Flint – Mich OPC http://michopc.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:38:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-1-150x150.png Flint – Mich OPC http://michopc.com/ 32 32 Recent Match Report – South East Stars vs Southern Vipers, Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2022, Playoff https://michopc.com/recent-match-report-south-east-stars-vs-southern-vipers-rachael-heyhoe-flint-trophy-2022-playoff/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:38:22 +0000 https://michopc.com/recent-match-report-south-east-stars-vs-southern-vipers-rachael-heyhoe-flint-trophy-2022-playoff/ Southern Vipers 143 for 4 (Boucher 51, McCaughan 47) beaten The Stars of the Southeast 139 (Spence 45, Norris 3-29) by six wickets Southern Vipers will face Northern Diamonds in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final at Lord’s on Sunday, having beaten the South East Stars by six wickets in Wednesday’s qualifier at Beckenham. The […]]]>

Southern Vipers 143 for 4 (Boucher 51, McCaughan 47) beaten The Stars of the Southeast 139 (Spence 45, Norris 3-29) by six wickets

Southern Vipers will face Northern Diamonds in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final at Lord’s on Sunday, having beaten the South East Stars by six wickets in Wednesday’s qualifier at Beckenham.

The Vipers closed 143 for 4 to win with 16 overs to spare, having previously beaten the Stars for 139, Tara Norris taking 3 for 29. Jemima Spence anchored the innings as the Stars recovered 37-for-5, making his highest List A score of 45 not eliminated, but the second-highest contribution was 28 extras and the hosts were all eliminated after 42 ,2 overs.

In a tensionless chase, Ella McCaughan and Maia Bouchier put 98 for the first wicket before the latter was beaten for 51, while the former fell for 47. The Vipers have now faced the Stars five times in this competition and won each time.

Beckenham may have a reputation as a batting paradise, but when play started at 10.30am it was overcast, wet and cold. After winning a coin toss, they would probably have preferred to lose the Stars chose to strike, only to lose three wickets in the first four overs. Chloe Hill beat Kira Chatli off Charlotte Taylor for 1 in the second and Bryony Smith made just 7 before edging out Tara Norris in the third.

Norris then had his second victim in the fourth when Chloe Brewer was brilliantly caught in the slides by Bouchier.

After a partial rebuild, debutant Mary Taylor hit twice in as many overs. Phoebe Franklin was played for 15 before Rhianna Southby was under 1.

Paige Scholfield hit in her first game, trapping Ryana MacDonald-Gay Lbw for 8 and Finty Trussler was just seven balls away when she beat Freya Davies for 4.

Norris beat Alexa Stonehouse for 11 and when Georgia Adams wore Eva Gray for 1, deflecting a straight drive from Spence on the stumps, the Stars were 100 for 9. By this point, however, conditions were improving and Danielle Gregory had joined Spence to set up the biggest partnership of innings, contributing 13 of 34 balls before being played by Trussler.

The sun was shining as the Vipers began the hunt and with the pace required under three-plus, there was little pressure on the openers. Neither Bouchier nor McCaughan offered any encouragement to the bowlers as they headed for the target.

Bouchier went over 50 with a mid-run single from Gregory before trying to fire Davies and play on. McCaughan slammed into Smith and was caught by Davies, but by then the visitors needed just 30 to win.

Franklin then tossed Adams for one with a ball that rolled back, but Scholfield, after leveling the scores with a longer six, was then thrown by Gregory’s next ball for 11, leaving Emily Windsor to drive the winning boundary through the covers and send up to their third straight final against the Diamonds.

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Flint Township man dead after shooting at apartment complex https://michopc.com/flint-township-man-dead-after-shooting-at-apartment-complex/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 20:49:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/flint-township-man-dead-after-shooting-at-apartment-complex/ FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI – A 29-year-old man died after an exchange of gunfire Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex in Flint Township. Flint Township police said they arrested a 32-year-old Flint Township man in connection with the homicide. The incident was reported around 1:05 p.m. on Saturday September 17 at Sunridge Apartments and Townhouses, 3348 […]]]>

FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI – A 29-year-old man died after an exchange of gunfire Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex in Flint Township.

