Briefly In Sports

Williams named to national roster

Alys Williams of Edison High has been named to the USA Women's Youth National Water Polo team. Williams, who starts her senior year at Edison in the fall, will train with the team in Hungary from July 16-27.

"Alys has trained extremely hard over the past few years, and that hard work finally paid off this past week," Edison Coach Diggy Riley said. "This is a huge accomplishment for her and we are so very proud of her. It's a great feeling as a coach knowing you have a student-athlete from our program representing our country in this sport. This will make her stronger, smarter and better as her senior year closes in."


Locals place at Quiksilver competition

A pair of Huntington Beach surfers earned top finishes June 25 at the Quiksilver USA Championships at Lower Trestles (San Onofre State Beach). Derek Peters was fourth in the Boys' Under-18 Division won by Kolohe Andino (San Clemente). Kanoa Igarashi was third in a Boys' Under-14 Division won by Seth Moniz (Oahu, HI.).

Igarashi was also named to Surfing America 2012 PacSun USA Surf team for the Boys' Under-16 Division.


Racquetball championships begin Thursday

The Racquetball Warehouse World Outdoor Racquetball Championships (WOR) start Thursday at Marina Park and Edison Park in Huntington Beach. About 400 professional and amateur entrants from around the world are expected for the three-day event that ends Sunday. Among the participants are Huntington Beach athletes Mike Peters (multi-doubles champion), Craig Lane (former champion) and Son Nguyen (doubles champion).


Edison passing tourney is Saturday

The Edison High football program is hosting the 13th Battle at the Beach summer league passing tournament Saturday at the school's athletic fields. Games start at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day.

Teams competing for this year's title are Edison, defending champion La Habra, Carlsbad, Centennial/Corona, Foothill, JSerra, Long Beach Poly, Los Alamitos, Mater Dei, Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks, Oaks Christian, South Hills, St. John Bosco, Tesoro, Valencia/Valencia and Westlake.

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