- By Jimmy Knight
NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
The girls soccer team at St. Clare School in North Palm Beach captured first place at the Catholic Youth Athletic League’s championship game Feb. 13 in West Palm Beach, defeating All Saints Catholic School 2-1, capping off a perfect season for the Saints.
LaSala’s Dojo of Fort Pierce competed in Lauderhill on Feb. 10 against teams from Honduras, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and throughout the U.S., walking away with 17 first-place finishers ranging from 3-year-old Jonah Boyer in the sparring and kata events, to 32-year-olds Mike Linke in the weapons event, Mike Sevilla in the kata category, and Chris Heissenberg in both the weapons and kata competitions. For class schedules or information, visit www.lasalasdojo.com or call 772-332-0101.
Palm Beach Soccer Academy will welcome more than 200 boys and girls youth soccer teams when it hosts the 11th annual Palm Beach Cup International Soccer Tournament May 11-13 in Palm Beach Gardens, with 315 games taking place at seven different locations, including The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Ages U9-U19 welcome, registration fees $595-$825, includes referee fees and free beverages for participating athletes. For information, visit www.palmbeachcup.com, or call 561-252-6729.
The Palm Beach Storm boys travel basketball team will hold tryouts for ninth- to 12th-graders March 17 from 9-11:30 a.m. Candidates must have high school or travel ball experience. For information about tryout fees and location, call 561-574-5455.
Free tai chi classes for all ages are held at the Veterans Plaza Amphitheater in Palm Beach Gardens every Sunday morning through May 6 from 8-9 a.m. Start your Sundays out with some disciplined exercise, then shop for fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more at the Gardens Green Market next door. Kids under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Come to 10500 N. Military Trail, call 561-630-1100 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nine Gator athletes will be inducted into Palm Beach Gardens High School’s Sports Hall of Fame at its annual ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday : Terrance Allen (basketball), Brittany Bowles and Shelby Tournier (softball), Pat Spirelli (wrestling), Chris Volstad (baseball), Fiona MacPherson Barkley, Leonard Harrison, Ricardo King (multiple sports) and coach Mike Chesnes (wrestling). The 1971-74 girls golf team, which won four consecutive championships, and the 1989 state championship team will also be honored. Free admission, public welcome, at 4245 Holly Drive, off Military Trail. For more information, call 561-713-4816.
The Lake Park Tennis Center offers classes for all skill levels at Kelsey Park: Mondays: clinics for adult beginners, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays: intermediate clinic, 7 to 9 a.m. and free kids clinic for Lake Park residents, 4 to 5 p.m.; Fridays: intermediate clinic for kids, 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays: doubles strategy clinic, all levels welcome, 8 to 10 a.m. Fee is $20 per class, the tennis center is on Lake Shore Drive, one block east of U.S. 1. For information, call 561-310-1623.
Lake Park’s Special Events Department and resident Rick Goodsell invite anyone interested in line dancing to do-si-do to the Lake Shore Park Pavilion on Mondays. Free classes for beginners, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; 7 to 8:30 p.m. for intermediate students. The pavilion is at U.S. 1 and Park Avenue. Call 561-842-9911 for more information.
Registration for the Jupiter Senior Softball Association’s 2018 season is open to men age 55 and older with games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. New players may participate in the Association’s Winter League. Games are played at Jupiter Community Park, 3377 Church St. To register, call 561-308-5464 or go to www.leaguelineup.com/jssa for information.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has announced its 2018 Hall of Fame induction class: Matthew Cetlinski, a Cardinal Newman High School graduate who set swimming records as a Crusader, earned eight All-American honors and five NCAA titles at the University of Florida and was part of the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay team that won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul; fellow Crusader Larry Kissner, who lettered 10 times in football, track and wrestling while at Newman and again for football and wrestling at the University of Notre Dame; David Pressly, who won four SEC tournaments and three NCAA Championships for the UF tennis team; Byron Walker, who compiled a coaching record of 260-123, ranking fourth among active football coaches in Florida while winning two state titles as a player at Glades Central High School in 1971 and 72 and compiling a 128-47 record coaching at Glades Day School, and James “Jim” Watt, who spent eight years in the Florida House of Representatives and is responsible for the creation of collegiate license plates, the University of Miami holiday basketball tournament, the West Palm Beach Auditorium Tournament, and during his two-year tenure at the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.
Posthumous inductees are: Geraldine “Jeri” Athey, one of the top swimming and diving coaches for more than 30 years at five different high schools and as recently as last summer, at age 90, was coaching a third generation of family swimmers, and Robert D’Angio, who coached football and baseball at Conniston Middle and Forest Hill High School. As coach of the Falcons, his teams compiled a 70-6 record and won four Suncoast Conference titles in the 1960s. The 42nd annual Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Celebration will be held March 25 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For tickets, visit www.palmbeachsports.com or call 561-233-3180.
