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May 17, 2013

Sports in Brief: 05/17/2013

Roller derby bouts this weekend

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby will host two bouts Saturday at 6 p.m. at Howe Arena inside the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

The Cherry Bombs will take on the Renegade Roller Girls and the Toxic Cherries will battle the Southern Belles in the doubleheader.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at Inside Out Gallery, Lifer Skate Shop, Ben Franklin and online at

Blue Star hosting baseball tourney

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Blue Star 13U travel baseball team will be hosting inaugural Blue Star Classic this weekend at the Civic Center.

Teams from Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Petoskey, Gaylord and Alpena will be competing. Games begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and will continue through Sunday afternoon. The championship game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Earlier this month, the Blue Stars won the River City Shootout tournament in Grand Rapids. The tournament was comprised of 18 teams from throughout western and central Michigan.

Screening of Signals for Survival

SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association will host a free screening of the movie Signals for Survival on May 30 at 7 p.m.

The film is an in-depth study of behavior and communication of the lesser great blacked-beaked and herring gull. The viewing — which is open to the public — will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Bill Scharf, a local ornithologist.

Dr. Scharf has dedicated most of his career to the study of herring gulls. For over 30 years he has examined trends and noted abnormalities of gulls on Gull Island in Grand Traverse Bay. His research has helped the Leelanau Conservancy, who owns Gull Island, write a management plan that protects the island as it is home to thousands of herring gulls that nest there from April through June.

For more information contact the Inland Seas Education Association at 271-3077 or at

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