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Youth sports August 1, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:15 am | Updated: 10:48 am, Fri Nov 16, 2012.


The Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team sent 59 swimmers to the Witter Aquatic Complex July 27-29 and placed second overall and won the spirit award for the third consecutive year.

A number of CAST’s older swimmers were in Gresham, Ore., at senior sectionals, but competed against the best throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

High point winners were Sarah Gonzales (8) and Cole Curtis (12), who swam in 18 events over three days and outscored all other swimmers in their respective age groups.

Outstanding swims came from many team members, but of special note were CAST’s 11-12 year old boys; Marcus Rozier, Gabe Markowski, Jon Archer and Curtis. While Curtis came away with high point in this group, his major competition for this award came from the other three boys on his team. Jon Archer was second in the high point, Gabe Markowski was third, and Marcus was fifth. These four also combined for first place in both their relay races; the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.

Gonzales and Rosemarie Loftus were 1-2, respectively, in the high point scoring for 8-and-under swimmers. Gonzales has been on the team six months, but has turned in an amazing series of swims, led by a first-place finish in the 50 breast. Gonzales also set two team records, one in the 50 breast and the other in the 100 backstroke. Loftus finished with a first-place finish in the 50 butterfly and second place in the 100 meter freestyle.

Other first-place finishes were: Curtis 50 fly, 100 fly, 100 free, 200 IM; Archer 400 free, 200 free, 50 back and 100 back and Ben Lovell (18) 100 free and 100 fly.


Two Idaho Thunder U-14 players guest-played with Valley Thunder of Lewiston this past weekend at the Oswego Nike Cup in Portland.

Emily Parson, normally Idaho Thunder’s goalie, played the midfield position the whole tournament. Playing out of her normal position, she still stepped up and assisted on a goal in the first game, helping lift the team to their 2-0 win over Oregon City Fury.

Cierra Foster, who normally plays forward with Idaho Thunder, played defense the whole tournament — again out of her normal position, but still played well, also assisting on a goal in the semifinals to help the game end in a 4-0 win over LOSC SOL. The final game was against Kent United (Wash.) — Valley Thunder won the championship game 1-0.


Iron Lion Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Dalton Gardens all but swept the competition at the 2012 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids World Championships held last weekend in San Bernardino, Calif.

On July 20, 13 competitors took on the best in the world. The two-day, single-elimination tournament had teams from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, New Zealand, Guam and others. Iron Lion brought home 17 gold medals, six silver and two bronze medals and finished in the top 10 as a team in both the Gi and No Gi divisions, despite going head to head with teams consisting of over 100 competitors.



The City of Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department announces registration for youth fall soccer for all boys and girls grade kindergarten through seventh grade. Registration will be Aug. 1-14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the recreation office, located at 710 Mullan Avenue in the lower level of Coeur d’Alene City Hall.

The league will start in mid-September and runs through the end of October. Registration fees are $11 for Coeur d’Alene city residents and $22 for non-city residents.

Information: 769-2250

• In conjunction with Sting Soccer Club, the City of Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department will offer a camp style soccer activity for 3 and 4-year olds. Registration begins Aug. 1 and is limited to the first 100 that register and consists of four one-hour sessions on Saturdays.

Cost is $30.

Sting Soccer Club will facilitate each session, with parent participation encouraged.

There are no practices and players must bring a size 3 soccer ball.

The first session is Sept. 15 and participants must be at least 3 years old on Aug. 1.


Registration for fall flag football for second and third graders will be Aug. 1 to 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department, located in City Hall at 710 Mullan Avenue.

Practices and games begin after Labor Day. Cost is $11 for city residents and $22 for non-residents.

Information: 769-2250.


Registration is underway for the next session of indoor swim lessons sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department and held at the McGrane Center.

Classes are offered for 3-year olds and above and all levels are available and cost is $37. There is limited registration.

Classes are held on Monday or Wednesday evening for six weeks starting Aug. 6.

Registration will take place at the Coeur d’Alene City Hall Recreation Department, located at 710 Mullan Avenue.

Submit items for youth and non-varsity high school sports by noon Tuesday for publication Wednesday. Email stories and photos (in .jpg format) to

Information: 664-8176, Ext. 2019

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