May 23, 2008
Kate Hansen, who trains locally with the Wasatch Luge Club, was named the Junior Female Athlete of the Year by USA Luge. Hansen, 15, recently became the United States’ youngest-ever junior world luge champion. That victory, combined with helping USA Luge to the gold medal in the 23rd Junior World Luge Championship team event, allowed Hansen to win the award. Hansen also won the 2008 junior women’s U.S. singles title.
Park City High School track team members Erik Walker, Brent Ryberg, Charlie Sisk and Blake Thorne broke a school record and won a state title on Saturday in the 1,600-meter medley relay at the 3A Utah High School Track and Field Championships at Brigham Young University with a combined time of 3 minutes and 31.46 seconds.
The Park City Recreation Department is in search of locals interested in becoming certified to officiate adult co-ed softball. Umpires are certified by the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) and work part-time for top pay. Those interested in joining the USSSA team or looking for more information may contact Tate Shaw at the Park City Racquet Club at 615-5418.
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The Park City High School girls’ soccer team will hold an informational meeting next Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All interested students (and parents) who will be in grades 9-12 next year and parents are encouraged to attend. Call head coach Chip Cook at 640-6884 with any questions.