Flint Township police said they arrested a 32-year-old Flint Township man in connection with the homicide.

The incident was reported around 1:05 p.m. on Saturday September 17 at Sunridge Apartments and Townhouses, 3348 Flushing Road.

Flint Township police were dispatched around this time to the apartment complex following reports of a shooting and arrived to find the 29-year-old man, a Flint Township resident , wounded by bullet. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

Flint Township police say there was an altercation between two parties that resulted in an exchange of gunfire. They arrested the 32-year-old man from Flint Township and incarcerated him in Genesee County Jail.

Township police will forward their investigation, when completed, to the Genesee County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Flint Minto Township Detective at 810-600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245). People can also go to www.crimestoppersoffint.com.

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Michigan’s Best Local Dishes: This Middle Eastern Family Is Living Their Dream At Shawarma and More https://michopc.com/michigans-best-local-dishes-this-middle-eastern-family-is-living-their-dream-at-shawarma-and-more/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/michigans-best-local-dishes-this-middle-eastern-family-is-living-their-dream-at-shawarma-and-more/ FENTON, MI — Born in Jordan, a country in the Middle East, Belal Khirfan had many parents who own various businesses. Khirfan has been a resident of Flint since 1986, but he’s never been very happy working in other industries. Opening Shawarma and More, located at 1383 N Leroy St. in Fenton, three weeks ago, […]]]>

FENTON, MI — Born in Jordan, a country in the Middle East, Belal Khirfan had many parents who own various businesses.

Khirfan has been a resident of Flint since 1986, but he’s never been very happy working in other industries.

Opening Shawarma and More, located at 1383 N Leroy St. in Fenton, three weeks ago, Khirfan realized that this restaurant is what really fills him.

“It’s a dream,” he said. “I had other businesses, but that wasn’t what I wanted to do. It’s a family business. My wife (Etemad) loves cooking and she loves seeing people’s happiness when they eat their food.

Inside the store, pictures of Khirfan’s homeland can be seen, and the renovation is not yet complete. It plans to install a 60-inch TV screen displaying the menu, as well as adding a buffet option and drive-thru for customers.

Khirfan was a business owner from 1995 to 2006 in Flint, but was never satisfied. He made sure that the next store he opened would be something his four children would be proud of.

Khirfan, a Muslim, buys his meat in Dearborn halal, that is, meat prepared according to Islamic dietary guidelines.

In 2006, he brought his family abroad to spend more time with his father, who died eight years later. He returned to Flint in 2017.

His wife and son, Bassel, assist him in the kitchen. They haven’t officially had a grand opening as they’re still testing, but customers have already expressed their love for the menu with 5-star Google reviews.

“No matter what business I’ve been in, I’ve been successful,” Khirfan said. “Even the stores I owned, when I bought them, they were nothing. But I made it work. I have my way of working things out.

On the menu

Chicken shawarma is offered both as a sandwich and as a meal. Other dishes also offered are the kefta skewer and the six-piece chicken wings. All meals come with a choice of rice or fries and a choice of fattoush, tabbouleh or Caesar salads.

Customers can also choose from side dishes such as chicken shawarma, grilled chicken breast, fries, grilled kefta skewer, and kabsa.

Starters include hummus, lentil soup, baba ghannouj, vine leaves, chicken wings and fried kibbeh.

Shawarma and More offers a specially prepared garlic sauce.

The future is bright

In its early days, Shawarma and More experienced a large number of orders. Khirfan is living his dream, which will be good news for hungry customers.

“People eating here, you see more people coming in and saying, ‘I heard you had good food,’” Khirfan said.

