Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 15, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/15/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Wolves pick up 2nd win of season

DETROIT — The Traverse City Wolves earned their second victory of the season with a 28-21 win Saturday night over the Oakland County Chargers.

The Wolves (2-4) play at home Saturday against the Grand Rapids Thunder (2-4). Grand Rapids shut out the Wayne County Bengals 19-0 Saturday.

Traverse City never trailed at any quarter break and led 14-13 at halftime.

In the first quarter, the Wolves scored on a Jonathan Craven 5-yard touchdown run (with Davonn Cooper two-point conversion). Craven also tossed TD passes of 58 and 70 yards to Jarvis Greenhill, while Matt Ohlert blocked an Oakland County punt that was recovered by Vai Taula for a touchdown and Scott Rademaker had a safety.

Dave Harrington is taking over the team as head coach. Rich Micham and Josh Merchant are no longer with the team, which started 1-4.


TC Hounds add defender Markovich

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Hounds added defenseman Cory Markovich for the team’s inaugural season.

During the 2012-13 campaign, the 19-year-old Howell native played for the Battle Creek Jr. Revolution of the North American 3 Hockey League, tallying seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 33 games. Three of those seven goals came in the final five games of the season.

The Hounds’ 2013-14 season schedule was released Sunday. It can be found on Page 3B.


Gay, Powell test positive for banned subtance

American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay, who had promoted himself as a clean athlete, tested positive for a banned substance and said he will pull out of the world championships next month in Moscow.

Gay wouldn’t reveal the substance in a phone conversation from Amsterdam on Sunday, but he said he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency late last week that a sample came back positive from a May 16 out-of-competition test. He said he will have his “B” sample tested soon, possibly as early as this week.

“I don’t have a sabotage story. I don’t have any lies. I don’t have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA’s hands, someone playing games,” said Gay, who fought back sobs as he spoke. “I don’t have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down.”

Asked who that person was, Gay replied: “I can’t really say it. Sometimes a human being naturally, generally trusts somebody. That’s what people do.”

Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson also have tested positive for banned stimulants.

Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Sunday that they tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships and were just recently notified.