One night at gymnastics practice for her daughter, Joyce and Mike Conzemius decided that they’d had enough. Their sons, especially 4-year-old Mitchell, couldn’t stand still. He ran around the Hastings Gymnastics Center with boundless energy, so they decided to take action.
When the Hastings Lacrosse Club launched its youth lacrosse program two years ago, there were only about 15 third- and fourth-graders and a seventh- and eighth-grade team involved. They put together a team and got out on the field to see what they could do. It was mostly just to give children younger than seventh grade a chance to try lacrosse.
The Hastings Boys Summer Lacrosse team has had a very successful 2011 season. Lacrosse has grown so much in the last six years, from having barely enough kids to roster a varsity and JV team with kids in seventh to 12th grade in 2006, to having a varsity, JV and 9/10 team, two middle school 7/8 teams, a 5/6 and also a 3/4 grade team last summer.
HFC United’s U11 soccer team, coached by Rick Carlson and Jim Boogren, has continued its playoff success. The team found a way to pull off two victories against tough division rivals in the East District Playoffs, beating St. Croix 2-1 July 14 and Hudson 3-2 July 17 to become district champions.
Coming fresh off the excitement and fervor of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, what better way to keep the soccer hubbub high than to applaud four Hastings traveling soccer teams that recently won their leagues?
The Raider Nation Youth Baseball program is having its opening day celebration this Saturday, May 7. The festivities will be held at the Veteran’s Park fields, located at 2500 Millard Ave. in Hastings, starting at noon.
In Hastings, students in grades seven through 12 have the option of playing lacrosse through the Hastings Lacrosse Club. Until last year, however, younger kids didn’t have anywhere to try the game out, giving them very little time to develop their skills before trying to make the varsity high school team.
The Hastings Wrestling Club competed last weekend in the NYWA Individual and Team Regional Qualifier. Hastings had six wrestlers qualify for the individual portion of the upcoming state tournament, but the team as a whole fell short of qualifying.
The Hastings Area Swim Team sent 49 swimmers to the state meet. Swimmers ages 12 and younger competed March 11-13. The senior group, ages 13 and older, competed March 17-20. Both meets were held at the Olsted Recreation Center in Rochester.
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