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Fencing classes start

The Casper Recreation Center will be offering classes in the Olympic sport of Fencing (Foil) for ages 9 through adults beginning March 25.

Join instructors Michael Bailey and Vincent Crolla and learn how to use the foil and basic foot work including advance, retreat and lunge. Students with prior experience will continue to build on their skills and learn lines of attack, lines of defense, bouting rules and skills and strategies. Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. The registration fee is $88 for the nine-week session and for those students who don’t have their own equipment, there is an additional $10 equipment fee.

Don’t delay, class sizes are limited, so register today! For more information, please call 235-8383, stop by the Casper Recreation Center at 1801 E. 4th St. or visit www.activecasper.com.

Spring Fling Bowl slated for Saturday

Spring Fling singles/doubles will be at El-Marko Lanes on Saturday, sponsored by 200 Club of Casper. Entry fee is $44 per person. This is a members-only tournament. Must be sanctioned and a 200 Club member. This is the last 200 Club tournament of this season. Get your doubles partner and come have some bowling fun. General meeting is at 1 p.m. and bowling starts at 1:30 p.m.

Entry forms are at Sunrise and at El-Marko Lanes. Any questions or to join, you can call Debra Zeigafuse at 251-5342.

Fireball 500 tourney set

The Fireball 500 Club will be hosting the 2019 Friends and Family Tournament, an invitational four-member team handicapped tournament, at 1 p.m. on April 6 at The 307 Sunrise, 4000 S. Poplar. Each team entry must include at least one Fireball 500 Club member. The entry fee will be $22 per person. All bowlers must be sanctioned. Entry forms will be available at El Mark-O and The 307 Sunrise. The annual general meeting will be held just prior to the tournament.

Umpiring school moves to April

Casper Youth Baseball Umpire School, required for school age students, begins the six-week course at 7 p.m. on April 2 at Casper College Thunderbird Gym, room 158, down from the fitness center. A $30 registration fee is required.

The Little League-based comprehensive Tuesday-Thursday course teaches rules, field mechanics and handling game situations. The mandatory April 2 class is information-filled and extremely important.

Most CYB umpires are ages 13 to 16 and play baseball. More umpires are needed in that age group, as well as more adults to fill the umpire shortage.

CYB also needs experienced umpires who have been away from baseball or who are new to Casper. For adult veteran umpires, the optional course is recommended for teaching local rules and mechanics.

For more information, call Kirk Nelson at Bush-Wells Sporting Goods, 235-6671 or check the Casper Youth Baseball web site for more information.

Sweetheart Bowl results

Here are the results of the Sweetheart Bowl held at Sunrise Lanes on Saturday and sponsored by the Fireball 500 Club.

First place team, DGS, Laurie McNally, Marla Whitaker, Tonya Yelton, and Debra Zeigafuse, 2,795 second place, The Misfits, Phyllis Rufenacht, Zelda Jensen, Lyla Harmon, and Karen Farley, 2,726; third place, Girls with Balls, Ann Robinson, Sheryl Schoenwolf, Karen Tomasini, and Pat Jensen, 2,670; fourth place, Some Beeches, Renae Berlinger, Sierra Schamber, Donna Morton, and Jaime Moler, 2,515. Tonya Yelton had the high series of 582 and the high game of 198.

Hawg derby winners announced

Here are the winners of the recent 30th annual Hawg Ice Fishing Derby at Pathfinder Reservoir.

1. Josh Harris, 5.26 brown, “HAWG” winner; 2. Triston Simpson, 5.05 rainbow; 3. Seth Burstad, 4.93 brown; 4. David Bettcher, 4.6 rainbow.

Largest walleye, 3.71, Kelly Britain.

Kids 14 & under: 1. Ryder Eitel, 4.19 rainbow; 2. Cody Kahl, 4.06 rainbow; 3. Cooper Cogdill, 3.98 rainbow.

Ice Auger winners: Ashley Gross, Donnie Jossens, Brian Cooper.

Register for, volunteer at Casper Marathon

Registration and volunteer sign-up is now open for the 17th Annual Casper Marathon on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Distances include a full marathon, half-marathon and a full marathon relay. Not all runners are ready for a half or full marathon, and that’s okay. A shorter distance that is not quite a 10K has been added and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Guardians of the Children organization. Pacing will be provided this year by Beast Pacing for those working towards a PR. The registration link can be found on the website: www.runwyoming.com or by going to www.raceentry.com.

Volunteers are the heart of this race and it couldn’t be done without them. The link to volunteer can also be found on the website: www.runwyoming.com or by going to www.raceentry.com. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the race director at caspermarathonrd@gmail.com or call 277-0695.

Coed volleyball tourney in April

The 10th Annual Casper Coed Volleyball Tournament, hosted by the City of Casper Recreation Division with support from the Casper Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, will be held Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019. It is anticipated that teams from all over the region will play in the tournament, with teams from Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. Saturday’s pool play will determine seeding for the Sunday double-elimination bracket play. Matches will be played at the Casper Recreation Center and various Natrona County School District facilities.

The $125 per team entry fee is due no later than Thursday, April 4, 2019. Checks should be made payable to the Casper Recreational Leagues Association. Online registration is available. Entries may be mailed or delivered to the Casper Recreation Center, 1801 East 4th St., Casper, WY 82601. If additional information is needed, contact the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383 or go to the website www.crlasports.com.

New fitness classes at Rec Center

There’s no better time to start improving health than right now in a fitness class offered through the Casper Recreation Center. Tone, relieve stress, improve overall wellness or have fun exercising with friends in classes. All of the instructors are certified and have taught for several years.

Get a great workout and maintain a better state of physical well-being in Forever Fit. Improve circulation, flexibility and fitness level with a warm-up, low impact aerobics, weights, resistance tube exercises and stretching. This special comprehensive fitness program is for anyone interested in a great workout with lots of variety. Class meets Monday and Wednesday from 8 to 8:50 a.m. and is taught by Patty Kempf.

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Instructor April LeBlanc has been a Zumba instructor for over eight years and loves getting people moving to the music. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:55 to 6:45 p.m.

RIP classes are offered Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Weight bearing exercise improves bone health and decreases the chance of developing osteoporosis. This 60- minute barbell workout challenges men and women of all ages and fitness levels by using traditional strength training to tone muscles and burn calories. Classes are taught by Phyllis Pearl-Erk.

Looking for something a little different? Join instructor Lucia Hill in Ballet Barre for an amazing workout on Mondays from 5:20 to 6:15 p.m. Inspired by traditional barre work, this class helps to gain strength and flexibility while toning the body without the ballet class. Light weights and floor work will be included.

Come and try out your first class for free, just sign in at the front counter or with the instructor. Register for the full session of classes (the best deal), buy a fitness punch pass ($65 for 10 classes) or pay $7 per class. For further information, please call the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383, stop by 1801 E. 4th Street, or visit online at www.activecasper.com. See what’s happening on the Facebook page, search Casper Recreation Division.

New rec guide available

The Casper Recreation Division is pleased to announce the arrival of the Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide. Winter registration for Recreation Division classes and passes is officially open. Patrons may view the guide online at www.casperwy.gov or may pick up a copy at the Casper Recreation Center or Ice Arena. Simple and speedy online registration is available at www.ActiveCasper.com. Winter and spring classes include dance, gymnastics, swimming lessons, ice skating, arts and crafts, fencing, fitness and more.

For information about the Casper Recreation Division, please contact the Recreation Center at 235-8383, 1801 E. 4th Street.

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