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Eagle to host U.S. Championship

The United States Golf Association has chosen Eagle as the site for the 2005 Girls Junior National Championship. It will be the first time in the state's history the USGA has chosen Idaho for a national championship.

The championship will be July 18-23 at Banbury Golf Club in Eagle, and the field of 156 will be extended to a number of foreign players.The cost of the event is $350,000 with a variety of patron packages available from $500 and up. However, in-kind contributions of goods or services are also needed. Contribution payments are not due until spring, but indications of contributors' interest levels are needed in the near future. Call one of the members of the Eagle Finance Committee to ascertain the appropriate pledge sheet, and be sure to leave a contact number.

To pledge, call any of the Eagle Finance Committee members: Dave Dickey (939-7078), Teri Bath (939-4222), Jeff Schwers (939-7000), Lee Schrack (841-8352), Blake Watson (388-2413), Terry Hayden (939-0377), Darrin Lyle (761-9599).

tournaments

Martial arts tourney in Caldwell

Free Style Defensive Arts of Boise, Eagle and Nampa is hosting the Paz Kaju Kenbl Karate and Kungfu Tournament Saturday, Feb. 26. The open-style competition plays host to over 20 teams. The public is invited to witness some of the best martial arts talent from around the Northwest. Paz Kaju Kenbl is a true American martial arts discipline founded in Hawaii in 1947.

Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 adults, $3 kids 12 and under, seniors FREE, Syringa Junior High School, Caldwell.

leagues

ICFL forming teams

The Idaho Contact Football League (ICFL) is currently forming teams for the 2005 eight-man football season. This full-gear, full contact league, now in its seventh season, features eight teams playing eight regular-season games and two to three postseason games. Preseason games are scheduled for March 26, April 2 and April 9. Practice schedules are left to individual team discretion.

For more information or to join a team, contact league commissioner Evan Huntsman at 429-0072. Cost for individuals is $100. All games are played on Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fairmont Junior High on Cole and Northview Roads.

Pool league invites new players

ALRAC Youth Pool League is now accepting new participants for the spring and summer sessions, beginning in March. ALRAC Youth Pool is designed to teach the game of pool in a positive, alcohol and drug-free environment. Participants will learn Billiard Congress of America rules, stance, grip, execution, various shots, offensive and defensive strategies, proper pool etiquette and good sportsmanship.

The four-week sessions include instruction at the beginning of each week to further students' knowledge and skills. There will be weekly standings and awards for top shooters, as well as awards for highest league standings. Players will be eligible to play in the All-Players Tournament, held every three months. Trophies will be awarded for top players.

Age divisions include boys and girls ages 10-13 and 14-18. All practices, instructional sessions and tournaments are held at the Boise State University Student Union Building located at 1700 University Dr. The 10-13 division meets Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the 14-18 divison meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Carla Beers at P.O. Box 5131, Boise, ID. 83705. Call at 331-1350 or e-mail at Carla@alracrecords.com.

on the road

Race to Robie Creek

Don't miss out ... entry forms for the Race to Robie Creek will be available Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, President's Day. The Athlete's Foot (1752 W. State St., Boise) will be opening up at 8 a.m. for early risers. Participants can mail their completed entry forms at the UPS Store. Then come grab a mocha from Moxie Java and get a free massage from 8 to 10 a.m. To make sure you get into the Main Post Office, entry form must be sent through the UPS Store by, or before, 4 p.m.

Spring race schedule announced

Race listings for the spring and summer running season are now available on Bandanna's website: www.bandannarunning.com. Click on "Race Schedule" and then individual runs for registration information and race locations.

parks and recreation

Spring softball league registration

Registration for Boise Parks & Recreation spring softball leagues is near. Boise Parks & Rec. offers organized, weeknight adult league softball at all levels of play. Registration is accepted on a team basis only. The softball program offers several types of leagues and tournaments that can accommodate all levels of ability.

Submit an official roster with a minimum of 12 players, including names, addresses, phone numbers, signatures and address verification for all Boise City Residents (i.e. copy of a current drivers license, deposit slip, check stub or recent utility bill).

For further information on team registration fees, all player and nonresident fees and ASA fee contact the City Recreation Office at 384-4256 or e-mail at sports@cityofboise.org. Register at the City Recreation Office, 110 Scout Lane.

idaho fish and game

Q: I am a physically disabled sportsman. I do not collect social security disability payments because I earn more than the maximum income allowed. Can I still get a disabled fishing/hunting license?

A: No, Idaho law does not allow it. During the 1998 legislative session the Idaho Wildlife Federation and the Independent Living Council of Idaho presented legislation that changed the definition of eligibility for purchasing a discounted disabled license. The intent of the legislation was to provide a discounted license only to those individuals who are both financially and physically disabled.

If you have any local sports news you want to share with Boise Weekly, e-mail editor@boiseweekly.com or fax it to 342-4733.

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