Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 28, 2012

Sports in Brief: 11/28/2012


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Blazejewski earns GLIAC honors

TRAVERSE CITY — Lake Superior State senior forward Maria Blazejewski (Benzie Central) has been named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week following her 51-point performance at last weekend's University of Southern Indiana Thanksgiving Classic.

Blazejewski averaged 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game to lead LSSU, which lost both games at USI. She scored a career-high 32 points during Saturday's 76-75 loss to Bellarmine and 19 points during a 64-51 loss to undefeated USI on Sunday.

A pre-season all-GLIAC first-team honoree, Blazejewski shot 53.3 percent from the field and hit 17-of-20 free throws. It was Blazejewski's first time hitting the 30-point single-game benchmark.

Lake Superior opens GLIAC competition Thursday at Findlay.

Cross country race Saturday

TRAVERSE CITY — The Excel Physical Therapy Farmland 5K European Style XC Challenge will get underway at noon Saturday on mowed grass pathways surrounding the 150 acres of centennial farm property of local farmer Lewie Rasho.

The course is behind Courtade Elementary.

The 5K was created to introduce runners of all ages to the venue of a cross country style race, which has its origins in Europe. The December date was chosen to offer a "naturally tough, true northern Michigan" event, organizers said.

The registration fee is $30 until noon Thursday. Runners can register online. Those wishing to register in person may do so on Friday from 4—8 p.m. at Running Fit. Family pricing is available with early registration online only.

131s baseball tryouts Dec. 8

TRAVERSE CITY — The 131s Elite Travel Baseball Program will be holding tryouts for new and returning players on Dec. 8 in the small gym at Traverse City Central High School.

The tryouts will be from 8-11 a.m. Age groups include 13-under, 14-under and 16-under (age as of May 1, 2013).

The tryout is free, and program information will be available on site. Players will be free to leave upon completion of all skill stations. Teams will be selected prior to Christmas break. For more information, call 935-1842 or visit

Fisher, Posler earn honors

TRAVERSE CITY — Two Traverse City players earned junior hockey honors for their recent play with the Holland River Bandits.

Cam Fisher, a 16-year-old forward, exploded for five goals and eight points as the River Bandits took two of three from the Bloomington Jr. Blaze.

John Posler, an 18-year-old goalie, was named Goaltender of the Week after the two wins over Bloomington. He stopped 53 shots in one outing, then relieved starter Aaron Alkema and turned aside 27 of 28 shots as Holland claimed a shootout win.