Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 2, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/02/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TC Wolves fall to Cardinals, 54-13

CHICAGO — The Traverse City Wolves dropped a semi-pro football game 54-13 to the Chicago Cardinals over the weekend.

The Cardinals led just 20-13 at halftime, but outscored the Wolves 34-0 from there on out.

Jonathan Craven was 8 for 18 passing with 31 rushing yards, while Davonn Cooper had 21 rush yards and Jarvis Greenhill caught six passes for 44 yards.

On defense, Alvin Sitkiewicz led the way with 10 tackles, while Cody Russell, Josh Pfeifer, Tim Ohlert and Matt Ohlert had eight stops each. Russell also had an interception.

The Wolves (1-3) host the Chicago Falcons at 7 p.m. Saturday.

EMU hires Lyke as new athletic director

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan has hired Heather Lyke to be its athletic director and plans to pay her $245,000 plus incentives as part of a five-year contract.

The announcement was made Monday. She starts on July 22.

She was a senior associate athletic director at Ohio State, which hired her in 1998. The native of Canton, Ohio, has also worked at Cincinnati. She was a two-time captain on Michigan’s softball team and graduated in 1992. Lyke went on to earn a law degree at Akron.

Eastern Michigan had been looking for an AD since Derrick Gragg left in March to work for the University of Tulsa.

Bike tours planned for U.P. mining sites

NEGAUNEE — Bike tours have been planned along a trail network that connects Upper Peninsula historic sites across the Marquette Iron Range, officials said.

The most recent segment of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail links Marquette to Negaunee’s historic Jackson Mine and also will connect to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. And the museum is hosting 15-mile bike tours along the route on July 11, 18 and 25.

“There is a lot of rich history along this route, both in terms of mines and related structures and the impact of iron mining on communities,” DNR historian Troy Henderson said in a statement.

Each tour will start at the museum with an orientation of the Carp River forge site, where ore was smelted in the 1840s.

From the museum, bikers will travel toward the Jackson Mine in Negaunee, where miners broke up and transported ore that was smelted at the Carp River forge. The tour will continue to Ishpeming and return to the museum, with several stops along the way.

“At the Jackson Mine participants will see the mine and even the drill markings on the walls of ore that were made over a century ago,” Henderson said.

The tours are $20 per participant, which includes the lunch and a souvenir. Pre-registration is required and details are posted online.

Diamondbacks to honor victims of wildfire

NEW YORK — The Arizona Diamondbacks are going to wear a patch on their uniforms for the rest of the season honoring the 19 firefighters who died in the wildfire about 80 miles from Phoenix.

The firefighters died Sunday night in Yarnell.

During the four-game series against the New York Mets that began Monday night, the Diamondbacks will wear black bands on the right arm of their jerseys to pay tribute to the fallen firefighters who were from a crew in Prescott, Ariz.