Claressa Shields Shares Her Spiritual Journey with Flint’s Area Youth

By Alex LaGrone, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – Young Life of Genesee County hosted Flint’s own, Super Middleweight Champion, Claressa Shields Monday, Feb. 12 at Bethel United Methodist Church. Shields came to speak to Flint’s youth about the importance of having faith in Jesus Christ. Shields (T-Rex), was born and raised in Flint and graduated from Northwestern High School in 2013. She was introduced to boxing by her father Bo Shields who also was a boxer. By the time she was 11-years-old, she began to pursue boxing at Flint’s Berston…

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Women’s Boxing Champion Claressa Shields to Share Importance of Faith with Flint Students

FLINT, Mich. – Young Life of Genesee County will host a free presentation by Flint’s own Super Middleweight Women’s Champion Claressa Shields Monday, Feb. 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy. Shields will be sharing the importance of her faith with Flint area high school students. All Flint area high school students are invited to attend. Young Life is a world-class non-profit mentoring organization for youth serving Flint area teens and pre-teens for more than 50 years. “Claressa Shields is truly an inspiration for…

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The Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced

By Alex LaGrone, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – A press conference was held Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Flint Public Library to officially announce the 2018 inductees to the Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame. The newly honored inductees are Mance Broome Sr., Terry Crews, Norman J. Graham Jr., Keith Gray, Lisa Horne, Ervin Leavy Jr., Beecher High School, 1985 Basketball Team and Flint Southwestern, 1975 Track Team. Founder Norm Bryant announced the six individuals and two teams that made up the group. Broome was a two-way starter…

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Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame to Announce 2018 Inductees

Flint, Mich. – The community is invited to join members of the Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, for the official announcement of its 2018 inductees, which include: Mance Broome Sr. (Central High School, 1981, football and coaching), Terry Crews (Flint Academy High School, 1980, football), Norman J. Graham, Jr. (Flint Southwestern, 1978, track), Keith Gray (Flint Central High School 1978, track), Lisa Horne (Hamady High School 1985, basketball and track),…

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Green Is Golden, the Tigers Are Prowling, but a Tiger Is Lost

Green Is Golden, the Tigers Are Prowling, but a Tiger Is Lost  By Alex LaGrone   Now that the NBA Finals are over let's look at a couple of story lines. Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green, capped off a standout third, NBA season, with a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assist) helping the Warriors win the title over the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the season, Green finished second in voting for most improved player and defensive player of the year. He was also named to the leagues all defensive first…

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Floyd Mayweather Wins The Pay-Per-Snooze Over Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Wins The Pay-Per-Snooze Over Pacquiao By: Alex LaGrone     Many fight fans around the world was hyped for the so called fight of the century, it was anything but that. Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather's plan was his usual, run, duck and not get hit. The battle against Manny Pacquiao was vintage Mayweather. Mayweather retained his championship belt with a unanimous decision over Pacquiao. This type of style has worked for Mayweather for 48 fights. Mayweather's style seems to be unpopular with many fight fans, because of his lack…

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Adrian Peterson Reinstated; May Possibly Be Traded

 Adrian Peterson Reinstated; May Possibly Be Traded By: Alex LaGrone After completing the requirements for reinstatement (which included counseling and a treatment plan); Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson, is allowed to play football again in the NFL. Peterson was suspended November 18, 2014 for violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. Peterson was charged for beating his 4 year old son. The Vikings stated they are looking forward to Peterson rejoining the team. Peterson, on the other hand, has stated he doesn't want to play for the Vikings and would like…

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IMA Brookwood Golf Club to Host 44th Annual Best Ball Tournament

IMA Brookwood Golf Club to Host 44th Annual Best Ball Tournament IMA Brookwood Golf Club in Burton will kick off the 2015 golf season with the 44th annual IMA Two-Person Best Ball tournament on May 2 & 3, 2015.  The field will be flighted after the first day of play and tee times will begin at 9:00 a.m. both days with players going off both front and back nines. “This is one of our biggest events of the season” said Tom Harris, Golf Professional at IMA Brookwood Golf Club.  “Entries…

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Flint Beecher Players Celebrate After Class C Championship

EAST LANSING, MI – Sports mean everything to the Beecher community. Whenever the Buccaneers step onto the basketball court, a sea of fans, draped in red gear, travel to whatever building to proudly support the team. During the bridge of the national anthem, everyone knows to point the letter “B” toward the American flag in unison, which represents their togetherness. That’s a Beecher thing. Nothing changed at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on Saturday, as Beecher captured its third Class C state title in four years, with a 78-52 victory against Grand Rapids…

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So Long To Suh: Lions Decide To Move Forward

So Long To Suh: Lions Decide To Move Forward By: Alex LaGrone Detroit Lions General Manger, Martin Mayhew, has made some good moves since he has taken over the position since Matt Millen's departure. Bringing in Jim Caldwell as head coach was one of them. Caldwell has brought in a winning attitude and is changing the culture. Sometimes you can make your team better by doing some simple arithmetic, like adding and subtracting. After the Lions lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs, many felt that was the last time they…

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