Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 26, 2013

Sports in Brief: 09/26/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Lions recognize Cheboygan’s Coon

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions named Cheboygan’s Jack Coon as the week four recipient of the 2013 High School Football Coach of the Week Program.

Coon led his Chiefs to a 42-14 victory over previously undefeated Ludington on Friday for their third victory in four games this season. In his 25 years as a head coach at Cheboygan, Coon has led the Chiefs to 14 state playoff appearances. Prior to becoming a head coach, Coon was an assistant coach for three years at Alma High School, four years at Joplin Parkwood (MO) High School, and three years at Cheboygan.

The Cheboygan athletic department follows Michigan High School Athletic Association guidelines for concussion protocol and heat awareness.

An athletic trainer is available to all Cheboygan student-athletes and the varsity football team has had a doctor on the sideline at games for the last 35 seasons.

New running club seeks applicants

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Bay Runners, a newly formed competitive cross country running club for girls, is now seeking applications for runners interested in competing in United States Athletic Track and Field Association (USATF) Cross Country Junior National competition on Dec. 14.

Junior National cross country competition includes a regional qualifier on Nov. 9 in Northville with age group based teams finishing first, or the top 15 individuals, advancing to national competition in San Antonio, Texas. Age groups are defined by birth year and include: birth years 1997-98, 1999-2000 and 2001-2002.

Runners accepted for participation on the team will begin organized practices Oct. 28 and will meet at Traverse City Central High School from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Daily practice sessions will include scheduled training, drills and strength activities.

Applications for team membership are due by Oct. 7 and are available by contacting Katie Kearney at


Zombie Run 5K slated for Oct. 26

TRAVERSE CITY —The fifth annual Zombie Run 5K, which benefits Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART), will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26.

More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated a year ago. Registration numbers are on track for a record turnout, organizers said. Participants are encouraged to dress up like zombies.

Visit to pre-register. The cost prior to Oct. 25 is $30 for adults, $20 for teens, and $15 for children 12-under. Prices go up $5 after Oct. 24.

Packet pick-up and late registration will be held on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Right Brain Brewery. Late registration will also be available on the morning of the race from 7-8:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. and will be electronically timed.

The 5K course starts at Right Brain Brewery on 16th Street, and winds through the Central neighborhood.

For additional information, visit, or call 941-4300.


Sleeping Bear races are Oct. 6

EMPIRE — Online registration for the Sleeping Bear Marathon and Half Marathon will close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

The marathon starts at 7:30 a.m., and the the half marathon at 8:30 a.m., on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Johnson Park in Empire.

Thus far, runners from 18 states have registered.

Marathon racers will receive a custom designed long-sleeve technical fabric shirt, while half marathon racers will receive a custom designed short-sleeve technical fabric shirt. T

Registration is $95 for the marathon and $75 for the half marathon. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Empire Lions Club.

For more information and registration details visit or call 715-1406.