2013-05-30 / Sports

Sports Briefs

Paul Bunyan Triathlon scheduled for Aug. 17

MANISTIQUE - The city of Manistique will hold the Paul Bunyan Triathlon on Aug. 17. The race which will include a 400-yard swim in Quarry Lake, a 16-mile bike ride and a 5K run, will start and finish at Central Park.

Competitors can participate as an individual or as part of a team. There is a minimum age of 16 for the swim portion of the event.

Applications are available from the download link on the www.cityofmanistique.org website and on page A8 of this week’s issue of the Pioneer Tribune.

For further information on the Paul Bunyan Triathlon, contact Manistique Recreation Director Bill Pohlman at (906) 341-2290 or email him at manistiquerecreation@live.com.

MHSAA.tv will stream spring championships

EAST LANSING – Spring sports championships take center stage on the MHSAA.tv website the next three Saturdays, with over 80 hours of live streaming video beginning with the June 1 coverage of running events from the MHSAA Track and Field Finals.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m. with the morning preliminaries in the Lower Peninsula, and the 3,200-meter relay final in the Upper Peninsula. The U.P. action will run continuously without a break, while the L.P. coverage takes a break after the semifinals in the 100 and 200 dashes and the high hurdles, resuming at approximately 1 p.m. with the afternoon finals. The afternoon session could begin up to 30 minutes earlier based on the finish of the morning session.

A complete schedule for both peninsulas, and lists of qualifiers, can be found on the track and field pages of the MHSAA website.

The track coverage will be followed on subsequent Saturdays with the Boys and Girls Lacrosse Finals on June 8, beginning at 2 p.m.; the Baseball-Softball Finals on June 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m.; and the Girls Soccer Finals on June 15, beginning at Noon.

All of the live video streams are free and will be archived on the MHSAA.tv website. DVD’s will also be available at MHSAA.tv.

The MHSAA Network will also stream live audio of the Lacrosse Finals on June 8; the Girls Soccer Finals on June 15;, and in addition to the Baseball-Softball Finals on June 15, the Network will also stream live audio of the Semifinal games in both sports on June 14 from Bailey Park in Battle Creek. All of the live audio streams, and on-demand archives, will be available at MHSAANetwork.com.

The video vaults of the MHSAA Network will be opened weekly during the regular season to feature a Classic contest from years past on the MHSAA.tv website.

Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 8 and 9

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 8- 9. On that weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

Michigan has been celebrating the Summer Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way to promote awareness of the state’s vast water resources. With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 36,000 miles of rivers and 11,000 inland lakes, fishing and Michigan go hand-in-hand.

“This summer’s Free Fishing Weekend is a great way to get outdoors and experience some of the best freshwater fishing in the world,” said DNR Director Keith Creagh. “There’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved, as it’s an inexpensive activity and readily accessible – so get out this June and try it yourself, for free!”

To encourage involvement in Free Fishing Weekends, organized activities are being scheduled in communities across the state. These activities are coordinated by a variety of individuals, organizations, constituent groups, schools, local and state parks, businesses and others.

There’s still plenty of time to plan your own local Free Fishing Weekend event, or to find an activity occurring in your community. Visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing for all things related to this weekend, including help with event planning and promotion, a registration form for official events, and a chart identifying activities in areas throughout the state.

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