Community notebook: Local 3-on-3 basketball event registering teams

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Registration is open for Share's 2012 Hoops on the River 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

The seventh edition of 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.

Entry fees by division are: $150 for the elite divisions (6-foot and taller; shorter than 6-foot; women); $125 for adult and youth (grades 7-12); $110 for youth (grades 3-6); $60 for grades 1-2.

There is no charge to enter the wheelchair and Special Olympics tournaments.

Entry fees rise on Aug. 1. 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. Last year's tournament raised a gross total of $58,745.

Softball team 2nd in regional

Washington Kaos of Vancouver took second in the Amateur Softball Association 10-and-younger A-level Region 15 Tournament and will represent Washington at the ASA Western Nationals.

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.

Snohomish County Express won the Washington state tournament in which the Kaos placed third earlier this summer.

The Vancouver team has a record of 78-15 dating to the fall and has won five invitational tournaments.

Players for the 10-U Washington Kaos are: Saydee Christenson, Kassidy Davenport, Hanna Dyer, Chase Eisenhauer, Serena Fogg, Kylie Frazier, Brie Frazier, Maria Hyde, Layney Lombardo, Karli Oliver, Kaia Oliver, Kim Pulido, and Mailie Stover. The coaches are Jay Frazier and Rob Oliver.The Western Nationals run July 28-Aug. 5 at Roseville, Calif.

Lacamas results listed

Almost 1,000 people reached finish lines on Sunday during the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon and 4-mile run in Camas.

Trevor Palmer of Medford, Ore., won the main event of the day. The 28-year-old finished the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 9 minutes and 20 seconds. He was nearly 15 minutes faster than Nathan Drapala of Vancouver, who was second.

A total of 525 runners and 84 walkers finished the half marathon and an additional 300 runners and 79 walkers finished a 4-mile loop.Top finishers from the half marathon run are listed in the Community Sports Scoreboard.

Cyclists race downtown

The Vancouver Courthouse Criterium will take place on Sunday on an eight-turn course in downtown Vancouver.

Racing begins at 11:30 a.m. with a special two-lap tandem ride with students from the Washington State School for the Blind, followed by several short kids races. The first official race is for ages 12-14 at 12:05 p.m. The racing culminates with the hour-long race for the most competitive men riders.

Criterium races last for a set amount of time, with prize laps included in addition to the overall top finishers.

The start/finish line for the 1-kilometer course is at 12th and Daniels streets. Street closures during the races include several blocks of Columbia, Daniels, Esther and Franklin streets, along with portions of West 13th, 12th and 11th streets.To learn more, visit the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association online at www.obra.org.

Triathlon on Sunday

More than 350 adults and kids are expected to participate in a triathlon on Sunday at Frenchman's Bar Park.

The Girlfriends and Dudes Triathlon includes a half-mile downstream swim in the Columbia River, followed by a 12.5-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. Swimmers start in groups between 9 and 9:30 a.m.

The event is organized by Northwest Personal Training and welcomes all ages and ability levels. The swim course is close enough to shore for swimmers to take a break if they need to rest.

To learn about the race, visit www.nwpersonaltraining and click on the events tab. Or call 360-574-7292.

Money raised from this event will benefit the Children's Center, a Vancouver non-profit that serves mental health needs of area children and families.

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