Area Roundup : 70 Teams to Compete This Weekend in Youth Track and Field Meet at UC Irvine

Seventy teams from throughout California and southern Nevada--including local participants from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, and Irvine--will compete in a youth track and field meet Saturday and Sunday at UC Irvine.

More than 2,500 youngsters will compete beginning at 8 each morning. There is no admission charge for spectators.

Hedgemon Robertson of Huntington Beach and Eddie Nuno of Pomona will meet in a 10-round state elimination bout in the 140-pound weight 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 10-round co-feature, Georgie Garcia of Santa Ana (20-3-1) will oppose Maruo Tadiashi of Tokyo (17-2-1).

Robert Shannon of Edmunds, Wash., the bantamweight member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic boxing team, will meet Ralph Gutierrez of East Los Angeles in a six-rounder. Shannon is undefeated in his professional career with four victories.

In a heavyweight six-rounder, Belmont Shore’s Nick DeLong, at 228 pounds, will face Long Beach’s Keith Moore, at 255 pounds. Tickets for the seven-bout event are on sale at Ticketmaster locations.


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, Los Angeles Rams strength and conditioning Coach Marv Marinovich and Tom Shine, offensive coordinator of two-time Southern Conference high school 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 at noon each day.

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 basketball 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 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).

Mel Sims, former Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach, is holding tryouts June 22, 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. The girls must have played for a high school team last season to qualify. For more information, call 597-6561 or 961-0466.

University of La Verne pitcher Tracy Vaniman of Fountain Valley was recently selected to the All-Southern California Softball Conference first team and University of Redlands first baseman Laurie Gallagher of Brea was an all-conference second team selection. Gallagher, a junior from Brea and a graduate of El Dorado High School, hit .271 in conference play.

Vaniman, Gallagher, and University of San Diego pitcher Mary Stanbra of Garden Grove, another All-SCSC player, will be members of a conference softball team that will compete in Taiwan this summer in the International Sports Exchange Program.

The group, coached by the University of Redlands’ Rhonda Hoenisch, will face Taiwan’s top softball teams during its tour Aug. 13-22.


The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is seeking players between the ages of 5 and 15 from the Newport Beach and Eastside Costa Mesa area. The cost for a season’s play is $25. For more information, call Michelle McNerney at 548-0763

A team of American gymnasts will compete against China at the Forum July 5-July 7 in an international dual meet, sponsored by the U.S. Gymnastics Federation. The Chinese men’s team were 1984 world champions and Olympic silver medalists, while the Chinese women were Olympic bronze medalists.

Tickets for each day’s competition are $10 and $12.50 at the Forum box office and Ticketmaster outlets, with senior citizen and children’s discounts available.

Ninety-six lawn bowlers on 32 teams from 18 Southern California bowling clubs will compete Saturday in the Bub Wagner Memorial Triples Tournament at the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club in Heisler Park.


Spectators are welcome at the tournament, which will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through the day. Several national champions will be participating and club members will be on hand to explain the game. Heisler Park is at 455 Cliff Dr. For more information, call tournament chairman Gerald LePask at 494-7329.

Newport Beach’s East Bluff Boys and Girls Club will be host to a basketball camp for boys in grades five through eight. The first session, June 24-28 and July 8-12, is designed for seventh and eighth graders, although some sixth graders will be allowed to enroll.

The second session, July 15-19 and 22-26, is for fifth and sixth graders. Each camp is 10 days with morning sessions from 8:30 to 11 and is restricted to 20 players. The $50 fee includes defensive drills, T-shirts, league play, guest speakers, personalized report cards and emphasis on fundamentals.

Corona del Mar High School center Steve Morris and guard Jeff Fryer, the county’s second-leading scorer last season, will assist camp director Don Laidlaw, former Bowling Green State University guard. For more information, call Laidlaw at 640-6650.


Southern California Softball 3-On-3 Over-The-Line will sponsor the co-ed team beach Over-The-Line World Championships June 22 and 23 at the Belmont Shore Pier’s south area in Long Beach.

Door prizes will be awarded and a men’s and women’s bikini contest will be held Sunday. The tournament entry fee is $30 per team. For more information, call (213) 630-2298.

California Angel players Bob Boone, Doug DeCinces, Ron Romanick, and Ruppert Jones are scheduled to appear at UC Irvine’s Anteater Baseball Camp, headed by UCI Coach Mike Gerakos.

Campers age 8 through their junior year in high school will be accepted. The $175 fee includes video taping, drills, games, a T-shirt, and individual coaching and evaluation. The first session is June 24-28, and the second session is July 8-12. For more information, call 856-6745 or 786-4495.


The Oakwood Tennis Clubs of Newport Beach are offering summer tennis camps for players from age 10 to 18 and adults. Junior sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon daily for a week, are scheduled from June 24 to Aug. 30. The fee per player is $100 for the week.

Weekend clinics for adults begin June 22-23 and conclude Aug. 25-26. The price per adult is $50 for two days of classes (9 a.m. to noon). Classes are limited to six students per instructor with teaching structured to accommodate beginners through tournament players. For a brochure, call Doug at the North Club at 650-3142 or Bob at the South Club at 650-5325.

Registration is under way for the Gary Jeter Goodwill Golf tournament, which will be held at noon Monday at the Alta Vista Country Club at Placentia. Former Ram Isiah Roberson will compete. The admission is $125, which covers green fees, golf cart, prizes and dinner. For more information, call 547-6301.

A pair of Orange County cyclists figure to be prominent finishers in Sunday’s California District Cycling Championships at Griffith Park.


Mitch Meyer, 26, of Huntington Beach and Greg Oravetz, 18, of Anaheim are considered the favorites in the 99-mile race for Senior Men. This is Oravetz’s first year of senior competition.

The winners of Sunday’s races, sponsored by the United States Cycling Federation, will advance to the national championships. Racing begins at 10 a.m. on Vermont Canyon Road in front of the Greek Theatre.

Several UC Irvine athletes are scheduled to have busy off-seasons this summer.

Two women’s volleyball players, senior Nancy Westbrook and junior Cindy Rohrig, will play on an Athletes in Action team that will tour South America from June 26 through July 25. The AIA team will compete in Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru after training for a week at Biola University.


And UCI tennis player Darren Yates, a freshman, has been selected for a tryout with the Junior Davis Cup tennis team at Sonoma State from June 22 through July 7. UCI coach Greg Patton will be head coach for the Davis Cup team this summer.

Cal State Fullerton President Dr. Jewel Plummber Cobb announced that Titan men’s gymnastics coach Dick Wolfe has been named to receive the university’s Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise award.