Events

May 17, 2013

Sports Shorts – May 17, 2013

Angela White, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, hits the ball over the net during the first game of the 3-on-3 sand volleyball championship game May 9 at the Balfour Beatty Community Center sand volleyball court. MOS scored a point on the play. The 56th Security Forces Squadron team won the game 25-16.

Volleyball championship

by Airman 1st Class, Devante Williams

The 56th Security Forces Squadron played the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron during the intramural volleyball championship game May 5 at the Balfour Beatty Community Center sand volleyball court.

“It feels good to be back in the championship round,” said Dustin Barnes, 56th SFS. “We just need to play our game and don’t let the other team mess up our game.”

But the 56th MOS didn’t make it easy for 56th SFS.

“Our goal is to win with serves,” said Susan Franklin, 56th MOS. “That’s the best option for us to come out with the victory.”

The first game started off well for the 56th MOS leading the game with a 4-0 lead against SFS. But, that quickly changed when SFS answered back with a 5-0 run bringing the score to 5-4 during the first 5 minutes of the match-up. MOS tried to fight back, but SFS came out swinging and won the first game 25-16.

The 2nd game of the intramural volleyball championship was a very close one. SFS came out swinging and was leading the game 14-9. When SFS thought they had clinched the series, MOS fought back and closed the gap of the score to 21-23. But, it wasn’t enough to stop SFS from winning the game 25-22 and defending the championship they won last year.

“It feels good to be back-to-back champions,” Barnes said. “Hopefully next year we can make it to the championship and make it a three-peat.”

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Ladies Night Out

Thunderbolt Lanes will host a ladies night out 8 p.m. to midnight today. The cost is $15 per person paid in advance by Sunday or $20 at the door. This fee includes shoe rental, bowling, pizza and pampering. DJ Que, a henna artist and prize drawings are also part of the fun. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

Silver Wings Pool

Silver Wings Pool will be closed for 2013. As an alternative, consider using the Northwest Valley YMCA pool near the intersection of Litchfield and Thomas roads or Surprise Aquatics Center on N. Bullard Avenue. For more information, call Luke Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation at (623) 856-6267.

Summer Fun Camp

The Youth Center will host a fun camp May 28 through Aug. 2, Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration will be held April 15 through May 17. The camp will feature arts and crafts activities, games, swimming and field trips. It is open to children of active-duty military and DOD civilians assigned to Luke. The children must be entering the first grade up to those who have completed the sixth grade. For more information, call (623) 856-7471.

Power lifting competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is hosting a power lifting competition at 10 a.m. today. Sign-in is 9 to 9:45 a.m. The events include squat, deadlift and bench press in men’s and women’s categories. First through third-place will be awarded in each weight class and lifting division. For more information, call (623) 856-6421.




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