Former Seahawk makes USA men's hoops roster
Former Ocean View High and current Stanford University basketball player Anthony Brown has been named to the 12-man USA Under-19 World Championship team roster for 2011. Brown made the Pacific 10 Conference All-Freshman Team for the 2010-11 season. The U.S. will compete Thursday through July 10 at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Latvia. The U.S. won the gold medal at last year's tournament.
Locals fare well at Salt Creek
The Edison High surf team earned a runner-up finish in the High School Varsity division standings at the 2011 National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek in Dana Point on June 19. The Chargers (103 points) were second to San Clemente (111), which won its 11th national title. Huntington Beach (64) was fourth, one spot behind Newport Harbor (90) . Marina (11) finished in 11th place.
In the National High School Varsity Championships, Derek Peters (9.60 points) of Huntington Beach finished fourth in the Varsity Men's Division and Anise Guzman of Edison was fifth in the Varsity Women's Division. Huntington's Tony Bartovich won the Varsity Longboard crown by narrowly defeating runner-up Shaun Thompson of Edison, 10.57 to 10.54.
Huntington won the High School Junior Varsity championship with 53 points. Edison was runner-up to the title with 51 points and Marina, with 14 points, was third. Dylan Aragon (11.97 points) of Edison won the Junior Varsity Men's title. Cameron Faris (10.10) and Dane McCrystal (8.7) of Huntington finished second and third, respectively. Jordan Robinson (8.10) and Tony Morelli (6.63) of Edison were fourth and fifth, respectively, and Huntington's Taylor McDole (6.10) placed sixth. McDole also won the Junior Varsity Longboard title, finishing in front of Edison's Nathan Thompson (5.50) an Marina's Nico Emmer (2.30).
Huntington's Paige Ortiz (5.53) won the Junior Varsity crown. Torrey Miethke (Edison, 2.97), Haley Handy (Huntington, 1.37) and Brittany Gingrich (Edison, 0.40) took spots two through four.
In the National Middle School Championships competition, Huntington Beach schools Dwyer (74 points) and Sowers (28) finished second and eighth, respectively, in a division won by the Shorecliffs "A" team (136) of San Clemente. Kanoa Igarashi (10.24) of Dwyer was second in the Boys' Division and Mackie Albertson (2.77) of Sowers was fifth in the Girls' Division.
The annual event drew 17 college teams, 12 high schools and nine middle schools totaling nearly 370 competitors.
Six local athletes also were recognized by the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. as NSSA Surfer Scholars. Those making the list held a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the 2010-11 school year. The local athletes making this year's list were: Andrew Niemann, Huntington Christian School (3.8 GPA); Matt Passaquindici, Huntington Beach High (3.7); Davis Freud, Dwyer Middle School (3.7); Jachin Hamborg, Edison High (3.6); Dylan Aragon, Edison High (3.5) and Austin Ortiz, Edison High (3.5).
Ocean View baseball camp opens Wednesday
Ocean View High baseball is hosting the first of two camp sessions for incoming and returning freshmen starting Wednesday at the school's varsity baseball field. The second camp is July 13-15. Both sessions are from noon to 2 p.m. For registration information, visit http://www.ovhsbaseball.com.
Next football clinic is July 10
The Dave White Summer Football Clinics will run its next session from 1 to 3 p.m. July 10 at the Edison High football field. Other Sunday clinics are from 1 to 3 p.m. July 17 and July 24. Each clinic is two hours and is open to youth ages 5 to 16. Participants will be taught in the areas of speed, strength, agility and conditioning. A donation of $20 per participant will be given to Edison High sports.
Youth hoops camp starts July 25
The 12th annual Edison Basketball Youth Camp (co-sponsor PCH Hoops) will run July 25-29 at the Edison High gymnasium. The camp runs for 1 to 1 p.m. daily and is open to youth grades third through eighth at a cost of $120 per camper. Each camper also receives a complimentary basketball. Instruction in fundamentals will be taught by coaches from Edison and other area high schools. For more information, call (949) 378-4416.
U.S. Open of Surfing starts July 30
The 2011 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing will run from July 30 to Aug. 7 at the Huntington Beach Pier. The world's largest youth culture and action sports festival also features skate, BMX, music, fashion and art and is free to the public. For information, visit http://www.usopenofsurfing.com.