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Wilson Signs With Swedish Basketball Team

Sara Wilson, a former Hart High basketball standout, has signed a contract with Bro Basket in Orebro, Sweden.

Wilson, a four-year starter at the University of Oregon and an All-Pacific 10 selection, led Hart to Southern Section titles in 1989 and 1990.

Bro Basket is one of 14 teams in Sweden’s Division I professional league and finished third in the Swedish playoffs last year.

Wilson, a 6-foot-3 center, will report to the team Thursday.

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Gerald Madkins of the Cleveland Cavaliers is the scheduled guest speaker at the ProTech basketball camp Aug. 22-26 at Burbank High.

Daily sessions, open to boys between the ages of 11 and 17, run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Information: 818-725-7988.

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Karate

Paris Blumenthal won the Amateur Athletic Union USA Karate Championship in Villa Park, Ill., last month. Blumenthal, a fifth-degree black belt in Okinawan Matsubayai Shorin-Ryu karate, defeated three-time national champion Al Doorlag.

Softball

Quartz Hill’s bid to reach the Senior Girls Softball World Series fell one game short when it suffered consecutive losses to Pinole, Calif.

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Quartz Hill made it to the championship game of the double-elimination tournament without a defeat. But Pinole swept a doubleheader from Quartz Hill, 3-1 and 6-1, to advance to Kalamazoo, Mich. Vicki McKay, a freshman pitcher from Paraclete High, threw two no-hitters in tournament games.

Motor Sports

Positions are still available for Friday night’s Ventura County Fair destruction derby. There is an entry fee of $50 and each member of the crew is required to purchase a $15 pit pass.

Information: 805-656-1122.

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