Briefly In Sports

Locals help club team to title

Two members of the Laguna Beach High water polo team, Jessie Holechek and Yoshi Andersen, played for the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club 18-and-Under girls' "Blue" team that won its division at the Southern Pacific Zone Qualification Tournament on Sunday.

The event is a qualifying tournament for the upcoming 2011 Junior Olympics Water Polo Tournament.

Huntington Beach was the No. 1-seed in the tournament, which is considered the strongest and most competitive zone in the country.

The team's biggest test of the tournament came in Sunday's finals against Chino Hills (CHAWP). Huntington trailed, 4-1, in the first quarter but came back and won the game on a skip shot from mid-pool by Eike Daube (Long Beach Wilson High, Sr.) that went into the high corner of the goal and beat the buzzer resulting in an 11-10 win.

Holechek, a senior, will attend Princeton in the fall. Andersen will enter her senior year at Laguna in September.


Hodson, Jones win in Huntington Beach

Hayley Hodson of Laguna Beach teamed with Chrissy Jones of Lakewood Sunday to win the 16-Under division of the California Beach Volleyball Assn. Huntington Beach Sand Volleyball Tournament at the Huntington Beach Pier.

Hodson and Jones, both 14, went 8-0 on the day. Both also recently made the USA Volleyball National High Performance Select team for the second straight year and are training for the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships, scheduled for July 26-30 in Tucson, Ariz.


Tennis and swim camp offered

The Champions for Life Tennis and Swim Camp is open for local youth ages 5 to 13. The camp includes tennis lessons, activities, lunch and swim at the Laguna Beach High pool. Campers will be supervised at all times. For camp information, visit


Workouts for Junior tennis players available

All Court Tennis is registering summer tennis workouts for Junior tournament players. Workouts will focus on advanced technique, fitness and conditioning, mental toughness and match strategy for Junior competitors (Intermediate-level players), tournament training for Advanced-level players and Junior Team Prep Academy for players starting out in team or United States Tennis Assn. satellite competition.

The workouts are directed by Julie Heussenstamm, United States Professional Tennis Assn. teaching pro, and will take place between June 27 and Aug. 15 at Alta Laguna Park. For information, visit


Cardio Tennis taking registration

Cardio Tennis is offering morning and evening workouts June 27 through Aug. 15 at Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach. The workouts are open to those 18 and older. Signup information can be found at

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