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Orange County Roundup : Variety of Wave Riders to Compete : Short and Long of Surfing Meet in San Clemente Contest

If you’re looking for the world’s best body boarders, and some surfers and long boarders not too far out of that class, you’ll find them at the San Clemente Pier today through Sunday at the $12,000 Boarder Line Classic.

Mike Stewart, the current points leader from Kona, Hawaii, will head the body boarding field.

Some 128 competitors, including Capistrano Beach’s Jim Hogan, will be among those competing in the surfing division.

Meanwhile, points leader Herbie Fletcher of San Clemente will compete in the long boarding division along with brothers Israel and Jonathon Paskowitz.

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The event begins Friday with surfers qualifying from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. First-round competition begins Saturday at 7 a.m. for long boarding with the first round of body boarding following at 3 p.m.

The events conclude Sunday with long boarding finals at 11:30 a.m., followed by the body boarding final at noon and the surfing championship at 12:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.

Motorcycle stunt rider Doug Domokos, known throughout the country as “The Wheelie King”, will perform at halftime of the weekly speedway motorcycle races at 8 tonight at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Domokos holds world records for the longest continuing wheelie (100 kilometers) and the highest wheelie (atop the Empire State Building). He also executed a 10-mile wheelie around the New Orleans Superdome and went up San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street on his rear wheel.

Domokos will also perform his high-wire act in which he wheelies across a pair of tightropes aboard an ATV.

Bobby Schwartz, who won two qualifying rounds of the $40,000 National Championship Series last week, returns to speedway action. Mike Faria missed both rounds after suffering a separated shoulder in a crash at Ascot Park and is doubtful for tonight.

On Saturday, three American riders will compete in the final qualifying round for the world championship. Kelly Moran of Huntington Beach, Sam Ermolenko of Corona and John Cook of Roseville are entered in the InterContinental Final in Vojens, Denmark.

The top 11 riders will advance to the World Final Sept. 5-6 in Amsterdam. Moran is attempting to become the first American rider to qualify for four world championship races.

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Sixteen teams, including Southern Section 2-A champion Sunny Hills, will compete in the eighth annual Orange County Summer Soccer League tournament.

The tournament, which caps the league’s five-week season, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Fountain Valley High School. Action in the single-elimination tournament winds up Sunday with semifinals at 9 a.m. and finals at 2 p.m.

Former light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore will be honored Sunday at an Olympic-class boxing event to benefit the Carl Harvey School for the Orthopedically Handicapped in Santa Ana.

The event will held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5, $10 and $25. For more information, call 241-6435 from 8-3.

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Beginning, intermediate and advanced sailing instruction are being offered in day and evening classes at UC Irvine this summer. Beginning and intermediate students must be at least 10 years old and advanced students 17. Cost is approximately $45 for 15 hours of instruction. For more information, call 856-5846.

Mike White, one of the biggest heavyweights in professional boxing, fights California heavyweight champion Dee Collier in the feature of the monthly program at the Irivne Marriott Monday.

White, who is seven feet tall and weighs 270 pounds, is 15-4-1. Collier is 14-5. Tickets are on sale at Megan’s in the Heritage Plaza Center in Irvine and at Ticketmaster locations.

Santa Ana High School’s End of the Summer Classic will be held at Santa Ana High School July 31-August 2. First-round action of the 12-team tournament opens Friday morning with the championship following at 7 p.m. Sunday.

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In first-round games: South Lake Tahoe faces University High at 11:30 a.m.; Warren meets Saddleback at 12:45; Tustin meets Western at 2 p.m., and Orange meets Irvine at 3:15. First-round winners in this double-elimination tournament will then respectively meet Gahr, Lakewood, Ocean View and Santa Ana, all of which received first-round byes.

At Kennedy High School, a 16 team basketball tournament begins Friday with first- and second-round games. The third and fourth rounds will be Saturday.

In first round games, Brethren plays Quartz Hill at 9:30 a.m., Savanna plays Canyon Country Canyon at 10:30, Western plays Mayfair at 11:30, Charter Oak plays Kennedy at 12:30 p.m., Cypress plays Burbank at 2, Sunny Hils plays Warren at 3, Millikan plays La Canada at 4 and Diamond Bar plays Magnolia at 5.

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Axel Lopez, a 14-year-old student at the Carl Harvey School for the Orthopedically Handicapped, won the boys’ junior division at the Far West National Wheelchair tennis championships at Reno, Nevada last month. Lopez defeated Phong Le, 16, a former Carl Harvey School student who now attends Santa Ana Valley, in the final.


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