Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 15, 2013

Sports in Brief: 06/15/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — MSU golf coach to hold clinic

THOMPSONVILLE — Michigan State women’s golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll will be leading a clinic at Crystal Mountain on Saturday, June 22, as part of a Junior Golf Fun Day.

Slobodnik-Stoll has been the Spartan coach 16 years, taking the team to the NCAA Championships nine times. Michigan State’s won four Big Ten titles under Slobodnik-Stoll.

The free clinic is geared for kids 5-12 years of age and will kick-off an afternoon of games at Crystal’s Practice and Learning Center. Kids are welcome to bring their own golf equipment or golf clubs can be provided.

After the clinic, the fun will continue with hitting balls into a kiddie pool, target nets and playing three holes on the practice range’s short course. The Junior Golf Fun Day runs from 3-5 p.m.

Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll will be at Crystal, along with several of her players, to participate in the Michigan PGA Women’s Open later this month.


Dell’Acqua elected pres. of TB Blues

TRAVERSE CITY — Tony Dell’Acqua was elected president of the Traverse Bay Blues at the annual general meeting this week.

Matt Szatkiewicz was named the coach, Dave Wenkle the captain, Josh Benghauser the treasurer, Corey Mather the match coordinator, Donald Welz the recruiting coordinator, and Jimmy Turnball the social coordinator.

The Blues 14-week rugby schedule begins in August. The Blues advanced in the recent Midwest Shield tournament to place in the highly-competitive National Division 3, East-North Conference.


131s win two at USSSA tournament

GRAND RAPIDS — The 14-under 131s Travel Baseball team went 2-2 at the USSSA Great Lakes Challenge in Grand Rapids last weekend.

Wins over the Kalamazoo Maroons and Muskegon Riptide helped the 131s advance to the semi-final game at Davenport University, where they fell to the Diamonds Rayders 6-5 in extra innings. The 14-under teams will be hosting the Cherry Capital Classic this weekend.


Roller derby teams lace ’em up today

TRAVERSE CITY — Roller derby action returns to Traverse City today.

The Cherry Bombs will hit the track to take on the Mix-Up Misfits and the Toxic Cherries will defend their winning home season against the Killamazoo Killa Crew on June 15 at 6 p.m. at Howe Arena inside the Civic Center.

Tickets are just $10 in advance, $15 at the door and children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, InsideOut Gallery, Oryana and Special fundraising activities at the bout will benefit the Women’s Resource Center. Regular score updates will be posted on Traverse City Roller Derby’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


TCC special teams camp June 25

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central will host a special teams camp June 25 at Thirlby Field.

The camp is for athletes in grades 7-12 and focuses on kicking, punting and long snapping, going from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $60 in advance or $70 the day of.

To register, call Eric Schugars at 642-1784 or email


History Under Sail set for June 19

SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association will hold “Maritime History Under Sail,” where participants can join the crew of the schooner Inland Seas and discover the heritage of the mid-coast of Grand Traverse Bay.

The event explores the maritime history of Suttons Bay, Peshawbestown and Omena. The sail takes place on June 19, from 6-9 p.m., and includes dinner prepared by the ship’s cook. The cost for adults is $55 per person. To make a reservation, call 271-3077.


Borkovich to pitch in All-Star game

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West senior Walt Borkovich, has been selected to participate in the East/West High School All-Star baseball game July 1 at Comerica Park.

Borkovich is the first West player to receive the honor.

Borkovich was 8-2 and led the Titans to Big North Conference and Division 1 district titles. He’ll pitch for Michigan State next season.