Field Notes 06/12/2008

Shooting sports titles up for grabs WALLED LAKE — Skeet and sporting clays athletes from all over Michigan, including Burton, Davison, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, and Lapeer will compete in the Scholastic Clay Target Program Michigan Skeet and Sporting Clays state championship June 14 at the Detroit Gun Club. Teams in five divisions will vie for titles in skeet and sporting […]

Lapeer County Lions open season

By Chris Dungey INDEX Contributor ALMONT — A fresh brand of football came to the area last Saturday when the Lapeer County Lions opened their North American Football League preseason at Almont High School against the Lenawee County Crusaders. The Lions took the field in their black and gold uniforms for the first time before struggling to an 18-6 win. […]

Fat Guy’s Corner 06/12/2008

Lord Stanley’s return to Hockeytown The Stanley Cup comes home where it belongs — to Hockeytown — after the Red Wings took care of the Penguins in six games. Oh my, they made it interesting by almost allowing a last-second goal. It’s only fitting that Detroit won the Cup. Detroit had the best regular-season record and they were a better […]

Best-ball title goes to Davison tandem

By Lisa Paine INDEX Sports Editor FLINT — A three stroke lead that came off a one-bogey first round that was followed by a bogey-free second round earned Tommy Thompson and Dave Johnson of Davison the City Best-Ball Tournament title last weekend. The pair edged out Joey Stimac and Domonic Genovesi, 129-132. How the duo ended up as partners was […]

Goyette state champ in pole vault

By Lisa Paine INDEX Sports Editor DAVISON — Unlike other high school athletes who benefit from the guidance of a coach and feedback from other athletes in their specialty, Davison senior Nick Goyette has done a lot of that on his own since the seventh grade. The determined vaulter has had outside help and has remained focused – focused enough […]

Playing for more than par

By Michael Selecky INDEX Sports Writer GRAND BLANC — After many months of anxious waiting, fans can finally rest easy because the Buick Open is set to make its return June 23-29 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, a par 72 course that totals out at 7,127 yards. As Michigan’s only Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour stop, this year […]

Cardinals’ freshman competes in state tournament

ALLENDALE — Although the Davison team didn’t qualify for state competition, Jake Thompson did compete as an individual. At The Meadows Golf Club at Grand Valley State University last weekend, Thompson shot an 88 in the first round and an 87 in the second for a total score of 175. Thompson’s consistent season play and outstanding effort in the regional […]

Lions Youth Football Camp hits gridiron

By Eric Hohenthaner INDEX Intern GENESEE COUNTY — The Detroit Lions will conduct a minimum of nine youth football camps around the state of Michigan this summer. One camp will be held in the area at Grand Blanc High School June 16-19, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Boys and girls ages 6-14 are eligible to participate in the camps. The Detroit Lions […]

Cousineau named to All-Star team

DETROIT — One of the few places in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated is baseball, and one individual whose sacrifices have been both noticed and appreciated is Trevor Cousineau. The Davison senior was recently name to the All-Star team for the 27th annual Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBA) All-Star East/West Baseball Classic at Comerica field on […]

Athlete numbers steady for fourth year

EAST LANSING — Participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) tournament sports topped the 300,000 mark for the fourth consecutive year, says the MHSAA. Strong participation numbers were recorded again during the 2007-08 school year in Michigan high school athletics, as the participation mark for sports in which post-season tournaments are sponsored. The total figure for the school year […]