won the event for the eighth time in his career. It was a solid win to boot winning by seven shots and was Tiger’s 79th tour win. Boy, would he like to get number 80 this weekend in the final grand slam event the PGA […]

Flint Township fighting commercial tax disputes

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan attorney general’s office will step in to help Flint Township with one of its largest commercial property tax disputes coming before the Michigan Tax Tribunal in late fall. South Linden Road Holdings, aka Genesee Valley Center mall, is challenging assessments from more recent years after getting nearly a $100,000 refund in a settlement last year […]


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