Sports

May 31, 2013

Sports Shorts – May 31, 2013

Lady Thunderbolts fall short in semifinals, 41-40
 
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Janai Nesby, civilian, shoots the ball in the semifinal basketball game against the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base basketball team during the Peach Classic Basketball Tournament May 19 at the Luke AFB Bryant Fitness Center gym. Nesby made the basket, her only 2 points of the game.
 
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Renetha Burton, civilian, puts up a shot over a Davis-Monthan Air Force Base defender in the semifinal basketball game during the Peach Classic Basketball Tournament. Burton missed the shot attempt, but finished with 7 points.
 
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Janai Nesby, civilian, tries to avoid getting her shot blocked by a Davis-Monthan AFB defender. The Lady Thunderbolts went 2-2 in the tournament.

Throw-back retro 5k run

The Luke Air Force Base Fitness Center is featuring a throw-back retro 5k fun run starting at 6:30 a.m. June 7 at the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988. Wear gear from “back in the day.” Prizes, trophies and refreshments are included. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

SNCO golf tourney

The senior NCO recognition golf tournament is 7:30 a.m. June 7 at Flacon Dunes Golf Course. Registration is $40 and includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and practice time on the driving range. To register or for more information, call Tech. Sgt. Jaycee Roman at (623) 856-2456.

World Wide Bowling

The youth center is featuring World Wide Bowling Saturday through Aug. 31 at Thunderbolt Lanes. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.

Warrior training

Warrior training classes are every 45 minutes continuously from 6 to 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Combat Fitness Center. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

Silver Wings Pool

Silver Wings Pool is 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.




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