A junior tennis team from Club Green Meadows is taking a trip of a lifetime to participate in the Junior Team Tennis National Championship at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
The Club Green Meadows 14U Advance Team went 6-0 during local USTA Junior Team Tennis league play — with a 28-1 individual match record — to get the invitation to nationals.
The tournament is Sept. 21-24.
Members of the team include James Bertheau, Elise Kang, Kiah Hollister, Lucas Gorretta, Mariam Nechiporuk, Vincent Hsu, Rogue Stone and Lu Abuizzah. The team is coached by Matt Houser, and Yung Hsu is the parent captain.
A gofundme page has been set up to help raise money for the team’s travel costs to Orlando. The link is https://www.gofundme.com/CGMtennisteam.
The USTA National Campus is a 64-acre, 100-court facility that opened this year. It’s geared toward player development at all levels of the game.
Final CCRC series event is Wednesday
The Clark County Running Club’s Summer Series concludes this week with the Marine Park 5K No. 2 and club picnic.
The Wednesday run is a flat, fast course along the Columbia River and starts at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Park (S.E. Marine Park Way and Columbia Way) in Vancouver.
CCRC will provide pizza and beverages for the season-ending picnic. More information is at clarkcountyrunningclub.org.
At the first Marine Park 5K on Aug. 16, Jesse McChesney of Vancouver edged out Oscar Bauman of Vancouver at the tape. Both were timed in 16 minutes, 1 second. Eric Dolezal of Vancouver was third in 18:15.
Katarina Mueller was the top female finisher with a time of 19:37, which was 10th overall out of 101 total finishers. Cassie McKinney was the second female finisher in 20:25 (14th), and Ally Peterson of Battle Ground was third in 20:35 (16th).
After-school sports camps organized
Quick Start Sports is organizing after-school sports camps in the Vancouver area.
Basketball, flag football, baseball and soccer camps begin in mid- to late September for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Most last eight weeks.
The camps are run in conjunction with local school districts and take place at area schools.
For a full list and more information, visit www.QuickstartSportsLLC.com.
Next Level big winner of 3 on 3 tournament
Next Level won the $1,500 prize for winning the Adult Elite division Sunday at the 360 Hoops 3on3 basketball tournament at Marshall Park.
Next Level consisted of Kevan West, Matt Raivio, Estan Middleton and Adam Herman. They beat Super Smash 20-15. Super Smash included Drew Preuninger, Jordan Anderson, Willie Bratcher and Marcus Mantos.
B.G. Tigers won the high school boys title, and Wildcats of La Center won the high school girls title.
A similar tournament known as Hoops on the River was held in and around Esther Short Park in previous years but cancelled the event. Brad Butterworth and 360 Hoops organized the reincarnation.
“We wondered how the venue would work out and it was great,” organizer Brad Butterworth said Monday. “We got way more teams than we thought. We were going to stop at 100, then got 50 registered in one day so we decided to expand.”
Butterworth said the tournament committee will get together to discuss the pluses and minuses while looking toward next year.
“We need to decide if we are going to stay (at Marshall Park) or move. I don’t know if we can grow there,” he said. “I also want to explore downtown Camas. Our goal for next year is 600 teams.”
The event began on Friday with a block party that featured live music and food, something Butterworth said was very popular.
“We had 4,000 people come through the venue during the weekend,” he said.
Championship results via the tournament website:
1st/2nd Grade Co-ed: Camas Papermakers 9, Hamton Inn and Suites (Vancouver) 5
3rd Grade Boys: Golden Warriors (Vancouver) 12, Camas Dream Team 7
3rd Grade Girls: Lil Sistas (Brush Prairie) 4, NW Lightening (Portland) 3
4th Grade Boys: Pdx HoopKingz 15, Fundamentally Sound (Happy Valley, Ore.) 11
4th Grade Girls: No entries
5th Grade Boys: Team SWAT (Camas) 16, ABA Elite (Vancouver) 15
5th Grade Girls: Lil Chaos (West Linn, Ore.) 18, 3D (Vancouver) 5
6th Grade Boys: Demo Prep Black (Amity, Ore.) 20, Just Fly (Aurora, Ore.) 10
6th Grade Girls: (Team name not provide) 13, NW Stars (Camas) 9
7th Grade Boys: Basket squad (Beaverton, Ore.) 20, Los Amigos (Tualatin, Ore.) 15
7th Grade Girls: NW Stars (Happy Valley, Ore.) 10, Hoop There It Is (Lake Oswego, Ore.) 2
8th Grade Boys: Bucket Squad (Tualatin, Ore.) 20, Stay In Yo Lane (Canby, Ore.) 19
8th Grade Girls: 541 (Eugene, Ore.) 17, Super Mario Sista’s (Oregon City/Hermiston, Ore.) 14
High School Boys: B.G. Tigers 20, Supreme (Vancouver) 13
High School Girls: Wildcats (La Center) 12, Konkrete Killas (Vancouver) 9
Adult Co-Ed/Recreational: Team Clinics (Vancouver) 20, Young gunnaz (Longview) 13
Adult Elite: Next Level (Vancouver) 20, Super Smash (Vancouver) 15