Quick Hits/Sports Briefs

*Sports physicals offered in Dallas*Dirtbags will host special matchup*Volleyball open gyms scheduled*Two-day wrestling camp at DHS set*Central will host wrestling camp*Sign-ups taken for Summerfest r

Sports physicals offered in Dallas

DALLAS -- Oregon Family Health is offering sports physicals for middle school and high school students, including those entering the ninth grade, as well as Pop Warner football players, July 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Cost is $25 and all proceeds benefit the Dallas High School Booster Club.

State law requires student-athletes to have a physical examination once every two years starting in the seventh grade.

Oregon Family Health is located at 607 SE Jefferson St., Dallas.

For more information: 503-623-1200.

Dirtbags will host special matchup

DALLAS -- The Post 20 Wilson Dirtbags American Legion baseball team will host Roseburg's Doc Stewarts in a special matchup in Dallas Wednesday.

The team, comprised of players from Dallas, Central, West Salem, Sweet Home and Santiam Christian high schools, will face off with Doc Stewarts of Roseburg in a single nine-inning game beginning at 4 p.m.

Prior to the game, members of American Legion Post 20 and VFW Post 3203 color guard will participate in an opening ceremony and MAK Grills will be on hand to grill for the event.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and children under 12 are free.

The Dirtbags (19-8) split with Medford in a doubleheader (4-1 loss, 16-6 win) July 11, lost to Eugene (11-3) Thursday, swept Springfield (13-3, 8-0) Friday and defeated Salem-Withnell 12-8 on Monday.

Volleyball open gyms scheduled

DALLAS -- Kids, Inc. and the Dallas School District have teamed up to host open gyms for middle school volleyball.

Players entering grades 5-8 are welcome to attend sessions Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. now through the end of August at the LaCreole Middle School gym, 701 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas.

Registration for Kids, Inc. volleyball for grades 3-8 is also ongoing and coaches are needed for the seventh- and eighth-grade recreational league.

For more information: Kiva Lyell, 503-949-7767; send an e-mail to kiva.lyell@chemeketa.edu.

Two-day wrestling camp at DHS set

DALLAS -- The third annual Jason Buce Wrestling Camp for kindergarten through 12th-graders is set for Friday and Saturday at Dallas High School.

The camp, open to boys and girls, will be overseen by Dallas High head wrestling coach Tony Olliff and will run Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost is 5 cents -- yes, 5 cents -- and registration will take place Friday prior to the start of the camp.

Buce was a three-time district and state champion for the Dragons wrestling team.

For more information: Send an e-mail message to Tony Olliff at tony.olliff@dsd2.org.

Central will host wrestling camp

INDEPENDENCE -- Central High School is the host of the overnight, six-day Northwest Premier Wrestling Camp for boys and girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels, which runs Sunday through Friday.

Camp Directors include: Roy Pittman, head coach of the Peninsula Wrestling Club and member of the Oregon Wrestling Hall of Fame; Tony Russo, former coach at Newberg High School and fellow Oregon Wrestling Hall of Fame member; and Oscar and Rodney Hicks, who will run the strength, speed and quickness sessions for the camp. Both played football at Portland State University.

Camp check-in is Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and checkout is Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $325 per camper; a $125 deposit is required, along with private medical coverage of each participant.

Campers should bring workout gear, jogging shoes, toiletries, towels, a sleeping bag and a plastic bag for wet clothes. Meals will be provided.

For more information: Roy Pittman, 503-314-7884; Tony Russo, 503-538-9608.

Sign-ups taken for Summerfest run

DALLAS -- Advanced registration is still being accepted for the annual Summerfest Fun Run, scheduled Saturday, July 28, prior to the parade in downtown Dallas.

There are four events -- a 10K and 5K run, a 5K Walk and a Kids Fun Run -- with the 10K run beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K run will start at 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk is set for 9 a.m. and the Kids Fun Run starts at 9:15 a.m.

Awards will be given out for the 5K and 10K runs by age group and gender, as well as to the top five finishers in the Kids Run.

All races will finish in front of the Polk County Courthouse.

Registration is available the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m. or online until noon on July 26 at eclecticedgeracing.com.

Cost is $25 for the 10K and both 5K races and $10 for the Kids Fun Run. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Booster Club.

For more information: Sandy Teal, 503-910-9787.

Register now for July 27 triathlon

DALLAS -- Registration is under way for the seventh annual Dallas Summerfest Kids Triathlon.

The swimming, biking and running event, open to youths ages 5-12, takes place Friday, July 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Dallas Aquatic Center.

Competitors will be divided into four age groups. Each age group will swim, bike and run progressively longer distances. The 5-6 age group will swim 25 yards, bicycle 165 yards and run 75 yards; the 7-8 age group will swim 25 yards, bike 280 yards and run 175 yards; the 9-10 age group will swim 50 yards, bike 545 yards and run 300 yards; and the 11-12 age group will swim 100 yards, bike 1,090 yards and run 600 yards.

Entry fee is $15, $10 for annual members of the Dallas Aquatic Center. The first 50 participants to check in on July 27 receive a T-shirt. All participants who finish the race receive a medal.

For more information: 503-623-9715.

Soccer camp is Aug. 6-10 in Dallas

DALLAS -- An opportunity for youths to improve their soccer skills takes place Aug. 6-10 during the annual DHS Soccer Camp.

The camp will be held at the fields behind Whitworth Elementary School, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. Participants in grades K-6 meet daily from 10 a.m. to noon, while those in grades 7-12 meet from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost is $30 per participant or $50 per family. Proceeds benefit the Dallas High School boys soccer program.

For more information: Ken Guffey, 503-508-4328; e-mail to Ken.Guffey@dsd2.org.

CYS schedules youth soccer camp

INDEPENDENCE -- Central Youth Sports (CYS) is hosting a soccer camp for children in grades 1-8 beginning Aug. 6 and running through Aug. 10 at Central High School.

Sessions will be held for grades 1-3 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; grades 4-5 will train from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and sessions for grades 6-8 will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Registration will be held at Talmadge Middle School every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. until the start of the camp.

Cost for grades 1-5 is $15 and $20 for grades 6-8.

For more information: Mike Lynch, 503-983-4257.

WOU volleyball adds assistant

MONMOUTH -- Malia Shoji will join the Western Oregon University volleyball coaching staff in 2012 as a graduate assistant coach, WOU head coach Brad Saindon has announced.

Shoji comes to the Wolves after establishing herself within Salem's volleyball community. She was an assistant coach with Willamette University last year and helped establish the Capital City Elite Volleyball Club, where she served as the director of business operations.

Shoji's coaching experience also spanned six years in California, where she served as the head coach with the Saddleback Valley and La Jolla Torreys volleyball clubs.

Shoji earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of California-San Diego in 2009.


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