Briefs: Balester-Conger golf tourney on Monday

A pair of local professional baseball players, along with Toyota of Huntington Beach, is staging the Collin Balester-Hank Conger Golf Invitational Monday at Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach.

Both Balester (2004) and Conger (2006) are graduates of Huntington Beach High and were teammates on the Oilers' 2004 Sunset League championship team. Balester is playing with the Montreal Expos and Conger with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Other professional baseball players scheduled to golf in the tournament are Mark Trumbo (Angels), Joe Kelly (St. Louis Cardinals) and Chris Tillman (Baltimore Orioles).

Proceeds from the event benefit the Huntington Beach High baseball program's Dream Field Foundation. The ballpark project would provide stadium seating, a clubhouse, weight room and sunken dugouts.

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— From staff reports


Garrity on watch list

Sacramento State sophomore Dylan Garrity (Edison High, 2011) has been named as one of 68 candidates on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's watch list for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.

Garrity is averaging 13.1 points, 5.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals this season and has helped guide the Hornets to a 6-3 start, their best start since the 2005-06 season.

The winner of the award, selected by a committee of head coaches, sports information directors, journalists and Hall of Fame athletes, will be announced on April 8, the day of the NCAA men's championship game in Atlanta.

— From staff reports


Baseball camp takes place

The final Lifeletics Baseball Winter Camp is underway this week at Murdy Park, home of Ocean View Little League, in Huntington Beach. The camp, which opened Wednesday, runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily through Saturday. Youth ages 6 to 13 are welcome. The cost is $165 per player. Athletes are grouped according to age and skill level and instruction is age-specific.

For more information, call (714) 843-1989, or email

— From staff reports

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