Sports

September 14, 2012

Sports Shorts – September 14, 2012

New pool hours

The Silver Wings Pool offers open swim and lap swim 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The pool closes for the season Sept. 21. For more information, call (623) 856-9334.

Ghostly Ghoul run

The Ghostly Ghoul 5k fun run is 7 a.m. Oct. 26 in the auxiliary parking lot across from the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters on Super Sabre Street.

Aerobics

Yoga, step and sculpt, Zumba, Pilates, and spin or cycling classes are held Monday through Thursday and Saturdays in Bldg. 700. Group fitness classes are held upstairs. There are no classes Sundays and holidays. For schedule, go to www.lukeevents.com.

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 is 7 a.m. Sept. 22 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $20 per military person and $45 for others. Register by today, and receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call (623) 856-9334.

AMXS dominates AMMO 47-6

 

 

Derek Moore, 56th EMS, advances down the field. Moore held the football out to gain a few inches down field on where it would be marked.

Bryon Tribble, 56th EMS, gets his flag pulled by two 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron defenders Sept. 6 during an intramural flag football at the Bryant Fitness Center football field.

Erick Edwards, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, turns toward the end zone after catching the football Sept. 6 during an intramural flag football game against the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight at the Bryant Fitness Center football field. Edwards scored a touchdown on the play putting AMXS up 6-0.




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