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Posted on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 : 3:43 p.m.

Ann Arbor offering new paddleboard yoga class and more community briefs

By Kyle Austin


Victoria Cendrowski (front), Miranda Cummings (left) and Dominique Theodophilus (right) participate in paddleboard yoga.

Courtesy of Dwight Cendrowski

Have you ever wanted to practice yoga while balancing on a stand-up paddleboard? If so, you’re in luck.

Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation and Ann Arbor Public Schools Rec & Ed will offer its first ever paddleboard yoga classes this summer. Two classes are being offered: a one-time class Wednesday, July 3 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. and a four-week class, Wednesdays from July 10-31, 6-7 p.m. Both classes are held at the Argo Park Livery.

Any paddleboarding or yoga experience is helpful, but all levels are welcome. Paddleboards are provided.

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Michigan high school football all star game

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Tyler Palka

Four Washtenaw County football players are scheduled to participate in the 2013 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game June 22, 2 p.m. at Grand Valley State University before embarking on their college playing careers. Player of the year Tyler Palka (Saline, Saginaw Valley State) Drew Diedrich (Father Gabriel Richard, Cornell), Michael Steinhauer (Chelsea, Central Michigan) and Tyree Waller (Lincoln, Central Michigan) are all scheduled to play for the East All-Stars.

Tickets cost $5 if pre-ordered by Friday or $10 at the door.

EMU’s Voronko an All-American


Victoria Voronko

Eastern Michigan sophomore distance runner Victoria Voronko has been named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Voronko finished 21st in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships, with a time of 10:30.50. She set the school record in the event at the NCAA East Regional, and was the only Mid-American Conference athlete to compete in the race at the national championships.

Voronko, a Stavropol, Russia native, is one of two EMU track and field athletes to earn All-American honors during the year. Freshman Alysha Newman finished 12th in the pole vault at the NCAA indoor national championships in early March, earning second-team honors.

Arbor Prep to hold basketball camps

Arbor Prep Academy will hold boys and girls basketball camps in late June, both hosted by the school’s varsity coaches and players.

The boys camp will be held June 17-20, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arbor Prep High School. The cost for the camp is $115, and includes a reversible jersey. Incoming 4-8th graders of all skill levels are welcome. Space is limited to the first 40 participants.

The girls camp will be held June 25-28, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.The cost is $100, and incoming 5-8th graders of all skill levels are welcome. Space is limited to the first 40 participants.

Payment and registration forms can be mailed to: Arbor Prep High School C/O Scott Stine 6800 Hitchingham Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Checks can be made payable to the Arbor Prep Booster Club. Boys camp contact: Don Spencer at (734) 657- 8112, or Scott Stine (231) 638-7116, Girls camp contacts: Rod Wells at (734) 262-1196, or Scott Stine.

The camps are two of several being held in the area over the summer.

Wolverine Water Polo hosting Junior Olympic Qualifier

Wolverine Water Polo will be hosting the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics Qualifier Tournament for 18U Boys June 14-16 at the Saline High School pool.

Teams from the Ann Arbor Water Polo club and Wolverine Water Polo will be participating in the tournament. Pool play will take place Friday and Saturday, with the champions being crowned Sunday.

Teams that advance through the qualifier will be eligible for the 2013 Junior Olympics, July 17-Aug. 4 in Orange County, Calif.

Wolverine Water Polo’s 18U girls team will also be at a qualifier this weekend in Rockford, Ill.


Harry Potter

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 2:11 a.m.

I can hear Stanley Hudson of The Office saying now, "That sounds crazy, why in the world would anyone want to something as stupid as paddleboard yoga."

Harry Potter

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 2:12 a.m.

Will they also offer quidditch lessons?