Shawarma and More hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Flint schools receive offers on 8 of 13 vacant properties for sale https://michopc.com/flint-schools-receive-offers-on-8-of-13-vacant-properties-for-sale/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/flint-schools-receive-offers-on-8-of-13-vacant-properties-for-sale/ FLINT, MI – Flint Community Schools has received offers on eight of its 13 vacant properties that were listed for sale. Thrun Law Firm, which manages the sales process for the district, made a presentation to the Flint Board of Education at its meeting on Wednesday, September 14. The Board of Education voted to sell […]]]>

FLINT, MI – Flint Community Schools has received offers on eight of its 13 vacant properties that were listed for sale.

Thrun Law Firm, which manages the sales process for the district, made a presentation to the Flint Board of Education at its meeting on Wednesday, September 14.

The Board of Education voted to sell 13 vacant properties in June – each of them former school buildings: Cook Elementary, Dort Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Johnson Elementary, King Elementary, Lowell Middle School, Manley Elementary, Merrill Elementary, Stewart Elementary, Washington Elementary, Williams Elementary, Wilkins Elementary, and Zimmerman Center.

Five vacant properties – Cook, Garfield, Lowell, Manley and Williams – have yet to attract bidder interest.

After multiple delays with infighting among board members, Thrun presented the offers to the board after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Each of the bidders interested in vacant properties want to buy the property, not rent it, Thrun law firm attorney Philip Clark told board members.

Five of the properties were all bid by a single bidder, or uncontested, Clark said. One of the properties received a purchase offer for only $400.

Superintendent Kevin Jones said at an earlier meeting that it was in the interest of the administration to discharge all vacant properties off the district’s books.

Carol McIntosh and Laura MacIntyre declared their interest in renting the property, but the proposals received were only to buy it outright.

Several council members also worried about selling vacant properties to competitors or Flint charter schools, which could drive students away from the already declining neighborhood.

After back and forth between MacIntyre and McIntosh regarding the properties they called “assets”, the board deferred any final decision on the properties.

The council ultimately decided not to proceed with the offers received, after voting in June to request proposals for each of the properties.

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Flint man charged with murder in fatal Memorial Day shooting in Tyler | Crime https://michopc.com/flint-man-charged-with-murder-in-fatal-memorial-day-shooting-in-tyler-crime/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/flint-man-charged-with-murder-in-fatal-memorial-day-shooting-in-tyler-crime/ A 29-year-old Flint man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Tyler man on Memorial Day. Christopher Ryan Henry, 29, was indicted by a 7th District Court grand jury and remains in the Smith County Jail on $1 million bond. Henry is accused of shooting and killing Austin Lee Deweerdt, 33, […]]]>

A 29-year-old Flint man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Tyler man on Memorial Day.

Christopher Ryan Henry, 29, was indicted by a 7th District Court grand jury and remains in the Smith County Jail on $1 million bond. Henry is accused of shooting and killing Austin Lee Deweerdt, 33, of Tyler, according to court documents.

Deweerdt was shot on the morning of May 30 during what a witness told police was a fight between Deweerdt and Henry, who was later identified as a suspect and turned himself in to police.

Evidence led investigators to believe Henry fired the shots that killed Deweerdt, according to the Tyler Police Department.

Investigators believe a child seated inside a vehicle saw the violence unfold as Deweerdt and Henry engaged in a physical altercation that proved fatal, an arrest affidavit says. The child told young forensic investigators that Deweerdt was “standing across from another guy when the guy shot him.”

A witness, known to both the victim and the suspect, told police that Deweerdt and Henry got into a physical altercation after Henry came to Deweerdt’s home around 6 a.m. to meet the witness. The witness told police that Henry got Xanax from them and admitted that the witness and Henry often traded illegal drugs, but that they did not deal in prescription drugs or illegal drugs, according to the affidavit of ‘arrest.

When Henry arrived at the house, the witness was there, but Deweerdt was not at the time. Deweerdt arrived shortly after and blocked Henry’s vehicle in the driveway, the witness said, adding that the two men do not like each other and have argued in the past.

The witness said Deweerdt parked, got out of his vehicle, confronted Henry and asked him why he was there. The two began to shout, argue and insult each other before Deweerdt “slammed” Henry to the ground and they began to fight, according to the witness statement in the affidavit.

