Leaders in action

Former Michigan State University and NBA player Mateen Cleaves was the keynote speaker last Wednesday at Genesys Athletic Club/Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame’s Leadership Mentoring Program in Grand Blanc. The club hosted some 220 student-athletes representing 24 local high schools in a morning-long program designed to help student-athletes improve their leadership skills as an athlete, in the classroom […]

Dallas Cowboy Brandon Carr donates reading center at Dye Elementary

FLINT TWP. — In an emotional homecoming, NFL and Carman- Ainsworth football standout Brandon Carr returned to Dye Elementary School last Friday to open a reading center for children. Carr, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys, opened three reading centers in partnership with the United Way of Genesee County. Through his non-profit Carr Cares Foundation, Carr donated $10,000 to a […]

Cavs let Lightning escape at end

LAPEER – Carman-Ainsworth lost a football heartbreaker to Lapeer for the second straight year last Friday, falling to the Lightning 21-14 on a last-minute touchdown at Fitzpatrick Field. The Cavaliers, the only team to come within 20 points of Lapeer the last two regular seasons, twice came from behind to tie the Lightning and twice had the ball in Lapeer […]

Carman-Ainsworth enrollment up slightly

FLINT TWP. — After steadily declining enrollment for several years, enrollment at Carman-Ainsworth Schools increased by 13 students this school year. C-A reported 4,345 students enrolled in K-12 programs for the mandatory 2015- 16 Student Count Day held on the first Wednesday in October by all Michigan public schools. The official count is important because it determines the amount of […]

Selection Sunday Show goes global

The annual Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Selection Show on FOX Sports Detroit will air at 7 p.m. on October 25 to announce the high school football playoff pairings. The MHSAA announced last week that the Show will also be streamed online at FoxSportsDetroit.com. All playoff pairings will also be posted to the MHSAA website following the Selection Show […]


RIVALRY – Even local businesses got into the spirit of last Saturday’s Big Game between cross-state rivals, which ultimately saw the University of Michigan fall to Michigan State University 27-23.

Firebirds top 67’s on ‘Pink Out’ night

FLINT — It doesn’t seem to have taken too long for the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds to gel as a team, and on Friday, the scoring finally exploded as Flint cruised to a 7-4 win over the Ottawa 67’s in front of 3,452 fans at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. The game was a Pink Out, promoting […]