Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 15, 2014

Sports in Brief: 03/15/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Schuba to dial it up in 3-point contest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kalkaska native and current Madonna University guard Travis Schuba is one of four contestants for the 2014 NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball 3-Point competition.

The contest will occur on March 22, as part of the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship at 12:30 p.m. CDT in Kansas City, Mo.

A two-time All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference first team selection, Schuba holds the career 3-point record at Madonna, as he passed current head coach Noel Emenhiser this season. Schuba knocked down 399 triples in his career to hold the top spot by 53. Schuba also holds three of the top five single-season marks in MU history for made 3-pointers. A total of 74 percent (399 of 537) of Schuba’s career field goals were from beyond the arc.


Crosby in prep 3-point contest

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Christian senior Kris Crosby has been invited by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan to the MHSAA “3 Point Shooters Top Performers Shootout” at the Breslin next Saturday during the boys state championship games.

During his senior campaign, the 6-foot-7 Crosby shot almost 50 percent from behind the arc. He averaged 23 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, three assists and two steals a game. The competition will be at half time of the March 22 Class A finals at 10:30 am.

Maleski part of NCAA champ team

DETROIT — Traverse City’s Elly Maleski is an NCAA Division II champion and record-holder.

On the first day of the NCAA Division II Championship meet Maleski — a sophomore at Wayne State University — swam the lead leg of the 200-meter medley team that place second and had a time of 25.90 for her 50 backstroke.

The following day, Maleski swam the anchor leg of 200 free relay which ended up in first place and broke the NCAA Division II relay record. Her relay split was 22.88.


Curling club forming in TC

TRAVERSE CITY — The newly-formed Traverse City Curling Club is hosting other clubs from around the state and is offering an opportunity to watch, learn and try curling at an open house on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centre ICE Arena.

No experience is necessary.

The Traverse City Curling Club’s first organizational meeting will be held March 24 at 7 p.m. at Centre ICE, or for more information, visit the club’s Facebook page at or call 218-3076.

Spring Fling tourney is April 12

TRAVERSE CITY — The 6th Annual Spring Fling 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held April 12 at Traverse City Central.

The fundraiser for the girls and boys basketball programs at TC Central is for boys and girls in grades 2-12. The cost is $100 per team. Games will start at 9 a.m. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum two games. The format will be a double-elimination.

For more information contact Heather Simpson at 231-944-6279/ or Jeff Turner at Registration forms are available at Click on the athletic tab and look under forms.