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Beaverton's Mason Coad to Special Olympics

Beaverton resident Mason Coad is preparing to participate in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

Coad, 16, is one of only two swimmers from Oregon to qualify for the event, and is one of the youngest swimmers out of more than 300 Americans who will compete with Team USA when the Olympics begin on Saturday.

Coad is particularly skilled in distance races, and has practiced six days a week in preparation for the Special Olympics.

Westview Girls Basketball Camp coming up

The Wildcat Girls Basketball Camp is set for June 27-30 at Westview High School and open to players going into third through eighth grades.

The camp will be staffed by Wildcat players and Westview staff, with grades 3-5 participating from 9 a.m. to noon, and grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost is $90 for grades 3-5 and $135 for grades 6-8. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bennie Wallace at 503-998-2070.

Aloha Youth Football Signups underway

Sign-ups for Aloha Youth Football and Cheerleading are underway now at alohayouthfootball.com.

More information is available by calling 503-591-5255 or 503-820-1824 or at alohayouthfootball.com.

AYF is a member association of the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League, which offers competitive tackle football third through eighth graders in the greater Portland area.

Practices begin in early August, with the season ending in early November.

Valley Times sports photos available online

You may now visit online photo galleries for Sports Editor Miles Vance's work at www.milesvance.exposuremanager.com.

For more information, please email Vance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-546-0743.