Area Roundup : SCATS Gymnasts Competing in Championship of USA

Five gymnasts from the Southern California Acro team (SCATS) gymnastics club in Huntington Beach are competing in the 1985 Championship of the USA, that runs through Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Representing SCATS are Misty Maeding of Dana Point, Marie Roethlisberger and Tanya Service of Huntington Beach, Sabrina Mar of Monterey Park and Jennifer Ferreira of Long Beach.

In the first day of competition, Thursday’s compulsories, Mar was in second place of the 64 competitors with a 36.95, and Roethlisberger was in third at 36.50. The next highest member of SCATS was Ferreira in eighth with 35.7.

A finish in the top 10 of the championships earns the competitor membership on the U.S. National Team and a chance at the World Championship team trials in September.


Don Peters, 1984 Olympic Coach and head coach at SCATS, has been named coach of the 1985 U.S. National Team. The Championship of the USA is a three-day competition for men and women.

Hedgemon Robertson of Huntington Beach and Eddie Nuno of Pomona will meet in a 10-round state elimination bout in the 140-pound class, June 24 at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine.

Promoter Don Fraser said the winner will box California junior welterweight champion Andy Nance of San Rafael.

Robertson has a 20-5-1 record with 18 knockouts. Nuno is 18-6, and has beaten Nance.


In the co-feature, Georgie Garcia of Santa Ana (20-3-1) will oppose Maruo Tadiashi of Tokyo (17-2-1).

UC Irvine baseball Coach Mike Gerakos has signed three Orange County players to join the Anteaters next season--Gene Roumimper of Orange Coast College, Stacy Parker of Foothill High School, and Mark Webster of Saddleback College.

Roumimper broke the OCC school record with 14 home runs this season. He was a first team All-South Coast Conference utility selection with a .385 batting average and 68 RBIs in 36 games.

Parker was a two-time All-Century League player, hitting .443 and stealing 18 bases. Webster was the second best single-season base stealer in Saddleback College history with 33 steals in 34 attempts and a .289 batting average.


The Anteaters also signed two players from Rowland High School, shortstop Chris Gallego and third baseman Guy Fox, both All-Sierra League selections.

Ocean View High School shortstop David Tinkle, the Sunset League Player of the Year, heads a list of 18 players that will compete in the fourth Sunset vs. Moore League all-star baseball game at 7:30 Saturday night at Blair Field in Long Beach.

The nine-inning game, sponsored by the North Long Beach Kiwanis Club, features three players from each school in the two leagues. Tom DeKraai, who guided Fountain Valley to the Southern Section 4-A title, will coach the Sunset team with Mike Dodd of Huntington Beach and Bill Gibbons of Ocean View assisting.

The Moore League all-stars lead the series, 2-1, but the Sunset all-stars won last year’s game, 3-1.


University of Utah football Coach Jim Fassel and Saddleback College assistant Coach Bill Cunerty will play host to the West Coast Passing School, July 8-12 at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

Other featured coaches scheduled to appear include former UC Irvine track Coach Kevin McNair, Ram strength and conditioning Coach Marv Marinovich and Tom Shine, offensive coordinator of two-time Southern Conference football champion El Modena.

Players will be instructed in the fundamentals of throwing and catching in a series of lectures and demonstrations with video taping in all non-contact drills. Classes begin each day at noon.

Cost of the camp is $125 with a $50 non-refundable deposit due before July 1. For further information, contact Cunerty at 831-4644.


UCLA Coach Walt Hazzard, Arizona’s Lute Olson and Bill Mulligan of UC Irvine are among the scheduled guests at the Mater Dei Summer Youth Basketball Camp scheduled for June 24-July 25 at the Monarch gymnasium.

The camp, open to boys and girls from the fourth through eighth grades, will run from Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no camp session scheduled for July 4. The fee is $100.

Other confirmed camp instructors include Gary Colson (New Mexico), Jim Herrick (Pepperdine), Jerry Pimm (UC Santa Barbara), Ron Palmer (Cal State Long Beach) and Stan Morrison (USC).

UC Irvine tennis players Bruce Man Son Hing and Stephanie Rhorer were named most valuable players for the 1985 Anteaters. Man Son Hing, of Glendale, had a 28-14 singles record and was named PCAA Athlete of the Year in men’s tennis after winning the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. singles title.


