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SPORTS The Park Record. Editor: Grifﬁn Adams email@example.com 435.649.9014 ex.104 Twitter: @ParkRecSports MINERS TOP STANSBURY IN REGION PLAY, B-2 U.S. SKI JUMPER BREAKS RECORD IN NORWAY, B-3 www.parkrecord.com B-1 WED/THURS/FRI, MARCH 22-24, 2017 Talent ﬂoods water polo team rosters PC RECREATION SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION The new edition of Play Magazine, Park City Recreation’s digital resource for youth and adult recreation offerings is now available online. Registration for all summer programs opens on April 1. Some programs fill up quickly, so be sure to view the magazine online to have your selections ready for registration day. To view Play Magazine and register, visit parkcityrecreation.org. PARK CITY SOCCER CLUB ACADEMY PCSC is offering both girls and boys specific Academy sessions for players between the ages of 6 and 9 years old. Led by professional coaches, the primary goals of PCSC Youth Academy are teaching the game of soccer in a fun environment, facilitating a love for the game, and promoting the development of basic skills. Players may sign up for either Wednesday or Friday sessions during the 12-week program, which runs February 15 - May 19. For information, visit www.parkcitysoccer.org or contact Academy Directors Matt Terwillegar (Boys) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mara Rabin Discoe (Girls) at mararachelrabin@ yahoo.com. SKI BOOTS TO SWIMSUITS FITNESS PROGRAM Basin Recreation is offering a Ski Boots to Swimsuits Fitness Program to help transition you to your favorite summer sports. This eight-week program runs April 4 through May 25 every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at The Fieldhouse. Cost is $150 for 16 classes. No drop-in fee for this program. To register, visit basinrecreation.org or call 655-0999. For information, contact Necia Emery at email@example.com or by calling 435-655-0999 ext. 17. BASIN REC LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL Register now for Basin Recreation’s Little League Baseball and Softball program. Available for kids aged 4 to 14 years old. Sign-up before March 15 to receive the early-bird rate. The season begins on March 28 for the Majors Division and on April 17 for all other divisions. This program is dependent on coach volunteers, so please consider sharing your time and knowledge. Pre-season instructional clinics are also available. To register or for information, visit www.basinrecreation. org. WALK WITH EASE The PC MARC will offer a session of Walk with Ease, a program developed by the Arthritis Foundation designed to help participants walk safely, with reduced pain, and increased flexibility and strength. Certified instructors will teach on the PC MARC’s indoor track, March 20 through April 28 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. The session fee is $30. Register at parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400. Please see Sports briefs, B-2 PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL KEARNS/PARK CITY WATER POLO Park City’s Braden Horton hustles to secure the ball during a contest at the Olympus Round Robin Tournament. Horton, a freshman, is one of the team’s up-andcoming players. PCHS boys’ and girls’ teams look to win state titles, beat Kearns GRIFFIN ADAMS The Park Record When looking at Park City High School Athletics, the swim teams tend to stick out. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams are four-time defending 3A state champions, with swimmers that are some of the best in the state at their respective events. While some are dedicated swimmers who might even extend their careers to the college level, there are others on the high school’s swim teams that don’t consider swimming their main sport. For instance, water polo comes ﬁrst for guys like Matt Whipple, Dennis Djunic and Jack Loyens and girls like Bella Buchanan and Jessi Beyer. “If you can’t run, you can’t play basketball. If you can’t swim, you can’t play water polo,” said Jeff Whipple, Park City’s assistant coach. “These guys have to be in really good shape.” Both the girls’ and boys’ water polo teams have found success early in their respective seasons. The boys’ team is coming off a win at the Olympus Round Robin Tournament two weekends ago, while it lost by two to Kearns in the ﬁnal of the Kearns Kickoff Tournament on March 15-18. “The boys’ water polo team is very, very good,” Whipple said. “It’s a team that has strength on both the inside and the outside. Our defense can be exceptional, as well.” The girls’ team was without some of its top players in Beyer, Buchanan and Emma Brooks, but still took fourth at the Olympic Round Robin Tournament. The Miners also placed fourth in Kearns, again without some of its stars. ! g n sti i L w Ne Homesite 32 - .60 Acres MLS 11700745 - $219,995 PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL KEARNS/PARK CITY WATER POLO Park City’s Matt Whipple winds up to take a shot during a game at the Olympus Round Robin Tournament. Whipple is one of the leaders for the Miners this season. The early-season success comes as no surprise to Whipple and the rest of the coaching staff. “Our boys and girls are both the 3A favorites in the state,” Whipple said. “A good goal would be to go undefeated in [3A play].” The girls’ team was without some of its best players the two previous tournaments because they were playing in the National Olympic Development Tournament while representing the Mountain Zone team. Maya Mohebbizadeh joined Beyer, Buchanan and Brooks on the Olympic Development Team. Members from the boys’ team were also selected to the Mountain Zone team. Djunic, Kiyan Mohebbizadeh, Elijah Thalos, Jon Troxel and Braden Horton all qualiﬁed for one of the regional teams. “There’s not many cities that have [this many kids] go to the most prestigious high school water polo tournament,” Whipple said. “That’s pretty special with what we have.” One of the reasons the Varsity programs at Park City, both just three years old, have become so successful is because of the abundance of talent up and down the roster. It’s clear the Miners boast some impressive players at the top, evident by their selections to region and nationals teams. But they also have a batch of players ready to take over. “We have star talent and then we have up-and-coming players,” Whipple said. The Park City teams, both boys’ and girls’, are expected to make a run at the Utah High School Water Polo Associa- Please see PCHS water polo, B-6 457 N. Ibapah Peak Drive 4 Bedrooms | 5 Bath | 4,437 Sq. Ft. 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