Bits and pieces from the local sports scene:
Burroughs graduate staying busy on the course: Recent Burroughs High graduate Emily Tubert has spent much of her summer competing in golf tournaments across the nation.
Despite some tough competition, the 18-year-old has been able to enjoy her share of success.
In an event Friday, Tubert finished in second place at the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legend at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland, Wis.
The event is an Open tournament put on by the American Junior Golf Assn.
Tubert shot rounds of 75, 76 and 70 for a total of 221. She finished seven shots behind Alex Stewart of Peoria, Ariz. (73-68-73—214).
“It was nice to finish tied for second at my last official AJGA event,” said Emily Tubert, who was an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American and will be playing for University of Arkansas in the fall. “I’ve had a great summer so far, it’s been a lot of intense golf, so it was good to come to a smaller event and finish well.”
The McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends is a 54-hole stroke-play tournament. The tournament field consisted of 120 boys and girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states. The girls’ division played at 5,970 yards.
Last month, Tubert, a two-time All-Area Girls’ Golfer of the Year and Pacific League champion, won the 2010 U.S Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.
Martial artists find success at national event: Area athletes from Burbank’s Planet Infinity martial arts studio brought home 15 medals at the 2010 USA Tae Kwon Do Junior Olympics and National Championships held in Orlando.
It was a fine accomplishment for the organization, which was taking part in the prestigious event for the first time.
The students competed with more than 4,000 athletes from around the country in various events, with age groups ranging from 6 to 72. The competition serves as qualifying events for a number of other national competitions
Leading the way was Kathy Rodriguez, who won four medals. Along with three golds in Sports Poomsae, World Class Sparring, and Pairs Competition, she also captured a bronze in Poomsae Team Trials.
In Poomsae (forms competition), DP Sabado, Kayla Malicdem, Justine Quilitorio and Micah Macasaet won gold, and Gabriel Quilitorio, Daniel Solar and Lex Perinion were awarded silver medals.
In the Sports Poomsae, Amber Rodriguez won gold and Todd Lavilla won silver.
In World Class Sparring, Macasaet won Gold and Adriane Lavilla took home gold in Pairs Competition.
Burbank Connie Mack team wins two games: The Burbank Connie Mack baseball team improved to 7-5 with a pair of victories last week.
The team began the week with a 15-6 win July 13 against Bellarmine-Jefferson. Burbank collected 15 hits in the victory.
Catcher Zack Spahr led the way with a three-for-three performance, which included three runs batted in and two runs scored. Centerfielder Andrew Saldana singled and slammed his first home run of the summer. He also had two RBI.
Also getting into the act was Dylan Mersola (one RBI), who also had two hits. Griffin Paul, Mitch Camacho, Andrew Hernandez, Chris Okimoto, Steve Rodriguez, Paul Gatton and Ryan Favor also had hits.
Southpaw Daniel Starkand picked up the win, going four innings, allowing five runs (four earned), eight hits and one walk, while striking out four. Gatton and Favor each threw one inning in a game shortened to six innings.
Burbank continued its good fortunes with a 5-4 victory against Maranatha on Thursday.
Paul delivered the big blow for the Bulldogs, as he hammered his first home run of the year. Marc Hoffman doubled and Mersola collected two hits. In addition, Saldana, Spahr, Paul Frias and J.T. Sorentino all had hits.
Andrew Hernandez got the start and went three innings, striking out four, walking two and allowing just two hits.