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Ladies Soccer Team Heads to State

The Lady Spuds Varsity Softball team is headed to the state tournament tomorrow morning (Thursday) around 10 am. We are working on having the vans take a loop through town past city hall. It would be SO GREAT if we could have a Ridgefield Spudder Send Off!!!

Let’s make sure our ladies know we’re behind them – wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lined the streets of Ridgefield and cheered them on.

This is an exciting time for the ladies as softball has not made it to state in several years

#GOLADYSPUDS

#SeeYaInSelah!!

#SOFTBALL2017

Studball Tournament

This year’s studball competition is titled the SW WA Studball Tournament and has increased from four teams last year to seven teams this year. The teams present will be Woodland, Skyview, Columbia River, Kalama, Hockinson, La Center, and Ridgefield.

The event is taking place this Thursday at Ridgefield High School at 6:00pm, but people can start showing up around 5:30pm.

Like last year, this is a charity event, in which all of the proceeds will go to the charity chosen by the winning team. The team Ridgefield is playing for is our local Compassion 360 foundation.

There will be an admission price, but people are encouraged to donate additional money if they are inclined to do so.

Boosters will be present, meaning concessions will be open if people want to purchase any food or beverages for the game.

GO SPUDS!

Support our Spudder

Every week the Columbian runs a poll where readers can vote for one of six athletes to be Prep Athlete of the Week. This week Bella Gama, a Ridgefield volley ball player, is one of the nominees. Let’s show out team spirit by voting for Bella. Go to 360preps.com or www.columbian.com/polls and cast your vote before 8pm on Thursday.

We’re a small town, but we have spirit!

The Champs!

l to r: Faith Livsey, Ashtyn Gates, Haley Dewitz, Bir Jenkins, Jolie Gullichson

l to r: Faith Livsey, Ashtyn Gates, Haley Dewitz, Bri Jenkins, Jolie Gullickson

This past weekend the Girls Pacific FC G00 Orange team came home champions after they
won the U-17 bracket of The Bend Premier Cup Soccer tournament.

Five girls from this team are Ridgefield residents, play on the Ridgefield High School Girls Team and will be sophomores this fall.  The girls head coach is Ridgefield resident Fred Jenkins.  Great Job Girls!

QuickStart Sports Offers Summer Camps in Ridgefield

Quick Start Sports

QuickStart Sports has teamed up with Ridgefield Community Education to offer two different K-5th grade summer camps.  This year, we will host a flag football camp June 27t h– June 30th and a baseball camp August 15th-18th.  QuickStart Sports camps are about teaching our communities youth skills and fundamentals of the particular sport, all while incorporating our core values into the curriculum based programs.  Our goal and purpose is to mentor kids through the joy of sports!

QuickStart Sports also has a few toddler aged programs that are going to start in the next few weeks.  Our toddler programs are one-hour weekly sessions that are focused on teaching 3-6 year olds the basic skills and fundamentals of the particular sport being focused on.  This summer we will hold a weekly toddler soccer program at Fairgrounds Park on Mondays starting June 13th at 5:30 and another soccer program at Holly Park on Saturdays at 9:00 starting June 18th.  Additionally, we will hold a basketball class at Holly Park on Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30.

For links and on how to register for the summer camps, or to register directly for the toddler programs, please visit: www.QuickStartSportsLLC.com.  Please also like my Facebook page at Facebook.com/QuickStartSportsLLC and share this information with any friends or family who may also be interested.

Opening Day in Ridgefield

Saturday was Ridgefield’s Little League Opening Day at Abrams Park. There were hundreds of excited kids and parents that participated in the event. The City Manager threw out the first pitch and there was a Hit-A-Thon fund raising event in addition to food and fun for all.

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Thanks to Dave Holcomb for providing the photos.

Conceptual Plan for Proposed Outdoor Rec Center

Conceptual plan for outdoor rec center

Here’s a first look at a conceptual plan for a new Outdoor Recreation Center and School Complex that was presented at a recent Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) meeting. To learn more and provide input, come to the CFAC Community Forum this Thursday, March 17th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Ridgefield High School Commons.

QuickStart Sports 10 Week Toddler Basketball Program

Quick Start Sports

QuickStart Sports will host an introductory basketball program for toddlers ages 3-6 years old. This class is an opportunity for your son or daughter to get a jump start on learning the basic skills, fundamentals, rules, positions, and more of basketball. QuickStart Sports has a mission, goal and focus of mentoring and impacting kids in a positive way by relating to them through the joy of sports. In addition to the sports training, we also incorporate our 8 core values which will be discussed and emphasized during each week of our program.

