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City Recreation

Pit Stop claims softball league title

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department's men's fall softball season wrapped up with a slam bang tournament Nov. 17 and 19. Everything from walks to walk off home runs and a couple of grand slams in between happened during the games.

In the end, regular-season runner-up Pit Stop claimed the tournament crown over Duetto in the final, 14-9. Duetto was a surprise winner in the loser's bracket final over regular-season champ Time to Mash, using timely hitting by Mike Jones and defensive gems by Garrett Calloway to score the upset.

In the final, Duetto continued took a 5-2 lead after the second inning, but Pit Stop held strong in the third holding Duetto scoreless and by the end of the fourth inning built a 10-6 lead on the way to the victory.

Softball play will resume for men's and coed leagues in the spring.


Youth basketball season begins with Dec. 1, 2 clinics

Boulder City Parks and Recreation youth basketball is ready to begin another season with clinics at 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at the recreation center, 900 Arizona St.

The basketball leagues are open to boys and girls in the third and fourth grade, and fifth through seventh grade.

There is a $39 fee per child, which includes practices, games and a team uniform.

Coaches are still needed.

For more information, contact the parks and recreation department at 702-293-9256.


Marksmanship displayed at annual Turkey Shoot

The annual Turkey Shoot, sponsored by Boulder Dam Credit Union, was held Nov. 17 and 18.

There was an increase in skilled marksman this year, and determining the winner in some age groups came down to a single point between a winner and a runner-up, according to Steve Corry, recreation coordinator.

This year's winners: Cody Plott, first and second grade; Anthony Armstrong, third through fifth grade; Alex Hall, sixth through eighth grade; Jacob Tagliere, ninth through 12th grade, Anthony Tagliere, adult division; and Bill Ray Hall, senior division.

Each winner was presented with a cash prize.

Registration begins for youth sports

Registration is now being accepted from those interested in participating in Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s 2023 youth basketball or floor hockey leagues.

Trail provides glimpse into dam’s history

A trail passes through tunnels of Lake Mead history and hints at the challenges of taming a once-wild Colorado River to harness its water and power. The mostly flat Historic Railroad Trail allows walkers and bicyclists to travel back to the early 1930s on a path where tracks once guided trains hauling materials and critical components for Hoover Dam’s construction.

City Recreation

Youth sports return for fall

Pickleball proves popular; city to add courts

The sport of pickleball is expanding faster than the dry areas at Lake Mead, with over 5 million players nationwide. Boulder City has noticed this and, in a recent City Council meeting, approved $160,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 relief funds for additional courts in the city.

Fishers angle for best spot

Anglers covered the shorelines at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday, June 11, as Boulder City hosted the Southern Nevada free fishing day event.

94-year-old still out on the green

Feeling younger than ever, 94-year old Virginia “Birdie” Hurst is an avid golfer who has no plans to slow down.

Catalina evokes visions of romance, nature

For many who grew up in the 1950s or ’60s, the name of Santa Catalina will always evoke the vision of California at its most romantic, thanks to the Four Preps’ influential pop song of the same name. But the actual island has helped city folk enjoy romance, nature and elegant surroundings in their preferred proportions for nearly a century.

Waterfall standout of Grand Staircase-Escalante

While it would take a lifetime to see all the extraordinary wonders of the 1.87-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, even on a short visit you can hike to some of the highlights. One of the standouts, that most people are eager to visit, is Lower Calf Creek Falls.