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Cheerleading Gym Holds Fundraiser and Open Tryouts

Cheerleading Gym Holds Fundraiser and Open Tryouts

 

A champion cheerleader is returning home to work for a local cheer gym and this weekend, kids interesting in learning the sport can try out for the gym.

Savanna Sibley has spent the past two years as the head coach of the cheerleading team at Hawaii Pacific University, but is returning to her roots to work for Las Vegas Elements.

LVE will be holding open tryouts for kids 3 to 18 years old with any skill level Saturday and Sunday at the gym, 6560 Spencer Street.

The gym has three teams. To see tryout times and ages for the teams, go to lasvegaselements.com.

"It is the beginning of everything. It starts the whole season out. Anyone can come to the tryouts," Sibley said. "We accept everyone and anyone."

Sibley and LVE's owner were on the center's first-ever team in 1999.           

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Harper already wowing fans in the Nationals' season opener. 

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team’s opening game of a season, delivering solo shots in his first two at-bats Monday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Rugby Tournament Draws Record-Breaking Crowds

Rugby Tournament Draws Record-Breaking Crowds

 

The organizers of the international rugby tournament held in southern Nevada this past weekend are celebrating record-breaking attendance.

The 2013 USA Sevens Rugby Tournament broke all previous attendance records with a three-day crowd of 67,341 at Sam Boyd Stadium.

USA Sevens had broken records during the 2012 tournament. However, this year's tournament drew even more fans. In fact, the crowd at Saturday's game set a record for the largest crowed to attend a rugby event based in the United States.

“The growth of USA Sevens during our four years in Las Vegas has been impressive, and we could not be more pleased with the support and national pride fans showed during our event this weekend,” said A. Jon Prusmack, owner and CEO of USA Sevens, LLC.

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

 

Members of rugby teams in southern Nevada for the USA Sevens event will hold a clinic Wednesday for children as well as active military personnel at Nellis Air Force Base.

The event will be held at the Warrior Fitness Center. A clinic for children ages 5 - 18 will be held from noon to 2 p.m. An active-duty clinic will be held for all skill levels from 2 to 3 p.m., and a meet-and-greet will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

There will also be 30 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force's team; 15 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force Academy's team; 12 rugby players from the U.S. Army's team; and 12 rugby players from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard team. Coaches from all the services will also be present at this event.

Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament Returns

Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament Returns

 

One of the largest annual soccer events in Las Vegas returns over Presidents Day Weekend.

Billed by city officials as the largest international youth soccer tournament in the country, the Mayor’s Cup hits town from, Feb. 16-18. Expected are 452 youth soccer teams from around the world to compete with more than 7,300 soccer players, ages 14 to 19, from 12 foreign countries and 28 U.S. states. Teams are expected from Australia, the Cayman Islands, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Poland and the United States.

The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Spectator admission and parking are free at all games.

Matches will be played from 8:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Championship games will be played Monday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave., starting at 10 a.m.