Field Notes 08/14/08

Canoe trip offered DAVISON — Richfield County Park invites the public to take part in a canoe ride Aug. 16 with the staff of Heavner Canoe Rental. The two-hour trip down the Flint River offers the opportunity to observe local wildlife and scenery. Cost is $25 and canoes, personal flotation devices and lessons are provided. The trip is limited to […]

State fair is about more than just fun, food and games

By Lisa Paine VIEW Sports Editor STATEWIDE — With more and more communities trying to find new and inventive programs to get everyone up and outside, the Michigan State Fair hopes its events and programs can be part of the incentive. “Our two ‘mini’ parks have been a highlight of the state fairs for several years,” said Patricia Stewart, chief […]

Sports Schedules 08/14/2008

Thursday 8/14/2008 Soccer Lapeer East JV & Varsity Boys at Troy Athens, 10 a.m. Friday 8/15/2008 Golf Imlay City Varsity Girls In Lapeer Summer Tune Up at Lapeer Country Club, 8 a.m. Lapeer East Varsity Girls In Lapeer Summer Tune Up at Lapeer Country Club, 8 a.m. Lapeer West Varsity Girls In Lapeer Summer Tune Up at Lapeer Country Club, […]

Let the games begin

By Michael Selecky VIEW Sports Writer FLINT — Since its inception in 1958 through the joint efforts of the American and Canadian Amateur Athletic Unions, the CANUSA (Canada-USA) Games have grown by leaps and bounds. For example, not only has CANUSA become an ever-growing hotbed of opportunity for athletes from Lapeer and Genesee counties, but after a first-year total of […]


Swimmers took their marks during the Lapeer Community Center’s Lapeer ‘Splash’ swim club 12th annual invitational last Wednesday at the Community Center. The team was coached by Fred Fitch, Alicia Alber, Meagan Burns and Sarahlynn Bush.

Bullriders take their licks

By Chris Dungey VIEW Contributor IMLAY CITY — A large crowd of enthusiastic fans watched the 11th visit of Super Kicker Rodeo to the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds last Thursday. Bullriding point and money leader John Braska, 25, of Vermontville, Michigan, took top honors and $600, accumulating 164 points for his three rides. Braska rode Sandman for 68 points, but needed […]

Start spreading the news

With VIEW Sports Columnist Jeff Day encumbered by professional obligations, I’ll be filling in this week, but the Fat Guy will be back next week to give his regularly scheduled and highly unique perspective on the sporting world. It was announced last Thursday that the tired tale of Brett Favre has finally come to an end as the Packers somehow […]

Settling for what?

Seems to me that the Olympic broadcasting media needs a little sensitivity training. Here they are once again saying that anyone that doesn’t win a gold medal is settling for the silver and bronze medals. What?! Since when is winning any colored medal at the Olympics considered settling? Last time I looked there were three very coveted medals up for […]

2008 Crim Festival of Races on the horizon

By John Droke VIEW Sports Writer GENESEE TWP. — It’s that time of year again! The fourth weekend in August is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the Crim Festival of Races. This year’s Crim will mark the 32nd running of the races that includes the largest ten mile race in Michigan, and the third largest in […]

Sports Shorts 08/14/2008

North branch player does well COLUMBUS, OH. — North Branch junior Tonya Calkins recently competed for the Midwest Lakers girls’ fastpitch team out of Ann Arbor, winning the A.S.A “A” U-16 state championship tournament in Mt. Pleasant, and the N.S.A. “A” U-16 state championships in Jackson to qualify for national competition. The team then played in the 78- team N.S.A […]