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Sports Briefs March 2, 2017

Prescott Swim Team swimmers, from left, Johnny Dyer, Renee Baillie, Josh Baillie, Jayden Long, John Kaine, Coach Matt Krieger and Jackson Warra.
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Prescott Swim Team swimmers, from left, Johnny Dyer, Renee Baillie, Josh Baillie, Jayden Long, John Kaine, Coach Matt Krieger and Jackson Warra.

EIGHT PRESCOTT SWIM TEAM MEMBERS COMPETE AT JR. OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS FEB. 24-26

PRESCOTT SWIM TEAM had eight swimmers who participated in the Junior Olympic Championships swim meet Feb. 24-26. All swimmers had to meet a minimum qualification time per event, and not have reached a state time. Several of our swimmers already had achieved state swimming times, and additional state times were reached at this meet. The event was held at the Southwest Valley Family YMCA in Goodyear. The swimmers were accompanied by assistant coach Matt Krieger. Results were as follows.

Josh Baillie, age group 13 and 14, had a super fantastic meet as he achieved state times in all three events he entered. He finished in first place in the 100 free with a time of 53.29 seconds; first in the 200 IM in 2:12.97 and first in the 500 free in 5:14.27.

Renee Baillie, age group 15-plus, also had a great meet and achieved two state times. She placed 21st in the 50 free in 28.38; first in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.15; fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:44.06; second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:17.89.

Emma Crysler, age group 10 and under, placed 26th in the 50-yard backstroke in 42.64; 43rd in the 50-yard free in 37.76; 17th place in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:31.72.

Johnny Dyer, age group 15-plus, placed 20th in the 50-yard free in 25.38; 29th in the 200-yard free in 2:19.76; 11th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.19; 27th in the 100-yard free in 56.27.

John Kaine, age group 15-plus, 28th in the 50-yard free in 26.11; 24th in the 200-yard free in 2:10.35; 10th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.53; 11th in the 100-yard fly in 1:05.46; 32nd in the 100-yard free in 57.94; 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.36; 8th in the 200 IM in 2:24.61.

Jayden Long, age group 11 and 12, eighth in the 50-yard backstroke in 36.34; 12th in the 50-yard free in 31.18; 11th in the 200-yard free in 2:29.22; ninth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:18.64; 20th in the 100-yard free in 1:10.30; second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:38.70; ninth in the 200-yard IM in 2:48.08.

Heath Tinsley, age group 10 and under, 16th in the 50-yard backstroke in 46.80; 12th in the 50-yard breaststroke in 52.08; 15th in the 50-yard free in 35.99; eighth in the 200-yard free in 2:54.01; 18th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:39.06; 19th in the 100-yard IM in 1:38.62; 23rd in the 100-yard free in 1:23.83.

Jackson Waara, age group 10 and under, 24th in the 50-yard backstroke in 43.97; 12th in the 50-yard breaststroke in 52.08; 21st in the 50-yard free in 38.04; 19th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:41.88; 29th in the 100-yard free in 1:27.86.

Prescott Swim Team is always looking for new swimmers. Visit the team’s website at: prescottswimteam.com.

— Submitted by Mary Patterson

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL: SAND SNAKES TRYOUT MARCH 5 IN PRESCOTT

THE ARIZONA SAND SNAKES GIRLS’ SOFTBALL TRAVELING TEAM will be conducting an open tryout from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Heritage Park Field No. 2 in Prescott. We have timed this event to occur right after PGSA wraps up its skills assessment, which begins at 10 a.m. the same day. We will compete in the 12U division again this year and are looking for around five players to fill positions that were left vacant due to players moving up to 14U. We are a tournament softball team and travel to tournaments throughout Arizona other Southwestern states. We have already qualified for the NSA Western National tournament here in Prescott in July. For more information, call Sand Snakes coach Michael Tessman at 928-710-5507.

— Submitted by Michael Tessman

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT MARCH 17 AT ANTELOPE HILLS

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL LEPRECHAUN CHARITY OPEN golf tournament will be played on Friday, March 17, at Antelope Hills Golf Course’s South Course in Prescott with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sponsored by the Antelope Hills Men’s Golf Club, the tournament plans to donate $2,000 to Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS). The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $55 per person and includes green fees, cart, range balls and buffet lunch. There will be $1,400 in prizes paid out in multiple categories, including long drive, closest to the pin, shortest putt, longest putt, and gross and net team scores. Your entry fee includes a Hole-In-One contest for a new Ford Mustang from Galpin Ford. The entry deadline is Monday, March 15. Entry forms are available at: http://leprechauncharityopen.ahmgc.com/ (not AHGC). Questions may be directed to Joe Gouveia at 928-830-0625. Your participation helps those in need! Since opening in 2009, Prescott Area Shelter Services has served about 1,700 homeless women, children and families, with a 90 percent transition rate into permanent housing. Donations help ensure that the shelters remain open year-round, serving military vets, families, women and children in the area into the future. Additional contributions to PASS are welcome.

PRIMAVERA OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT APRIL 4 AT CAPITAL CANYON CLUB

THE PRIMAVERA OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT will be played at the historic Capital Canyon Club course in Prescott. The tournament will be Tuesday, April 4. The 4-player team scramble format will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with continental breakfast. A Mexican buffet luncheon will follow the tournament. The tax-deductible entry fee is $125 per player and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, prizes and lunch. There will be prizes on all par-threes, including a cash prize of $5,000 for a hole-in-one, plus many special events during the course of play. Call Carol Darrow at 928-445-5382 for an entry form and information. The entry deadline is March 27. Early registration is encouraged.

ROUGHSTOCK RODEO CAMP APRIL 22 AT PRESCOTT RODEO GROUNDS

THE PROFESSIONAL RODEO COWBOYS ASSOCIATION (PRCA) will be playing host to a free roughstock rodeo camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Those of all abilities ages 8 and older are welcome. Students must pre-register to participate, as limited spots are available. To register for the PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp, register online at: www.prorodeo.com/youthrodeo.aspx. PRCA representatives say these camps are great for beginners and highly beneficial for advanced riders. “Don’t miss a chance to learn from ProRodeo’s Best,” they add. Free one-day rodeo day camps offer instruction in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. Participants will learn about safety techniques and correct spurring moves; have their riding equipment checked/fixed; learn chute procedures and how to handle livestock; work with pickup men and receive an overall review of the rodeo business. No live buck-outs. For more information, call PRCA membership development director Julie Jutten at 719-528-4729 or email her at: jjutten@prorodeo.com.

TENNIS OFFERINGS AT PRESCOTT ATHLETIC CLUB

CATHY LOW is offering tennis lessons, clinics and drills at the Prescott Athletic Club, 1 Kingswood Drive. For more information, call Low at 928-308-1008 or email her at: pclow@cableone.net.

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