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Briefly: Hiking Spree; Prescott seeks new coach; sports day at the Y


THE EIGHTH ANNUAL HIKING SPREE KICK-OFF is 9 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road, near Lynx Lake. Hiking Spree enthusiasts will start their morning at the Highlands Center for a presentation of this year's Hiking Spree trail selection, followed by the kick-off hike at 10 a.m. The presentation by Nigel Reynolds, Highlands Center volunteer and Hiking Spree map maker, and the Prescott National Forest will give hikers details about the spree, highlighting 2015 trails, including new sections of the City of Prescott Circle Trail. Continental breakfast will be included, and there is no fee to attend. Early birds can also hike at 7:30 a.m., prior to the presentation. If participants hike at least eight of the 12 trails between Sept. 5 and Dec. 1, they can enter into a drawing for a $100 gift card to the Hike Shack. Trails consist of various skills, but at least eight are fine for any hiker, and you do not have to complete the hike to count it. Entry for the drawing will close Dec. 1, and a winning name will be drawn for the $100 gift card. Hikers can pick up forms at the kickoff event, or at the Highlands Center's Benson Family Nature Store, Hike Shack, or the Prescott National Forest Offices on Cortez Street. Trail maps will be provided highlighting interesting points along the way. 2015 Maps will be published on, and past years' maps are available. Printed color maps will be available at the Highlands Center for $10. Black and white copies will be available at the Prescott National Forest Cortez Street office and at the Hike Shack. Once hikes are complete, participants may purchase a special hiking medallion for their hiking stick for $5.


WITH COACH Allison Mendibles recently resigning her post to spend more time with her family, Prescott High is looking to hire a new head varsity girls' softball coach for the 2015-16 academic year. PHS Athletic Director Missy Townsend said applicants should possess coaching experience, the background necessary to teach and evaluate student-athletes' softball skills, and a determination to maintain a program that emphasizes hard work, positive character development and academic excellence. A qualified applicant will possess a valid Arizona Teaching, Substitute or Arizona Coaching Certificate issued by the Arizona Department of Education. He or she also will have completed each of the following criteria from the National Federation of State High School Associations Level 1 Certification (online at NFHS Fundamental of Coaching Certificate; NFHS Concussion in Sports - 'What You Need to Know' certificate; current CPR & First Aid Certification; and current AZ IVP or Level One Fingerprint Clearance. To submit a resume and references, or to inquire about the position, contact Townsend via email at: or call her at 928-445-2322.


REGISTRATION IS UNDER WAY for the 14th annual Girls & Sports Day, which will take place for girls ages 7-14 from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Prescott YMCA, 750 Whipple St. Optional swim time will follow. Activities at the event, which encourages girls to make positive choices and live healthier lives, will include: gymnastics, gaga ball and Broadway dance for those ages 7-9; volleyball, Zumba and obstacle course for those ages 10 and 11; and color guard, Kung Fu and POUND for those ages 12-14. Special guest speaker will be Julie Marie Carrier, an Emmy nominee and award-winning national speaker. Late registration will be available from 1:15-1:30 p.m. on the day of the event, space permitting. Prescott YMCA has room for 250 girls. To download the registration form online, visit or Cost is $15 per participant, which includes dinner and a backpack filled with goodies. Prescott YMCA and North Star Youth Partnership, a program of Catholic Charities, organizes and sponsors Girls & Sports Day, with funding provided by Orthopaedic Specialists of Central Arizona and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. For more information, call Diane DeLong of North Star Youth Partnership at 928-708-7214 or the Prescott Y's Ryan Harlow at 928-445-7221, ext. 233.


IN ANTELOPE HILLS LADIES' GOLF ASSOCIATION play on the North Course Thursday, Sept. 3, the game was 'Low Gross-Low Net.' In the first flight, low gross went to Suzanne Springer with a 92. Low net was a tie between Liz Simoneau and Judi Meinholz, each of whom shot a 75. In the second flight, Jean Merton took low gross honors with a 97, while Marlene Konecky registered low net with a 75. In the third flight, low gross went to Kathy Wherley with a 101, and Julie Cargill nabbed low net with a 72. In Closest to the Pin, Suzanne Hale won on hole No. 6. Suzanne Springer won low gross. Low net of the week went to Kathy Wherley with a 65.

THE FORMAT AT QUAILWOOD GREENS MEN'S CLUB in Dewey on Wednesday, Aug. 26, was 'Best Ball pick your Partner - Net score Flighted.' In the 'A' Flight, Moe Peloquin and Dave Cortez were the first-place winners. The next three groups were tied: Domenic LoMedico and Jerry Hensley; John Decker and Ted Blair; and Dave Janz and Larry Clark. In the 'B' Flight, three groups tied for first: Larry Fisher and Stan Skura; Justin Barr and Cameron Kolbe; Bob Meuers and Jim O'Connor. 'Closest to the Pin' went to Jack Lambert on hole No. 2, Stewart Hopkins on No. 3, Jim O'Connor on No. 5, Moe Peloquin on No. 7, Dale Hunt on No. 11, Bob Meuers on No. 13 and John Decker on No. 16.

In play on Sept. 2, the format was 'Individual Gross & Net - Flighted.' In the 'A' Flight Dave Janz had a low gross of 77, followed by Joe Warren, who posted a second low gross of 79. Ted Blair had a low net of 65, followed by Kevin Kobus' low net score of 66. In the 'B' Flight, Dave Cortez had the low gross score of 83, followed by three second low scores of 84 by Jim Damm, Larry McKenzie and Justin Barr. Jim Thorp's 62 was the low net score, followed by Ron Klein's low net of 66. Dick Stern hit a hole-in-one on No. 13. 'Closest to the Pin' went to Larry McKenzie (hole Nos. 2 and 11), Tommy Pomeroy (No. 3), Kevin Kobus (No. 5), Dick Stern (No. 7 and No. 13) and Joe Warren (No. 16).

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