Five gymnasts from the Southern California Acro team (SCATS) gymnastics club in Huntington Beach are competing in the 1985 Championship of the USA, that runs through Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.
Representing SCATS are Misty Maeding of Dana Point, Marie Roethlisberger and Tanya Service of Huntington Beach, Sabrina Mar of Monterey Park and Jennifer Ferreira of Long Beach.
In the first day of competition, Thursday's compulsories, Mar was in second place of the 64 competitors with a 36.95, and Roethlisberger was in third at 36.50. The next highest member of SCATS was Ferreira in eighth with 35.7.
A finish in the top 10 of the championships earns the competitor membership on the U.S. National Team and a chance at the World Championship team trials in September.
Don Peters, 1984 Olympic Coach and head coach at SCATS, has been named coach of the 1985 U.S. National Team. The Championship of the USA is a three-day competition for men and women.
Hedgemon Robertson of Huntington Beach and Eddie Nuno of Pomona will meet in a 10-round state elimination bout in the 140-pound class, June 24 at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine.
Promoter Don Fraser said the winner will box California junior welterweight champion Andy Nance of San Rafael.
Robertson has a 20-5-1 record with 18 knockouts. Nuno is 18-6, and has beaten Nance.
In the co-feature, Georgie Garcia of Santa Ana (20-3-1) will oppose Maruo Tadiashi of Tokyo (17-2-1).
UC Irvine baseball Coach Mike Gerakos has signed three Orange County players to join the Anteaters next season--Gene Roumimper of Orange Coast College, Stacy Parker of Foothill High School, and Mark Webster of Saddleback College.
Roumimper broke the OCC school record with 14 home runs this season. He was a first team All-South Coast Conference utility selection with a .385 batting average and 68 RBIs in 36 games.
Parker was a two-time All-Century League player, hitting .443 and stealing 18 bases. Webster was the second best single-season base stealer in Saddleback College history with 33 steals in 34 attempts and a .289 batting average.
The Anteaters also signed two players from Rowland High School, shortstop Chris Gallego and third baseman Guy Fox, both All-Sierra League selections.
Ocean View High School shortstop David Tinkle, the Sunset League Player of the Year, heads a list of 18 players that will compete in the fourth Sunset vs. Moore League all-star baseball game at 7:30 Saturday night at Blair Field in Long Beach.
The nine-inning game, sponsored by the North Long Beach Kiwanis Club, features three players from each school in the two leagues. Tom DeKraai, who guided Fountain Valley to the Southern Section 4-A title, will coach the Sunset team with Mike Dodd of Huntington Beach and Bill Gibbons of Ocean View assisting.
The Moore League all-stars lead the series, 2-1, but the Sunset all-stars won last year's game, 3-1.
University of Utah football Coach Jim Fassel and Saddleback College assistant Coach Bill Cunerty will play host to the West Coast Passing School, July 8-12 at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.
Other featured coaches scheduled to appear include former UC Irvine track Coach Kevin McNair, Ram strength and conditioning Coach Marv Marinovich and Tom Shine, offensive coordinator of two-time Southern Conference football champion El Modena.
Players will be instructed in the fundamentals of throwing and catching in a series of lectures and demonstrations with video taping in all non-contact drills. Classes begin each day at noon.
Cost of the camp is $125 with a $50 non-refundable deposit due before July 1. For further information, contact Cunerty at 831-4644.
UCLA Coach Walt Hazzard, Arizona's Lute Olson and Bill Mulligan of UC Irvine are among the scheduled guests at the Mater Dei Summer Youth Basketball Camp scheduled for June 24-July 25 at the Monarch gymnasium.
The camp, open to boys and girls from the fourth through eighth grades, will run from Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no camp session scheduled for July 4. The fee is $100.
Other confirmed camp instructors include Gary Colson (New Mexico), Jim Herrick (Pepperdine), Jerry Pimm (UC Santa Barbara), Ron Palmer (Cal State Long Beach) and Stan Morrison (USC).
UC Irvine tennis players Bruce Man Son Hing and Stephanie Rhorer were named most valuable players for the 1985 Anteaters. Man Son Hing, of Glendale, had a 28-14 singles record and was named PCAA Athlete of the Year in men's tennis after winning the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. singles title.
Rhorer, of Laguna Niguel, complied a 20-17 record in singles this season and a 31-6 mark in doubles with partner Libby Despot. She was honored as PCAA Athlete of the Year in women's tennis after going undefeated in both singles and doubles at the PCAA women's tennis championships in Stockton.