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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Medill's Musings: McNamee family makes clean sweep

  • Even with the snowy conditions, the ladies had a phenomenal turn-out for the Tri-4-Fun event Wednesday.
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  • Let’s muse through - as a friend referred to it – Snowmageddon.
    — Even with the snowy conditions, the ladies had a phenomenal turn-out for the Tri-4-Fun event Wednesday.
    Around fifteen 15 women showed up to participate in the introduction to the sport of triathlon. It's really exciting to see such a great number of women expressing an interest in such a demanding sport as the City of Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department is promoting, encouraging, and supporting healthy lifestyles within our community in 2013.
    — Margaret McNamee brought in the broom and made it a clean sweep for the McNamee family.
    She was our first female finisher in the City of Leavenworth Parks and Recreation and Santa Fe Trails Bicycle Shop 2013 Indoor Ironman event following her husband, Bill, who was the first male to finish the event.
    Today at 8 p.m. is the last day for everyone to get their Indoor Ironman packet submitted.
    — Snowmageddon wiped out the adult sports activities for the past week. Thursday and Tuesday night adult men’s basketball, adult women’s basketball and the opening night of adult coed volleyball all fell victim to Snowmageddon.
    — With this week being the close of our youth basketball season, I want to thank all of our 5th-6th grade basketball coaches from this season.
    In the girls division, our coaches were: Stacey Cole, Joy Ewert, Danny Fairley, Christy Herbig, Shannon Killion, Kelly Reick, Brad Turner and Shawn Wedl.
    Our boys’ coaches were: Paige Comer, Megan Hochard, Curtis Nichols, Stacy Pendlay, Dan Sachse, Ron Wagner, Ceneca Young and Steve Zamora. I want to personally thank all of these individuals who volunteered their time to make this a successful season.
    — In the boys’ 3rd-4th grade division, we have one extra week - March 9 - remaining on our youth basketball schedule. All of the other divisions end play this Saturday.
    — I think I may have just caught a glimpse of Peter Cottontail during Snowmageddon.
    I think he may be getting prepared for the City of Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s egg hunt, co-sponsored by Sagasu Family Martial Arts, will be held on March 23 1 p.m. at the 10th Avenue Park by Warren Middle School. It will be an afternoon full of games and activities for all ages.
    Get your children ready to go. More information will be coming over the next couple of weeks - Peter said I cannot give out all of his secrets at the same time.
    — Youth baseball and softball sign-ups will run March 11–April 25. A person may come to the Riverfront Community Center and complete a form at the registration desk.
    Page 2 of 2 - — All of the adult softball registration will run March 25–April 29. We will have several new leagues for people to play in this summer.
    The Varsity Sports wooden bat league registration will actually run March 15–April 29.
    I am anticipating the possibility of having teams from Kansas City as Varsity Sports is advertising it in their store.
    We also, will have a baby boomer league for men (50 and over), as well as a baby boomer league for women (40 and over). We also plan to have a coed church league during the summer season.
    All of these registrations will run March 25–April 29 and we will limit the number of teams in all of our specialty leagues to eight teams.
    — We will have an adult men’s basketball league during the summer. We will play on Wednesday nights and we will only accept eight teams. Registration will run March 25–April 29.
    — Volleyball lovers, I haven't forgot you. I hope cousin Julie is reading this; she will be so proud of me.
    We will sponsor an adult coed 4-on-4 sand volleyball league. The league will be played at David Brewer Park. We will limit this league to 10 teams and they will play on Monday nights.
    We also will host a competitive high school girls' volleyball league on Saturday mornings.
    The high school league will be limited to 12 teams. Registration for both of these leagues will be April 15–May 13.
    — With healthier living being the underlying theme to programming in the City of Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department for 2013, I have decided to provide a healthy living tip each week.
    Tip No. 1: Your food and physical activity choices each day affect your health - how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future.

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