Briefs: Shoot-a-thon Thursday at HBHS

The third annual Hoops of Hope Shoot-a-thon is Thursday at the Huntington Beach High gymnasium.

The free-throw shooting event includes live music, food and a silent auction and raffle and runs from 3 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will help support the construction of a medical center in Zambia and provide backpacks to needy children in the U.S.

Admission cost is a $5 donation at the door. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

Hoops of Hope is billed as the largest free-throw shoot-a-thon in the world. It is a student-created and student-led movement, in partnership with World Vision, that provides care to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

For more information, email

For donation information, visit

More information also can be found at the HBHS Hoops of Hope page on Facebook.

— From staff reports


Former Charger on USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team

USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the roster for the 2013 FINA World League Super Final. The 15 athletes include Edison High graduate Danielle Warde who recently completed her sophomore season at UC Irvine.

Eight players from the U..S. team that won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London also return to the National Team.

The team will travel to Beijing, China to compete in the FINA World League Super Final, which starts Saturday and runs through June 6.

Team USA has won the gold medal at the previous four FINA World League Super Finals.

"It's very difficult to select a roster at the beginning of this cycle and without much training," Krikorian said. "However, we are looking forward to getting a glimpse of how this team can play in China."

The 2013 FINA Women's World League Super Final roster: Danielle Warde, defender (Huntington Beach/UC Irvine); *Annika Dries, center ( Laguna Beach/Stanford); *Betsey Armstrong, goalie (Ann Arbor, Mich./Michigan); Lolo Silver, attacker, (Long Beach/Stanford); *Melissa Seidemann, defender (Walnut Creek/Stanford); Rachel Fattal, attacker (Seal Beach/UCLA); Monica Vavic, attacker (Palos Verdes/USC); *Maggie Steffens, defender (Danville/Stanford: *Courtney Mathewson, attacker (Anaheim Hills/UCLA); Kiley Neushul, attacker (Goleta/Stanford); Jillian Kraus, attacker (Santa Ana/UCLA); *Kelly Rulon, attacker (San Diego/UCLA); *Kami Craig, center (Santa Barbara/USC); *Tumua Anae, goalie (Newport Beach/USC); KK Clark, defender (Menlo Park/UCLA).

*Denotes 2012 Olympic gold medalist


Barons baseball camp to open in June

The Fountain Valley High baseball program's summer camp for incoming freshmen and eighth-grade students starts June 25 at the school's varsity baseball field.

The camp runs between 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday through July 25. No camp will be held July 4.

The cost is $100 per camper and checks should be made payable to Fountain Valley High School Baseball.

For more information, contact Fountain Valley varsity baseball coach Deric Yanagisawa at (714) 317-2102.

— From staff reports


Seahawks freshman baseball camp dates set

The Ocean View High baseball program will run a summer camp for incoming freshman starting June 24.

The camp will run three days a week through July 11. The cost is $100 per camper.

For more information, visit the website

— From staff reports


Edison softball camp in July

Edison High is offering summer softball camps that will run July 22-26 at the school's varsity softball field. Camp age groups, dates and costs, are as follows: Grades 3-5 (9 a.m.-noon, includes complimentary T-shirt and ball, $115); Grades 6-8 (noon-3 p.m., includes complimentary T-shirt and ball, $115); Incoming Freshman-Grade 12 (9 a.m.-2 p.m., includes lunch and complimentary T-shirt, $250).

Incoming freshmen and returning prep players are required to have had a physical exam in order to participate in the high school camp.

Registration also will be taken at the door if camp space is available.

For registration information, call (714) 421-3936.


Lifeletics Baseball announces summer schedule

Lifeletics Baseball, located in Huntington Beach, has announced its 2013 summer camp schedule.

The camps, entering their 12th year, will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 24 through Aug. 16. Camp costs are: Beginning Baseball Week ($99); one week ($199); two weeks ($379). During a special promotion now underway, with the purchase of two weeks, the cost for a third week is $99.

Camp locations are in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and south Orange County (Santa Margarita and Trabuco Canyon).

Campers will work with current professional instructors, former professional players and area high school coaches. Training will involve a wide variety of drills, games and competitions. Instruction is specific, varied and fast-paced to ensure athletes learn to enjoy working hard.

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

— From staff reports


Youth football registration open

Huntington Beach Jr. All-American Football and Cheer 2013 registration is now open. "Early Bird Pricing" is available at 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 organization 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


Soccer tournament in August

Strikers South Coast will put on the Strikers Cup 2013, a youth soccer tournament, Aug. 24-25 at field locations in Huntington Beach.

The Strikers Cup is a Cal South sanctioned Class 1 Tournament and is open to all United States Soccer Federation-affiliated teams divisions U9 through U19. USSF National Assn. Player passes also are excepted. Age groups are for the 2013-14 season.

Trophies will be given to teams that win division champions and individual medals will be presented to players on teams finishing in either first or second place.

The Huntington Beach Sports Complex is the host venue for the two-day event. High school field sites hosting games are Huntington Beach, Edison, Marina and Westminster. Games also will be played at other field sites in Huntington Beach.

Registration deadline is Aug. 1. For team registration pricing and information, email

— From staff reports

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