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June 16, 2013

Sports in Brief: 06/16/2013

Public input for Buffalo Ridge Trail

TRAVERSE CITY — Public input is being sought for the proposed second phase of the Buffalo Ridge Trail.

The Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, in partnership with Garfield Township, will hold a public meeting at 6 pm. on Monday, June 24, at the Garfield Township Hall.

The first phase of the Buffalo Ridge Trail opened in Novembr, 2011. It connects the Commons to West Middle School. The second phase will connect the school to the new YMCA off Silver Lake Road. The trail will link into a new system of trails in Garfield Township that provides access to residential neighborhoods, schools, parks and office/retail centers.

TART Trails raised funds for and is facilitating the preliminary trail design, which has been contracted to Wade Trim, a local design and engineering firm. The input meeting will give the public a chance to share ideas, opportunities and concerns. Representatives from TART, Garfield Township, and Wade Trim will be on hand.

PaddleboardClassic is July 20

BEULAH — The Up North StandUp Paddleboard Classic will be held on Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan on Saturday, July 20.

The day’s events start with the Crystal Lake SUP Challenge consisting of elite 6-mile, a recreational 3-mile and a free kids 1.5-mile races. In the afternoon, the Lake Michigan Downwind Duel 4.6-mile paddle will start at Point Betsie and conclude at the Frankfort Beach.

Each registrant will receive lunch/dinner vouchers and a raffle ticket for the various drawings throughout the day. To register visit upnorthsup.com.

Rays pitcher Cobb leaves on stretcher

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after it appeared he was hit near the right ear by a liner off the bat of Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game.

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