August 27, 2008 · Updated 6:28 PM
Hoops Tourney Returns
The second annual Hot August Hoops basketball tournament is nearly here. The three-on-three tourney will take place at Weston High School in Arlington on Aug. 4-5. For more information call 360-435-9628.
Local speed skater Bailey Brashler recently competed in Omaha, Neb. at the National Speed Skating Championship. The top four skaters from nine different regions around the country qualify for nationals. Skaters then earn their way into the finals by placing top three in the preliminary heats, quarter-finals and semi-finals. This process narrows down to the top six skaters for the finals in the 200m, 300m, and 400m races.
Brashler made the finals for both the 300m and 400m. She false-started twice in the 200m and was disqualified. She placed second in the 300m final and placed third overall in points standing. She was the only first-year Primary girl on the awards podium, and finished third out of the top 36 skaters, most of which are from the East or South.
Jogo Bonito hits the
Jogo bonito, or the beautiful game, a short way of describing the Brazilian passion for the sport of futbol. In America, we see soccer in less glamorous light because many of our sports heroes play more lucrative sports. But the rest of the world sees soccer as the pinnacle of athletic achievement and rewards its champions accordingly.
This summer, the Eastside boys U-15 and U-18 soccer clubs are hosting their counterparts from the town of San Roque in Brazil. With the average monthly salary in the San Roque region being roughly $300, the Brazilian club worked long and hard to finance their trip to the United States. They will participate in the Evergreen International Soccer Tournament in Burlington and have home stays with American families.
Members of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce are inviting the community to join them at Community Night with the Aquasox Sunday, Aug. 5. The gates open at 1 p.m. and the game starts at 2:05 p.m.
At this 15th annual event kids will receive free batting helmets courtesy of Verizon at the Hawaiian-themed day, and theres a Shirt off our Backs silent auction to benefit Camp Erin.
Coordinator Becky Foster is seeking sponsors to pay $150 for 250 tickets to give away for the event. Sponsors names will be printed on the back of all tickets for this game plus recognition during the game from the Aquasox announcers. Anyone with an Arlington-Smokey Point day ticket will have the opportunity to upgrade to a box seat prior to the game.
For information call 360-653-7245.