Sports Round-up 8.6

Written by David Green.

CHAMBER GOLF—There’s still room for a few more teams in the fourth annual Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce golf outing. The four-person scramble is scheduled at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at DeMor Hills Golf Course.

The entry fee of $240 a team includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and a steak dinner.

Prizes will be given to the winning teams and for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

Hole-in-one prizes are also on the docket for holes number four, eight, 11 and 18.

A women’s division will be formed if enough interest is shown.

To register, call Chamber president Brad Frederick at 517/605-1020. The deadline for registrations is Aug. 14.


HUNTER SAFETY—A Hunter Safety Training course is scheduled at the Morenci Sportsman’s Club Aug. 23 and 24. The class will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The class will cover safe gun handling, first aid, survival, hunter ethics and sportsmanship.

Registration is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the club. The class costs $5 a person. A full name and birth date are needed to register.

For more information, call Orville Metcalf at 517/458-6841.


MORENCI PHYSICALS—All Morenci middle and high school students who plan to play fall sports must have a completed physical card on file before practices begin.

High school sports practices will begin Aug. 11. Middle school football practices will start a week before school begins, Aug. 25.

Physical forms are available at the high school office or Board of Education office.


MORENCI VOLLEYBALL—Morenci High School JV and varsity volleyball practice is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. beginning Aug. 11, in the high school gymnasium.

Players must have current physical cards on file or bring them to the first practice.

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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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