The program will be held at Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene, 747 Pioneer St. in Ridgefield. Classes begin Thursday, March 24th, and will run for 10 consecutive Thursdays from 9:30-10:30. Cost is just $99.99 + tax and includes an official QuickStart Sports basketball and t-shirt for the participant to keep.

If interested, please register as soon as possible to ensure that we have enough to run the program. To do so, click here.

Zumba Classes at Community Ed

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Mariana Love will teach Zumba® classes at the high school auxiliary gym from 6-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 25 through March 31.

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. It is for everyone!! All exercisers from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of a Zumba® class. Every class feels like a party! Marianna is eager to share her love for Latin music and dance. Come join us and you’ll see what I mean. You don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body. It’s easy! It’s fun!! FREE Kick-off Class: Tues, Feb 23rd, 6-7pm at the Ridgefield High School Auxiliary Gym. It’s a great opportunity to give Zumba® a try!

Cost is $50 for 11 classes, or $7 drop in fee.

A note from the instructor: Hello, I am Marianna Love and I recently moved back to Ridgefield after living in Central America for 13 years. I have been sharing Zumba® for 5 years (in 5 different countries) and I absolutely love it!! I look forward to sharing my passion for the Latin culture. I believe a big part of my life journey is to inspire others to be the best version of themselves. Please join me!

Questions, or to register: Call Terri at Ridgefield Community Ed, 619-1303

Register Kids for Little League

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Ridgefield Little League is now taking registrations for the 2016 season. There are spaces for youth ages 5 through 14, starting with T-ball, through Pee Wees, Minors, Majors, Intermediates, and Juniors. Home games are played at Abrams Park.

Register at www.RidgefieldLittleLeague.com. Questions? rllwashington@gmail.com.

Coaches are needed for all ages.

QuickStart Sports Toddler Basketball Program

Toddler basketball

QuickStart Sports will host an introductory basketball program for toddlers, ages 3-6 years.  This class is an opportunity for your son or daughter to get a jump start on learning the basic skills, fundamentals, rules, positions, and more of basketball.  Additionally, we will incorporate our 8 core values which will be discussed and emphasized during our program.

The program will be held at Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene located at 747 Pioneer St. Classes begin Thursday January 21st and will run for 8 consecutive Thursdays from 9:30-10:30.  Cost is just $80.00 + tax and includes an official QuickStart Sports basketball and t-shirt for the participant to keep.

If interested, please register as soon as possible to ensure that we have enough to run the program.  To do so, please go to www.QuickStartSportsLLC.com.  Then go to the “registration and payments tab”, fill out the registration form, and select “Ridgefield Toddler Basketball Class” from the payment drop down menu.

Vote for the Columbian Athlete of the Week

The Columbian fall sports prep athlete of the week, sponsored by Athletes Corner, for the week ending Nov. 14 is TARYN RIES, RIDGEFIELD SOCCER: Ries scored six goals and one assist in a state first-round win, then added an assist in the Spudders’ quarterfinal win over Shorecrest.

You can vote for Taryn here: http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/nov/16/week-10-fall-sports-prep-athlete-of-the-week-nominees/

Voting will continue until 8 p.m. Thursday, with results announced in Friday‘s edition of The Columbian. Let’s make a bigger show of Ridgefield support this week.

What Should the Sports Complex Look Like?

The City is partnering with the Ridgefield School District to create a Community Outdoor Recreation Complex on South Hillhurst Road that will address as many community recreation needs as possible. Public participation is critical to determine community needs and create a design for the complex. Depending on public input, the proposed complex could offer fields for soccer, lacrosse, youth football, softball, little league or baseball; trails; open spaces to gather and play; and indoor facility; child play spaces, picnic areas, shelters and other support amenities.

You are invited to an Open House to share your input and creative ideas:

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: Drop-in between 5:00-7:30PM
Location: Ridgefield High School Commons, 2630 Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642

The open house will offer interactive opportunities to learn about the vision, the process and contribute your valuable input.

For more information and to download a flyer about the Open House, go to www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us

Cross Country Player of the Week

Silas Griffith is nominated for Cross County Player of the Week in the Columbian this week. Vote for him at the Columbian online site.  Votes will be counted until 9pm tonight.

Here’s a link: