Summer activities winding down

Staff writer

As summer softball and baseball teams move further into postseason play, activity for the Hillsboro Recreation Commission begins to wind down for the summer.

“All that’s left is tennis camp,” director Doug Sisk said Sunday at the HRC board meeting.

After approving the 2015 budget, recreation board members discussed the successes of different summer sports teams and reviewed other activities that recently finished.

Hillsboro Swim Team hosted and won the Mid-Kansas League championship, which coach Stephanie Moss said went smoothly. She said the new touchpad system took some getting used to during the season, but was helpful during the meet.

Sisk said the 16, 14, and 10-and-under softball teams all qualified for regional play in Babe Ruth softball after placing third in their respective state tournaments. Baseball games were still in progress.

In other business:

  • Signup has begun for water aerobics classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. Classes will be offered at $5 each, or in a packaged deal. Class instructor Amber Monson may also teach kettlebell and other types of fitness classes in the future.
  • Members agreed to give swimming coach Stephanie Moss a $200 bonus for extra work put in.
  • Sisk said he was getting ready to send information out regarding a fall flag football league.
  • Gymnastic class signups will begin again at the end of the county fair. Sisk said there are 11 students in the current class, taught by Don Carter of Skywalkers Gymnastics at the 4-H building.
  • Sisk said he would have a modified policy at the next meeting regarding open gym basketball. The change specifies the gym will remain closed on Wednesdays when there is no school.

 

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