Sports Briefs 5/14/13 Edition

Poker tournament Friday at Bass Lake ~ Annual Bloom Run June 1 in YLP ~ Bowling champ ~ Yosemite Swim Club

May 22, 2013 

Poker tournament Friday at Bass Lake

A poker tounament to benefit youth baseball in the Mountain Area will be held at The Pines Resort Lakeview Room Friday at 7 p.m.

The winner of the Texas hold-em tournament will walk away with a $500 vash gift card and second place wilol receive a $250 gift card. The buy-in for the card event is $50 per player.

Details: Kristi Bohna, (559) 676-2793

Annual Bloom Run June 1 in YLP

The Fourth Annual Mountain Area Bloom run will be held Lakes Park Clubhouse on Saturday, June 1. Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the run starts at 8 a.m.

The event consists of a 10K, 5K and two-mile fun walk.

Participants can pre-register for race at Pre-registration fees are $30 for all running events and $25 for the two-mile fun walk.

With pre-registration, participants receive an event t-shirt and entry into a raffle for items donated by area businesses. Participants can also register on the day of the event for a slightly higher fee.

Rivergold Elementary School athletics will receive 90% of the registration fees and 10% will be donated to the school of the runners choice.

A complimentary awards breakfast will be served after the event.

Details: Sarah Curley, (559) 692-2329,

Bowling champ

Zach Upshaw, 16, a Yosemite High School sophomore, won the last bowling tournament held May 4 and 5 at Sierra Lanes.

Upshaw competed against 32 adult male bowlers and won the first place prize money for that division with a total score of 1,067 for four games (266.7 average).

Yosemite Swim Club

The Yosemite Swim Club is a summer recreation team and a year-round USA Swim Team.

The club welcomes swimmers year-round of all ages and abilities.

Practices are held Monday through Thursday at the Baker Swim Complex at Yosemite High School.

Mini Dolphins: 5 - 5:30p.m. --Beginning swimmers 5 years old and up. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.

Bronze Group: 5:30 -- 6:15 p.m. -- Novice swimmers. Instruction will focus on all four strokes, turns and starts through drill based workouts.

Silver Group: 6:15 -- 7 p.m. -- Swimmers who are legal in all four competitive strokes and ready to sustain proper technique over distance. Swimmers will learn to use a pace clock in practice sessions and start interval training.

Gold Group: 6:15 -- 7 p.m. -- Swimmers who are becoming experienced workout swimmers and competitors. Strong proficiency in all four competitive strokes, starts and turns is expected. Tougher interval training will be required in this group.

Details: Jules Tuggle, (559) 964-7130,

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