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USG adds lacrosse

Reflecting the fast growth of lacrosse nationally and in Utah, the Utah Summer Games announced adding a two-day boy’s lacrosse tournament to its June schedule. Up to 10 Utah high school teams are expected to compete in the inaugural competition. The tournament is planned for Friday and Saturday, June 23 – 24, at Cedar Middle School located at 1865 North Main Street, Cedar City. It is open to current high school players or 2006 graduates. For more information, visit http://www.utahsummergames.org/sports/lacrosse.html or call the ULA at (801) 255-5343. Sherie Holst, a ULA board member, is the Utah Summer Games lacrosse coordinator for the event.

Youth soccer

Calling all soccer moms. It’s time to start registering for Park City Recreation’s spring youth soccer league. Games begin April 22 for boys and girls ages 5-15 years old. Cost is $55-60 depending on division — price includes uniform and a participation award. Games will be played Saturdays and some Wednesday evenings at the new Willow Creek Park fields. Registration deadline is April 1. For more information and to register, please stop by the Park City Racquet Club, call 615-5401or visit www. parkcityrecreation.org

Donations needed

The North Summit junior wrestling team is calling for donations to purchase uniforms for next season’s team. The North Summit School District does not fund the junior high wrestling program. Each uniform costs $55. There are also fees for mats, warm-ups and entrance fees. Thirty total uniforms are needed. The program will also accept services or product in lieu of cash. There are also blank gift certificates as well. For more information or to donate, call Telaina Lewis at (435) 336-4620.

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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