Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 23, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/23/2013


---- — 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 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.

Youth football sign-up underway

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Youth Football Association registration is underway for the 2013 Season.

Parents can register their child for the 2013 Season by visiting The registration fee of $100 for the season includes uniform, protective equipment, three weeks of pre-season practices and at least six games.

Registration deadline for the 2013 season is July 31.

Salmon Classic set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association will host the Salmon Classic fishing tournament Aug. 30-Sept. 1 on East & West Grand Traverse Bays.

Over $15,000 in cash will be up for grabs, including $5,000 for first place.

Four individual tournaments make up the 2013 Salmon Classic. Friday is the Ladies Classic, Saturday and Sunday are the Sweet 16 (for boats under 16 feet in length) and the Main Event. Over $1,000 in door prizes will be given away through out the weekend.

For more information, visit or call tournament director Steveo Joslin at 342-8442. Pre-registration for the Salmon Classic will begin on July 26 at

Benzie golf outing slated for Sept. 12

BENZONIA — The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be held on Sept. 12.

The best-ball scramble will be conducted at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Beulah. The entry fee of $65 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, dinner and awards. Check-in is at 11 a.m., with golf starting at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 882-5801.

Dunes Port Oneida Run/Walk Aug. 3

GLEN ARBOR — The fourth annual Sleeping Bear Dunes Port Oneida Run, a 5K Trail Run/Walk in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will take place Aug. 3 at the Charles Olsen farmstead in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of the National Park.

The event supports the numerous projects the nonprofit organization tackles to preserve and interpret the 366 historic structures on the mainland and the Manitou Islands of Sleeping Bear.

Pre-registration online or mail-in by 5 p.m. Aug. 1 is $25 — and $30 after that and day-of the race. The first 100 registrants receive a free race T-shirt. Prizes will be given to the overall male and female winners as well as three deep in nine age categories.

Kids 12 and under can participate in the quarter-mile Kids Schoolhouse Dash for $5 on race day at 8:30 am. Participants in the Dash will receive a ribbon, with prizes for first, second and third.

For registration and details, go to, or contact 334-PARK (7275).

U-M equipment manager retiring

ANN ARBOR — Michigan equipment manager Jon Falk is retiring after four decades with the athletic department and football program.

Falk’s retirement is effective at the end of this coming football season. Coach Brady Hoke says Falk is a big part of the program and will be missed.

Falk is responsible for the overall budgeting of the athletic department’s equipment needs with apparel providers, and he oversees a staff of three assistant equipment managers and a large group of student workers.

The Oxford, Ohio, native earned a degree in physical education from Miami University in 1971. He accepted an assistant equipment manager position at Miami before Michigan coach Bo Schembechler offered Falk his current position at Michigan in 1974.