Sports Highlights: Pit Spitters playoff tickets on sale; The 2022 Michigan Senior Summer Olympics in full dress; Michigan PGA Professional Championship Begins Monday | Sports

Pit Spitters playoff tickets on sale

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets for the Traverse City Pit Spitters’ first home playoff game are now on sale. The team earned a playoff berth after winning the Great Lakes East Subdivision on Monday.

The first 1,000 fans through the doors of the first home playoff game will receive a Pit Spitters Playoff Rally Towel. Tickets are the same price as regular season tickets — $8 for the lawn, $12 for the box, and Fox Motors Den or 4Front Porch patio tables of four are $100. Suite prices are $550 for a 25-person suite and $275 for a 12-person suite.

Tickets can be purchased at www.PitSpitters.comby calling the box office at 231.943.0100 or stopping by the Turtle Creek Stadium box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The schedule for the first round of playoffs is as follows:

  • Game 1 – Sunday, August 14 at 5:05 p.m. at Kalamazoo
  • Game 2 – Monday, August 15 at 7:05 p.m. at Turtle Creek Stadium
  • Game 3 (if needed) – Tuesday, August 16 at 7:05 p.m. at Turtle Creek Stadium

The Northwoods League playoffs are in three rounds. The second round is a one-game series that will be played immediately after the first round. The team with the best overall record will be the home team for that game. The league game will take place on August 19 or 20 depending on travel schedules. Again, the team with the best overall record will be the home team for the championship game.

The updated playoff schedule is available at

The 2022 Michigan Senior Summer Olympics at full throttle

ROCHESTER – Michigan’s Senior Summer Olympics kicked off Friday in Oakland County.

Approximately 1,500 athletes from across Michigan will come to compete in the Senior Olympics over the next few weeks. Events began with the opening ceremony Friday at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills.

The Games are scheduled to run through August 21, then again September 10-11 in Oakland and Macomb Counties!

Events include archery, badminton, 3-on-3 basketball, pool, bowling, cornhole, cycling, disc golf, free throw and 3-point contests, golf, pickleball, weightlifting, 5k and 10k runs, power walking, race walking, shuffleboard, football, swimming, table tennis, tennis, athletics and volleyball.

The PGA of Michigan Professional Championship begins Monday

HIGHLAND — The 101st PGA of Michigan Professional Championship takes place Monday through Wednesday at Prestwick Village Golf Club.

The Michigan PGA Section Golf Professionals Championship will determine who will win the first place check for an estimated $54,000 purse, have their name added to the Gilbert A. Currie Trophy, and be awarded a sponsor exemption for the 2023 PGA Tour Classic Rocket Mortgage at Detroit Golf Club.

The 54-hole championship also serves as a starting point and qualifier on the road to major championship golf with the best players in the world at the 2023 PGA Championship, to be played in May at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY.

The lowest nine golfers at the end of the PGA of Michigan Professional Championship, in addition to Scott Hebert of Traverse City Golf & Country Club and Jeff Roth of Boyne Golf Academy, who are already exempt, will compete in the National Professional Championship. of the PGA 2023 next April at Twin Warriors. & Santa Ana Pueblo Golf Clubs in New Mexico. The final 20 of this championship play with the best players in the world at the 105th PGA Championship.

The course will play 54 holes over three days with a reduction in the top 60 scorers and ties after Tuesday’s second round.

The championship also includes Game 2 of the PGA of Michigan Professional Women’s Championship. Caroline Harding, a PGA professional assistant at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville, won Michigan’s first PGA women’s professional title a year ago, and she’s coming back to defend.

The women’s championship is again featured in the first two rounds, as women are also eligible to compete in the overall championship. Professional women have competed for the same honors as men in the championship for several years from different starting positions.

MHSAA Names 2022 Bush Award Recipients

EAST LANSING — Deanne Crowley of Lowell, Dallas Lintner of Owosso and Mitch Smelis of Fenton have all provided more than two decades of service to Michigan’s educational athletics. Crowley as a highly regarded coach and administrator, Lintner also as an administrator and educational leader, and Smelis as a sports coach and a leading voice in the sports medicine community, particularly in his service to sports school.

To recognize their significant and ongoing contributions to educational athletics, Crowley, Lintner and Smelis were named the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Allen W. Bush Award recipients for 2022.

Al Bush served as executive director of MHSAA for 10 years. The award honors individuals for their past and continuing service to school athletics as a coach, administrator, official, trainer, physician, or member of the media. The award was developed to bring recognition to people who give and serve without much thought. This is the 31st year for the award, with selections made by the MHSAA Representative Council.