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By Amber and Dov Rose
For The Sentinel 

New parks manager says come have fun


Lou Marzeles

COULD YOU CALL IT DISC-GO?: Jill Sprance, new manager of seven state parks around Goldendale including Brooks and the Observatory, stands next to a 'hole' on the disc golf course at Brooks Memorial State Park.

So what's your disc golf handicap?

Never heard of the sport? Just ask Jill Sprance, the new area manager of seven state parks in Klickitat County, about it. She'll not only tell you; she'll show you how to play.

Seated at a sunny picnic table in Brooks Memorial State Park, Sprance brought out what looked like four Frisbees of different colors, though technically they're discs, not Frisbees, since the latter is a brand name. The object of the game: to get your disc in each "hole," a multilayered wire basket for receiving carefully aimed discs, along the nine-hole disc golf course being developed at the park.

But Sprance is more than just an avid disc golfer. After graduation from Vassar in...

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