Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 13, 2013

Sports in Brief: 03/13/2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — East Middle School seeks track coach

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City East Middle School is seeking a boys head track coach for grades 6-8.

Several assistant coaching positions are also available.

Candidates should call John Lober at 342-8247 for more information.

Registration underway for junior golf

TRAVERSE CITY — Sign-up for the Traverse City Junior Golf Association's (TCJGA) lessons, on-course instruction and tournament programs is now underway.

Boys and girls ages 5 years and older are eligible. To sign-up on-line, visit www.tcjga.com.

Lessons begin the last week of April, after school and evenings, and will continue through the end of June. Tournament play and on-course instruction begins when school is out in June.

More information is available by visiting www.tcjga.com, emailing, golf@tcjga.com or calling the TCJGA office at (231) 935-GOLF.

New chair lift planned at Crystal

THOMPSONVILLE, — A new chairlift will be part of an update at Crystal Mountain Resort next winter.

The existing Buck Chairlift, installed in 1978, will be replaced with a new Skytrac Quad Lift, similar to the Loki Quad Lift installed in 2011, but without a loading conveyor. In addition to the new lift, subtle contour modifications to the Buck slope and expansion of the skiable terrain on the south side are planned.

Crystal is also improving its snowmaking and grooming systems with at least six new snow guns and will begin to automate its snowmaking to enable faster startups early in the ski season.

Fly Fishing School set for June

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited will host its 41st annual Fly Fishing School the weekend of June 7-9 at Ranch Rudolf on the Boardman River. This is the same location that Trout Unlimited has held its summer fly fishing schools since the 1970's.

The school is a non‑profit project of the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited, a fisheries conservation organization. The school is open to everyone; membership in Trout Unlimited is not required.

Instructors for the school are members of Trout Unlimited. Most have been instructors for 10 years or more, and all have been especially trained for the school. The ratio of students to instructors is usually 4 to 1.

Instruction is available at all levels, from beginners to advanced, and covers all facets of fly fishing, especially proper casting techniques. Lectures and demonstrations cover such topics as tackle, entomology and fly tying, and wading.

For more information visit http://tuffs.org or contact Scott Smith in writing at TU Fly Fishing School, P.O. Box 117 Grayling, MI 49738, or by phone at (517) 442-2926 or by email at painless@tc3net.com.