Boyne City’s Wellman qualifies for nationals
GRAND RAPIDS — Boyne City’s Madison Wellman of Boyne City qualified for nationals in snow board cross during a competition at Cannonsburg Ski Resort in Grand Rapids.
The 14-year-old will compete March 30 in Copper Mountain, Colo., against the best young snow boarders from around the country.
Snow board cross is an Olympic event where four to five competitors start at the same time at the top of the course and race to the bottom around banked turns, jumps and race gates.
TCSF’s Hennrick second at hepthalon
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Traverse City St. Francis grad Taylor Hennrick took second in the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships heptathlon.
The Detroit Mercy senior was second in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.75, third at both 60 and 1,000 meters, fourth in high jump, and second in pole vault, long jump and shot put.
Wings sign Lashoff to 3-year, $2.175M deal
DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year, $2.175 million contract.
The team announced the move Monday.
Lashoff has a goal and two assists in 15 games this season, his first in the NHL. The 22-year-old native of Albany, N.Y., has made the most of his opportunities to fill in for banged-up defenseman in Detroit.
The undrafted free agent played in 36 games during the NHL lockout with the Grand Rapids Griffins after playing all of last season with the Red Wings’ American Hockey League affiliate.
NFL prospect from Utah has heart ailment
INDIANAPOLIS — Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei will undergo more extensive heart tests when he returns to Utah.
Doctors at the NFL’s annual scouting combine in Indianapolis found the star defensive tackle and likely high pick has a heart condition, Lotulelei’s agent, Bruce Tollner, confirmed in a series of emails with The Associated Press on Monday.