Community sports notebook: Vancouver team ties for 9th at ASA Western Nationals

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The Washington Kaos fastpitch softball team tied for ninth at the ASA 10-and-younger A Western National Championship tournament.

The Kaos, from Vancouver, won both of their preliminary games then went 1-2 in the double-elimination phase of the tournament. The tournament ended on Sunday in Roseville, Calif.

Washington Kaos qualified for the Western tournament by finishing second in the Amateur Softball Association 10-and-younger A-level Region 15 Tournament, held in July at Delta Park.

The Kaos went 5-2 in the regional tournament at Delta Park in north Portland, losing twice to the Snohomish County Express -- including 4-3 in Sunday's championship game.

The Vancouver team finished with a record of 81-17 dating to the fall, and won five tournaments.

During pool play at Western Nationals, Kaia Oliver of Ridgefield pitched a no-hitter in a five-inning win over the NorCal Cruisers that clinched first place in the pool for Kaos.

In the double-elimination bracket, the Chaos opened with a 13-4 win over another California team. A 5-3 loss to KC Hitters -- which placed third in the tournament -- dropped the Vancouver club to the loser-out bracket. A 9-1 loss on Saturday morning knocked Kaos out of the tournament.

Summer runs continue

The Clark County Running Club's series of Wednesday races is nearing the finish line.

Three more Wednesday races remain on the 2012 summer calendar. A 3-mile run at Leverich Park in Vancouver begins at 7 p.m. this weekend, Described as a hilly run that follows paved and unpaved trails, this run will start near the north parking lot at Leverich Park.

The final two Wednesday runs will be held on Aug. 15 and Aug. 22. Those will start and finish at Marine Park and follow the waterfront trail.

These timed events routinely attract more than 100 runners. Participants should arrive 30 minutes before the start to register. Cost is $3, but there is no charge for members of the CCRC.

Learn more by visiting www.ccrunning.org.

3-on-3 deadline is Friday

Registration closes on Friday for Share's 2012 Hoops on the River 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

The tournament will be held Aug. 17-19 at Vancouver Landing. More than 900 players and 8,000 spectators are expected to attend. Teams can register on-line at http://www.sharevancouver.org.

All entry forms must be received by Aug. 10. Included with each team entry fee is a free kids clinic scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 17.All proceeds from Hoops on the River benefit Share and the hungry and homeless in Clark County.

Volleyball camps offered

A series of volleyball camps for boys and girls entering grades 3-8 will take place during August at St. Joseph Catholic School in Vancouver

The Cardinal Volleyball Camps will include sessions for those entering grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. The session for those entering grades 3-4 will be 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 13-17. That same week, the camp for grades 5-6 will run 12:30-3 p.m.

The camp for those entering grades 7-8 will happen the following week, Aug. 20-24. Those sessions run 5-8 p.m;. each day.

The cost is $75. These camps are run by former University of Portland head volleyball coach Patty Jayne.

For more information and a registration form, Jayne by email at jaynegem3@gmail.com, or call 360-901-8353.

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