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                                                                     SportS           T h u r s d a y , a u g u s T 6, 2009
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     SPORTS BRIEFS
 AUG. 8
 Guided Fishing Tour
   Belton Lake Outdoor Rec-
 reation Area is hosting a
 guided fishing tour 6-10
 a.m. Saturday.
   The cost is $10 per per-
 son. Fees can be paid at
 BLORA, Information Ticket-
 ing and Registration or The
 Equipment Checkout Center
 near the Clear Creek Post
 Exchange on Fort Hood.
   Bait and fishing tackle will
 be provided upon request.
   Active-duty Soldiers sta-
 tioned in Texas are given
 free State of Texas Hunt-
 ing and Fishing licenses.
 Licenses can be obtained at
 the Fort Hood Sportsmen’s
 Center, Bldg. 1937.
   For more information, call
 287-5526.
   BLORA is located on North
 Nolan Road, about 10 miles
 from East Range Road.
   Access to the park is also
 possible from Farm and
 Market 439 and Sparta
 Road.

 Youth Fishing Derby
   Belton Lake Outdoor Rec-
 reation Area is hosting a
 free Youth Fishing Derby at
 BLORA. The derby begins at
 7 a.m. and concludes at 10
 a.m.
   First- through third-place
 prizes will be given away for
 the largest fish in the fol-
 lowing age categories: 3–6,
 7-11 and 12–16 years old.
   For additional info, call
 287-5526.
   BLORA is located on North
 Nolan Road, about 10 miles                                                                                                                                                     Photos by Michael Heckman, Sentinel Staff
 from East Range Road.                   Mark “Crafty Dog” Denny, left, owner of Dog Brothers Martial Arts in Hermosa, Calif., demonstrates stick-fighting techniques with Sgt. 1st Class Gus Reina during a week-
   Access to park also pos-
                                         end martial arts class for Soldiers and civilians held at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.
 sible from Farm and Market



                                         ‘Crafty Dog’ teaches
 439 and Sparta Road.

 Great Place Amazing Race
 Fall Series-5K Run/Walk
   Fort Hood Family and



                                         knife, stick fighting
 Morale, Welfare and Rec-
 reation’s sports division
 is hosting the Great Place
 Amazing Race fall series- 5K
 Run/Walk Saturday at Hood
 Stadium. The race kicks off
 at 8 a.m. Registration is free
 and open to all.
                                           BY MICHAEL HECKMAN               in Wednesday’s semi-final         matter expert for the Army’s
   Participants may stop by                     Sentinel Staff              matches to determine the          MACP Level III stick fight-
 any Fort Hood physical fit-                                                championship fights, to be        ing program. Larsen is recog-
 ness center now through the                The weekend before the          held from 5-7 p.m. today.         nized as the father of modern
 day of the race to register.            Army Combatives tourna-            During a ceremony after the       Army combatives and trained
   The first 50 registrants will
 receive a commemorative
                                         ment was scheduled at Fort         final match, Brig. Gen. Wil-      with Denny to become a
 T-shirt. For additional infor-          Hood, Soldiers and civilians       liam Grimsley, III Corps          Level III instructor.
 mation, call 285-5459.                  from as far away as Fort Polk,     and Fort Hood deputy com-            Although his martial arts
                                         La., and Manhattan, Kan.,          mander, will present trophies     business, Dog Brothers Mar-
 AUG. 15                                 converged on the Killeen           and other awards.                 tial Arts, is located in Her-
 Tip, tuck tournament                    Civic and Conference Center           The weekend course was         mosa Beach, Calif., Denny
   A two-person Tip and Tuck             to study the integration of        taught by Marc “Crafty            provides training for civilians
 golf scramble will be held              stick fighting and knife fight-    Dog” Denny, who helped            and Soldiers nationwide. He
 Aug. 15 at the Courses of
 Clear Creek. Cost for the               ing techniques with those          Matt Larsen develop fighting      also participates in seminars
 Tip and Tuck Tournament is              often learned in combatives        methods taught in the Mod-        and martial arts training
 $15 per person plus greens              training for deploying Sol-        ern Army Combatives Pro-          events worldwide.
 and cart fees. Registration             diers.                             gram, and Sgt. 1st Class Gus-        Denny and Reina met dur-
 fee includes prizes and                    The event was an exciting       tavo Reina, the S4 NCOIC          ing a martial arts seminar
 lunch. Registration begins
 at 7 a.m. The tournament                prequel to the Fort Hood           for the 15th Military Intel-      held in Switzerland, when
 begins with an 8 a.m. shot-             Combatives Tournament              ligence Battalion.                the latter was stationed in
 gun start. For more informa-            that began Monday and was             Of his moniker, the            Europe. They hit it off and
 tion, call 287-4130.                    scheduled to end today with        56-year-old Denny, six-feet       have worked together off-
                                         full-contact finals matches        one-inch and 195 pounds,          and-on since then.
 ONGOING                                 held at Abrams Physical Fit-       said, “I just have a certain         “Our group is known            Astride him, Mark Denny thrust a bamboo stick toward 2nd Lt.
 Water Aerobics                          ness Center.                       way of going about things         for what some people call         Daniel Baller, headquarters company commander for the 15th
   Water aerobics is offered                As semi-finals matches          that catches people off guard.    MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)          Military Intelligence Battalion, during a weekend training course.
 free of charge to FMWR-                 began Tuesday, Capt. Jon           When you’re a hammer,             with sticks. We were doing
 authorized patrons. Classes             Norquist, tournament direc-        everybody looks like a nail.      it before the UFC (Ultimate       vide special events matches        ing included a method
 are held 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays
                                         tor, said 258 participants         But I never had that ability to   Fighting Championship).”          between UFC championship           described by a play on words.
 and Thursdays at Abrams
 Pool inside Abrams Physi-
                                         began the tournament Mon-          turn everybody into a nail. I        Denny, who was a judge         fights but the MMA organi-         Participants learned a fight-
 cal Fitness Center. For more            day. About 60 competi-             always had to solve people by     at the UFC-10 tournament          zation “turned us down for         ing technique Dog Brothers
 information, call 285-5942.             tors remained and Norquist         finding their weak links.”        held in Birmingham, Ala.,         being too extreme.”
                                         expected 28 would compete             Denny was a subject-           in 1996, said he used to pro-        Part of the weekend train-                      See Combatives, D5




