NFL player encourages youth to pursue dreams

FLINT TWP. — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr remembers where he came from and knows where he’s going. In what he called an emotional homecoming, Carr was the keynote speaker last Friday at the eighth annual African American Student Association Black History Month Luncheon at Carman Ainsworth High School. “This is where it all started,’’ said Carr, a 2004 CAHS […]

Cavs’ Thomas takes eighth on state mats

AUBURN HILLS – Jerron Thomas made it to the podium this year in the Div. 1 state wrestling finals and kept alive a Carman-Ainsworth streak in the process. Thomas placed eighth in the 215-pound weight class at The Palace of Auburn Hills, grabbing the final medal spot and giving Carman-Ainsworth a state placer for the fourth straight year. Two other […]

Lady Cavaliers rally into hoops regional final

SAGINAW TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth erased a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat longtime rival Flushing 47-40 in a Class A regional semifinal girls’ basketball game Tuesday night at Saginaw Heritage. Angel Proby scored 15 points and Aliah Stinnett and Sydnee McDonald added 13 each as the Lady Cavaliers, 16-7, advanced to today’s 7 p.m. regional final against Midland, […]

Carman-Ainsworth scoots past Davison

FLINT TWP. — As the host of district No. 9-A, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team, 18-3 on the season, had the good fortune to draw a round-one matchup with Davison, 9-12, on Monday that it won, 71-49. During the regular season, the Cavs defeated the Cardinals in Saginaw Valley League-South action, 76-53 on Jan. 7, and, 61-56 on Feb. […]

Bowlers bow out in qualifying rounds

STERLING HEIGHTS – Carman- Ainsworth watched three of its bowlers bow out of the Div.1 state meet at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights last Saturday. On the boys’side, Jordan Bair placed 34th in the qualifying block rolling 224- 236-193-204-225-155 for 1,237. Jordan Nunn was 40th after rolling 221-217- 183-206-222-179 for 1,228. On the girls’ side, Kenzy Lord was 33rd with […]

Outdoor Calander

THRU-March 31 Crow hunting season statewide. March 7-9 2014 Deer and Turkey Expo. The Summit, Diamondale. March 8 Bowling Pin Shoot Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Sign up starts at 9:15 a.m. ends at 2:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. March 9 Cowboy winter shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. March 15 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer […]

Sports Shorts

Damage on the track FLINT — The Flint City Derby Girls women’s flat track roller derby squad next competes at home on March 22 against the Mountain Town Mayhem at the Perani Arena and Event Center. The squad then hosts the Southern Belles on April 26 and is currently looking for volunteers, referees and skaters. Details: www.flintcityderbygirls.org. — M.S. Supercross […]

Paczki day

Fat Tuesday. the last day of the Mardi Gras celebration, signals the last chance to gorge on traditional Polish paczkis pastry treats before the start of the official Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. It is always a busy time for Donna’s Donuts on Bristol Road where the staff expected to fill about 2,000 dozen orders, according to owner Alicia Gibbons, […]

Twp. turns down chance to acquire Pirates Park

FLINT TWP. — The township board, following a recommendation from its parks and recreation advisory committee, has turned down an opportunity to acquire Pirates Park for free. Free in this case means no up-front costs. But it was the hidden costs that persuaded the cash-strapped board not to pursue the deal. The offer was contingent on getting a state grant […]

Police department is hiring

FLINT TWP. — The township police department is looking for a few good officers. There are openings for at least two fulltime patrol officers with the possibility of a third position pending retirements, said Lieutenant Robert Battinkoff, at the township board meeting Monday night. March 31 at 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for submitting applications. The application form is posted […]

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