TC East falls in state quarters
ISHPEMING — Traverse City East Little League was eliminated from the 12-and-under state tournament quarterfinals on Monday after falling 13-11 to West Portage.
TC East went 1-3 at the state tourney, including a 1-2 record in pool play, which was good enough to advance it to single-elimination play.
East stayed in the game behind a surge of power as Luke Klug smacked two homers — one being a grand slam — and Danny Passinault also connected on a four-bagger. Artie Dutmers and Sam Briggs each collected three hits to aid the offense.
West Portage advances to the semifinals, where it will meet Birmingham.
C. Bombs, Toxic Cherries drop bouts
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Cherry Bombs suffered a loss to Capital Corruption 204-59, while the Toxic Cherries fell to the Derby Vixens in a 159-108 setback.
Next up for both teams is the final double header of the home season Aug. 17 at the Civic Center. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, InsideOut Gallery, Oryana and brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. and first whistle blows at 6 p.m.
Match-play champs crowned in TCJGA
ACME — The Traverse City Junior Golf Association Match Play Tournament wrapped up Monday at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.
The five Champions will be honored at the TCJGA Championship Tournaments to be held at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on Aug. 4-5, 2013. Champions: Northern Michigan Junior Tour boys, Alex Scott, Traverse City; Tour Division boys, Ryan Navin, Traverse City; college boys, Winton Munch, Traverse City; girls division, Nichole Cox, Empire; and college girls, Courtney Dye, Traverse City.
The tournament began with an 18-hole qualifier on The Wolverine at the GT Resort on June 19, with later matches played on July 8 and 22 on the Spruce Run, Wolverine and Bear golf courses.