Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 24, 2014

Sports in Brief: 06/24/2014

Tim Duncan could have easily gone out on top, with his fifth NBA championship trophy under his arm and his health intact just a few months after his 38th birthday.

There’s just no way. Duncan is having too much fun with his San Antonio Spurs coaches and teammates, and he’s playing too well to call it quits now.

Duncan has decided to exercise the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return next season, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.



15U 131s TAKE 3 OF 4 AT ADRIAN, TURN TRIPLE PLAY: The 131s Elite 15U Travel Baseball team won three of four games at the Collegiate Mayhem Tournament at Adrian College this past weekend. On Friday, Keegan Cunningham pitched the 131s (5-3) to a 5-3 victory over the Lincoln Park Rails. Eddie Davidson had an RBI double, while Dan Ayling also singled in a run. On Saturday, back to back line drive singles by Gabe Callery and Jake Ryan led off a four-run first inning, which would provide all of the support that pitcher Jordan Ruckle would need as they shut out the Freeland Outlaws 9-0. In the finale, pitcher Cam Fewless started a 1-3-2-5 Triple Play that proved to be the turning point in a 4-3 win over the Elkhart Titans. Jared Jackson keyed the offensive attack with two hits, including an RBI double. The only loss of the weekend came at the hands of the 16U Michigan Blue Jays, 5-1. Next week, the 131s head to Grand Valley State University for the Great Lakes Classic.



TOXIC CHERRIES, CHERRY BOMBS ROLL TO WINS: MI: Both Traverse City Roller Derby teams emerged victorious at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center this weekend. The fourth-ranked Toxic Cherries soundly defeated the Grand Raggidy G-Rap Attack 241-41, while the Cherry Bombs earned their first win of the 2014 season by edging the Deathrow Derby Dames 189-163.

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