The witness attempted to stop the fight, and eventually Deweerdt and Henry lifted off the ground and stood up. Henry pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Deweerdt, threatening to shoot him, the witness told police.

Deweerdt responded by going to his vehicle and taking his own gun.

The witness told police that Deweerdt kept his gun at his side pointed at the ground, but Henry continued to point his gun at Deweerdt.

The witness again tried to break up the verbal altercation between the men and asked Henry to leave. Deweerdt eventually agreed to let Henry go by moving his vehicle, according to the affidavit. When Deweerdt got into his vehicle to move it, he left the gun in the passenger seat, which investigators were able to confirm.

Henry still had his gun in his hand, and although he could have moved his vehicle at this point, he didn’t leave. The fighting continued, becoming physical again. The men struggled further before getting to their feet, and that’s when the witness said Henry shot Deweerdt “several times,” the affidavit states.

Deweerdt was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

When Henry arrived at his residence in Flint, he told his parents he was involved in a shooting, and his father called Tyler police to report it, according to the document.

Multiple inconsistencies were found between the witness’ testimony and Henry’s version of the story, according to the affidavit.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Henry on November 7, according to online records.

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Downtown Flint fills with spinning motors for Bikes on the Bricks https://michopc.com/downtown-flint-fills-with-spinning-motors-for-bikes-on-the-bricks/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/downtown-flint-fills-with-spinning-motors-for-bikes-on-the-bricks/ FLINT, MI — Crammed into the city of Harley Davison vehicles, hundreds of motorcyclists revved their engines in chorus to ring in the start of the 2022 Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle show. Motorcycles began filling the parking lot at 8am on Saturday September 10th. At 11 a.m., the vehicles took off with a police […]]]>

FLINT, MI — Crammed into the city of Harley Davison vehicles, hundreds of motorcyclists revved their engines in chorus to ring in the start of the 2022 Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle show.

Motorcycles began filling the parking lot at 8am on Saturday September 10th. At 11 a.m., the vehicles took off with a police escort for a Flint-area tour, ending on Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.

The bike show, which sees thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts fill downtown Flint, has been running since 2007. This year, the show runs from September 9-11.

More than just motorcycles, the show brings several musical acts, vendors and performances to downtown Flint.

Throughout the weekend, police motorcycles used the downtown Flat Lot for forensic training. Orange cones marked tight courses for vehicles to navigate. The first event, Friday, September 9, was a motorcycle police skill contest. On Saturday, police took part in a Last Man Standing competition, racing the courses in unison to see who would be the last officer left driving without hitting cones or getting off.

One of the main attractions this year is the Urias Globe of Death, a daredevil motorcycle performance at the corner of Saginaw and First streets. Members of the Urias family ride their motorcycles around the world, with the final act consisting of three riders in the world and two daredevils standing in the middle.

“We are so close that we can give each other high fives inside,” said Erwin Urias, one of the band members.

Urias added that Saturday would have been the birthday of his father, another daredevil from the world of death.

“For us to be able to continue doing what they did is just a great honor for us,” Urias said.

Bikes on the Bricks continues on Sundays at 10 a.m.

Sunday September 11:

  • The event starts at 10 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sale of T-Shirts and merchandising
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Motorcycle show registration at S. Saginaw and 4th Street
  • 12 p.m.-5 p.m.: Beer tent open
  • 1-4 p.m.: Jason Pyzik and the Brotherhood play in the beer tent
  • Noon: The Globe of Death of Urias
  • Final of the police contest
  • 2 p.m.: The Urias Globe of Death
  • 3:30 p.m.: Police awards ceremony
  • 4 p.m.: The Urias Globe of Death

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Gas leak contributed to fatal home explosion in Flint https://michopc.com/gas-leak-contributed-to-fatal-home-explosion-in-flint/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:42:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/gas-leak-contributed-to-fatal-home-explosion-in-flint/ FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – Investigators have concluded that a natural gas leak contributed to the deadly explosion at a home on Hogarth Avenue in Flint last November, but the source of ignition remains a question. The blast killed a 4-year-old girl and a 55-year-old woman and damaged 30 nearby homes. “They determined it was a […]]]>

FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – Investigators have concluded that a natural gas leak contributed to the deadly explosion at a home on Hogarth Avenue in Flint last November, but the source of ignition remains a question.

