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Completed YMCA Summer Softball League registration

Registration for the 2021 YMCA Summer Softball Leagues is now underway. There are two competition departments for the 2021 season. The YMCA offers regular men’s recreational softball or competitive league games. Regular rec and competitive leagues take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and the senior leagues aged 55 and over take place on Mondays.

The Sunday Coed and Monday Coed leagues are also offered.

All games are played on the fields of the Grand Traverse County Civic Center and feature regular season and tournament playoffs in round robin style.

Start dates are the week of May 23rd and the season ends in mid-August. For more information, please contact Barb Beckett at [email protected] Registration closes this Friday.

Three former TC stars shine at Grand Rapids CC

GRAND RAPIDS – Two former Traverse City Central Trojans and a TC St. Francis alum took Grand Rapids Community College on a weekend getaway from Glen Oaks CC.

TCC Jake Ryan had an RBI single that won the game in the night game, and Trojan alum Sam Schmitt had an RBI walk-in single in additional innings of the first game.

TCSF graduate Keaton Peck had a solo home run in the second game of the double header to lead the Raiders to victory.

UTSA Free Tennis Event changes location

The United States Tennis Association has partnered with each of its Midwestern districts to host free tennis events in northern Michigan from May 21-23.

The events take place in Ludington, Alpena, Gaylord and Traverse City and are free to the public.

The TC event will now take place on May 21st from 6pm to 8pm at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Interested parties can register at utsa.com.

Mud, Sweat and Beers returns as the first race since March 20

Mud, Sweat and Beers announced on Wednesday that the first endurance sports event will be held in northern Michigan since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event with reduced capacity and social distancing is scheduled to take place on May 1st with 300 instead of the normal 1,000 participants.

Income helps the mountain. Holiday Ski Area and winds through the Holiday Hills into the Pere Marquette State Forest. Drivers can still sign up for $ 70.

Madrid President Says Super League Clubs Cannot Leave planMADRID (AP) – Real Madrid President insists that all 12 clubs that signed up for the unfortunate Super League remain under contract, the controversial runaway of Europe’s elite soccer teams to start.

In an interview with Spanish sports newspaper AS on Saturday, Madrid President Florentino Pérez said the clubs will not be able to resign, as some have announced.

“The fact is that the clubs cannot leave,” said Pérez. “Some had to say they were leaving because of the pressure. But this project or something very similar is going to happen and I hope it is in the near future. “

All six English clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have withdrawn from the proposal within 48 hours of its reveal last weekend due to backlash from fans and authorities. Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan followed a day later.

Barcelona have maintained their support for a project president who Joan Laporta considers “absolutely necessary” to the finances of his troubled club, while recognizing the need to hear the program’s critics.

Italian heavyweights Juventus and AC Milan admitted that the project immediately failed, but left open the possibility of joining a Super League at a later date.

The 74-year-old Pérez, who has chaired Madrid for nearly two decades, was set to become the first chairman of the 20-team Super League to replace the UEFA-run Champions League.

Pérez denied reports that US financier JP Morgan Chase also left the project.

“That’s not true, they didn’t leave either. They took their time to think, like the 12 clubs, ”he said. “If something has to be changed, it is changed, but the Super League is the best project we thought could be done.”

The Madrid president maintained his position that the pandemic had exacerbated major clubs’ financial problems, including the dwindling interest in football among young people.

He predicted a bleak future for his club and others.

“Either we fix it … or all the clubs go bankrupt,” he said. “There will be a mutiny of the teams if they go bankrupt because the only ones who will survive are government sponsored clubs or multimillionaire owners willing to lose hundreds of millions (of euros) for their own entertainment. every season. “

The plan’s critics, which include UEFA, the national leagues and non-participating clubs, say the Super League will do more harm than good if revenue is concentrated in fewer hands.

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