Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Navy Region Northwest played in a 2-2 draw during a military exhibition game Saturday at Gordon Field in the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Bremerton. Matthew Solis and Kevin Silva scored goals for JBLM, but Navy was able to make the comeback to lead to the tie.
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J.J. Johnson became the second two-time champion at the Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament Saturday at Sounders Lanes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted an Army 10-Miler qualifying event April 22 outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Eric Geber (1:00:15) finished first overall among male runners, while Jessica Knoll (1:11:13) was the fastest female runner in the race.
Youth: Preregistration is now open for the annual Armed Forces Kids run Saturday at Cowan Stadium. The races start at 9 a.m. and include a half-mile run for ages 5 and 6, a 1-mile run for ages 7 and 8 and a 2-mile run for ages 9 to 16. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at Child, Youth and School Services on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s all-star soccer team will face Naval Base Kitsap in a friendly Army-Navy exhibition Saturday at Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton. The game takes place before the Kitsap Pumas host Sounders 2, the development club for the Seattle Sounders.
Women competed in the inaugural Joint Base Lewis-McChord women’s open volleyball tournament held Saturday at McChord Fitness Center on McChord Field. “Team No. 1” won the three-team, double-elimination tournament with straight set wins in both of their matches.
Youth: Preregistration is now open for the annual Armed Forces Kids run April 30 at Cowan Stadium. The races start at 9 a.m. and include a half-mile run for ages 5 and 6, a one-mile run for ages 7 and 8 and a two-mile run for ages 9 to 16. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at Child, Youth and School Services on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
1st Lt. Kelsie Whitney, of Madigan Army Medical Center, was part of the Armed Forces women’s rugby team that competed in the Women’s Elite Club Division of the Atlanta Sevens Rugby Tournament April 8 to 9 in Emerson, Ga. The team finished 2-2 for the tournament and finished fourth overall out of eight teams.
Approximately 50 children from Joint Base Lewis-McChord played on teams representing college basketball programs during the annual Child, Youth and School Services’ Little March Madness event April 8.
Edward Campbell, a retired sergeant first class who works as an analyst for the 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group (CIC) has been noticed by folks around Joint Base Lewis-McChord for running while juggling three hacky sacks in an activity called joggling.
Pat’s Run, which originated in Tempe, Ariz., and honors former JBLM Army Ranger Pat Tillman, will take place April 23 at Ruston Way Park in Tacoma. Postrace festivities include a raffle drawing and a visit from Seattle Seahawks mascot, Blitz.
Races: Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord can compete in a qualifying event for the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., this October by participating in the 10-mile race April 22 at the Family and MWR Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Top male and female runners can earn a qualifying time while units can earn points for the JBLM Intramural Sports’ Commander’s Cup. Registration starts at 5 a.m. and the race begins at 6 a.m. For more information, call the intramural sports office at 253-967-4768.
Steve Holshouser won the annual JBLM Spring Break golf competition over Willie Dixon in match play, 2 and 1, Sunday at Eagles Pride Golf Course. The grand prize for the competition is an annual green fee to play at both Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses on JBLM.
JBLM’s Child, Youth and School Services offered a three-day Smart Start Sports Camp April 4 to 6 at its sports gymnasium on Lewis Main, inside Parent Central Services. Children ages 3 and 4 participated in one-hour sessions each day to learn the fundamentals of sports like basketball, soccer and baseball.
JBLM’s rugby club is prepping for its 17th annual Commander’s Cup Army vs. Navy Rugby Championship May 21 at Cowan Stadium, as well as the annual JBLM Rugby Sevens Tournament July 4 at Watkins Field on Lewis Main.
Sports: The Seattle Mariners will host its annual Salute to Armed Forces Day Saturday at 6:15 p.m. during its home game against the Oakland A’s. Tickets for service members and their families start at $12. The first 10,000 fans receive a special coin. For more information, visit mariners.com/miliary.
EVERETT Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members and veterans defeated members of Navy Region Northwest, 9-4, in an Army vs. Navy hockey game Saturday at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Mike Santee led the Army with three goals while goalkeeper John Kessel stopped 41 out of 45 shots from Navy.
The 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion exacted some revenge while defeating the 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 51-42, in the JBLM Intramural Basketball Commander’s Cup Championship March 24 at the McChord Field Fitness Center. The 46th ASB defeated the 23rd BEB during the 7th Infantry Division’s league tournament final one week prior.
LACEY Local service members with links to JBLM and other military installations have built a strong team with camaraderie and community ties for the local “4 The Fallen” softball club.
Outdoor: The next monthly installment of the Sporting Clays is scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on 2nd Division Drive outside Lewis Main. Participants try to hit as many as 100 targets over 10 unique stations. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and costs $35. Contests are run the first Saturday of the month. For more information, call 253-967-7056.
JBLM’s intramural basketball league had four division championships for units under the 7th Infantry Division, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and McChord Field, along with tenant units, during the league tournament finals on March 17 to 18. The top four teams in each league advanced to the JBLM Commander’s Cup basketball tournament.
Units and individuals from JBLM took the challenge of completing a 26.2-mile marathon at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., for the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on March 20. The event is a way of honoring the prisoners of war who were forced to march 65 miles in the desert during World War II.
The Seattle Mariners will host its 14th annual Salute to Armed Forces Game featuring a pregame ceremony involving current and veteran service members before it plays the Oakland Athletics April 9 at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Youth: A free aquatic Easter egg hunt will take place for children ranging from six months to 12 years Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main. Online registration is required for all interested families. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 years or older and must be accompanied in the water if they cannot swim. Register at jblmmwrregistration.com.
A military basketball team composed of JBLM service members and Washington National Guard defeated local first responders, 60-53, in a Soldiers vs. First Responders game during the “Hoops 4 Heroes” event March 10 at Steilacoom High School in Steilacoom.
First Lieutenant April Ortenzo, of the 1st Special Forces Group on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was named the 2015 Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year during the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium Wednesday. Ortenzo helped the All-Army women team win gold at the Armed Forces Softball Championships and in the Amateur Softball Association’s National Championship.
The annual Shamrock ‘n Run event attracted hundreds for fun a 5K that also included beverages, Irish stew and prizes for dressing in the best green garb Saturday at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main.
Intramurals: A representative meeting will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m. inside the Warrior Zone’s VIP room on Lewis North for teams interested in the Open League Intramural Flag Football season beginning April 7. This league is open to all Joint Base Lewis-McChord community Department of Defense ID cardholders who are 18 years and older. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com/intramural or call 253-967-4768.
Sophomore Ben Scott, of the University of Utah, competed in three events during the Pac-12 Conference men’s swimming championships March 2 to Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
The 2016 Veterans Golfers Association Tour expands its schedule to feature more than 100 tournaments around the country, with the West Region featuring Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Eagles Pride Golf Course June 18-19 and Whispering Firs Golf Course July 16-17.