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Briefly: Horseshoes, Youth Baseball Academy

LOCAL HORSESHOES

ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, the Central Arizona Horseshoe Club held its annual "Thinking About Fall" tournament. There were 23 participants from the local area and around the state. The Results were as follows: In Class A: 1st - Frank Farley (Apache Junction), 2nd - Jerry Germain (Prescott Valley), 3rd - Jay Mast (Prescott). In Class B: 1st - Gerald Stainbrook (Prescott Valley), 2nd - Dave Loving (Prescott), 3rd - Max Teto (Prescott). In Class C: 1st - Doug Strong (Phoenix), 2nd - Tony White (Prescott), 3rd - Ralph Laurel (Prescott Valley). In Class D: 1st - Richard Wigsmoen (Prescott), 2nd - John Tobin (Prescott), 3rd - James Harris (Prescott).

Saturday's tournament was held at the Central Arizona Horseshoe Club courts, which are located in the American Legion Park. The park is located on Bob Street, just off Navajo Drive in Prescott Valley. The Club courts are open to the public 24/7, with the exception of tournament days. It's a great family sport, stop by and check us out. For more information, call John Nay at 928-379-1922.

YOUTH BASEBALL ACADEMY

HITTING COACH Rob Chriss is offering what he's calling the Process Driven Baseball Academy to tri-city area players ages 9-12. The academy will take place from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16 at Ziegler Field, 1200 Commerce Drive, in Prescott. Sessions will include instruction in mental approach, dynamics of the game, throwing, fielding, base running, hitting, infielding and outfielding. The 10-week program will conduct sessions from 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday during those two months. One day of camp costs $55, or $425 for the entire 10-week session. To register, call Chriss at 928-308-5822 or email him at: robertmchriss@yahoo.com.

GIRLS & SPORTS DAY AT PRESCOTT YMCA

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 www.prescottymca.org or www.northstaryouth.org. 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.

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