Sports

June 27, 2014

Sports Shorts – June 27, 2014

Christopher Brown, 56th Operation Support Squadron, prepares to return the serve during a game with 56th Force Support Squadron June 16 at Luke Air Force Base. OSS won two out of three games to win the match.

OSS defeats FSS in 3-game volleyball match

Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Force Support Squadron came out in full swing in the beginning of the first game against the 56th Operation Support Squadron June 16. Connor Noland, 56th OSS team leader, regrouped his team and got them back on track.

“The first game was full of mistakes we made,” he said. “We weren’t communicating as we should, and we failed to set up the ball correctly. We needed to switch up our tactics to attack mode and bring the pressure to them.”

FSS took the victory in the first game with a lop-sided score of 25-17. Going into the second game, Noland and his team followed their tactic and went on full attack mode. FSS was in defense mode, but they could not handle the fast pace action by OSS and were defeated 25-17.

Going into the third and final game of the match, OSS had the momentum on their side.

“With us winning the second game, we had the motivation to give it our all in the last game,” Noland said. “FSS is a good team, and I knew they weren’t going down without a fight.”

The third game was a full on battle between the two teams. The lead kept switching, and it seemed as though the game was going into overtime, but OSS came out swinging and won the final game 15-12.

“We have to treat each opponent as if we’re playing the Air Force volleyball team, said Chris Brown, 56th OSS. “With that attitude, we will be able to give it our all and earn more wins during the season.”

Funtastic Fitness Camp

Funtastic Fitness Camp is 1 to 3 p.m. July 21 through 25 for children ages 9 to 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. The cost is $20 per youth program member and $30 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Summer basketball camp

The Tom Kuyper Summer Basketball Camp, for youth ages 8 to 16, is 1 to 4 p.m. July 8 through 11 at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. Youth learn dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and offense. The cost is $20 per youth member and $30 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Bodybuilder competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is holding a men’s bodybuilding/physique and women’s physique, figure and bikini competition Aug. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Theater. Weigh-in will be at 11 a.m., the preliminary round will be at 1 p.m. and the competition will be at 5 p.m. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Silver Wings Pool reopens

The Silver Wings Pool is open. Lap swimming is free and a schedule will be posted. Daily open swim is $2 per person, a season pool pass for four is $60 ($10 per person after four people), and a single person season pool pass is $25. Open days are Friday through Tuesday. Swim classes are July 7 through 18. For more information, call Silver Wings Pool at 623-856-7120.




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