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Wolwiec Olympic-bound

Monika Wolowiec, currently living in Park City and working at Photoworks, was named to the 2006 Polish Olympic Skeleton team. All-American nominees

Parkites Brandon Buford, Park City High School and Daniel Deane, Judge Memorial Catholic High School, are both nominees for the 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American basketball team. The official team will be named in a few weeks. Stage Stop The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSDR) will end in Park City on February 4, 2006. The race is the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states and attracts top mushers from around the world. Some mushers to watch include Jacques Philip of Nenana, Alaska, who won the Grand Odyssey in Europe earlier this month, Melanie Shirilla, the first woman to win the 2002 IPSSSDR and Gwen Holdmann, winner of the 2003 race. The mushers will be at a "Meet the Mushers" event at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. The eight-mile race will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.12:00PM at the White Pine cross-county ski area. The two-mile Jr. Stage Stop Race will follow from 3-4 p.m. For additional information, visit the race Web site at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org . Cheerleading clinic The Park City High School (PCHS) cheerleaders will hold a mini cheerleading clinic for grades kindergarten through 5. The clinic dates are Monday-Thursday, Feb. 6-9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The performance date is Friday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. at the PCHS girl’s varsity basketball game. The cost of the clinic is $50, which includes a mini clinic T-shirt. Registration is one day only and will be held at each of the local elementary schools Thursday, Feb. 2 from 3-4 p.m. For more information, contact Teri Maloney at 901-0965 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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