Whisler finishes in World Triathlon Final
LONDON — Former Traverse City resident Jill (Nykerk) Whisler finished 40th in the women’s 40-44 age class in the recent World Triathlon Grand Final in London.
Whisler, who prepped at Traverse City Central, had a time of 2:14:33. She was the eighth American in her age class.
Some 5,000 triathletes finished the event.
Whisler, a registered dietitian, has for the past 16 years focused on developing weight loss programs through the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance.
131s bow in championship game
FARMINGTON — The 131s travel baseball 16-under team finished runner up in the Total Sports Fall Ball Bash last weekend, losing to the Ontario Cardinals 6-5 in the title game.
The team went 2-0-1 in pool play with victories over Northville and the Windsor (Ont.) Hawks on Saturday. Starting pitchers Kyle Bailey and RJ Kennis were supported by the hitting of Jack Malone, Jake Ryan, Travis Moore, and Gavin Garmhausen.
On Sunday, the 131s needed a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the Toledo Line Drive 9-9, propelling them to the championship game. Sam Clark had three hits while Brett Hines doubled in two runs.
In the championship game, starter Robin Van Orden struck out nine in five innings. Bailey and Garmhausen delivered key doubles.
The 131s wrap up the fall season this weekend at the Sienna Heights University Fall Showcase in Adrian.
Pro wrestling debuts in TC
TRAVERSE CITY — Mister Chainsaw Pro Wrestling makes its debut in Traverse City on Saturday with an event titled “New Beginnings” at The Hollow (the old St. Vincent DePaul‘s building) on Beitner Street.
The event features matches between Scarlett Bordeaux and K.C. Warfield and MCPW undisputed champion Russ Jones and Frankie The Face.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with bell time at 8. Advance general admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Front Street Tattoo in Traverse City, J&M’s Country Corners in Mancelona or at www.MCPWOnline.com. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.
Lions investigating comments to band
ALLEN PARK — The Lions say they are investigating whether center Dominic Raiola verbally abused members of the University of Wisconsin marching band during Detroit’s game at Green Bay over the weekend.
The team said Monday the reports “are extremely inconsistent with the standard of behavior we expect from our players and from every member of our organization.”
The band was at Lambeau Field to perform during and after Sunday’s game, won by the Packers. Wisconsin officials say they have heard from Lions President Tom Lewand, who apologized.