Lifeguard events start Friday in HB

The top lifeguards in the state will compete in the 2014 California Surf Life Saving Championships and California Junior Lifeguard Championships Friday and Saturday in Huntington Beach.

The event, which will showcase competition between Junior Lifeguards from across the state Friday and adult Ocean Lifeguards Saturday, will be held at Huntington State Beach at Newland Street, between lifeguard towers 13 and 14.

Youth Football Camp at HB High

The Huntington Beach Youth Football Camp opens Monday at Huntington Beach High.

The camp, run by the Huntington Beach High football staff, is open to youth grades K-through-eighth and will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon through July 31. Campers will learn various skill sets and work on speed and agility training. The cost is $100 per camper.

For registration information, email Huntington Beach High football Coach Eric Lo at

Edison girls' soccer camp

The Edison High Girls' Soccer Youth Camp starts Monday at the school's turf soccer field.

The camp will run daily from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 1 and is open to girls ages 7 to 12. The cost is $80 per camper and includes an Edison soccer bag.

The camp will focus on speed, coordination, technical skills and tactical awareness, and will be led by Edison girls' varsity Coach Kerry "Mac" Crooks, Edison assistant coach Kaitlin Thulin plus current members of the Edison varsity soccer team.

To register, send a check (made payable to "Edison Girls' Soccer") to Kaitlin Thulin, 21182 Greenboro Lane, Huntington Beach, CA, 92626.

Local pair lead USA to gold medal

Jordan Raney of Huntington Beach Water Polo tied for match-high scoring honors with three goals July 15, and the USA Women's Youth National Water Polo Team won the gold medal at the UANA Junior Pan American Championship by defeating Brazil, 11-6, in the championship final at the Riverside Aquatics Complex.

The tournament featured teams from the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Raney and teammate Aria Fischer (Laguna Beach High) tied for scoring honors with three goals each.

Team USA twice defeated Brazil (11-6, 19-4) and Puerto Rico (21-1, 21-1), and also topped Canada (10-4) and Mexico (25-4).

In the men's youth final of the UANA Junior Pan American Championship at Riverside July 15, Team USA rallied from a three-goal deficit in the second half and went on to edge Brazil, 10-9, to win the gold medal. Alex Wolf (Huntington Beach Water Polo Club) had eight saves in the final.

The U.S. trailed, 7-4, in the third quarter but scored the next six goals to take a 10-7 lead.

Team USA defeated Brazil, Puerto Rico (15-8), Trinidad & Tobago (18-2, Wolf 22 saves), Peru (23-5), Canada (13-5), Argentina (18-6) and Mexico (15-6), and earlier played Brazil to a 7-7 tie (Wolf 10 saves).

Football, cheer online registration

OC Oilers Youth Football and Cheer (formerly Huntington Beach Junior All-American Football and Cheer) is currently accepting online registration through July 31.

League coaches will be trained by the current football coaching staff at USC. Registered players and cheerleaders will start the season by attending USC's football season opener Aug. 30 against Fresno St.

Online registration can be found at http://www.ocoilers. org. For more information, call (951) 522-2675.

Huntington Beach NJB registration

Huntington Beach National Junior Basketball currently is accepting early-bird online registration.

The cost for the early-bird session, which runs through July 31, is $175. The cost during a second registration period, Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, is $200.

Huntington Beach NJB, a tradition since 1985, fields teams in grades K through eighth. League playoffs games will be held at the end of the regular season, and the chapter will put together all-star teams that will compete during the all-star season.

Online registration can be found at

Aquatics youth swimming tryouts

Riptide Aquatics, a competitive age-group swimming and water polo club based out of the Ocean View High School pool in Huntington Beach, will stage two open tryout dates, Aug. 2 and Sept. 13, for competitive swimmers looking to join the club team.

For registration information, visit http://www.ocriptide or email

Youth water polo camp starts Aug. 4

OC Riptide Aquatics will run a summer water polo youth swim camp beginning Aug. 4. The camp runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday weekly through Aug. 28.

The camp is open to boys and girls grades fifth through eighth, and no prior water polo knowledge or experience is necessary, but campers should know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.

Water polo rules, strategies and fundamentals will be taught at both camps.

The cost is $250 per camper per session and $400 for both camps.

For more information, visit, or contact

— From staff reports

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