Sports

March 8, 2013

Sports Shorts – March 8, 2013

607th coasts to finals, defeats 62nd FS 3-1

Photos by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
 
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Ryan Vanbuskirk, 62nd Fighter Squadron, takes a shot to the goal after moving past Reginald Rouse, 607th ACS, during the semi-final game. Vanbuskirk’s shot was blocked by the 607th ACS’s goalie, Alexander Balock.
 
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Daniel Wynn, 62nd Fighter Squadron, tries to get past Daniel Carter, 607th Air Control Squadron during the semi-final game Feb. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center soccer field.
 
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Madison Woo, 62nd Fighter Squadron, throws the ball downfield after catching a shot by a 607th Air Control Squadron player Feb. 26 during the semifinal game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center soccer field.
 
St. Patrick’s Day 5k

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring the St. Patrick’s Day 5k run at 7 a.m. March 15 in front of the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters building. Trophies, prizes and refreshments are included. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

Family camp out

The spring family camp out at Fowler Park is April 12 and 13. Eat s’mores around a camp fire, sleep under the stars and watch a movie on the big screen. Dinner and breakfast are provided. The event is free. A tent and sleeping bag package can be rented at outdoor recreation. For more information, call (623) 856-6267.

Rope course

Flagstaff extreme rope course April 27 is a high rope course and zip lines that will challenge the fittest. Three heights to choose from. The cost is $55 per person and includes roundtrip transportation. For more information, call (623) 856-6267.

Aerobics

Yoga, step, sculpt, Zumba, Pilates, spin, cardio and stretch are available Monday through Thursday and Saturday in Bldg. 700. No classes Fridays, Sundays and holidays. Classes are subject to change. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.




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