TC Wolves fall to Cardinals, 54-13
CHICAGO — The Traverse City Wolves dropped a semi-pro football game 54-13 to the Chicago Cardinals over the weekend.
The Cardinals led just 20-13 at halftime, but outscored the Wolves 34-0 from there on out.
Jonathan Craven was 8 for 18 passing with 31 rushing yards, while Davonn Cooper had 21 rush yards and Jarvis Greenhill caught six passes for 44 yards.
On defense, Alvin Sitkiewicz led the way with 10 tackles, while Cody Russell, Josh Pfeifer, Tim Ohlert and Matt Ohlert had eight stops each. Russell also had an interception.
The Wolves (1-3) host the Chicago Falcons at 7 p.m. Saturday.
EMU hires Lyke as new athletic director
YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan has hired Heather Lyke to be its athletic director and plans to pay her $245,000 plus incentives as part of a five-year contract.
The announcement was made Monday. She starts on July 22.
She was a senior associate athletic director at Ohio State, which hired her in 1998. The native of Canton, Ohio, has also worked at Cincinnati. She was a two-time captain on Michigan’s softball team and graduated in 1992. Lyke went on to earn a law degree at Akron.
Eastern Michigan had been looking for an AD since Derrick Gragg left in March to work for the University of Tulsa.
Bike tours planned for U.P. mining sites
NEGAUNEE — Bike tours have been planned along a trail network that connects Upper Peninsula historic sites across the Marquette Iron Range, officials said.
The most recent segment of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail links Marquette to Negaunee’s historic Jackson Mine and also will connect to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. And the museum is hosting 15-mile bike tours along the route on July 11, 18 and 25.
“There is a lot of rich history along this route, both in terms of mines and related structures and the impact of iron mining on communities,” DNR historian Troy Henderson said in a statement.