Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 20, 2013

Sports in Brief: 02/20/2013


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Ice Fishing Derby on Crystal Lake

BEULAH — The Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association will host the rescheduled 6th annual Frozen Shootout Ice Fishing Derby on Crystal Lake.

The one-day fishing derby is open to any two-angler team. Entry is $40 per team, and registration will start at 5:30 a.m. at Five Corners Store in downtown Beulah.

Fishing will take place from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Crystal Lake. Weigh-in and awards will take place at the pavilion in next to Five Corners Store. Heaviest fish wins.

The event was rescheduled from Feb. 9 due to ice conditions.

For more information go to, email or contact assistant tournament director Steveo Joslin at 342-8442.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the three heaviest fish. Separate prizes for largest ladies and kids fish. Final payouts are based on number of teams entered.

Muskellunge catch confirmed as record

BELLAIRE — The state-record Great Lakes muskellunge caught by Joseph Seeberger of Portage in October has now been listed as a world record by the International Committee of the Modern Day Muskellunge World Record Program.

MDMWRP facilitates the recording and verification of muskellunge world records.

Seeberger caught the fish on Lake Bellaire.

The DNR verified the record and documented that the fish weighed 58 pounds. Although the DNR did not measure the length (state records are determined by weight only), the angler measured the fish at a length of 59 inches with a flexible tape. Later in the day, a taxidermist reported the length at 58 inches.

MDMWRP is listing Seeberger's fish at 58 pounds, 58 inches long and a girth of 29 inches.

TC Central 3rd in Nordic finals

TRAVERSE CITY — Andrew Bruning took a pair of seconds as Traverse City Central finished third overall in the state Nordic ski championships in Ishpeming.

The Copper Country Ski Tigers and Marquette claimed the top two spots.

Bruning came in second to Marquette's Blake Murray in a photo finish in the boys sprint 1K freestyle race. Traverse City Central's Kyle Dotterrer placed eighth.

Central's Erin Lipp was fourth in the girls sprint race.

Bruning was also second in the pursuit race — a combined time of the 5K classic and 5K freestyle races. Dotterrer took 8th.

Lipp finished third in the girls race. Lauren Pflughoeft was 11th, Hannah Davis 12th, and Katie Moses 13th.

Roller derby team looking for skaters

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby is looking for skaters, referees, non-skating officials and volunteers.

For those looking to skate, there will be two upcoming orientations — at 6 to 9 p.m. on both Thursday or Sunday. For more information contact

Traverse City Roller Derby is a non-profit organization. TCRD competes against teams in Michigan and throughout the Midwest, adhering to the standardized rules of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). For more information, visit

M-22 Challenge registration nears

GLEN ARBOR — Registration for the M-22 Challenge opens at 8 a.m. March 1.

The field will be limited to 900 participants. The registration filled to capacity in a few hours last year and the same is expected this year.

For those with questions visit To register, visit

For other inquiries, contact