Around the Horn

"Around the horn SPORTS BRIEFSLocal athlete excelling in collegeThomas Jefferson graduate Shannon Kittelson was named to the Atlantic 10 Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Kittelson, a junior at the University of Rhode Island, is a three-year starter on the women's soccer team. This year she scored 13 goals, including four game-winners, and had six assists. She was a 2000 First-Team All-Northeast Region selection and a First-Team All-Atlantic 10 performer. She is second in school history with 43 goals and second in career assists with 17. Kittelson is a business administration major and carries a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.Girls fastpitch The Sudden Impact 10 U team needs players. Girls born after Jan. 1, 1990 are eligible. Contact Al Merlich at (253) 946-1857.Steel Lake FastpitchGirls ages 9-16 are welcomed and encouraged to join this fun and rewarding fastpitch program. If you are interested in managing, coaching or offering team support call Toni Harshfield at (253) 850-1939.Steel Lake BaseballRegister for Steel Lake Little League baseball and fastpitch softball from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Jan. 20 at the Sea-Tac Mall probably next to Mervyn's in the empty storefront, or if not there, check with the mall information desk. You need a certified copy of child's birth certificate and proof of address. Payment or payment arrangements must be done on the day of registration. Tryouts for majors baseball, majors softball and 3A divisions are on Feb. 3-4 and Feb. 10. Tryouts for juniors and seniors baseball and softball are on Feb. 11 and Feb. 17. Tryouts are for those not already drafted to either a Majors, Juniors or Seniors team. Questions? Call Darla Craigen at (253) 839-3089 or Shannon Oyer at (253) 874-6665.Youth SoccerRegistration for boys and girls U7-U14 indoor soccer is still being accepted at the Federal Way Norman Center YMCA. Games for the nine-week season start on Jan. 20. Practices are one night a week with games on Saturday or Sunday. Call (253) 838-4708. Ski and snowboardSki and snowboard lessons through Pierce County Parks and Recreation at Snoqualmie Summit on Sundays for all ages run Jan. 28 through Feb. 11. Bus transportation is available with pick-ups in Federal Way and Tacoma. Cost is $90 for six lessons and transportation, does not include cost of lift tickets. Call (253) 798-4739.Fun RunThe Federal Way Track Club is hosting a 2-mile fun run at 9 a.m. on Jan. 27. The run starts at the main parking lot located at the center of Celebration Park. The run is open to all ages at a cost of $5 per entry. Shirts available for $10. Money raised goes to the Federal Way Track Club, a non-profit youth track and field program. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the central parking lot. Call Darryl Genest at (253) 839-4964.Diving EventThe Emerald City Diving Team is presenting a Water Show Spectacular at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the King County Aquatics Center. The event includes Emerald team members, former U.S. National and World team members, a synchronized swimming demonstration and stunt/clown diving. For those inclined, a spaghetti dinner catered by Mama Stortini's and silent auction precede the show at 5 p.m.. The proceeds of the Water Show Spectacular go to funding the new Bubble system used by divers training at the center. Tickets are $7 for the show only, $10 for dinner and show. Seating for dinner is limited. Call (253) 709-5459. "

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