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Cannon Hall ran for three touchdowns and passed for another one as Davison prevailed 28-6 over Southfield A&T in the season opener Friday night at the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State Unviersity in Detroit.


Jake Weingartz wins coaching debut as Davison beats highly-regarded Southfield A&T 28-6 in Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic

   DETROIT (CCN) —  The Davison Cardinals scored an impressive victory for Jake Weingartz in his debut as head football coach Friday in the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University. They beat Southfield A&T 28-6.  Click Here to Read More

 

Ortonville Brandon pulls upset over Metro League champion Fenton in nightcap finale at Flint Vehicle City Football Classic

    FLINT (CCN) — The photo of a big reception is across the top of the home page of Ortonville Brandon's school web site. That offers some insignt into just how big the upset was to the Blackhawks' community after beating the Fenton Tigers 26-21 Thursday at Flint's Atwood Stadium in the nightcap finale of the Vehicle City Prep Football Classic. Click to Read More

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​​Time for review on how our high schools treat superstars after ex Grand Blanc High star charged in murder police call 'revenge' killing 

    GRAND BLANC —  Nobody in Grand Blanc High School's football family wanted to talk on the record about Monday's news that one of its all-time greats is being held without bail at the Genesee County Jail.

   It's a subject that needs to be addressed on the day that high school football practices began across Michigan.

   How many schools employ coaches who allow talent to trump instilling life's most important lessons that come from the privilege of participating in competitive sports? 
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Boston Red Sox survive 9th inning scare to win 4-3 in New York to eliminate Yankees, move on to AL Championship Series

   NEW YORK (CCN) — The Boston Red Sox survived a 9th inning rally by the New York Yankees to win 5-4 Tuesday night and advance to the American League Championship Series against the defending World Series champion Houston Astros. Game 1 will be Saturday at 8:09 pm at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox avoided a return to Boston for a decisive Game 5 by winning twice in New York after splitting the first two games at Fenway. The Yankees scored twice in the bottom of the 9th to pull within a run before Boston closer Craig Kimbrel finally put out the fire. He survived a one-out scare when Gary Sanchez belted a bases loaded blast to the warning track where Andrew Benintendi caught it nearly 350 feet from home plate.


Detroit Pistons to try again at LCA with second home pre-season game vs Washington Wizards

    DETROIT (CCN) — The Detroit Pistons will play their second pre-season home game Wednesday night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Game time is 7 pm against the Washington Wizards. The game will be live on Fox Sports Detroit TV and can be heard on radio at 97.1 The Ticket FM. Detroit lost its first pre-season home game at LCA in overtime on Monday to the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards, who are 2-1 so far in pre-season action, finished four games ahead of the Pistons in the NBA's Eastern Conference last season to get the eighth and final playoff spot.


Valley unbeatens to square off Friday night at Carman-Ainsworth as Davison visits for showdown of teams with perfect 2-0 records 

    FLINT — The Davison Cardinals will visit Flint Carman-Ainsworth on Friday night in a key matchup that could determine the Blue Division champion this fall in the Saginaw Valley League.  Click Here to Read More


Foutch's Strike Zone sending pair of teams to Mickey Mantle World Series among top 12 teams in all of America at 16-&-under division

   FLINT TWP — The Flint Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a press conference at 11 am on Monday at the Flint Elks Golf Club to honor the historic accomplishments of two travel baseball teams sponsored by Foutch’s Strike Zone. Foutch’s 16U and Foutch’s 15U clubs have both qualified for the Mickey Mantle World Series in Waterbury, Connecticut. Players and their families will be departing from the Elks immediately after the press conference to join a community parade in Waterbury as part of Tuesday’s opening ceremonies. World Series play begins on Wednesday.   Click Here to Read More 


Walt Head returning to amateur World Series baseball action as leader of Foutch's 15U; Dinner set on Sunday to raise funds for trip

   FLINT TWP —  There will be a "Pizza Fundraiser" to assist the Foutch Baseball 15U team with travel expenses for next week's Mickey Mantle World Series. The fundraiser will be held at Foutch's Pub on Sunday  from 1 pm until 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for a donation of $20 or more. The team is led by Walt Head who is a member of the Greater Flint Sports Hall of Fame. Head led Saginaw Valley State University for 32 years after leading some of the best 18-&-under Connie Mack level teams ever assembled in the Flint area — Chevrolet UAW Local 699, Carpets by Smith and Centilli/Smith — from 1967 until 1983. Head's 1974 Carpets by Smith team won Flint's only Connie Mack World Series championship in Farmington, New Mexico with a lineup that included future big league stars Rick Leach, Ron Pruett and Larry Sorensen.




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South Troy Dodgers win 6-0 on no-hitter at Foutch's Strike Zone 15U team in opening game at Mickey Mantle World Series
    WATERBURY, CONN.  — The South Troy Dodgers threw a no-hitter at Foutch's Strike Zone 15U in the opening game Wednesday of the Mickey Mantle World Series. Foutch's 16U team plays its opener at 3 pm on Wednesday. Tournament officials told The Daily Gazette it may be the first time one community has sent two teams to the national championship event for the American Amateur Baseball Congress for 16-&-under players. Foutch's 15U and 16U clubs are among 12 at Waterbury, Connecticut for the double elimination tournament that concludes on Sunday. Click Here to Read More  Click Here to Read More 


Well-known hitting instructor now on staff at Foutch's Strike Zone indoor facility in Flint Twp

   FLINT TWP — Tom Derwin is now available for hitting instruction at Foutch’s Strike Zone in Flint Township. Derwin was well known at Rip City Baseball & Softball which closed on June 1 in Fenton.  "We're pleased to have him on staff because he's a great instructor," said long-time Foutch's Strike Zone General Manager Dave Dohrman. Click Here to Read More  Click Here to Read More 


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