Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 8, 2013

Sports in Brief: 01/08/2013


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Deadlines nearing for YMCA hoop leagues

TRAVERSE CITY — The deadline is nearing for the winter girls basketball leagues for players in grades 2-5.

Registration is due on Jan. 11. The leagues fun on Saturdays from Jan. 19 through Feb. 23.

Cost is $35 for Y members or $70 for non-members. Players get a shirt and teams are formed generally by school with 10 players max.

Also, a new YMCA winter league for boys in Grades 7-8 will begin on Jan. 19 and run through March 2 on Saturday afternoons and evenings.

Registration deadline is Jan. 11 and costs $250 per team. Each team must have a coach.

For more information on either league, call (231) 933-9622 or

YMCA Blizzard tourney on Jan. 26

TRAVERSE CITY — The YMCA "Blizzard" basketball tournament for boys in grades 7-8 will be held on Jan. 26.

Registration deadline is Jan. 14 and cost is $200 per team.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a round-robin format. Each team is guaranteed three games.

For more information, call (231) 933-9622 or

Girls lacrosse clinic coming to YMCA

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA is hosting a girls youth lacrosse clinic on Jan. 26.

Helping out with the clinic will be the Michigan State University lacrosse team.

The clinic is geared for girls of all abilities from grades 1-12. Sticks and goggles are available for first-time players.

Cost is $35 a player. However, if participants bring a friend who is new to the sport, they can split the discounted cost of $30. A shirt is included if players register by Jan. 23.

For more information, call the YMCA at (231) 933-9622 or reach coach Hilary Gessner at

Baseball camp held at Charlevoix on Jan. 22

CHARLEVOIX — The sixth annual Northern Michigan Winter Baseball Camp will be held at Charlevoix on Jan. 22 for players in grades 7-12.

Oakland University's baseball coaches will be running the camp. Cost is $40 per session or $100 for three sessions.

The schedule includes two sessions. Session one is hitting from 10-11 a.m.; defense from 11 a.m. to noon; pitching and catching from 12-1 p.m. Session two is hitting from 2-3 p.m.; defense from 3-4 p.m.; pitching and catching from 4-5 p.m.

For further information or registration forms, contact Charlevoix baseball coach Allen Telgenhof at

Fishing and sport show Jan. 19

LAKE ANN — The Lake Ann United Methodist Church will hosts a fishing and sport show on Jan. 19.

The event is free and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A few booths are still available.

For more information, call (231) 275-7236.