“We’re so appreciative of the city doing this for us and working with the archery club to make it happen,” said Optimist Club president Tony Silva. “What really makes us as a club excited is that we exist to make things great for the kids, and look at all the little ones out there today. Fantastic.”
According to Bain, for the time being until they accumulate more members, the outdoor range behind the Country Club will be open for four different sessions — two on Saturday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to noon and Sundays at the same times. Cost is $75 for a one-year membership.
The indoor days will remain the same. Every Monday and Wednesday evening in two different time slots, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost for the indoor membership, which runs from the beginning of May to the end of October, is $35.
“We just wanted to take the next big step and this was it,” said Waterhouse. “Mark (Bain) is amazing. He’s like a big kid with this and without his passion, none of this happens.”
As if he didn’t have enough on his plate, Bain and the archery club officers recently got the news the the state tournament, which was hosted at the Miami Springs Community Center during the second weekend of last March, will return once again. Dates will be Feb. 22-23, 2014.
Thank You SponsorsBain wanted to make sure he got a shout-out and a thank you to all of the local sponsors who generously contributed to the funding of the outdoor range
• Doug Orr Plumbing • Action Plating • Archery Best Edge • BC&F Brokerage • Biscayne Rods • Circle Barber Shop • Doral Auto Care • Tom’s NFL • Woody’s West End Tavern.
Hawks clobber Hialeah Gardens 43-8Fresh off of a 32-0 thrashing at the hands of Hialeah one week earlier in its 2013 season opener, the Miami Springs Golden Hawks football team got to see “how the other half lives” last Saturday night.
The Hawks took the field against undermanned and outgunned Hialeah Gardens and thrashed the Gladiators 43-8 last Saturday night at Milander Stadium. The win squares Springs’ record at 1-1, while HG, which has only won two games in the five-year history of the program and not a single game since 2010, fell to 0-2.
“We understood the situation and knew we needed to go out and take care of our business, and that’s what we did,” said head coach Darryel Bethune, speaking like a coach who would have accepted nothing less than a lopsided win. “We did what we had to do and for the most part executed well, but now we know that the competition is going to ratchet up very fast.”
Indeed as the Hawks will face a pretty good Edison team this Thursday night, Sept. 12 at Curtis Park in what will be Springs’ last non-district contest.
After a week off the following week, the Hawks will begin a stretch of six consecutive district games starting with Hialeah-Miami Lakes on Sept. 27 at Milander.
Running back Malik Thomas led the way for the Hawks against Gardens, rushing for 148 yards on a dozen carries, 70 of those yards coming on a third-quarter touchdown run that extended Springs’ lead to 28-0.
Defensive back Bobby Stinson also had a big night as he picked off a Gardens pass to set up one touchdown and scooped up a fumble and rambled 35 yards for a score to stake his team to a 21-0 halftime lead.