2012-08-30 / Sports

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Back row: Coach Dave Carter, Brooke Delgado, Maggie Jackson, Hannah Sliwka, Allison Jacobson, Alyson Schafer, Hope Phillips and Trainer Matt Storm. Front Row: Monica Facchinello, Jade Moore, Carson Kuhlmann, Vivian Hart. Not pictured - Asst. Coach Chris Jacobson and Team Manager John Schafer. Back row: Coach Dave Carter, Brooke Delgado, Maggie Jackson, Hannah Sliwka, Allison Jacobson, Alyson Schafer, Hope Phillips and Trainer Matt Storm. Front Row: Monica Facchinello, Jade Moore, Carson Kuhlmann, Vivian Hart. Not pictured - Asst. Coach Chris Jacobson and Team Manager John Schafer. Local club takes several teams to tournament

MIDLAND - The Grand Blanc Soccer Club entered five separate teams at the Ninth Annual Fusion Invitational Tournament last weekend, where the U9 girls White Division squad claimed the title in its first-ever tournament appearance. For the event, the team went 4-0 and outscored the opposition 22-4. — M.S.

Upcoming gridiron offering

GRAND BLANC — The department of Parks and Recreation is offering a 7-on-7 Flag Football program for kids in grades 2-3. Games will be played at Creasey Bicentenial Park in the outfield of field number one over the course of seven weeks on Saturdays from Sept. 8-Oct. 20, parctices will occur once a week for 90 minutes and while flags, jerseys and mouthpeices are provided, athletes must bring their own pants/shorts and cleats.

Also being offered by the department is a 1st Step Football program for kids in first grade designed to introduce kids to the game using tools such as a mini football, cones and a drill/skill manual. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 1130 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:35-1 p.m. at Creasey on field number five for six weeks from Sept. 8- Oct. 6. Details: www.gbparks.com or 810-695-6720. — M.S.

Have your say in what happens

GRAND BLANC — On the third Thursday of every month the department of Parks and Recreation has its commission meetings at its administrative offices, 360 E. Grand Blanc Rd., at 5:30 p.m. These meeting are open to the public. Details: 810-694-0101 or fax 810-695-0888. — M.S.

Catch all the action

EAST LANSING — According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, because of the impending holiday, 239 varsity football games will be played statewide today, 67 on Friday and five on Saturday. With this comes the debut of season two of FOX Sports Detroit’s MHSAA Football Friday Overtime, which is hosted by Mickey York and former Lion and current Lapeer West physical education teacher Rob Rubick. The show is 30 minutes long, airs at midnight on Friday’s during prep football season and this hopes to have cameras at games including Bay City John Glenn at Cadillac, Vassar at Bad Axe, Sandusky at Harbor Beach, Lansing Catholic at Saginaw Nouvel, Unionville-Sebewaing at Montrose, Manistee at McBain, Farmington at Southfield, Lansing Sexton at Monroe and Allen Park at Brownstown Woodhaven.

Now that 10 schools from the northern lower peninsula have joined the MHSAA’s school broadcast program, more games will be posted to www.mhsaa.tv and this week include Thursday matchups like Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett at Hillman, Onaway at Rogers City, Lincoln Alcona at AuGres-Sims and Negaunee at Calumet. Details: www.mhsaa.tv or www.mhsaa.com. — M.S.

UM-Flint football readies for upcoming season

FLINT— The University of Michigan-Flint’s club football squad is currently going through the roster trimming process as the Kodiaks prepare for their third season on the turf at Atwood Stadium.

The Kodiaks struggled down the stretch last year after dominating Xavier in their opener, 35-3. This year, however, the roster seems to be much deeper, and with Dan Pilgrim making the move from offensive coordinator to head coach, this could be a banner year for Michigan-Flint.

The Kodiaks begin with a maize and blue scrimmage on Sept. 1, and see their first game action on Sept. 9 at Denison University, before facing Ohio State’s club team on the road on Sept. 16. UM-Flint will then make it’s home debut on Sept. 22 against Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with homecoming occurring the following week when the Kodiaks host Loyola University of Chicago on Sept. 29.

In their final home game of the year, the Kodiaks will take on Wright State on Oct. 6, who was victorious over Michigan-Flint a year ago. UMFlint then hits the road for the final four games, including at Loyola-Chicago on Oct. 13, at Xavier on Oct. 20, at Miami of Ohio on Oct. 27, and at Adrian on November 4. For more info, visit www.umflintfootball.com. — B.P.

Pro-Am scramble on the slate

LAPEER — Michigan Adaptive Golf will host an 18-hole scramble at Rolling Hills Golf Club, 3274 Davison Rd. on Friday, Sept. 21. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. and pre-registration required at 810-342- 4345. Golfers can sign up in two-, three- or fourperson teams. Cost is $40 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, hot dogs at the turn and lunch and prizes following. Each four-person team will include at least one golfer with a disability. Details: Monica Haubenstricker at 810-342- 4345. — L.P.

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