2013-02-07 / Sports

Sports Briefs

Knights of Columbus free throw contest Feb. 18

MANISTIQUE - Local Competition for the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, open to boys and girls ages 9-14, will take place Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in St. Francis de Sales School gym.

Entry forms are available at the school offices of St. Francis de Sales, Manistique Middle/High School, Emerald Elementary, and Big Bay de Noc.

Ages 9-11 will shoot from a 12 foot foul line and use the women’s regulation size basketball. All others shoot from the regular 15 foot foul line and use men and women regulation size basketballs.

Each contestant will receive three warm up attempts followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts.

Winners will advance to the district competitions held again at St. Francis de Sales gymnasium on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. District champions will advance to the Regional/ State Championships on March 10 in Negaunee.

Hermansville tournament taking team registrations

HERMANSVILLE – Entry blanks for the 75th Annual Gold Medal Basketball classic have been mailed to more than 100 teams in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

The tournament runs from March 14-24, with approximately 65 teams expected to participate in the seven-class event. Competition will be in Class A, B, C, D, EE, E and Rec. Division Class. Rec. division is a class comprised of lower class teams with restrictions.

The Woman’s division, in its 14th year, will again have an open class. However, a B division could be added if there is enough interest.

To correspond with this year’s theme “Past, Present and Future of the Gold Medal”, they will also be running a junior high division for boys and girls this year consisting of eight teams in each class.

Entry deadline is March 6. For more information, contact Raymond Bray at 1333 Curry Rd., Norway, MI 49870; call (906) 282-0451 or email raybray6@hotmail.com.

Honey Bear Classic Ski Race Feb. 16 in Marquette

Noquemanon Trail Network and “Friends of the Big Bay Pathway” will host the annual Honey Bear Ski Race on the NTN - Forestville location on Feb. 16. Participants of any age can ski classic or skate over an approximate 12-K or 24-K course.

All race events will start at 10 a.m. from the NTN Trailhead. Registration will begin in the pole barn at 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $35 per person with all proceeds going to maintain the Big Bay Pathway. An awards ceremony with door prizes and refreshments will be held immediately after the race on site. Non-skiers are welcome to attend the event to learn more about the Big Bay Pathway and programs offered by the Noquemanon Trail Network. Entry forms are available online at www.noquetrails.org and at local sport shops.

For more information call NTN at 235- 6861.

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