Briefs: Duo earns wild-card spot for event

Quinn McCrystal and Billy Hopkins, both of Huntington Beach, have earned a wild-card spot into the O'Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational which will run between Nov. 6-10 at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.

McCrystal, 23, and Hopkins, 21, were among six surfers to earn a wild-card spot through an online voting process last week. More than 3,500 votes were cast and McCrystal was the top vote-getter with 24% of the vote. Hopkins was next with 19%.

The 16-man roster includes Chris Waring, 26, of Huntington Beach who had received an automatic invite to the competition.

— From staff reports


Hoops clinics at Ocean View

Ocean View High will hold the third of six free basketball clinics Monday at the school's gymnasium.

The clinics will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. over the next six Mondays through Nov. 2. Registration will be taken at 6 p.m. each Monday night prior to the start of each clinic. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of registration.

For more information, contact Ocean View Athletic Director and boys' basketball Coach Tim Walsh at

— From staff reports


Junior high swim classes at Edison

Edison High swim and water polo head coach Diggy Riley is offering a morning training program that will begin at the school pool later this month.

The program will be similar to the high school swim program in terms of practices, technique, stroke work, starts and turns, and more. Those interested must already know how to swim. Knowing all four strokes is not a prerequisite.

Class times are tentatively set for 6:15 to 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information, contact Riley at

— From staff reports


Handball coming

The Simple Green U.S. Open of Handball will present the 23rd annual Naty Alvarado Handball Classic October 24-27at Los Caballeros Sports Village (17272 Newhope Street) in Fountain Valley. Athletes from around the world will compete for cash awards totaling more than $120,000.

The tournament will feature male and female athletes from the United States Handball Assn. and World Players of Handball. The Simple Green U.S. Open of Handball will be webcast live via the WPH website throughout the event at

— From staff reports

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