Blues host game, charity drive

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Bay Blues Rugby Club will host the Grand Rapids Gazelles Rugby Club at 1 p.m. today at the Civic Center.

The game corresponds with the club’s fifth annual “Rugby Gives Back” charity drive with all proceeds going to the Father Fred Foundation. Donations needed include diapers, formula, non-perishable food, baby and kids clothes. Money donated will be matched by the Blues. The drive will be from noon to 4 p.m. today at the Civic Center.

Scofield wins Mudgett Award

TRAVERSE CITY — Doug Scofield was awarded the 10th annual Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award at a Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails dinner this week. Frank Noverr, last year’s winner, presented the award.

According to TART officials, Scofield’s worked tirelessly for many years on the VASA Pathway, especially with the cross-country ski grooming program. He’s heelped create a trail for all seasons that is “a significant recreational resource with an incredible reputation across the state,” officials added.

The Mudgett Award was created to honor and pay tribute to individuals who have shown leadership and passion for the local trails.


Beach Bums add three pitchers

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Beach Bums signed pitchers Gardner Adams, Casey Delgado, and Corey Alexander for the 2014 season.

Adams, a right-hander, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 36th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. He pitched in 12 games for the Gulf Coast League Braves, posting a 1-1 record with an 11.45 ERA out of the bullpen. He was the first graduate of Asbury University to be drafted in any professional sport. Adams finished his senior year with a 10-4 record and an ERA of 3.70.

Delgado is no stranger to the Frontier League. The right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.51 ERA for the Frontier Greys this past season. He started in three games against the Beach Bums.

Alexander, a left-hander, graduated from Siena Heights University in May of 2012 after leading the Saints in wins (8-4), ERA (1.96), complete games (7), innings pitched (105.2), and strikeouts (65). The southpaw was earned a Gold Glove his senior year. This will be Alexander’s first stint in professional baseball.


WRC 5K race set for today

TRAVERSE CITY — The third annual Hands Are Not For Hurting 5K run/walk event will take place today, beginning and ending at the Grand Traverse Area Women’s Resource Center on Elmwood Avenue.

The course will take participants through the Grand Traverse Commons, around the historic barns property and into the surrounding parkland. Both paved and unpaved roads will be utilized. Race check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9.

The event focuses on bringing a greater awareness of domestic violence to the community. The Women’s Resource Center offers emotional and financial support for domestic violence victims.

The registration cost is $25.



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