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BRIEFS: George Fox coach leading Heppner basketball camp

Published on May 29, 2018 5:30PM


HEPPNER — The Heppner High School girls basketball program is hosting a basketball camp on June 11-12 for all girls going into grades 5-12.

The camp will be led by George Fox University head coach Michael Meek, now in his eighth season coaching the Bruins with a record of 180-27 (.870) through his first seven seasons. Meek was named the 2011-12 NCAA Division III Coach of the Year by D3Hoops.com, and he had a prior stop at Southridge High School where he was the 2006 MaxPreps National Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2005-2007, 2010), and the state Coach of the Year by The Oregonian twice (2005, 2010).

There is no cost for all Heppner students and all girls interested in playing basketball next season are encouraged to attend. The camp is split up into three sessions: 9-11 a.m. for grades 5-8 that will focus on fundamentals, 1-3 p.m. for grades 5-12 to focus on shooting, and 5-8 p.m. is a team camp for the high schoolers.

Ex-Bulldog earns All-American status for EOU

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Makayla Akers, the Hermiston alumnae and current Eastern Oregon University athlete, earned NAIA All-American status while competing at the NAIA National Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

Akers earned her All-American honor with a sixth place finish in women’s javelin throw with a distance of 137 feet, 6 inches. The freshman qualified for the javelin finals Wednesday, when she threw the seventh best distance in the NAIA at 43.13 meters.

Blue Mountain holds select basketball tryouts

PENDLETON — On Saturday and Sunday, Blue Mountain Community College will be holding select basketball tryouts in Pendleton. Any high school-aged boy with a minimum of one year of eligibility is welcome to register.

Select Basketball will host traveling basketball teams in July. The teams are made up of from players entering their freshman year through their senior year of high school. Each summer, 12-15 teams will travel to various NCAA certified tournaments in Washington, Oregon and Nevada.

To learn more about the program, the summer schedule and to register for the tryouts, visit www.selectbasketballusa.com for details.

TrackTown Youth League comes to Hermiston

HERMISTON — The TrackTown Youth League will be coming to Kennison Field for a meet Thursday. The event is open to youth ages 7-14 and free of charge. The meet is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with pre-registered participant check-in from 4:30-5:15 p.m., and day-of registration from 4:15-4:45 p.m. There is no previous track experience necessary, and the events will range from the 1,500-meter run to the 400- and 100-meter dash, as well as field events like long jump and turbo javelin.

The top two finishers in each event and age group will qualify for the statewide TrackTown Youth League Championship Meet at Hayward Field in Eugene in June.

Pre-registration is recommended, and for more information visit www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets.



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