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2012-07-11T07:00:00Z Sports shortsJake Rosenberg Lebanon Express
July 11, 2012 7:00 am  • 

ELCA hoops clinic

Hoop Dreams Basketball will be putting on an open basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades 8-12 at East Linn Christian Academy or Lebanon High School on July 14.

The clinic, which is headed by Hoop Dreams founder and prominent Portland-area basketball trainer Kumbeno Memory, costs  $40 to participate.

Contact Kyle Cowan at for more information.

Chamber golf tourney sold out

The Lebanon Chamber Golf Tournament at the Mallard Creek Golf Course on July 13 has sold out.

Although the 13th annual tournament fundraiser, which is sponsored by the Western University of Health Sciences, is full, you may still attend the event to witness the round of golf, play mini games or make a donation.

Go to for more information, or contact the chamber office at 541-258-7164.

AYSO registration

The American Youth Soccer Organization Region 870 will hold its first fall season registration at the Hill Street Church of Christ.

The church in Albany opens the first three-hour registration on July 14 at 10 a.m. before a 90-minute session on July 17 at 7 p.m.

The Lebanon Elks Lodge, 633 Park Street, will also hold a 90-minute registration on July 17 at 7 p.m.

All first-time players will need proof of age with a birth certificate or immunization card.

Go to for more information.

Tennis anyone?

Lebanon High School girls tennis coach Alaina Meek will be teaching tennis classes at the school’s courts this summer for players of all abilities.

All classes cost $30 for 12 total hours of instruction.

The coach’s 12th summer of classes begins with the Tennis for High Schoolers class. The Monday, Wednesday and Friday class, for athletes hoping to play for LHS in 2013, runs through the summer.

The two-week middle school class runs Monday through Thursday, starting on Aug. 6.

The 8- to 11-year-old class, which begins at 10 a.m., is open through July 19.

Family classes, which are open to all participants, goes through July 26. The cost is $30 per person, or $50 per family.

Class sizes are limited. Contact coach Meek at 541-258-5986 for more information.

LHS volleyball camps Aug. 13-15

Lebanon High School will offer summer volleyball camps for girls in grades 5-12 at the school.

The three-day camp begins on Aug. 13, with grades 5-8 opening with the first two-hour class at 9 a.m.

High school athletes will begin each day at 11 a.m. to learn from the trained and experienced LHS coaching staff headed by Jorden Swanson.

The cost is $50, and checks may be made out to LHS.

Registration forms and checks may be mailed to Jorden Swanson, 2726 S. 12th St. Lebanon, OR 97355.

Registration also may be completed the day of camp 30 minutes prior to the start.

Contact Swanson at 541-619-7527 or

Alumni football

Gridiron Alumni is looking to assemble teams for a game to be played in September.

Athletes are encouraged to build a team of players from the Linn County area for one final full-contact game, which also will bring an opportunity for fundraising.

Only the first 40 players to sign up for each team will be eligible to play. The first teams to get 30 players will have home-field advantage.

Interested players can sign up at, or by calling 1-888-562-0622.

For more information, go to www.gridiron, or call 530-410-6396.

Wapiti Bowmen

The Lebanon-based Wapiti Bowmen archery club will hold an Open House on July 21 at their 34861 Richardson Gap Road location.

Visit www.wapiti for more information.

B&GC volleyball

The deadline to register for fall volleyball at the Boys & Girls Club is 5 p.m. on July 20.

Select teams also will be available for middle school players.

The cost to participate in the two-month season, beginning in September, ranges between $55-$75 in addition to membership fees.

Go to for more information.

LBCC summer  volleyball camp

Linn-Benton Community College is hosting a three-day middle school volleyball clinic at the LBCC Activities Center Aug. 7-9.

Roadrunners volleyball coach Jayme Frazier will be instructing each of the three-hour sessions at the LBCC Albany campus.

The cost is $60 if registered before July 15, and $75 after. The camp includes instruction on all aspects of the game, including serving, passing, hitting, setting, blocking and defense.

Grades six and seven begin each day at noon, with eighth- and ninth-graders starting at 1 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Frazier at 541-917-4253 or get the online registration form at

SC volleyball  summer camp

The 2012 Santiam Christian High School volleyball camp will be led by Portland State head coach Michael Seemann and his staff July 23-25.

A camp for players in fifth- through eighth-grades will be hosted by SC head coach Kim McLain July 26-27.   

Space is limited to 50 players for each camp, so early registration is recommended.

For more information,  contact coach McLain at, or go to the following link to download the camp form:

Pop Warner camp

Gridiron 365 will hold a week-long camp for local Pop Warner players July 30 to Aug. 3.

The camp will be held at North Albany Middle School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $50.

Each player will receive a camp T-shirt. For information, call 541-250-2580 or  send an email to with any questions. Visit to register.

Coaching clinic

Gridiron 365 will be hosting a two-day football coaching clinic at the Central Willamette Community Credit Union Administration Building, 7101 Supra Drive SW, in Albany, on July 28 and 29.

The first session runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28, while the July 29 session goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost is $60, and includes a DVD, clinic handouts and lunch for both days.

Registration is available at

Call 541-250-2580 or email for more information.

Pacific Concours

The 40th annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance will take place on the campus of Pacific University on July 15.

The eight-hour event, celebrating and showcasing Mercedes-Benz this year, begins at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rotary scholarship programs and youth and community service projects.

The July 14 Vineyard and Lake Tour is also available at $60 per vehicle for two people.

Go to for more information.

Hot Rod holiday

The Filling Station, 990 Second St., will be celebrating national Collector Car Appreciation Day with an open house, barbecue and classic car cruise-in at the store’s location.

The free five-hour show begins at noon on July 13.

Collector cars and trucks of all makes and models are encouraged to stop by for free professional photographs of their ride, games, giveaways and hot dogs.

Call 541-258-2114, email, or go to for more information.

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