                                                Injuries hamper All Armed Forces women’s basketball team
                                                     BY MICHAEL HECKMAN                   championship to be held at Lake         Armed Forces women’s basketball          four Air Force round ballers.
                                                          Sentinel Staff                  Charles, La.                            championship, which the Navy               Fort Hood was selected as a train-
                                                                                             But Navy coach Samuel Caldwell,      won May 19 by defeating runner-          ing camp because of its proximity to
                                                   Preparing for its all-star game, the   also the All Armed Forces team          up Air Force, 70-62, in Millington,      Lake Charles.
                                                All Armed Forces women’s basket-          coach, said the biggest story from      Tenn.                                      The team will need as many
                                                ball team split its weekend exhibi-       the weekend may be the team’s loss         “It was a history-making year for     healthy players as possible to be
                                                tion matches, losing on the road          of two key players: U. S. Coast-        us, winning back-to-back champi-         competive in the TOS.
                                                Saturday to the Houston Jaguars,          guard yeoman Syreeta Drayton and        onships,” Caldwell said Friday dur-        “They have a lot of high-level col-
                                                87-74, but defeating the Dallas           senior airman Willimina Folks.          ing an interview at Starker Physical     legiate and WNBA players. Ashley
                                                Diesel team, 84-68, Sunday, at the           “It was a huge loss,” Caldwell       Fitness Center. The 2008 win was         Shields was a point guard for the
                                                West Fort Hood Physical Fitness           said. “Our starter, Syreeta, has a      the Navy’s first All Armed Forces        Detroit Shock and was the MVP
                                                Center.                                   potential bone spur or Achilles ten-    championship since 1986.                 for last year’s tournament. It won’t
                                                   Comprised of the top picks of          don problem. They think it might           In the 2009 championship, Air         be a cakewalk,” Caldwell said Fri-
                                                coaches and athletic directors of         rupture if she keeps playing. And       Force finished second, the Army          day.
                                                the all-Army, Navy, Air Force and         Willimina, they’re not sure about       was third and the Marine Corps             Back for the game Sunday at
     Photo by Michael Heckman, Sentinel Staff
                                                Marine Corps women’s basket-              her knee. We may be down to 10          women’s team finished last.              West Fort Hood, Caldwell said,
A member of the All Armed Forces                ball teams, the All Armed Forces          players.”                                  The 12 players Caldwell brought       “We got off to a real slow start
women’s basketball team tries to                women’s team spent last week at              Named head coach in 2005, this       to Fort Hood included the starting       I don’t know if it’s because of
steal the ball from a Dallas Diesel             gyms on Fort Hood preparing for           year Caldwell coached the navy          five from his championship All-
player Sunday at West Fort Hood.                the Tournament of Stars national          team to its second consecutive All      Navy team, three Army players and                                See Basketball, D2

				
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