The blast killed a 4-year-old girl and a 55-year-old woman and damaged 30 nearby homes.

“They determined it was a gas leak in the house that was in the basement, located in the basement,” Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton said.

He attended a five-hour meeting in Kent County this week that included law enforcement, fire investigators, insurers and private companies.

They examined all the evidence recovered from the explosion.

“Anything gas related, had a gas clothes dryer, water heater removed, furnace, pieces of gas piping, trying to rebuild possibly where it might have started which caused the ignition “, Barton said.

But Barton says the evidence has been damaged too much.

“The cause of the leak and the source of ignition that caused the explosion were undetermined,” Barton said.

This recognition leaves at least one neighbor shaking their head.

“I just don’t understand how you can’t know what happened after all this time,” Vincent Arini said.

Arini lives a stone’s throw from where the blast happened, saying the blast lifted him from his chair and damaged his house. He said he was disappointed that investigators couldn’t paint a clearer picture.

“I wouldn’t want to lose a family member in an explosion like that and not know why it happened,” Arini said. “It would bother me for the rest of my life.”

Barton says he sympathizes with the residents affected by the deadly explosion.

“When something like this happens, you want to know exactly what happened,” Barton said. “Because if you know what happened, you can prevent it from happening again.”

Consumers Energy maintained that its equipment was functioning properly.

He released a statement saying the investigators’ findings are consistent with those of the company’s investigators and that his sympathy goes out to everyone affected by the blast.

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annual injections of COVID-19 are likely https://michopc.com/annual-injections-of-covid-19-are-likely/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 02:08:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/annual-injections-of-covid-19-are-likely/ FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – With the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters rolling out across the country, some are wondering if COVID vaccines will become an annual vaccine like the flu vaccine. Flint’s doctor, Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, thinks it’s likely. “It’s not just to protect us,” Mukkamala said. “It’s to protect the people around us.” This possibility […]]]>

FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – With the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters rolling out across the country, some are wondering if COVID vaccines will become an annual vaccine like the flu vaccine.

Flint’s doctor, Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, thinks it’s likely.

“It’s not just to protect us,” Mukkamala said. “It’s to protect the people around us.”

This possibility of an annual COVID vaccine was recognized today as the White House Covid Response Team discussed reformulated vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for people as young as 12.

They target the original strain of coronavirus and the sub-variants responsible for most current infections.

“The new vaccine stimulates antibodies which they can then bind to the newer form of the virus,” Mukkamala said.

Discussions of annual COVID injections show federal health officials believe the coronavirus will be around for the foreseeable future.

“When we start thinking about COVID in the same way as okay here is a virus that is going to be with us, it is going to change a little every year and therefore the new updated vaccine for the COVID virus, everything like we do because the flu virus is something people will be used to.

Mukkamala acknowledges that there are many who oppose getting the COVID shot, but every year.

“We’ve seen this before that people sometimes have an approach where they say, you know what, it’s not as bad as people say, it’s not likely to make me sick,” Mukkamala said. “So I’m going to kind of, you know, catch the new infection and I’ll get immunity that way.”

Federal officials have said that by the end of this week, 90% of Americans will be within five miles of new reformulated vaccines.

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Dedicated Flint RNLI Volunteers Recognized for Long Service https://michopc.com/dedicated-flint-rnli-volunteers-recognized-for-long-service/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:09:17 +0000 https://michopc.com/dedicated-flint-rnli-volunteers-recognized-for-long-service/ Listen to this article Flint RNLI volunteers were recently recognized for their long service of a combined total of 210 years. Each volunteer received the Long Service Badge, or Long Service Medal, with an additional service bar. Those recognized with 20 years of service and awarded with medals were; retired crewman and assistant launching authority […]]]>

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Flint RNLI volunteers were recently recognized for their long service of a combined total of 210 years.

Each volunteer received the Long Service Badge, or Long Service Medal, with an additional service bar.

Those recognized with 20 years of service and awarded with medals were; retired crewman and assistant launching authority Christopher Barnes, former coxswain and current Lifeboat Medical Advisor Robert Schofield, Lifeboat Administrative Officer Lynn Forster and Lifeboat Management Group Chairman Anthony Forster.

David Leslie Roberts and Mike Heel, retired crew members and boathouse managers from Flint, were honored for their 50 and 30 years of service to the RNLI, respectively.

Alan Forrester, Director of Lifeboat Operations at Flint RNLI, was presented with the award for his 50 years of service to the station last week by Area Manager Jo Partner.

Alan joined Flint RNLI in 1967 when he was just 17 years old.

After many years as a volunteer at sea, Alan became the Lifeboat Operations Manager for the Lifeboat Station, a key role he continues to hold with great pride to this day.

Ms Partner said: “Alan has such a dedicated volunteer history. I was delighted to be able to present the award to commemorate this.

“He gave so much of his time and skills to Flint and the RNLI. In a variety of roles over the years, Alan has shown his bravery and commitment.

In addition to his long service medal, Alan received the bronze medal for bravery during a rescue in February 1983.

During the rescue, he led his crew to save the lives of two people in rough seas.

Alan was also awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honors List in recognition of his charity work on the North Wales coast.

Alan said, “I am very proud to volunteer here at Flint RNLI. I have always enjoyed working alongside other volunteers and making a difference in our local community by saving lives at sea.”

“I also congratulate my fellow volunteers for their seniority awards for their dedication to Flint RNLI.”


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    Fenton football starts 2-0 in Flint Metro League action | Sports coverage for Fenton, Linden, Holly and Lake https://michopc.com/fenton-football-starts-2-0-in-flint-metro-league-action-sports-coverage-for-fenton-linden-holly-and-lake/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 21:34:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/fenton-football-starts-2-0-in-flint-metro-league-action-sports-coverage-for-fenton-linden-holly-and-lake/ Fenton freshman varsity boys football coach Mishael Kunji remains perfect. After beating Goodrich and Linden in the Tigers’ first two games in what were league opponents but not games that counted in league standings, the Tigers finally played their first two official Metro games last week. . The Tigers won Game 1 at home, earning […]]]>

    Fenton freshman varsity boys football coach Mishael Kunji remains perfect.

    After beating Goodrich and Linden in the Tigers’ first two games in what were league opponents but not games that counted in league standings, the Tigers finally played their first two official Metro games last week. .

    The Tigers won Game 1 at home, earning a 3-2 win over Ortonville-Brandon on Monday. They followed that fight up with an even more convincing 6-0 road win over Swartz Creek on Wednesday.

    In the victory over the Dragons, the Tigers dominated from the first minute when Patrick Hamilton scored from an assist from Will Dickens just 36 seconds into the game. Before the end of the first half, the Tigers led 4-0 . Dickens, who would finish the game with a three-goal hat-trick, scored two of the goals while Zach Jones also netted one. Connor McDermott and Zach Whitten had assists.

    The most visually stunning goal was Dickens’ third goal in the second half. He scored it with a bicycle kick on a cross pass from Ryan Stocker. The Tigers’ last goal was a McDermott goal off a Jackson Schmaltz pass.

    Trevor Martin earned the league’s first shutout victory in net, making five saves.

    Against Brandon, the Tigers trailed early, but Hamilton equalized with a goal from a free kick. The Tigers’ lead increased to 2-1 on a goal from Dickens, assisted by Hamilton.

    Brandon tied the game at 2-all, but the Dickens and Hamilton combination teamed up again for the game-winning goal. This gave Dickens his brace and Hamilton’s third point of the game.

    In goal, Sawyer Miller made six saves for the win.

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