Marina baseball program's golf tourney a success

The second Marina Baseball Golf Tournament played to a success Sunday at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The sold-out event had 144 golfers competing for top honors and drew Marina coaches, parents, alumni and Huntington Beach community members for the tournament. More than 200 attended the post-tournament dinner. Among those competing were Major League Baseball players Craig Wilson (Marina) and David Huff (Edison). The first-place foursome in the tournament were Wilson, Huff and his brother, Tim Huff, and Arlene Moynan.

Funds raised are being used for the Marina varsity baseball infield remodel project, which started last August and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

"Our golf tournament was a lot of fun," Marina baseball Coach Bob Marshall said. "Many players and parents on our team, and our community, partnered up to help raise much needed funds for the Marina baseball program. Last year we sold out the golf course and (did) again this year. That is big. With state funds lacking for our sports programs, it takes a collective effort to make our baseball program one of the best around."

Marshall said the third annual Marina baseball golf tournament will be held in the fall of 2012. For entry and sponsorship information, contact Marshall at (714) 893-6571, ext.4259, or

— From Staff Reports


The 57th annual Surf City Beach Derby, formerly known as the Distance Derby, is Sunday in Huntington Beach. The derby includes its featured 10-Miler event (7 a.m. start), plus a new 10K event (7:45 a.m.) on Pacific Coast Highway. Beach Obstacle Challenge 5K and 2K courses will take place on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier.

Starting times are as follows: 10-Miler (7 a.m.); 10K (7:45 a.m.); Beach Obstacle Challenge 5K (8:15-9:15 a.m.); Beach Obstacle Challenge 2K (adults, 9:40-9:55 a.m.; youth, 10-10:15 a.m.). Race day activities (7 to 11 a.m.) at the pier are free to the public.

Late registration will be taken between 3 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Edison Community Center (21377 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach), and between 6:15 and 10 a.m. Sunday at Sandy's Beach Grill (315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach).


Youth softball sign ups open

South Huntington Beach Girls Fastpitch Softball is holding sign ups for its 2012 spring season. SHB is an Amateur Softball Assn. recreational softball league for girls ages 5 to 14. Online registration is available at through Dec. 31.

In-person registration dates are Nov. 13, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 (noon to 3 p.m.) and Dec. 21 (6 to 9 p.m.) at First Class Pizza, 18671 Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach.


Bartovich second in longboard competition

Tony Bartovich of Huntington Beach took second place at the National Scholastic Surfing Assn.'s Southwest Conference Open Season Open Longboard division competition. The fourth stop of the open season was held at the north side of the Oceanside Pier on Oct. 23. Bartovich scored a 10.10 for the competition and finished second behind Lucas Foster of Carlsbad, who won the division with an 11.60 score. Dane Petersen (7.50) of Trabuco Canyon (7.50) was third and Stephanie Schechter (5.23) of San Diego was fourth.

The next Southwest Conference Open Season event is Saturday and Sunday () at 54th Street beach in Newport Beach. Division competition is held for Men, Juniors, Boys, Mini Groms, Women, Girls and Longboard divisions.

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