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Bryan to Direct New Tennis Academy That Will Offer Year-Round Training

Camarillo’s Wayne Bryan has been chosen director of tennis of a new academy in Ojai for junior players that hopes to rival those currently located in Florida.

The Weil Tennis Academy, scheduled to open in July, will be the first site on the West Coast to offer year-round training and a college preparatory boarding school. Bryan is the former owner and tennis director of the Cabrillo Racquet Club in Somis, and is the father of junior champions and current Stanford players Mike and Bob Bryan.

“I’m thrilled and honored to have Wayne Bryan,” club owner Mark Weil said.

Suit up: The High Desert Football Coaches Assn. on Saturday will select coaches and a date for an all-star football game of local teams.

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The game is planned for the middle of June and would feature top players from the North against the South. The North squad would feature top graduated players from Antelope Valley, Littlerock, Paraclete, Mojave, Boron, Rosemond and Bethel Christian; the South roster would draw from Highland, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Desert, Vasquez and Antelope Valley Christian.

The game would be played at Palmdale High and be sponsored by the City of Palmdale, said Highland Coach Lin Parker.

“Local referees have already agreed to call the game for free,” Parker said. “The Sheriff’s department has volunteered to staff the game. The last order of business is to select the coaches, a date and the teams.”

She’s in: LPGA tour player Emilee Klein is confirmed as a participant in next Tuesday’s LPGA Shoot-Out, a six-hole, seven-player event held in conjunction with the LPGA Tour’s Los Angeles Women’s Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.

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Klein, a graduate of Notre Dame High, will be joined by two-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Annika Sorenstam and Aki Takamura, the Japan Women’s champion.

The other participants have not yet been announced.

The players will play holes 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18 at Oakmont, with the high scorer on each hole eliminated. The player remaining on the last hole wins $3,000.

Milton commits: Robert Milton of St. Francis High, who rushed for 1,961 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, has made a commitment to attend Holy Cross. Milton is expected to sign within the next few days, St. Francis Coach Bill Redell said.

Milton, a second-team Times’ All-Valley selection, led St. Francis in rushing the past two seasons.


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