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Paralympic Parkites

The Paralympians from the Park City Disabled Ski Team and U.S. Ski Team members from Park City have returned from Turin, Italy. Monte Meier finished 17th in both speed events — downhill and super G, he did not finish in the giant slalom and took eighth in the slalom (top ranking among the USA). Erik Bayindirli from the Park City Disabled Ski Team finished 40th out of 92 racers in the giant slalom, his only race. Stefani Victor did not finish in the downhill, but took two fourth places in the super G and giant slalom, and won a gold medal in the slalom. Park City Disabled Ski Team alumni Lacey Heward, who is currently suffering from kidney failure and on a transplant list, finished fourth in the downhill, eighth in the super G and giant slalom and sixth in the slalom. Tomas Del Villar, who trains with the Park City Disabled Ski Team but skis for Chile, finished 28th in slalom.

Youth soccer

Calling all soccer fans. Spring youth soccer league sign-ups have already started. Deadline to register is April 1 for youth ages 5-15. Games are played at Willow Creek Park off of Old Ranch Road, starting Saturday, April 22 through June 2. Program includes uniform and participation award. To register, call 615-5401 or go online at http://www.parkcityrecreation.org.

Spring Break Camp

Basin Recreation is offering great ways children can spend their spring break April 3-6. Kids may choose from a week-long spring break camp at Ecker Hill International Middle School and the Field House, the Arbor baseball camp or the Utah pro soccer camp. For more information on times and costs and to register, call the Basin Recreation Field House at 655-0999.

Correction

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In the Wednesday, March 22 edition, the article "Area freestylists fly high at Jr. Olympics," Park City Freestyle Team’s Ryan Koemans’ and Ryan Reilly’s finishes in the singles moguls competition were printed incorrectly. Koemans took fourth overall and Reilly finished ninth.

register early.UTAH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NAMES PAUL LARKIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Larkin succeeds Soni Taylor as leader of fast-growing statewide sport association SANDY, UTAH January 6, 2006 The Utah Lacrosse Association has named Paul Larkin of Holladay as its new Executive Director. He follows Soni Taylor, who successfully managed the organization through a multi-year period of 20 percent annual growth. Larkin played the sport on the Olympus High School boy’s club team and at Utah State University, where he was president of the men’s Lacrosse team. He has a degree in Business Information Systems, and varied experience in the business world. His technical skills will help the ULA improve its communication and online registration processes, and his organizational abilities will help strengthen the association’s volunteer base. He started on Dec. 27th. Soni Taylor who served as the organization’s first executive director for three years – will stay on for a one-month transition period before leaving to pursue Lacrosse-related business activities. "As the first full-time, paid US Lacrosse chapter executive director in the country, Soni is a true pioneer, well regarded by the national organization in Baltimore," said Michael O’Malley, ULA board president. "In her time with the ULA, she pushed us forward on many fronts, including driving broad-based expansion in our youth leagues and improving the ULA’s financial reserves and service delivery in a period of high growth. We’re looking forward to Paul helping to push our organization further." The Utah Lacrosse Association is a regional chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Lacrosse is a high-speed, high-scoring sport played by male and female Utahns from Kindergarten to post-collegiate age groups. More than 34 boy’s high school teams and 18 girl’s high school teams competed in the spring 2005 season. Lacrosse is considered the fastest-growing team sport in the country. More information is available at http://www.utahlax.org and http://www.uslacrosse.org. ### Contact Michael O’Malley at (801) 652-5578. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2005, KTMP 1340 AM Radio will broadcast live ski reports from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Tune in at 7:45am Monday Friday to hear these reports. KTMP is your hometown classic country radio station located at 260 North Main Street in Heber City. For more information call (435) 657-1340. Bottom of Form

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