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June 27, 2014

Sports in Brief: 06/27/2014

Suttons Bay, Northport to co-op in soccer

TRAVERSE CITY— Northport and Suttons Bay will combine forces in boys soccer.

The schools announced they will form a co-op program for boys in grades 7-12, starting in the fall. Suttons Bay will be the official host and the team, which has adopted the moniker North Bay, will compete in the Northwest Conference. Conference games will be played in Suttons Bay, non-conference games in Northport, with the exception of Suttons Bay’s homecoming game.

Officials called the decision to co-op “difficult” but necessary in order to sustain a viable soccer program for the students of each school.


Run for Shelter 5K set for Saturday

TRAVERSE CITY — Nearly 200 participants have signed up for Saturday’s Run for Shelter 5K run/walk. Organizers are hoping to reach 250. The race supports the Goodwill Inn, northern Michigan’s largest homeless shelter. The cost for Saturday’s race is $30 To register visit


Youth football camp slated for July 14-16

TRAVERSE CITY — The TC Youth Football/YMCA Pop Warner Skills Camp will be held July 14-16 at the Civic Center.

The cost is $45 per player. The camp, which is for those in grades 3-8, will run from 9 a.m. to noon on those three days. Registration deadline is July 1.

The skills camp is for kids wanting to learn the basic fundamentals of football or to improve the skills they already have learned.

For more information call the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA at 933-9622 or visit

Three area players in Junior Championship

HARBOR SPRINGS — Three local golfers are in the field of 144 for the Coca-Cola Junior Championships at Boyne Highlands.

The 54-hole, stroke play golf tournament will run from June 30 to July 3.

Traverse City’s Alex Scott and Petoskey’s Silas Lee will be in the boys field. Harbor Springs’ Abby Detmar is entered in the girls field. Canton’s Henry Do, who just won the Michigan Amateur, and East Lansing’s Jacqueline Setas are the defending champions.

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