Briefs: Triathlon is Saturday

Triathlon is Saturday

The inaugural Huntington Beach Triathlon will take place Saturday.

The event is a sprint distance triathlon that is comprised of a one-half mile swim, 10-mile bike course, and 2.5-mile beach run.

The triathlon will start at 8 a.m. near lifeguard tower No. 8 at Huntington State Beach. The bike course will take place along the Santa Ana River Bike Trial. Participants will finish the course by completing a 2.5-mile beach run.

Chris "Macca" McCormack, a two-time Ironman World Champion and five-time International Triathlete of the Year, is schedule to compete at the event.

Registration can be found at, or,

— From staff reports


Huntington Beach Jr. All-American Football and Cheer 2013 registration now open

Register today to secure your child's jersey number and take advantage of the "Early Bird Pricing," by visiting

The website also includes listings of the chapter's upcoming football camps.

Team practices and home games are conducted at Huntington Beach High.

HBJAAF, whose teams go by the nickname, "Oilers," is a non-profit corporation dedicated to bringing the benefits of organized football and cheer to the children ages 5 to 14 of Huntington Beach. It is one of 28 Jr. All-American Football organizations located in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties that are members of Orange County Junior All-American Football (OCJAAF).

For more information, email

— From staff reports


Poker tournament fundraiser

Edison High will hold its second Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the school's athletic department, on May 4 at the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge (7711 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach).

The event includes food, prizes and a silent auction. Registration can be found at Registration also will be accepted at the door starting at 5 p.m. the day of the event and first hand will be drawn at 6 p.m. The tournament is limited to 250 people and participants must be 21 years of age.

— From staff reports


Camp taking place

A Youth Strength and Speed Camp is underway at Marina High. Camp sessions are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at the school's track until June 6.

The sessions are open to youth in grades sixth through eighth and are geared to prep athletes to compete on the track, field or court.

Sessions will focus on speed development and mobility through strength, power, explosiveness, technique, safety, change of direction and sprinting mechanics, conditioning, injury prevention, leadership and character and work ethic development.

The cost is $5 per session and one-on-one sessions are available.

Youth will be coached by George Pascoe (Marina varsity football head coach), Andrew Bonsall (Marina freshman football head coach), and Turill Engleman (Marina varsity football speed and strength coach).

For more information, call Bonsall at (714) 469-5503.

— From staff reports

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