Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 6, 2012

Sports in Brief: 12/06/2012


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Cycling Club gives $14K to TART

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherry Capital Cycling Club donated $14,000 to TART Trails, funds raised at the Leelanau Harvest Tour bicycle tour.

TART officials accepted the $14,000 donation from cycling club president Kim Dittmar at its recent annual meeting at Timber Ridge Resort. The cycling event has raised more than $145,000 for TART Trails since 1999.

TC's Posler Goalie of the Week

HOLLAND — Traverse City's John Posler has been named the Midwest Junior Hockey League's Goaltender of the Week.

On Friday night against the Great Lakes Lightning, Posler pitched the first shutout in Holland River Bandits' history, stopping all 36 shots fired his way in a 3-0 win.

Since joining Holland, the 18-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.08 goals-against average and a .976 save percentage.

Player of the week honors are voted on by league staff, coaches and general managers.

3-on-3 tourney set for Dec. 29

TRAVERSE CITY — A 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will be held Dec. 29 at Traverse City Christian.

It will be a double-elimination format with boys and girls divisions. Each team must be comprised of players from the same grade or grades below. Boys and girls can play on the same team, but will be placed in the boys division.

Registration deadline is Dec. 22. The cost is $80 per team.

For more information contact James Brumfield at 360-3866 or e-mail

Final cyclo-cross race Sunday

TRAVERSE CITY — Einstein Cycles will host a second Civic Center Cross cycling race at noon on Sunday.

Racers from novice to elite status will be racing laps on a 1.5-mile course at the Civic Center. This is the final of four races in the Cross the Bay cyclo-cross series promoted by Einstein Cycles in collaboration with North Country Cycle Sport of Petoskey.

The last race at the Civic Center in mid-November drew more than 60 racers.

For more information or to register visit or call Einstwin Cycles at 421-8148.

Lablance playing at Kalamazoo Valley

KALAMAZOO — Boyne City's Keegan Lablance is averaging 5.6 points and 2.9 assists per game for Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

The 8-0 Cougars, coached by Charlevoix graduate Matt Dennis, are ranked No. 8 nationally.

"He has been a solid performer for us so far this year," Dennis said of Lablance. "His ability to handle the ball, get his teammates involved, while also being a scoring threat make him hard to guard."