UM had a great run

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The Michigan Wolverines’ run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament came to an abrupt an end Monday night. The Villanova Wildcats proved they were the best team all season in college basketball with a 79-62 victory. The margin of victory was much larger than the nine-point win I had predicted. The Wolverines jumped out to a nice 21-14 lead and […]

MCC culinary team earns gold medal

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Culinary Knowledge Bowl earned a gold medal March 19 at the 2018 Central Region competition of the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. The competition is held annually at the American Culinary Federation ChefConnect conference. This year the competition was in Newport Beach, Calif. The MCC team competed with eight teams from the […]

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Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its first Organ Donation Essay Contest. Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of […]

FIA hosts Red Hot Grand Opening April 21

FLINT — As the unveiling of its new spaces nears, the Flint Institute of Arts is red hot with anticipation. The FIA Community Weekend begins on April 21, at 10:30 a.m. and continues through April 22. With major funding for the construction of the Contemporary Craft Wing and the multi-purpose, state-of-theart glass arena provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, […]

Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute offers free breast screenings

GENESEE COUNTY – Women and men of all ages are welcome to take advantage of a free breast cancer screening, Tuesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, located at 302 Kensington Avenue in Flint. The exam is performed by a physician. If the physician determines a mammogram is needed, it will be scheduled and also offered […]


3-28-18 at Clio CARMAN-AINSWORTH 2, CLIO 6 No. 1 Katie Speaks defeated by ClioNo. 2 Mary Dollinger defeated by ClioNo. 3 Aniya Harmon defeated Clio No. 4 Rachel Kuczera defeated Clio * No. 1 and 2 each played three sets, lasting 2 hours, 45 minutes. Doubles won just one game total against Clio. – L.P.


The Cavaliers lost to Flushing 14-5 at home last Wednesday. No stats or details were reported to meet press deadlines. — J.O.


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BASEBALL Calls for preseason information went unanswered. – J.O. GOLF Following a 4-37 overall, 3-33 Saginaw Valley League finish last season, the Carman-Ainsworth boys’ golf team enters its 2018 campaign looking to rebuild following the loss of three seniors, two of which being the team’s top golfers in 2017. Carman-Ainsworth lost both Aaron Floyd and Tyson Fields to graduation and […]

Firebirds draft first local player in four-year history

Flushing native Jacob Badal selected

Saturday, April 7, 2018: 5:20 p.m. — FLINT — The Flint Firebirds drafted the first local player in the team’s four-year history this afternoon when Jacob Badal, a 16U player for Detroit Honeybaked was selected in the sixth round. Badal attends Flint Powers Catholic High and is a leftwinger. This morning with the second overall pick, Flint drafted forward Evan […]

Ram Unveils Special Edition Truck to Mark the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby

The Ram Truck brand has unveiled a limited edition of its all-new 2019 Ram 1500 to commemorate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is fittingly based on the brand’s top Limited trim and will feature distinctive Kentucky Derby “Run for the Roses” fender graphics. The May 5 running of the roses marks […]