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Ludington 6, Reed City 1

REED CITY — Reed City girls’ soccer team ended its season on May 28 in a 6-1 loss to Ludington in the Division 3 districts at Reed City.

Ludington won the next two games, 8-0 over Benzie Central and 4-1 over Big Rapids to take the title.

Brooke Montague scored Reed City’s only goal.

“They’re really good girls,” said Reed City coach Bryan Hall. “They never quit.”

The previous Friday, May 24, the Coyotes went to Benzie Central and won 4-0 for what would be their only victory of the season.

Montague, Sarah Emington, Laura Voelker and MacKenzie Switzer had goals for Reed City.

Heather Tacey was goalie in both games for Reed City.


Morley Stanwood 10, Evart 0

LAKEVIEW — Evart’s softball team came to a close with a 10-0 loss Saturday at Lakeview to Morley Stanwood in the Division 3 district semifinals.

Mallory Raven was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits and one walk while striking out four.


Detroit Lions camp at Evart

DETROIT—The Detroit Lions have announced their 2013 Summer Youth Football Camp schedule that includes 29 camps in 26 cities from June-August. This year’s camps will incorporate the latest health and safety points identified by USA Football.

One of the camps will be on Aug. 2 at Evart High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be a fundamentals mini-camp for ages 6 to 14.

Youngsters can register at

Director of Detroit Lions Youth Football Chris Fritzsching is one of 34 USA Football Master Trainers for Heads Up Football. The program emphasizes: Heads Up Tackling (keeping the head out of the line of contact), concussion awareness and response (using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols) and proper equipment fitting (helmets and shoulder pads).

The Detroit Lions are the first NFL team to have a Master Trainer for Heads up Football leading their youth football program.

“We are proud to establish a new standard for NFL teams for educating youth on the importance of health and safety issues surrounding our game,” said Detroit Lions Team President Tom Lewand. “In accordance with the NFL’s commitment to player health and safety, it is important to educate youth football players and help them develop safe habits and techniques to utilize throughout their football careers.”

Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps and Academies are open to boys and girls, ages 4-18, are non-contact and fundamental, and designed to improve beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill levels. Camps and mini-camps provide fundamental instruction on all positions for both sides of the football. Academies focus on specific positions and allow for more detailed instruction and player development.

“Our goal is to help young athletes become smarter, better skilled and more confident football players,” said Fritzsching. “We work year-round to build a solid curriculum that provides a fun and safer educational foundation of the game while underscoring the life skills football teaches.”

Participants are grouped based on age and skill level. Each camp is limited to the first 70 participants to register and is conducted by Fritzsching and the Detroit Lions Youth Football Coaching Staff, who are professional educators from the collegiate and high school ranks.