2015-01-01 / Sports

Sports Shorts

Youth wrestling sign-up on deck

DAVISON — Wrestling season has arrived and the Davison Youth Wrestling organization is currently holding signups for its co-ed program. Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Davison Middle School from 6-9 p.m. and tournaments get underway in January. Registration, however, can occur at any point in the season.

In order to participate, your child must have an up-to-date physical from a licensed physician, a copy of their birth certificate, a $50 deposit and must be older than five but no older than 14. Details: Joe Byrd, jbigbyrd1154@gmail.com. — B.P.

Wings, Generals alumni to meet

FLINT — The Detroit Red Wings Alumni will face off against the Flint Generals Alumni on Feb. 20 at Perani Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. VIP tickets cost $30 and include exclusive access to the Blue Line Club with private cash bar and complimentary snacks, overlooking the ice surface. — D.N.

UM-Flint hockey heads into break on solid ground

BURTON — The U-M Flint Men’s Hockey Club heads into the winter break with an impressive 14-5-0 mark.

On the team’s web site, key factors to the team’s early-season success include deep offensive firepower and textbook defense. In the second ranking period U-M Flint jumped from the ninth spot to the eighth based on a relentless effort, winning nine of its last 10 games.

Senior forward and biology major – pre-dental, Jake Brejnak (4G, 9A, 6PIM) said, “Despite being prone to illness and injury, we’ve proven that we can put a competitive effort on the ice every game. Team chemistry is great both on and off the ice. We are looking forward to a fun and successful second semester.”

Brejnak is a crucial piece to the Wolverines’ lineup, notoriously known for his leadership by action and willingness to shot-block in any situation.

Te Wolverines’ freshman goaltender and business Mmjor Adam Bryant boasts a 10-1-0 record, 3 shutouts and a .921 save percentage in his first semester of college hockey. Current scoring leaders include local grads Nate Robson of Lapeer (19 GP, 17 G, 11A, 28 points), Mark Look (19 GP, 15G, 10A, 25 points) and Cody Damon of Grand Blanc (15GP, 13G, 11A, 24 points).

U-M Flint will start the second half of their season at their home rink, Crystal Fieldhouse, hosting Grand Valley State University (14-6-2-1) on Friday Jan. 9 for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop. — L.P.

Baseball tryouts coming

GRAND BLANC — The Bombers Baseball U13 travel team will be holding tryouts Jan 13 from 4-5 p.m. at Genesee Fieldhouse. Contact Bill Snyder at snyderbill88@gmail.com or 810-336- 1951. — D.N.

Learn to play, or get in the mix

SWARTZ CREEK — Pickleball, a combination of ping pong, tennis, and badminton, has been played for more than 45 years by people of all ages. Instructors will be on hand to assist beginners. Equipment is provided, but anyone is welcome to bring their own. All players welcome and you do not need to bring a partner. Play takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Cage Fieldhouse, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $4.00 per person or buy a punch card for $30.00. — L.P.

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