Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 28, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/28/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Greiner gets deal with Dutch team

ZWOLLE, Netherlands — Former TC St. Francis and Lehigh University basketball standout Holden Greiner has signed to play with Landstede Zwolle in the Dutch 1st division.

Greiner averaged 13.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals — all career highs for the Mountain Hawks this past season. As a junior he was part of a Lehigh team that shook up the NCAA Tournament with a second-round victory over second-seeded Duke — one of only seven times a 15th seed has won its tournament opener.


2nd annual Downhill Race

THOMPSONVILLE —Crystal Mountain and Corepower are proud to present the second annual Crystal Trifecta Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series. The first of three races will happen Aug. 17 with a course preview at 11 a.m. and racing at noon.

The race series pits riders (13 years old and older) against trails carved out of the woods, hills, and ski runs of Crystal Mountain. Each of the three races is run on a different downhill trail, each one a challenging mix of tight turns, steeps, and jumps.

“We built the trails with one thing in mind, a great downhill experience for riders,” said Crystal’s Janice Davidson. “Each trail has its own flavor and its own technical challenges. It’s a great mix that makes for a fun series of races for the riders and the fans.”

The top three finishers of each race will be awarded medals, and the top three racers in the series will be given medals and additional prizes.

The second race of this year’s Crystal Trifecta will be Sept. 14th; the third and final race will be Oct. 19th — the same day as Crystal’s Peak 2 Peak Mountain Bike Classic.

Registration for each race is $20 or $50 for the three race series. To register, riders can call 800-968-7686, ext. 7500.


Betsie Valley Run being held Oct. 6

THOMPSONVILLE — Friends of the Betsie Valley Library are pleased to announce the 8th annual Betsie Valley Run Half-marathon, 10K Run/Walk, 5K Run/Walk, and Child’s Mile. This event will take place at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in Thompsonville. All proceeds from the run benefit the Betsie Valley Library and the residents of Benzie and Manistee Counties.

The cost is $40 for the half-marathon, $30 for the 10K and 5K, $25 for the 5K walk and for seniors 65 or older on race day and $5 for the child’s mile. Anyone 80 or older on race day can compete for free. Add $5 for entry fees on race day (except the child’s mile).

For more information on the race, go to To register online, go to


Bass Fishing Tournament

CADILLAC — A bass fishing tournament is being held on Aug. 10 on Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell to help fight cystic fibrosis.

The tournament winner will receive a minimum of $1,100, with $500 for second and $250 for third place. Additional place payout depending on number of boats in the tournament. Preregistration is required and is limited to 60 boats. This is a two-person tournament and the cost is $100 per boat.

Tournament time is 7 a.m.-3 p.m., with a 6 a.m. mandatory meeting. Boats will be launching from Kenwood Park in Cadillac.

Artificial baits only. No trolling and there is a five-fish limit.

For more information or tournament rules contact Tim (231) 388-3738 or visit