Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 9, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/09/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Osorio to play in All-Star game

LELAND — Leland’s Maggie Osorio will compete in the All-State senior All-Star Volleyball Classic on Aug. 2 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

The event showcases the top senior players from across the state. Two semifinal matches will be played at 5:30 p.m., followed by the consolation and championship matches at 7:30.

Hounds add Bussing to defense

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Hounds added to their defensive corps for the upcoming season with the addition of 16-year-old Muskegon native Cory Bussing.

The 6-2, 200-pound Bussing played last year in the Midwest Junior Hockey League for the Holland River Bandits, tallying 12 goals and 27 points in 44 games good for a top-10 finish among league defensemen. He also added 103 penalty minutes.

Roller derby to honor veterans

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s two roller derby teams will honor veterans at a doubleheader on Saturday, July 20.

The first 50 veterans and current service members can get a free ticket by registering on vettix.org/event/8830. The Elks Club will be providing free U.S. flags and Traverse City Roller Derby will honor veterans with a special Color Guard presentation.

The Cherry Bombs will hit the track to battle Capital Corruption while the Toxic Cherries will take on the Lansing Derby Vixens at 6 p.m. at Howe Arena.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, Children 10-under are free. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, InsideOut Gallery, Oryana and brownpapertickets.com.

Candele captures jumper class

TRAVERSE CITY — Canadian Yann Candele, aboard Carolla Z in the highlight jumper class, won the $30,000 Danny & Ron’s Rescue Grand Prix of Traverse City at the Horse Shows By the Bay on Sunday.

A field of 30 starters tackled the 13-fence/16-effort course.

Candele held off Florida’s Aaron Vale, the final rider. Vale zipped around the shortened course with Zippo II, stopping the clock just .08 seconds off the pace for second. On Thursday, Vale jumped to top honors in the featured $10,000 Positive Step Farm Open Jumper Welcome Prix aboard Spirit Of Alena.

In the R.L. Polk Family Ring, Greg Crolick guided Adrienne Marciano’s Grey Street to a blue-ribbon win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The featured hunter class drew 31 competitors. Grey Street is a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood.

Earlier in the day, Indiana’s Beth A. Bidgood and Northernside LLC’s Crownline took the Hunterpointe Grand Amateur-Owner Championship.

North Carolina’s Missy Luczak-Smith and Encorewon the Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic. Luczak-Smith also claimed the Adult Amateur Hunter, 36-49, championship aboard Lapis.

On Saturday, Ali Wolff won the $10,000 Great Lakes Golf Cars Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix aboard Artemis. Wolff went second in a seven-horse tiebreaker and posted a quick clear round in 33.92 seconds, which no one else could catch.

Ex-Lion Green suing Redskins

WASHINGTON — A former NFL player is suing the Washington Redskins, saying his career-ending knee injury resulted from a bounty program in which the team’s coaches encouraged players to intentionally injure opponents.

Barrett Green played linebacker for the Detroit Lions and New York Giants between 2000 and 2005. He says a career-ending knee injury during a game on Dec. 5, 2004 was the result of an “unusual, outrageous and an obvious cheap shot.”

The lawsuit also names former Redskins player Robert Royal, the player who hit Green, and former assistant coach Gregg Williams.

Ex-NBA player gets 60 days in jail

GRAND HAVEN — Former New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers player Duane Washington has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene in western Michigan.

MLive.com reported Monday that an Ottawa County judge also placed the 48-year-old Washington on 18 months’ probation and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.

Authorities say the ex-NBA player hit 71-year-old Estella Vitins on Sept. 18 as she walked along Interstate 96 in Crockery Township after running out of gas. Vitins survived the accident, though she suffered a broken leg and other injuries.

Seattle designates ex-Tiger Bonderman

SEATTLE — Right-hander Jeremy Bonderman’s comeback with the Seattle Mariners is over after he was designated for assignment following consecutive poor starts.

The Mariners made the move on Monday. The team recalled left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to take Bonderman’s roster spot but the Mariners will still need a starter for Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Bonderman was out of baseball for the entire 2011 and 2012 seasons before making his debut with the Mariners on June 2. He had four straight strong starts between June 7 and June 23, but was battered for 10 earned runs and 13 hits in just 8 1-3 innings over his past two starts against the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati.

Luetge will be in his third stint with the Mariners this season.