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Injuries plague El Rancho team

El Rancho Boulder is really banged up right now with leading scorer Mike Carboni (hamstring) and big man Scott Scheppmann (turf toe) struggling to play; the team has gone from a preseason favorite to a one loss from elimination.

El Rancho lost its opening playoff game in the Boulder City Parks & Recreation Men’s Basketball League game to gRIM reap 65-59 Feb. 27. Woodbury Law continues to win the close ones, squeaking out a nail-biter against Fiochhi 49-46, while defending tournament champion Flight S2S remains hot by winning its fourth consecutive game with a 89-73 victory against Duetto.

The double-elimination tournament continues today with three games at the recreation center. They will be played at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Final Regular Season Standings

Credit Union 10-2, No. 1 seed (postseason tournament)

Flight S2S 8-4, No. 2 seed

El Rancho Boulder 7-5, No. 3

Woodbury Law 7-5, No. 4

gRIM reap 4-8, No. 5

Fiochhi Knights 4-8, No. 6

Duetto 1-11, No. 7


Regular Season Finale

Feb. 25

gRIM reap 70, Duetto 63

Flight 82, El Rancho 77

Credit Union 71, Woodbury Law 53

Tuesday’s matches were Woodbury Law vs. Credit Union; gRIM reap vs. Flight; and El Rancho vs. Duetto.

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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

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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.

Orchards highlight visit to Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park in Utah boasts some of the finest rock formations and geologic wonders in the West, including the Waterpocket Fold, a wrinkle in the Earth that extends 100 miles. It is also one of the top choices for visitors to hike; its 150 miles of trails take in slot canyons, natural arches and bridges, waterfalls and petroglyphs.