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8:44 PM, Mar. 19, 2013  |  Comments
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Strivers capture four state titles

Four Door County Strivers gymnasts won championships last weekend at the YMCA State Gymnastics Meet in Sturgeon Bay.

Placing first were Sophia Pollman in the Xcel Gold Division uneven bars with a score of 9.25; Katie Frank in Level 4 floor exercise (9.4); Miah Eliyah in Level 3 balance beam (9.4); and Emily Ulberg in Level 3 balance beam (9.35).

The Strivers placed second as a team in the Xcel Platinum division.

Further results can be found in today's Scoreboard.

Ride for Nature registration open

Registration is under way for the 25th annual Ride for Nature bicycle ride to benefit the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor.

The event is scheduled for June 15 and includes routes of 15, 25 and 50 miles.

To register or for more information, visit www.ridefornature.com or call Laura Bradley at (920) 495-5193.

Last chance to enter half marathon

The Door County Half Marathon has reached its capacity of 1,800 runners, but entries are still being accepted through the Run for a Cause Program.

Runners who raise $250 for a local charity can still participate in the May 4 race at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek.

In addition, there are still some spots available for the accompanying Nicolet Bay 5k run.

For more information about the event, visit www.doorcountyhalfmarathon.com or call assistant race director Mary Knutson at (920) 421-1519.

EYC offers junior sailing scholarships

The Ephraim Yacht Club is offering 45 scholarships for its junior sailing program this summer.

The scholarships are available to Door County children who are at least 7 years old.

The scholarships, granted through the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund, include 30 hours of instruction for one-fourth the regular price, an EYC student membership, a textbook and use of a life jacket.

Lessons begin June 10 and are held Monday through Friday in the mornings and afternoons. Lessons include on-shore and on-the-water instruction, including nomenclature, sailing theory, seamanship, boat handling and boat care.

For more information, visit the EYC website at www.eyc.org/lessons.

Binish stopped at wrestling nationals

Milwaukee School of Engineering senior Austin Binish finished 0-2 at the NCAA Division III national wrestling tournament March 15-16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Binish, a first-time national qualifier from Sturgeon Bay, was pinned by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Grant Sutter in 5 minutes, 48 seconds, and then lost a wrestleback to University of Dubuque's Christopher Sokol, 3-0, in the 133-pound weight class.

Sutter proceeded to place second in a field of 18 wrestlers. Binish finished the season 20-8.

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