Area Sports Briefs

Posen High School is currently searching for a head coach for its eight-man football team for the upcoming football season. If you are interested in applying, please call Posen athletic director Jack Gebauer at 657-5650 or e-mail at

The Storch Soccer Academy is now taking registrations for a Goalkeeper Camp for 8-18 year olds ($75) and a Premier Camp for 10-18 year olds ($75) will be offered the week of July28-August 1. For more information, contact Tim Storch at 248-961-2553 or at

University of Michigan National Champion Gymnasts will be in Alpena to coach the 2014 Gymnastic Camp. Please sign up online at or call 595-2782 .Camp runs June 25-27.

The Hillman football team is holding its inaugural 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser on July 5. Registration will be held from 8-8:50 a.m. at the end of Progress St. at Tiger Paw Park. The race begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per person and $15 for students. Please contact Chris at 255-8001 or Bill at 884-2436 with any questions.

Thunder Bay Soccer Association (TBSA) Fall soccer registrations will be held June 26 at the East Campus Soccer Fields in Alpena from 5:30-7pm. Registration forms can also be downloaded, filled out and mailed in with payment. These forms and other information can be found at All registrations MUST be received by July 9, or a $20 late fee will be applied. Call Terry at 356-2112 for further information.

The Dork Brothers are hosting the Fannie-A Open Water Challenge on July 5 at the National Marine Sanctuary/Rotary Island.

This race is a seven-mile open water rowing, kayaking and canoeing event down the Thunder Bay River starting at the Rotary Bridge. It starts at 8:15 a.m. and runs in rain or shine.

Participants must provide a boat. Awards will be given to male and female winners in four age groups in each vessel type.

Early entry is $10 per participant and must be turned in by July 1. Any entries after July 1 will be $15. Limited edition event t-shirts are available for $12. All rowers must be 18 years of age or older.

Interested parties can fill out entry forms and send it, with payment, to Dork Brothers, P.O. Box 301, Alpena, MI 49707. Race day entry forms are accepted between 7 and 8 a.m.

Thunder Bay Soccer Association (TBSA) will be holding open tryouts for the Alpena FC youth travel soccer teams on Mon.June 30, and Tues. July 1 at the Woodward Soccer Fields in Alpena from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All interested players U10 and above, both boys and girls, should attend and be ready to play. Those interested in coaching are also asked to attend. Any questions, please call Chris at 727-4216, or Terry at 356-2112.