Rhorer, of Laguna Niguel, complied a 20-17 record in singles this season and a 31-6 mark in doubles with partner Libby Despot. She was honored as PCAA Athlete of the Year in women’s tennis after going undefeated in both singles and doubles at the PCAA women’s tennis championships in Stockton.

Other honors on the men’s team included senior Neil Amor as Most Inspirational and freshman Art Hernandez as Most Improved. On the women’s team, senior Kim Giordanella was named Most Inspirational and freshman Marguerite Laccabue was Most Improved.

In addition, junior Lola Trenwith, a Santa Barbara native, was recently honored at the 18th annual Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame as tennis Athlete of the Year.

Azusa Pacific University’s Paul Cunningham, formerly of Fullerton College, has been selected to the first team of the District 3 and Area 1 college baseball all-star teams. He was also named honorable mention All-America on the the NAIA team.


He finished the season with a .366 batting average, 11 doubles, 7 home runs and 36 RBIs.

The Irvine School of Gymnastics will play host to the boys’ invitational meet at 3 p.m. Saturday

The meet is specifically planned to prepare male gymnasts, ages 11 to 18, for the United States Gymnastic Federation’s National Junior Olympics Competition to be this month in Columbus, Ohio.

Competitors will have had to score 95.0 points or more in both compulsory and optional exercises in order to qualify for the national competition.


Open warm-ups begin at 1 p.m. and timed warm-ups are at 1:30. For more information, call 854-9302.

Two coaches from Orange County will be in charge of the U.S. Tennis Assn. Junior Davis Cup team. The head coach of the team is UC Irvine men’s tennis Coach Greg Patton, and Chapman College Coach Mike Edles has been selected as an assistant.

The 1985 squad will include of 10 junior boys from around the country who will compete on a 10-city, 9-week tour. Tryouts are scheduled from June 22 to July 7 at Sonoma State College.

A golf tournament to benefit the El Toro High School basketball program will be at 1 p.m. June 18 at Rancho San Joaquin in Irvine.


Proceeds will be used to finance the varsity basketball team’s trip to Hawaii. The Chargers will compete in a Honolulu tournament during Christmas week.

Prizes will be awarded based on low-net handicap and Calloway system. Prizes will also be available for the longest drive and the drive closest to the pin.

Entry fee is $55 per player. It includes green fees, cart and food at the awards ceremony.

For additional information, call Mack Powell at 855-0553.


Former Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball Coach Mel Sims is having tryouts to form an Orange County girls basketball team for a CIF-sanctioned trip to Hong Kong and China from July 17 to July 27.

Tryouts for players ages 15 and 19 will be at Alta Loma High School on June 22. The girls must have played for a high school team last season.

For more information, call 597-6561 or 961-0466.

A golf tournament sponsored by The Electronic Realty Associate member offices in Orange County will be July 15 at the Yorba Linda Country Club. A 12:30 p.m. shotgun start is planned.


An $85 donation includes all green fees, cart, a poolside barbecue and putting contest. Non-golfers may join in the barbecue and other activities for a $25 donation.

Entries are limited to 160 golfers. For further information contact, MDA Golf Tournament, ERA Cerritos Real Estate Store, 12518 South St., in Cerritos, or call (213) 924-2323.

The Tustin Eagles, an American Youth Soccer Organization team, will compete in three weeks of friendship tournaments in Denmark between June 25 and July 11. The tournaments are part of the AYSO’s cultural exchange program.

The team of 16 girls ages 14 to 17, Coach Tom Smith and a chaperone will be housed with Danish families in Hillerod and Fredeikssund. All players on the Eagles live in Tustin or Santa Ana.


Matt Armstrong and Scott Moore of Fullerton were two of four tennis players from the University of Redlands to be named All-Americans after last month’s NCAA Division 3 individual championships at Lexington, Va.

Armstrong and Moore were members of a Bulldog doubles team that advanced to the semifinals before losing to Swarthmore and Moore, the tournament defending singles champion, advanced to the semifinals in singles.

Teammate Jon Flagg, a freshman from Costa Mesa, also competed at Lexington. He was named to the all-conference team in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. along with Moore.

First baseman Laurie Gallagher of the University of Redlands softball team was an all-conference second team selection in the Southern California Softball Conference. Gallagher, a junior from Brea and a graduate of El Dorado High School, hit .271 in conference play.


The Western Recreational Vehicle Show and Sale will continue through Sunday at the Long Beach Convention Center and Sports Arena.