Sports

October 4, 2013

Sports Shorts – October 4, 2013

Jacob Sorby, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, attempts to block the football Sept. 26 during a game against 56th Contracting Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. CES defeated CONS 33-6.

CES pulls flag on CONS, crushing victory

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron flag football team achieved a victory against the 56th Contracting Squadron Sept. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center football field.

Both teams began strong as they wrestled for yardage and the first touchdown. After a long battle the 56th CONS took the first touchdown, but was unable to make the extra point.

After a turnover, CES was able to score bringing the score to 7-6 with 10 minutes left in the half.

As time ticked down on the clock, CES ran a streak of successful plays, ending the half with a lead of 15-6.

CES continued their dominance through the second half. CONS switched their defense to man-to-man, but it proved ineffective against the CES fast-moving offense. CES brought the score to 26-6 with 15 minutes left in the second half. CONS tried to rush the ball down the field, but couldn’t get past the defense. CES took advantage of CONS mistakes and scored once again, bringing the final score to 33-6.

“We performed quick passes to move the ball forward,” said Ryan Miller, 56th CES firefighter. “Open space was the key for this victory.”

Fitness center locker service

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center and satellite facilities will provide only daily use lockers to guests effective Dec. 1. The change will take place be in three phases. Phase 1 is effective immediately and includes the discontinuance of issuing lockers and the waiting list. Members will be notified of the change. Lockers belonging to deployed members will remain theirs until they return. Phase 2 is effective Nov. 1 and includes fitness center staff removing locks and storing contents according to the lost and found official instruction. Phase 3 is effective Dec. 1 and includes locker rooms being monitored by staff to ensure locks are not left overnight. Locks and contents will be removed. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Ghostly Ghoul 5k fun run

The Ghostly Ghoul 5k Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. Oct. 11 near the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988. Dress in a costume. Trophies, prizes, snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Archery camp

The Aim for the Bull’s Eye Archery Camp is Oct. 15 through 18. Classes for youth, ages 9 to 12, are from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and for teens, ages 13 to 18, are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the youth center. The cost is $20 per youth program member. Sign up by Oct. 9. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

 




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