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Students return from Hershey competition with medals

The two Boulder City students who competed in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games returned home with medals after competing in the North American Finals that featured 450 9-14-year-old children from across the U.S. and Canada.

Logan Freeman, 10, competed in the standing long jump and placed ninth, with a jump of 5 feet, 10 inches. There were 11 competitors in his event and age division.

Lily Osman, 14, came in fourth place with her softball throw of 158.9 feet. She competed against 12 others in her age division.

“Although I wish I had done better, I’m thankful for Hershey for giving me this opportunity. I had a great time,” Lily said.

More than 150,000 children competed in the run, jump and throw qualifying events, seeking one of the 450 spots in the final competition in Hershey, Pa.

Registration continues for British soccer camps

This is the final weekend to register online for the British Soccer Camps that begin Monday at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Working with Boulder City Parks and Recreation, Challenger Sports will host British Soccer Camps Monday through Aug. 15 at the park’s Pratte Soccer Fields, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

Ages 3 and 4 will do the First Kicks camp from 6-7 p.m. The fee is $83 for the week. Ages 4 and 5 will do the mini camp from 6-7:30 p.m. The fee is $97 for the week. Ages 6 to 16 will do the half-day camp from 6-9 p.m. The fee is $132.

The campers will be split into “countries” and will create a soccer chant, wear the team colors of their country, bring flags and learn about the country they represent.

It is the fourth consecutive year that Great Britain’s Challenger Sports will include Boulder City as a stop in its summer-long tour of America.

For more information, contact Nick Howitt by cellphone, 760-849-4111, or by email, nhowitt@challengersports.com.

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.