UFC fighter at CdM camp

The Corona del Mar High Summer Wrestling Camp will feature a UFC fighter.

John Salter is taking time from his busy training schedule to work with local wrestlers from July 26 to Aug. 6 at CdM. Salter, along with CdM Coach Gary Almquist and assistant coach Ryan Montgomery, will be one of the camp instructors.

The camp is for middle school and high school wrestlers. The fee for each wrestler is $500 for two weeks and $375 for one week.

Salter is preparing for his next fight at UFC 118 in Boston. Salter, who is 5-1, faces Phil Baroni on Aug. 28.

Salter and Montgomery both wrestled at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. The two helped Lindenwood to a NAIA National Championship in 2005.

Montgomery, a 2003 Edison High graduate, is a two-time CIF State qualifier and two-time CIF Southern Section champion.

For more information on the camp, contact Montgomery at (314) 882-0373 or montgomery314@hotmail.com.

Lions trio honored

Vanguard University senior designated hitter and catcher Eric Krzysiak and junior pitcher Robert Purpura have been named All-Golden State Athletic Conference in baseball.

Junior right fielder Brandon Young represents the Lions on the conference's Gold Glove Team.

Krzysiak hit .439, leading the Lions in hits (86), slugging (.633) and triples (four). He hit six home runs, drove in 44 runs and had 12 doubles. His 22 extra-base hits ranked second on the team.

Purpura, who appeared in 17 games and made five starts, had a team-leading seven saves to go with his 2-1 record and a 4.50 earned-run average. Purpura, a transfer from Irvine Valley College, struck out 33, walked 15 and allowed 53 hits in 44 innings. Opponents batted .285 against him.

Krzysiak and Purpura are the first Lions to earn all-conference laurels since 2006. The duo helped lead the Lions to a 34-20 record and the program's first NAIA Tournament appearance since 1985. Young had a .979 fielding percentage with two errors and one assist.

— From staff reports

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