Category: Local Sports

LAKE HAVASU CITY EXAMINES OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTRACT REGIONAL SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

To better meet the needs of residents and promote regional sports tourism, Lake Havasu City has commissioned a comprehensive study that will provide recommendations on how to improve the quality and availability of sports fields across the City. The study will examine the current demands on existing athletic fields and identify opportunities to make Lake Havasu City a destination for sports tournaments. Interested citizens and sports groups are encouraged to learn more and provide their feedback online by visiting: https://lhcfields.mysidewalk.com/ or by attending a public workshop hosted by the consultant, PLAN*et, June 16, 2015, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, Rooms 155/156. This open house will give PLAN*et the chance to share information on the study, as well as gather ideas from the community. For further information on the workshop or for special accommodations, please contact Becki Hild with Lake Havasu City Recreation Division by telephone at (928) 854-0897 or email at...

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Local man signs with Colorado Rockies

Bobby Stahel, 22, a former Needles resident and current student at University of Southern California has been drafted to play with Major League Baseball team the Colorado Rockies, according to PurpleRow.com. Stahel plays outfield with the USC Trojans and was selected Wednesday during the third day of draft session. Many of Stahel’s family members still reside in Needles.      ...

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Collegiate Baseball Returns to Havasu

Lake Havasu City, Ariz.–From 1993 to 2009, the Havasu Heat Baseball team was at the top of the charts.  Supervisor Buster Johnson served on the Heat coaching staff until the team moved to Haysville, Kansas, in 2009.  During the team’s time in Lake Havasu City, they won seven regional titles and the 2007 National Baseball Congress World Series Championship.  “In the 16 years they were apart of Lake Havasu, they brought great joy to the community,” Supervisor Johnson stated.  “I enjoyed working with these young men and have stayed friends with many of them as they have progressed in their lives. I still tune in to watch former heat outfielder Kevin Pilar play for the Toronto Bluejays,” Johnson said.  “I am positive the Heat’s new sister team, Havasu Fire, will be just as successful,” Johnson continued. Dick “Chief” Twyman, co-owner and former general manager of the Havasu Heat, worked with former Heat player, Robbie Rea, to replicate the Heat’s success in Havasu. Before Twymana’s passing in 2011, he had dreams of a sister team forming to carry on the team’s success for the community. “I am certain Twyman would be proud to see all that has been accomplished here,” Johnson said. Havasu Fire’s head coach Robbie Rea has been recruiting college baseball players from all around the country to play on the team. The first Havasu Fire game will...

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