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Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:35
The Iowa Games, Iowa's largest amateur sports festival, provides more than 20,000 athletes with a variety of Olympic-style sports during the Summer and Winter Games. The Games are part of the National Congress of State Games and are open to Iowa residents of all ages and abilities. The Iowa Games is hosted by the Iowa Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization which has a participation base of over 190,000 Iowans. For a complete listing of all the Iowa Games events and results please visit www.iowagames.org.
Maya Baker, Gold, Basic 3 Compulsory Moves, Figure Skating;
Maya Baker, Gold, Basic 3 Freeskate, Figure Skating;
Lauren Barlow, Bronze, Preliminary Compulsory Moves, Figure Skating;
Brianna Hakenewerth, Silver, Forms / Children/Junior Novice 11-17, Martial Arts;
Brianna Hakenewerth, Silver, Sparring / Children/Junior Novice 11-17, Martial Arts;
Todd Hubbard, Bronze, Forms / Men/Women Novice 35-49, Martial Arts;
Todd Hubbard, Gold, Forms / Team Intermediate Bracket 2, Martial Arts;
Todd Hubbard, Gold, Sparring / Men/Women Novice 35-49, Martial Arts;
Alex Kurth, Silver, Open Class Giant Slalom / Male 18-25, Alpine Ski Racing;
Alex Kurth, Gold, Open Class Slalom / Male 18-25, Alpine Ski Racing;
Levi Langel, Gold, 1-2 Grade / Bantam 3, Wrestling - Dubuque;
Mike Mendelin, Gold, Men's Classical 8K / 35-39, Cross Country Skiing;
Mike Mendelin, Silver, Men's Freestyle 11.2K / 35-39, Cross Country Skiing;
Elissa Moylan, Gold, Pre-Preliminary Artistic, Figure Skating;
Elissa Moylan, Gold, Pre-Preliminary Freeskate Group B, Figure Skating;
Elissa Moylan, Gold, Preliminary Compulsory Moves, Figure Skating;
Norm Riek, Bronze, Doubles / Championship Level, Table Tennis;
Norm Riek, Silver, Singles / 40 & Over, Table Tennis;
Richard Stubblefield, Gold, Doubles / Beginner Level, Table Tennis;
Erik Belby, Bronze, Men's Classical 8K / 35-39, Cross Country Skiing;
Erik Belby, Bronze, Men's Freestyle 11.2K / 35-39, Cross Country Skiing;
Lyette Boucher, Silver, Forms / 2nd Degree & Above 14-34, Martial Arts;
Lyette Boucher, Bronze, Sparring / Black Belt/2nd Degree & Above 14-34, Martial Arts;
Jeff Bradley, Gold, Men's Freestyle 11.2K / 50-59, Cross Country Skiing;
Doug Christensen, Gold, Forms / Men/Women Intermediate 35-49, Martial Arts;
Doug Christensen, Gold, Sparring / Men/Women Intermediate 35-39, Martial Arts;
Dorie Dettmann, Silver, Adult Freeskate, Figure Skating;
Jacob Felderman, Gold, 5-6 Grade / Junior 1, Wrestling - Dubuque;
Alexandra Foley, Silver, Basic 6 Compulsory Moves, Figure Skating;
Alexandra Foley, Bronze, Basic 6 Freeskate, Figure Skating;
Alex Gosa, Gold, Sparring / Children Novice 4-10, Martial Arts;
Yeo Jin Kim, Silver, Forms / Men/Women Novice 35-49, Martial Arts;
Yeo Jin Kim, Silver, Sparring / Men/Women Novice 35-49, Martial Arts;
Arnold Kompaniyets, Gold, Doubles / Beginner Level, Table Tennis;
Arnold Kompaniyets, Bronze, Singles / Championship Level, Table Tennis;
Ben Lloyd, Gold, Men's Classical 8K / 25-29, Cross Country Skiing;
Joanna Lochner, Silver, Female / 35-39, Road Race;
Grace Lomelino, Silver, Pre-Preliminary Freeskate Group A, Figure Skating;
Grace Lomelino, Silver, Preliminary Compulsory Moves, Figure Skating;
Lisa Michaels, Bronze, Forms / Men/Women Novice 18-34 Bracket 2, Martial Arts;
Michael Middlemiss, Gold, Open Class Giant Slalom / Male 65 & Over, Alpine Ski Racing;
Michael Middlemiss, Gold, Open Class Slalom / Male 65 & Over, Alpine Ski Racing;
Theresa Monfre, Bronze, Forms / Men/Women Novice 18-34 Bracket 1, Martial Arts;
Theresa Monfre, Gold, Forms / Team Intermediate Bracket 2, Martial Arts;
Theresa Monfre, Silver, Sparring / Men/Women Novice 18-34 Bracket 1, Martial Arts;
Rich Nelson, Gold, Men's Classical 8K / 50-59, Cross Country Skiing;
Gary Robbins, Silver, Open Class Giant Slalom / Male 56-64, Alpine Ski Racing;
Terry Sanders, Silver, Forms / Men/Women Intermediate 35-49, Martial Arts;
Terry Sanders, Silver, Sparring / Men/Women Intermediate 35-39, Martial Arts;
Logan Schimanski, Gold, 3-4 Grade / Cadet 8, Wrestling - Dubuque;
Tae-Yang Shin, Bronze, Forms / Children Novice/Intermediate 4-7, Martial Arts;
Tae-Yang Shin, Bronze, Sparring / Novice/Intermediate 4-7, Martial Arts;
Kenny Snook, Silver, Forms / Men/Women Novice 18-34 Bracket 1, Martial Arts;
Kenny Snook, Bronze, Sparring / Men/Women Novice 18-34 Bracket 1, Martial Arts;
Giovanni Torres, Gold, Forms / Men/Women Intermediate 18-34, Martial Arts;
Giovanni Torres, Gold, Sparring / Men/Women Intermediate 18-34, Martial Arts;
Jackson Tracy, Silver, Open Class Giant Slalom / Para Skiers, Alpine Ski Racing;
Jackson Tracy, Gold, Open Class Slalom / Para Skiers, Alpine Ski Racing;
Conner Wedig, Gold, 1-2 Grade / Bantam 7, Wrestling - Dubuque;
Randy Wiest, Bronze, Doubles / Championship Level, Table Tennis;
Kirby Winn, Silver, Men's Classical 8K / 35-39, Cross Country Skiing;
Deb Wood, Gold, Women's Freestyle 11.2K / 30-34, Cross Country Skiing;
News Releases -
Sports & Recreation
Written by Stephanie Samford
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:37
St. Louis, Missouri Hosts Several Acres of Guns, Gear & Outfitters
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year's Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri from April 12-15, 2012.
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Members of the news media are welcome to cover this year’s event. For press credentials, please call NRA Public Affairs at (703) 267-3820. Credentials will be available for pick-up in the press office starting Thursday, April 12. Television crews and still photographers should bring necessary equipment and lenses (sports lenses) to cover events from platforms at a distance from the stage. (Please note: Due to limited resources, requests from U.S. media outlets will be given priority over foreign media requests. All foreign media requests will be handled as time and resources allow.)
Over 60,000 attendees are expected at this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits, making this one of the largest in NRA’s 141-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry’s latest and greatest products. Guides and outfitters, various hunting and shooting accessories, and an extensive private collection displayed by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs will fill acres of convention space.
The ever-popular NRA’s Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum will take place on Friday, April 13, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A list of confirmed speakers will be forthcoming closer to the event.
NRACountry, a proud partnership between NRA and country music's brightest stars is pleased to present, in collaboration with Bushnell, NRACountry Jam II at the Ferrara Theatre on Friday, April 13. This year's featured artist will be country music superstar and lifetime NRA member Trace Adkins. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.
NRA’s 4th Annual Celebration of American Values Freedom Event will take place Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. Glenn Beck, political commentator and host of the Glenn Beck Program, will be the featured speaker for the evening. Guests will also be treated to a rousing performance by award-winning comedian and member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Larry the Cable Guy.
NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits provide a safe and fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy. The ever-popular air gun range is a top attention-grabber -- both for participants and observers. NRA offers diverse seminars throughout the three-day convention, including methods of concealed carry; hunting; Firearms Law; the Grassroots Workshop; and Refuse to Be a Victim®.
For more information, including event tickets, please visit www.nraam.org.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.
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Sports & Recreation
Written by Lisa Gerwulf
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:48
On Saturday, February 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Scott County Park (Whispering Pines Shelter) will be hosting a “Get Outdoors” Day. Come join Wapsi River Center naturalists to explore and enjoy a few healthy, winter recreational activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (please bring winter boots), hiking and sledding (please bring your own). Equipment will provided throughout the day on a rotating basis. We will have the shelter to warm up, plus hot drinks will be provided – BYOM (bring your own mug). Participants are welcome to bring a “picnic” lunch as well to enjoy by the fire! This event is weather dependent; if conditions are not favorable the event will be cancelled. Please call (563) 328-3286 to register.
The south entrance to Scott County Park (18850 270th Street ~ Eldridge) is located off old Highway 61 just north of Parkview. The whispering pine shelter can be found by taking two, consecutive right-hand turns upon entering the park (from the south).
News Releases -
Sports & Recreation
Written by Kenneth Asta
Monday, 06 February 2012 08:29
Parks and Recreation Newsletter
For all events and activities, go online at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks to register or call 328-PARK (7275) for more information.
Wendy's Chili Golf Open
Wondering what there is to do in the middle of winter? Play golf! The annual Davenport Parks and Recreation Wendy's Chili Golf Open is sure to be a blast! There are two things for certain: "Anything can happen in the middle of an Iowa winter" and the Chili Open will be delicious! Golfers receive a package of 3 neon golf balls and nine modified holes for winter golf.
Saturday, February 4, 8:00am - 1:00pm at Credit Island Lodge.
Mia the Melodramatic - Junior Theatre
Mia is starting to grow up and she is finding it to be a greater adventure than she expected! When suddenly Mia is thrust into a summer at a Children's Theatre, she realizes just how talented she truly is. This original play was written and adapted by Eileen Boggess, author of the popular book series and a Junior Theatre alum!
$5.00 for anyone 3 years and up, tickets sold at door
Saturday, Feb 18 & 25 @ 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM / Sunday, Feb 19 & 26 @ 2:00 PM
Daddy Daughter Dance
This is a fantastic time for Dad's to spend with their daughter's. It is a wonderful event to have some quality time spent having fun, dressing up, and dancing. Couples will be treated to a dinner buffet, crafts, dancing, and a chance to win prizes. A professional photographer will be available to take couple's photos. Dads can be uncles, grandpas, step-fathers. Spend some time together, we clean up the mess and there is no school on Monday following the dance so you can sleep in!
Fee: $40 per couple, $20 each additional child, must register both parent and child!
You must pre-register. No tickets sold at the door!
Sunday, February 19, 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the River Center in Davenport.
Toddling on the Wild Side
Environmental friendly programming for toddlers:
February 2 and 16th at Fairmount at 2pm
February 9th and 23rd at Eastern at 2pm
Kindernature Waking Woodchucks - Learn about a common rodent in North America, the woodchuck or groundhog. Does Winter continue on for six more week if the groundhog is afraid of its shadow? Come find out!
February 14th at Vander Veer Conservatory $6/ child 10am.
Magic Terrarium - Learn the magic of terrariums and enjoy this carefree landscape in miniature, perfect for home or office. All materials and plants included, as well as instructions and a plant list. Class fee includes building of a terrarium.
