Sports

September 7, 2012

Sports Shorts – September 7, 2012

Thunderbolts defeat Cannon AFB 64-55

Patrick Paul, 56th Logistic Readiness Squadron, drives past Quincy James, Cannon Air Force Base civilian, Saturday during the first half of the game in the varsity tournament at the Bryant Fitness Center.

Jeff Scott, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, prepares to release the ball after getting by Quincy James, Cannon Air Force Base civilian, during the first half of the game in the varsity tournament. Scott made the shot and scored 14 points for the game.

Charlie Taylor, Luke Air Force Base civilian, shoots the ball over Adam Stevenson, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base. Luke won the game 64-55.

Start Smart football

Start Smart Football is a developmentally appropriate introductory flag football program for children, ages 4 to 6. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 9 through Nov. 13 at the youth center. Parents work one-on-one with with their children. The cost is $20 per child and includes a T-shirt. The class is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.

Fall triathlon

The fall triathlon featuring a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run is 7 a.m. Sept. 22 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $20 per military person and $45 for others. Register by Sept. 14, and receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call (623) 856-9334.

Combat PT bowling

Combat PT bowling is $1 per game and 50 cents to rent shoes at Thunderbolt Lanes. For more information or to reserve a lane, call (623) 856-6529.

Bowlers wanted

Thunderbolt Lanes is looking for bowlers for the winter league that begins the first week of September. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

World Wide Bowling

World Wide Bowling is through Oct. 31 at Thunderbolt Lanes. Youth, ages 5 to 18, can enter to win a new bowling ball and bag by bringing family and friends to bowl. There are three winners a week. For more information, go to www.usafbowltowin.com.

 




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