More than 100 youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in a three-hour youth basketball clinic hosted by the Sumner High School boys’ basketball program July 15 at the CYSS Gymnasium on Lewis Main.
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John Scacciotti had an 18-hole round of 76 to have the best overall score during the Veteran Golfers Association West Region tournament Saturday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Other division winners included Samual Grove (77), Anthony Manalo (79), Robert Babauta (81) and Greg Jiran (84).
The Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest will hold its annual charity golf tournament Aug. 5 at Whispering Firs Golf Course.
Sports: The next Joint Base Commander’s Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. The event is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, and registration is $35 per golfer. This includes green fee and cart. Four-person teams will begin play with a shotgun start. For more information, call 253-967-6522.
Richard Williams of Madigan Army Medical Center finished first with a time of 38:01 in a field of 102 runners that participated in the JBLM 10K Championship run July 8 at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Elizabeth DeSitter finished first among women with a time of 44:44.
Active-duty and former service members from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community participated in the Lakewood SummerFest Triathlon Saturday from American Lake to Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. The event was the second part of the Triple Threat Triathlon series that concludes Aug. 20 with the JBLM Deuces Wild Triathlon.
More than 30 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord attended the start of a soccer camp Tuesday at the Lewis North Athletic Complex to form a team to compete in the 14th annual Defender’s Cup National Military Soccer Tournament in September at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Youth: Children ages 7 to 16 can sign up for a full week of training with Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp Monday to July 22 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services’ Athletic Fields on Lewis Main. There is a half-day option for $136 per child and a full-day option for $192 per child. There are also options for ages 3 to 5. Registration is open until the day of camp at challengersports.com.
Air Force Maj. Judith Coyle of the 728th Airlift Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord finished first among all female runners with a time of 2:11:03 at the Armed Forces Triathlon June 18 at Point Muga, Calif. Coyle’s Air Force team finished third overall in the women’s standings.
About 20 youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord took part in a four-day archery camp June 27 to 30 at Child, Youth and School Services’ Parent Central Services’ gymnasium on Lewis Main. The camp was part of JBLM’s Get Fit, Be Strong program.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host a Freedom Run July 23 at 7 p.m. at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The event features a 5K fun run and a 10-mile qualifying race for the JBLM teams that will participate in the Army Ten-Miler event later this year.
Sports: The Triumph Commander’s Cup Series continues with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord 10K Championship Friday at 6 a.m. at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Event is open to active-duty service members on JBLM and will help units earn points toward the 2016 Commander’s Cup. Registration is open at 5:30 a.m. on the day of the race. For more information, call the JBLM Intramural Sports Office at 253-967-4768.
David Iuli, a retired Army sergeant first class from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, won four medals during the 2016 Department of Defense’s Warrior Games June 14 to 21 at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. — including gold medals in shot put and discus.
Team Air Force dominated the third and final day of the Rainier Cup golf tournament Sunday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, winning 51 of 80 possible team points during the individual match play round for a total of 96 points. Team Navy took second (72.5), followed by Team Army (71.5).
Outdoor: The JBLM Skeet Range is scheduled to host its monthly Sporting Clays competition Saturday. Registration is $35 per person and opens at 9 a.m. Shooting begins at 10:30 a.m. Competition includes 10 stations for 100 total targets that simulate live targets — often called “golf with a shotgun.” For more information, call 253-967-7056.
More than 1,000 service members, veterans and other members of the local military community participated in the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.
Golfers from the local military and civilian communities came to Eagles Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the fourth annual Green Golf Class Tuesday for a tournament and environmental summit discussing the sustainable efforts done regularly at both JBLM golf courses.
The Veteran Golfers Association hosted a West Region tournament Saturday at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Corey Rossingnol and Howard Smith were among those who won their respective flights.
Recreation: The Club at McChord Field is hosting a one-day tournament Saturday for active duty, reserve, dependents, retirees and Department of Defense employees. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the tournament starting at 1:30 p.m. Registration fee is $22. Prizes include gift cards of $400, $300 and $200. For more information, call 253-982-5581.
TACOMA The 17th Field Artillery Regiment won its second consecutive title at the annual Sound to Narrows Military 12K Run Saturday at Vassault Park in Tacoma; winning the Company Division. The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment won the Super Squad Division and the 47th Combat Support Hospital won the Battalion Division.
The Army team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord completed a three-peat at the championship of the Tacoma Rainiers’ Salute to Armed Forces Softball Classic with a 20-6 win over Navy at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma Tuesday.
Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main will be closed for approximately one year, starting after the final day of operation ends Friday at 7 p.m. The renovation will include a new functional fitness area, reconfigured locker rooms with separate saunas for men and women, as well as an updated HVAC system.
Races: Registration is now open for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty 5K Mud Run and obstacle course. Full of lots of muddy obstacles, the run is set for Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The first 1,000 registrants also receive water bottles. For registration information, visit jblmmwr.com/races.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN Service members supporting Resolute Support Mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, held a Sound to Narrows 12K shadow run Sunday.
The 17th Field Artillery Brigade won the overall team trophy during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Sports Commander’s Cup Track Championships at Cowan Stadium May 31 to June 2. The brigade finished with 53 team points, followed by the 62nd Medical Brigade (48).
Army and Air Force teams prepare for the 2016 Tacoma Rainiers’ Salute to Armed Forces Softball Classic at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma Monday to Tuesday. The Army team is the defending champions after a 20-7 win over Navy in last year’s championship.
Six children from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community finished with 11 total medals, eight of which were gold, when they competed with the Twin Tigers tae kwon do team of Tacoma during the second annual Pan American Club Tae Kwon Do Championships at Xfinity Arena in Everett May 27 to 28.
Sports: The Association of the United States Army’s Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter is hosting the “ForeRTroops” golf tournament Friday at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. Day-of registration starts at 10 a.m. with the four-man team scramble tournament at noon, followed by a post-event dinner. Individual golfer fee is $100; E-4 and below pay $50; AUSA members get a $25 discount. For more information, visit ausalewischapter.org or call 253-566-5870.
A sea of 1,900 runners wearing blue participated in the annual Memorial Day run for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord chapter of wear blue: run to remember Monday at PowderWorks Park in DuPont.
Mike Blowers, former Major League Baseball player and current Seattle Mariners commentator, grew up in a military family that took him to various parts of the world before finally coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.