Seattle Storm star Sue Bird led a youth basketball clinic for more than 50 boys and girls at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Child, Youth and School Services Sports Complex. The class also provided a chance for CYSS coaches to work with coaches from the professional basketball organization.
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Lakewood JBLM youth Benning Potoa’e joins a long list of Lakes High School athletes to commit to the University of Washington, where his brother played college football. The decision was made in front of his family, coaches, teachers and teammates.
The unit-level championship trophy went to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron during the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Swim Meet. But members of Team Red, White and Blue and 4th Airlift Squadron took home the most gold medals through all 26 events.
What’s coming up in sports
The Puget Sound Hockey Center has become a second home to JBLM service members and their families who come from areas where hockey has a large following like New York, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.
Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center provides an alternate, less crowded workout site
With a growing membership, Team Red, White and Blue’s Seattle-Tacoma chapter has split to allow a new JBLM chapter composed of active-duty service members, veterans and civilians who support the military community through athletic workouts and events.
A look at activities coming up.
A look at the sports calendar for 2015 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In addition to intramural leagues, there will be a variety of 5K, 10K, triathlons and marathons on the JBLM race schedule.
Lacey Military families share a special bond that carries on to the basketball court.
For the ninth year in a row, more than 100 men and women celebrated the new year by working up a sweat during the Joint Base Lewis-McChords Aerobathon Saturday at Soldiers Field House.
Recreation: The JBLM Northwest Adventure Center offers five levels of two-hour kayak skills class, including proper paddling, self-rescue and recovery techniques. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday, and again Feb. 17 and March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center. Minimum age is 12 and cost is $25 each class — $100 for all five. For more information, call 967-7744 or visit jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_ctr.
Peninsula High School’s boys’ basketball team hosted a youth camp Dec. 20 at JBLM’s Child, Youth and School Services gymnasium on Lewis Main. The camp gave 80 kids, ages 7-15, a chance to learn from one of the state’s top 3A teams this season.
Sounders Lanes on McChord Field is scheduled to reopen after a year of renovations and includes 12 lanes of bowling, a family fun center, laser maze and more.
Recreation: Sounders Lanes on JBLM McChord Field is scheduled to reopen 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with a new look. The center will include 12 bowling lanes, laser maze, family fun area and a new snack bar menu. Call 982-5954 for more information.
Theres no shortage of athletes stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord competing in everything from golf to football.
Navy Region Northwest came to Cowan Stadium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 12 with the Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic’s trophy on display behind their bench after last year’s 9-0 win.
Saturday morning brought about 39 degrees and clear skies – perfect conditions for a swim in the chilly waters of American Lake, right? Especially after running three miles to elevate body temperatures.
The 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron won only one first place trophy this intramural sports season, but it was the biggest of them as the unit is the first from McChord Field to win the Commander's Sports Trophy.
Youth: Registration is open for Start Smart Sports Camp ($20) and flag football ($35) Dec. 22-24 and tennis ($35) and volleyball ($35) camps Dec. 29-31 at JBLM Child, Youth and School Services at Bldg. 2295 on Bitar Avenue on Lewis Main. Register online at www.jblmcyssregistration.com
On Dec. 3, just nine days before their big game against Navy Region Northwest, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord flag football team made a change at their head coach.
Courtney Garrett enjoys teaching Zumba at JBLM.
TACOMA Despite changes from last year’s roster, the 7th Infantry Division’s Bayonet hockey team has begun to find it’s rhythm in the Rainier Hockey League’s 3A Division, winning five of their last six.
Races: Sign up for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s first Polar Dip and Skip 5K run 10 a.m. Saturday at Shoreline Park on Lewis North that includes a plunge into the neighboring American Lake. Hot showers will be turned on and hot chocolate will be served at the finish line. For registration, visit jblmmwr.com/races/.
Several organizations and battalions battled for inner-unit bragging rights in several Turkey Bowl flag football games and tournaments throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including seven at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
After months of tryouts and training camps, the JBLM Army Flag Football team looks to be prepared with plenty of options to use against Navy Region Northwest in the Puget Sound Army vs Navy Flag Football Classic Dec. 12 at JBLM’s Cowan Stadium.
DURHAM, N.C. Duke defeats West Point cadets by 20 points
Sports: The Sounders Football Club’s “S2” second team is welcoming members of the JBLM community to register for their open tryouts Dec. 13-14 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nev. Registration cost is $150 (transportation and lodging not included). Open to males 18 and older. For more information, visit soundersfc.com/s2/tryouts.
Base sports directors bring runners the inaugural Polar Skip ‘n Dip Dec. 13 at Lewis North’s Shoreline Park, replacing the JBLM Reindeer Dash. Participants have option of jumping into American Lake after running 5K or 2K run.
Hundreds run and skate in the 2014 Turkey Trot 5K and 10K event where 20 turkeys and two $300 gift cards were awarded after the race. The event is one of the more unique and popular events on the JBLM race calendar.