Orange County Roundup : Angels' Don Sutton Will Give Pointers at El Toro Baseball Camp

Angel pitcher Don Sutton will be an instructor at the El Toro High School's seventh baseball camps this summer.

Sutton will appear at the first camp, from June 26-July 2, and the later camp, from July 21-25, according to Dan DeLeon, El Toro baseball coach. DeLeon and Tom McCaffrey are the school instructors for the program.

The camps are for boys and girls aged 8-16 and will emphasize hitting and pitching and will include videotaped instruction. Sutton will give tips on pitching, and other Angels may appear at the camp, according to DeLeon.

Each daily session lasts from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the school pool will be available for swimming after lunch. Cost of the camp is $89 and youngsters may attend both the June and July camps.

T-shirts and autographs will be available. Registration is being taken at the Saddleback Valley Recreation Department. Call 586-1234, ext. 293, for further information.

Forward Bob Thornton of the New York Knicks will be the guest speaker Tuesday at the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club/Orange County All-Star Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The luncheon, open to the public for the first time, honors coaches and players from the North and South boys' and girls' all-star basketball teams.

Thornton, who played at UC Irvine, has completed his first season with the Knicks. Thornton, a graduate of Mission Viejo High, competed in the 1980 all-star game.

Tickets are $10 and available through Tom Lee or Vern Vegso. For additional information call 642-1603.

Seven girls from the Southern California Acro Team (SCATS) have qualified to compete in the 1986 USA Championships, June 19-21, at Indianapolis.

The competition includes the top 40 female gymnasts in the United States. Representing SCATS will be: Jennifer Barton, Michelle Dusserre, Kristine Johnson, Sabrina Marr, Marie Roethlisberger, Shelly Schaerrer and Doe Yamashiro.

The competitors with the highest all-around scores will be named to the USA National Team and will represent the United States in various international competitions, including the Moscow Goodwill Games in July.

Pat Haden, former Ram and USC quarterback, will serve as honorary chairman of the third Mission Viejo Golf Classic on June 23 at the Mission Viejo Country Club. The tournament benefits the Junior Wheelchair Sports Camps and the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis.

The tournament will be limited to 144 players, who each must pay a tax-deductible entry fee of $150. Deadline for entries is June 18.

Sports figures such as Ram lineman Doug Smith, former Raider lineman Ben Davidson and former Laker star Elgin Baylor are expected to attend, as are television personalities Claude Akins and Billy Barty.

Entry forms and further information may be obtained from the Mission Viejo Country Club, 26742 Oso Parkway. Call 582-1550.

Bill Cunerty, Saddleback College quarterback coach, will host the West Coast Passing School on June 23-27 at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

The camp will offer drills in the fundamentals of passing and receiving taught by experienced high school, college and pro coaches. Each participant will be tested and evaluated in the areas of strength, flexibility, quickness, agility and attitude.

Lectures and demonstrations in drop-back, roll, sprint, play-action, screen and goal-line pass situations also will be offered. The non-contact camp has classroom and field instruction and all drills are videotaped.

The camp begins at 1 p.m. each day. Cost is $125. For further information, call Cunerty at 831-4545.

Joe Gutierrez, Servite junior varsity basketball coach, will offer a boys' basketball camp on June 30-July 17 in the Friars' gym in Anaheim.

The camp will emphasize the fundamentals of basketball with individual instruction. Guest speakers will give instruction on various skills of the game. Cost of the camp, including a T-shirt, is $50.

For further information, call Gutierrez at 774-4350.

The Chapman College Basketball Camp of Champions, hosted by Kevin Wilson, Panther coach, will be July 7-11 and Aug. 4-8.

The one-week camps are open to boys 10 to 17. Daily instruction includes drills, competition, clinic speakers and highlight films. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, certificate and camp picture.

For additional information, call Wilson at 997-6651.

Two South County high schools will offer their annual basketball camps this summer.

El Toro High School will be the site for the sixth Butch Carter basketball camp from July 28-Aug. 1. The camp, for boys and girls grades 3-12, will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hosting the camp will be Carter, a former Laker, and Tim Travers, the El Toro basketball coach. Tuition will be $94 per player or $80 per player when three or more enroll together. The camp will emphasize basketball fundamentals and include T-shirts and prizes.

To register, contact Travers at 586-6333, ext. 658, or the Saddleback Valley Recreation Department at 586-1234.

The fifth Capistrano Valley High School basketball camp is scheduled from June 23-July 24 for boys grades 3-12.

Tuition for the camp will be $70 for grades 3-4 and $75 for grades 5-12. Families with two or more players pay $75 for the first player and $50 for each additional one.

Mark Thornton, Capistrano Valley coach and the camp instructor, will give daily sessions on fundamentals, conditioning and sportsmanship.

Final registration will be held Saturday at the Capistrano Valley gym from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Irvine Cup Youth Soccer Championships will be held Sunday beginning with the first round of the finals at noon at UC Irvine. The second round follows at 1:30 p.m., the third round at 3 p.m., and the tournament concludes with the closing ceremonies at 4:30 p.m.

Around the Area Southern California Over-the-Line softball is accepting teams for its fifth tournament beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. at Huntington State Beach. Entry fee is $24 per team in both the men's and women's divisions. Each team is guaranteed to play at least four games. For further information, call Russ Johnson at (213) 630-2298. . . . Former Orange Coast College pitcher Bobby Nettles has signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals' organization and will report to the Cardinals' Erie, Pa., farm club this week. . . . Orange Coast College has announced its 1986 football schedule. The Pirates open the season by playing host to Golden West in LeBard Stadium on Sept. 20. Other home games for the Pirates include Saddleback, Oct. 4; Grossmont, Oct. 11 (Homecoming); San Diego Mesa, Oct. 25; San Diego City, Nov. 8; and Citrus, Nov. 22.

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