July 25--Boating: Powerboats and rock stars will highlight the St. Clair Riverfest along the banks of the St. Clair River in Palmer Park today through Sunday. Loverboy and John Waite and special guests The Rockets headline the live music performance at 5 p.m. daily, and the St. Clair River Classic Offshore boat race run by the Bluewater Offshore Racing Association will be held at noon Sunday. The Riverfest runs from 4 p.m. to midnight today; noon to midnight Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the festival and concerts is free. Visit www.stclairriverfest.com for more information; for the race schedule, go to www.oparacing.org/race4.html.
Hockey: Forward Nick Pastujov of the HoneyBaked program announced Wednesday night that he has committed to play at U-M. ... Former Ferris State player Cody Chupp was named an assistant coach of the U.S. Hockey League'sGreen Bay Gamblers. Chupp, of Big Rapids, was the Bulldogs' rookie of the year in 2006. He later player professionally in the AHL and ECHL.
Sled hockey: Forwards Robert Thrailkill Jr. of Pentwater and Aaron Wemple of Grand Rapids from the Grand Rapids Sled Wings sled hockey program were named to the 2014-15 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team.
Preps: Fulton High football and baseball coach John Winkler was fired by a vote of the Fulton Board of Education in a special meeting this week. Superintendent Daymond Grifka said concerns arose over the last two years regarding profanity used by players and coaches, unsportsmanlike conduct, inappropriate actions on the field and coaches leaving the program. Winkler had been the baseball coach for 23 years and the football coach since 2002.
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