The North Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes: Yoga, tai chi, Jazzercise, table tennis, bridge, Fitness Over 50, Country Dance, meditation, Partner Line Dance, Special-Needs Camp, chair exercise, paddleboarding, Soccer Shots and more. Register online at www.npbrec.org, at the Park Activities Building, 603 Anchorage Drive, or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 561-841-3386.
The North Palm Beach Tennis Center, 951 U.S. 1, offers the following:
• Adult clinics: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, 8:30 and 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. Members $20, residents $22.50, nonresidents $25.
• Adult tennis classes: daily at 9:30 a.m., except Saturdays at 9 a.m.
• Junior match play: Saturdays, 10 a.m.
• Junior tennis classes: one-hour sessions, Mondays, ages 7 and younger, 3:30 p.m.; ages 7 to 10, 4:30 p.m.; ages 11 to 16, 5:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, ages 11 and younger, 9 a.m.; ongoing enrollment.
• Men’s doubles: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
• Social tennis, rental fees: $5 juniors, $10 resident adults, $12 nonresident adults; round-robin: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Call 561-691-3425 for information about other classes or to sign up.
The following classes are offered at the North Palm Beach Country Club Pool: Water aerobics: Monday to Friday at 11 a.m., $4; club membership not required. Swim programs are offered for kids ages 4 to 18 in four or five sessions; $60 resident and $65 nonresident. Private lessons are $140 resident/$145 nonresident. Swim lessons for groups or individuals are offered year-round. The pool is at 951 U.S. 1. For information, call 561-222-4994.
Water aerobics classes are offered at the North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m. All equipment is provided; cost for the hourlong workout is $4, or purchase a 10-class pass for $30. The pool is at 861 Toney Penna Drive, west of Military Trail; call 561-745-0241 for information.
The town of Jupiter offers the following ongoing classes at the Community Center, 200 S. Military Trail, call 561-741-2400:
• Adult Self-Defense: Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. or Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., $60 residents/$75 nonresidents.
• Beginning Yoga: Mondays at 11:15 a.m., $55 residents/$69 nonresidents.
• Gentle Yoga: Fridays at 10:30 a.m., $55 residents/$69 nonresidents.
• Silver Sneakers Flex: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 2 to 3 p.m.
• Stretch and Strengthen: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
• Total Body Toning: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m., $65 residents/$81 nonresidents.
• Yoga for Veterans Connected Warriors: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, free for veterans and their families.
• Zumba: Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
All registration fees are for a 10-class pass that expires one year from date of issue.
The fifth annual Marathon of the Treasure Coast will run through the streets of Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island and Sewall’s Point on Sunday. Participants who will have the option of running the Boston-qualifying full 26.2-mile marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, a multirace challenge or runner’s expo. A Marathon Rock & Run Festival and Pasta Party will benefit seven area charities; last year, more than 1,500 participants helped raise more than $85,000. Races start at 6 a.m. at Memorial Park, 300 SE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart. For information, visit www.treasurecoastmarathon.com.
Martin County Parks and Recreation offers the following at Halpatiokee Regional Park, 8303 Lost River Road, Stuart:
These programs are for kids ages 3 to 8 in a noncompetitive environment teaching the fundamentals of the following sports:
• Soccer: Tuesday to April 10
• T-Ball: Wednesday to April 11
• Flag Football: April 24 to May 29
• Basketball: April 25 to May 30
Kids will be divided into groups ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 8; classes are Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Registration fee $80 per child, to register, call 772-221-1419 or visit www.ignitesportsfl.com/program/martin-co-programs.
Martin County Parks & Recreation and Treasure Coast Tennis offers ongoing tennis classes for youth and adults and pickleball classes for adults at all skill levels at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart, J.V. Reed Park in Hobe Sound, Justin Wilson Park in Palm City and Langford Park in Jensen Beach. Go to www.treasurecoasttennis.com to view schedules and fees or call 772-221-1419 for information.
The West Palm Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) will hold its first “Clay For Kids” sporting clay benefit event June 22 at the South Florida Shooting Club in Palm City. Clay shooting involves aiming a firearm at special flying targets known as clays, which fly in different directions and at different speeds. All skill levels welcome, registration fee $500 for individuals or $1,500 for a foursome and includes breakfast, shooting, lunch and an awards ceremony. The club is at 500 SW Long Drive, Palm City, the event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information or to register, call 561-835-7195 or go to email@example.com.
Horseback riding along the beaches of St. Lucie County’s Hutchinson Island is available weekends or weekdays through Tours on Horseback. Saddle up for one-hour, two-hour, half-day or full-day rides among wetlands, hammocks and massive old oaks departing from Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, 3600 S. Ocean Drive on South Hutchinson Island, 4 miles south of the Fort Pierce Inlet off Seaway Drive. One-hour rides start at $45 per person. Call 772-468-0101 or 772-519-0237 or visit www.beachtoursonhorseback.com
Open tennis is available at J.V. Reed Park in Hobe Sound for intermediate-level and above players at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. The park is at 9004 SE Athena St., east of Federal Highway and Olympus Street. For information, call 772-546-6633.