Monday, September 10, 2007

Racquetball worlds coming to Springs

The World Racquetball Championship begins Wednesday at the Lynmar Racquet & Health Club, 2660 Vickers Drive.

The third Grand Slam event of the season on the International Racquetball Tour carries a $30,000 purse. Some proceeds from the tournament will benefit local military charities.

A look at the schedule:

Wednesday: Qualifying rounds, 2-10 p.m.; charity pro-am doubles tournament and dinner with the pros, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday: Qualifying rounds, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday: Quarterfinals, 3-10 p.m.; player appreciation party, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: Junior skills challenge, noon; semifinals, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Sunday: Finals, 1 p.m.; party with the pros, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

For more information, contact tournament director Dave Negrete at 630-430-1478 or or visit

Springs forward on U-14 soccer team

Colorado Springs forward Cate Parchinski will play for the U.S. under-14 girls national soccer team next week at the Nike women’s friendlies in Carson, Calif.

Parchinski, a member of the Colorado Springs-based Pride Soccer Club, was named to the 24-person team after a national development camp that ended last month in Pomona, Calif. The camp also was used to determine the player pool for next year’s U-15 national team.

The U-14 national team, playing its first competitive matches, will face the U-16 Dallas Texans on Sept. 20, the U-16 Danville (Calif.) Mustangs on Sept. 21 and the U-16 Sereno (Ariz.) Soccer Club on Sept. 23. The team is coached by Mike Dickey, the U.S. women’s national team staff coach for Region 2.

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