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Liberty HS hosts concussion clinic

The Tuality Sports Medicine Program is hosting a special educational meeting on the topic of concussions, treatment and prevention on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Liberty High School auditorium.

Getting your “bell rung” used to be a badge of honor among high school football players. Not anymore. Recent advances in concussion research and concussion education show that a blow to the head can have permanent complications.

The free program, which targets the parents of high school athletes, will begin at 7 p.m. and deal with the following topics: concussion signs and symptoms; evaluation, management and treatment; home care instruction; when to go to the emergency room; return to activity; and what to do with lingering symptoms.

Presenters will include Tuality’s certified athletic trainers Shelly Jones, ATC; Kim Lierman, PT, ATC; Angella Fuge-Bond, ATC; Ashlee McKay, ATC; Melissa Reis, ATC; Erin Russell, ATC; and Michael S. Daniel, PhD, professor and director of neuropsychology at Pacific University.

To RSVP for the forum, please call 503-681-1700.

FG Hall of Fame banquet tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the Forest Grove High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Inductees will be introduced at halftime of the Forest Grove-Glencoe football game on Friday, Oct. 5 and honored at a banquet the following night. The banquet will feature a social and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and an induction ceremony immediately afterward.

The 2012 Inductees include Francis Schultz, Class of 1938; Kayleen McDowell, Class of 2005; Fred Haney, Class of 1966; Craig Otto, Class of 1994; Larry Borst, Class of 1947; Dan Wood, Class of 1971; and Arnold “Tug” Thogerson, FGHS baseball coach from 1950-78.

Tickets are available by calling the FGHS athletic department at 503-359-2437.

Private baseball tryouts offered

Oregon Select Baseball will be holding private tryouts for players who wish to be considered for the 2013 Cooperstown Dreams Tournament roster, which is held each year in Cooperstown, N.Y. This team will play a full schedule, and will also play in at least one national championship tournament.

Interested players and families must visit www.leaguelineup.com/oregon2005 and complete and return the tryout form on the main page. Once received, OS Baseball will contact each prospect with a private tryout time.

Oregon Select Baseball fields competitive teams for 8U-18U players to compete at a national level. