1998-2000 Breakers make it five in a row
The 1998-2000 team has a monopoly on the Laguna Beach High boys' basketball alumni tournament.
The squad, despite playing without a few key players, won the annual summertime event for the fifth straight year, beating the 2008-2011 alumni team in the championship game Saturday at Dugger Gym. The 1998-2000 alums did suffer a first, however, when they lost their first-ever tournament game in a pool play matchup against the 2008-2011 team.
Laguna Beach Coach Bret Fleming said that tournament champions were led by B.J. Jameson, who was "unstoppable" in the final, and Jesse Obrand. Other key players for the 1998-2000 team were Nick Reynolds, Chase Satrappe, Justin Ives and Morgan Reynolds. The '08-'11 team was led by Dylan Roley, Marcus Hairston, Ryan Lawler and Adam Selevan, with contributions also coming from Jason House, TK Kesler and Jackie Norris.
Fleming said his upcoming varsity team "played well" in reaching the semifinals of the tournament and finished tied for third place. The big win for the varsity came in a three-overtime game against the '88-'93 team.
"It was another great day of basketball and reunions," Fleming said. "Each year seems to bring new faces and new opportunities to connect."
Volleyball camps offered at Laguna
A five-day, strength and conditioning program for volleyball players in the eighth grade and up starts Monday at Guyer Field at Laguna Beach High. The camp runs from 7 to 8 a.m. daily through Friday and is under the direction of Laguna Beach High volleyball Coach Lance Stewart.
Stewart also is directing a coed camp for incoming third- through fifth-grade players starting Monday. That camp runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dugger Gym at Laguna Beach High. For more information on both camps, call (949) 280-5370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alter headed to sailing Hall of Fame
The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced that Hobie Alter of Laguna Beach is one of 15 sailors who are part of the first class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
Inductees are Alter, a surfboard industry pioneer who created the iconic Hobie Cat brand of boat, Betsy Alison (Newport, R.I.), Paul Cayard (Kentfield, CA.), Dennis Conner (San Diego), Ted Hood (Portsmouth, R.I.), Gary Jobson (Annapolis, MD.), Buddy Melges (Zenda, WI.), Lowell North (San Diego) and Ted Turner (Atlanta, GA.). Posthumous inductees are Capt. Charles "Charlie" Barr (Marblehead, MA.), Capt. Nathanael G. Herreshoff (Bristol, R.I.); Emil "Bus" Mosbacher Jr. (Greenwich, CT.), Joshua Slocum (San Francisco), Olin Stephens (Hanover, N.H.) and Harold S. Vanderbilt (New York, N.Y.).
The inductees will be honored during an Oct. 23 ceremony at San Diego Yacht Club.
Cardio Tennis sessions underway
Cardio Tennis workout sessions (18 and older) are underway at Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach. Sessions are on from 9 to 9:50 a.m. and 7 to 7:50 p.m. each Monday through Aug. 15. Wednesday workout sessions (9-9:50 a.m., 7-7:50 p.m.) run through Aug. 17. Information can be found at http://www.allcourttennis.com or call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.
Tennis and swim camp now open
The Champions for Life Tennis and Swim Camp is underway through Aug. 15 at Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach. The camp is open to youth ages 5 to 13 and runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and includes tennis lessons, activities and lunch and a trip to the Laguna Beach High pool to close the camp.
The cost is $230. United States Professional Tennis Assn. teaching pro Julie Heussenstamm is camp director. For registration information call Heussenstamm at (949) 933-4850 or the Laguna Beach Recreation Dept. at (949) 497-0716, ext. 6. Information also can be found at http://www.allcourttennis.com.