Sports Briefs, March 19
Special Olympics Oregon of Clackamas County is registering athletes for summer sports this month.
Several sports will be offered for youth with intellectual disabilities, including track and field, bocce, golf, softball, gymnastics, tennis and cycling.
The summer season runs April through June.
For information phone 503-675-3550 or visit the website at www.soor.org.
CCC plans alumni tourney, barbecue
OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College's volleyball program has planned a spring volleyball tournament and alumni day for Saturday, April 26.
CCC coach Kathie Woods is asking former Clackamas Community College players to help get the word out and to contact assistant coach Lindsay Schiely if they will be able to attend.
The day will feature a tournament, which will be followed by a barbecue. The tournament will include a CCC alumni team, along with teams from Whatcom, Centralia, Wenatchee Valley, Treasure Valley and Clackamas.
Ansel Webster bags mat titles
MILWAUKIE - Ansel Webster of Milwaukie's Pony Express Wrestling Club has been making a name for himself in youth wrestling.
The Rowe Middle School eighth grader won championships in the schoolboy 144-pound collegiate division at recent Northwest and state Junior tournaments, and he placed third at the Oregon Wrestling Classic.
He has only one loss in competition with opponents from Oregon. His overall record this season is 53-5 and he's defeated two of the out-of-state wrestlers that he's lost to.
After dropping a close decision earlier in the competition, Webster came back to pin an opponent from Federal Way, Wash., for his Northwest collegiate title.
Webster, who has been wrestling for three years, also plays quarterback in football and is a catcher and pitcher in baseball.
Webster was the only Pony Express wrestler to win a title at the Northwest Junior Regional Championships. Fifth grader Triston Smith placed third at 105 in the novice division and sixth grader Brenton Oten placed fourth at 114 in novice.
Youth track starts April 2
MILWAUKIE - The Mustang Track Club, which serves the Milwaukie and Rex Putnam high school attendance areas, will begin practices on Wednesday, April 2, at the Milwaukie High School Track.
The practices will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Milwaukie High track.
Competition is on Saturdays, beginning in mid-April. Youth ages 8-18 may participate.
Registration is at the first practice.
The registration fee, which includes membership in USA Track and Field and a T-shirt, is $40. Family discounts are available.
For information, contact Fred Crowe at 503-780-5882.
Swim coach slates tryouts
OREGON CITY - Oregon City Swim Team coach Matt Crum has extended an invitation to youth ages 6-18 in Oregon City and surrounding communities to try out for the team.
The only requirement is that a prospective team member demonstrate that he or she can swim both the backstroke and crawl for 25 meters.
'They do not have to live in Oregon City,' said Crum. 'Many of our swimmers come from Milwaukie, Gladstone, West Linn and Clackamas in addition to Oregon City. To schedule a tryout, they just need to give me a call.'
Crum can be reached at 503-655-4169.
Flag football program available
Registration is underway for a coed flag football program for boys and girls in grades 1-4.
Games will be played at Clackamas High School on Saturday mornings, beginning in September. The registration fee is $85.
The program is being run through Clackamas Youth Football, but youth outside the Clackamas High attendance area are eligible to participate.
For information, contact Tony Harper at 503-919-0280, or check out the website at: www.clackamasyouthfootball.org.
Next fall will be the second year of the program.