Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 26, 2013

Sports in Brief: 04/26/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Trojans seek girls hoop coach

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central is seeking its third girls varsity basketball coach in six years.

Ryan Knudsen stepped down after coaching the Trojans the last three seasons.

“He (Knudsen) did a great job for us,” athletic director Cody Inglis said. “He will be missed. He’s a high quality person as well as coach.”

Inglis said the job will be posted and he’s hoping to fill it in time for the summer workout programs.

“It would be ideal if we could put a coaching job with a teaching opening that might be out there,” Inglis said. “Those are tougher and tougher to come by, but we are really holding out hope that might be the case.”

Beach Bums seek hosts

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Beach Bums are looking for local host families for the upcoming season.

Essentially, these families “adopt” a player for the summer — providing him with food and shelter. Beach Bums players will arrive on May 1 for a 14-day spring training camp. Players who make the team will be staying in Traverse City for the season, unless they are traded or released. The Frontier League season, including playoffs, will conclude by the middle of September.

For those interested and who live within eight miles of Wuerfel Park, call 943-0100.

Bums’ FanFest set for Saturday

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Beach Bums will open Wuerfel Park on Saturday for the team’s 8th annual FanFest beginning at 8 a.m.

FanFest is the first opportunity for Traverse City fans to purchase individual game tickets for the upcoming season. There will be a one-day only offer of buy 10 tickets, get five free.

The home opener is May 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the Evansville Otters. TC will play 54 home games this year.

Additionally, Beach Bums players and coaches will be available for autographs. High school baseball will be played during the day as TC St. Francis, Elk Rapids, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer and Benzie Central will be taking to the field at Wuerfel Park beginning at 10 a.m. All concessions and the gift shop will be open.

Traverse City will also be hosting a job fair for game-day employees at FanFest including positions as concession workers and ushers.

Members sought for golf league

TRAVERSE CITY — The Ladies 9-hole Golf League is accepting new members. The league is holding its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday at Elmbrook Golf Club at 9 a.m. For more information, call Barbara at 941-0386.

Boyne offering April skiing

BOYNE FALLS (AP) — Boyne Mountain in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula is giving skiers a later than usual chance to hit the slopes this spring.

The resort plans to have 170 skiable acres and 25 trails available this weekend.

Boyne Mountain’s president and general manager Ed Grice says it’s been 16 years since Boyne Mountain has offered skiing this late in April.

Grice says snow conditions are “just too good to stop.” The resort closed for daily skiing April 7, but has been open on weekends.

Little River Casino golf tourney set for July 12

MANISTEE — The 14th annual Little River Casino Resort Charity Golf Classic is taking place on Friday, July 12 at the Manistee National Golf and Resort.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start is set for 10 a.m. An awards banquet follows at the casino.