U.S. sweeps Hungary, Olympic Games are next

The U.S. Olympic women's water polo team, which includes Annika Dries of Laguna Beach, completed a four-game sweep of Hungary on Sunday by scoring a 9-4 victory at Corona del Mar High. Dries didn't score but she drew an exclusion and came up with a steal, which led to two U.S. scores.

The teams played a four-game exhibition series that started July 2. Dries scored single goals in 17-8 and 14-8 victories in the first two games of the series. The U.S. won the third game, 7-6, Friday at UC San Diego.

"We played really well this series," Dries said after Sunday's win. "It was a great way to get ready for the Olympics, and I can't wait to get to London. We'll be seeing them (Hungary) again real soon."

The U.S. and Hungary are in the same pool-play bracket in London and open the Olympic Games against each other July 30.


Baseball camp is underway

Laguna Beach High's baseball program will host a camp for incoming players (grades 7-8) is underway at Skipper Carrillo Field. The camp runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through July 26. The cost is $180 per camper.

Registration information for both camps can be found through the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department, http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.


Softball instruction available

Laguna Beach High softball Coach Alan Ludloff and collegiate player Kandy Francis head a Summer Softball Academy that started Tuesday at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach.

The camp runs from 1 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, through Aug. 9, and has sessions for players ages 7 to 12 and 13 to 18. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Ludloff at alan@rworldinc.com, or register at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.


Volleyball camp starts Monday

Two volleyball camps run by Lance Stewart start Monday. The Middle School and Incoming Freshmen and Seniors camps both run through Aug. 3. Other camps include: Beach Volleyball (now through Aug. 24); VolleyballNOW Specialized Camps (July 21-22, 29, Aug. 4-5); Incoming Freshmen through Seniors Strength and Conditioning (July 23-Aug. 17); Elementary Schools (July 30-Aug. 6).

Online registration can be found at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.


Tennis, swim camps underway

The Champions for Life Tennis and Swim Camp, and summer tennis workouts for Junior Tournament Players, are open through Aug. 13 at Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach. Cardio Tennis sessions also are available at Alta Laguna Park.

Registration information for all three events can be found at http://www.allcourttennis.com, or by calling the Laguna Beach Community Services Department at (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.


Panaro to lead volleyball camp in August

A summer volleyball camp run by Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball Coach Scott Panaro starts Aug. 6. The dates for the three camps are Aug. 6-9, Aug. 13-16 and Aug. 20-23.

Camps are from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dugger Gym on the Laguna campus and are open to players grades six through 12. The cost is $165 per camp. Registration information can be found at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.

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