February 23rd $35 6:30-8pm Vander Veer Stone Building
|The River's Edge
Located at 700 W. River Drive (Across from Modern Woodmen Park)
The Early Spring "Learn To Skate" Open House will take place on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Large Conference Room at The River's Edge.
The Open House is designed to provide an opportunity for first-time students and their family members to meet the Skating Instructors, learn about the US Figure Skating Association Endorsed program format and goals, learn how to dress for class, learn how to lace up skates and get a feel for the expectations of each student. Emphasis will be placed on trying one's best, having fun and developing an enjoyment of activities that take place on the ice for a lifetime.
The Early Spring "Learn To Skate" Session runs Thursdays and Saturdays on the following dates:
Feb. 23; March 1, 8, 22, 29; April 12 & 19 (No classes March 15 and April 5)
Times: 5:15 - 6:00 PM and 6:00 - 6:45 PM
For this session, on Thursday nights only, students will be given an opportunity to perform in a Spring Skating Show at The River's Edge on May 5, 2012.
20 - 25 minutes of each class will be spent on skill development and 20 - 25 minutes of each class will be spent on choreography for the show.
Feb. 28; March 3, 10; 24; 31; April 14 & 21 (No classes on March 17 and April 7)
Times: 8:00 - 8:45 AM and 8:45 - 9:00 AM
This 7-week session of "Learn To Skate" will continue to focus on skill development with an emphasis on providing the instruction and practice time to help students move up to the next level in the USFSA "Basic Skills Curriculum.
The Ultimate Super Bowl Party
While parents are enjoying the big game with adults, kids are invited to have a Super Bowl Party all their own! Kids will enjoy Super Bowl Action on the big screen, snacks, games, arts and crafts, and sport activities. REGISTER TODAY! Date: Sunday, February 5th from 3:30pm-one hour post game, Fee: $25/person, Ages: 6-14yrs
Jamm'in At The Edge! - Especially For Teens!
Come on out and skate while you enjoy live local bands and DJ's. All ages welcome! Admission: $10/Person, $3/Skate Rental, Date: Saturday, February 11th from 9pm-11pm, Band: Hi-Fi
Bands for Jammin:
February 11th 9pm-11pm: Hi-Fi
March 3rd 9pm-11pm: Surface Tension
Daddy Daughter Dinner and Skate
This is a fantastic time for Dads to spend quality time with their daughters. Fun will be had while enjoying a bite to eat and ice skating! REGISTER TODAY! Date: Friday, February 24th from 5:30pm-8:00pm, Fee: $15/person
Ice Carving Demonstration-SPECIAL $1.00 Admission!
Come on out and see the ice carving demonstration on center ice during the public skate session! Date: Sunday, February 26thfrom 2:15pm-3:45pm, Fee: $1/person, $3/Skate Rental
Indoor Golf Range is now open at The Rivers' Edge, 700 West River Drive. Golfers may purchase a small bucket of balls for $3 or a large bucket for $5. The indoor golf range will be available the following hours:
7am - 3pm, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
12:30pm - 3pm, Tuesday & Thursday
There are 9 stations available, first come, first served. Not available on weekends.
There will be no price increases for 2012!
Log on to www.golfdavenport.com to see the latest announcements for 2012 season.
Player Cards - A great feature for individuals or your golf league members, are now available at The Rivers Edge, 700 West River Dr in downtown Davenport. The River's Edge is open 6am - 10pm every day.
Player Cards are re-loadable cards for use of Green Fees, Cart Fees, and Range Fees and are valid on all 3 public courses in the city Emeis, Duck Creek, and Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center. Cards purchased through Feb 28th 2012 will include a 10% bonus on the card, compliments of Davenport Golf. For example, a Player Card purchased for $200 will have $220 of value on the card. Player Cards will not include concession and Pro-shop merchandise purchases and Player Cards will require a $100/minimum transaction.
City Golf Tournament
Mark your calendars! The City of Davenport Golf Tournament will be held July 21 and 22 and Emeis and Duck Creek Golf Courses. More information to follow.