CIF honors three with local ties

Jim Harris, Bruce Belcher and Jim Staunton were three of 19 people among the 2011-12 Distinguished Service and Hall of Fame Awardees from the CIF Southern Section.

Harris, who died last October, was named to the Hall of Fame for his 33-year tenure as coach of the boys' basketball program at Ocean View. Belcher and Staunton both received the Distinguished Service award. Belcher spent 36 years at Edison and retired as athletic director in 2010. Staunton, a former principal at Huntington Beach High, retired as CIF Southern Section commissioner in July, 2011.

The awardees will be honored at a presentation luncheon Oct. 25.


Firecrackers take tourney title

The Firecrackers-Davis, a 12-and-under girls' travel softball team based in Huntington Beach, took first place in its division July 1 at the 54-team Colorado Sparklers Juniors Tournament. The Firecrackers, coached by Eric Davis, went undefeated at the event and outscored their opponents, 74-7. They capped their tourney run with a 5-1 victory over So Cal Breakers.

The Firecrackers are: Nicole Siess, Delaney Hull, Kennedy Hira, Amanda Vitalich, Ivy Davis, Allisha Martinez, Lindsi Dennis, Madeline Domingo, Penelope Russ, Carly Feckley, Taylor Livingston, Riley Wester, Niki Calderon, Head Coach Eric Davis, and assistant coaches Marc Domingo and Robert Martinez.


Racquetball tourney starts Thursday

The Roundabout Entertainment World Outdoor Racquetball Championships starts Thursday at Marina Community Park, 15871 Graham St., Huntington Beach. The tournament, which runs daily through Sunday, includes competition in 30 adult and junior divisions.

More than 300 competitors are expected for the championships, including Rocky Carson of Ladera Ranch, the No. 1-ranked men's outdoor player in the world, and Janel Tisinger, the top-ranked female outdoor player in the world.

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Youth baseball camp opens Monday

The Huntington Beach High Youth Baseball Camp opens Monday at Huntington Beach High. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily through July 19 and is open to youth ages 9 to 14. The cost is $115 per camper. Instruction will be given by the Huntington Beach High baseball varsity coaching staff.

For more information, call Huntington Beach baseball coach Benji Medure at (951) 764-9411, or email


Edison hoops camp starts July 23

The 13th annual Edison Basketball Summer Youth Camp starts July 23 at the Edison High gym. The camp is for youth ages 8 to 13 and runs from 1 to 4 p.m. daily through July 27. The cost is $120 per camper and includes a complimentary basketball.

For more information, call (949) 378-4416.


Jr. All-American Football sign-ups open

The Huntington Beach Junior All-American Football is accepting registration for boys ages 7 to 13. Practices start July 23. Online registration is at


Club H Volleyball has begun instruction in its inaugural summer clinics in July and August at Golden West College. Three session 1 dates remain: Sunday, July 22, 29. Session 2 dates are: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26.

The cost is $100 per session and $175 for both sessions. Instruction for players under 14 is from 4 and 6 p.m. Instruction for players 15 and older is from 6 to 8 p.m.

For registration information, email or call (714) 655-9204.

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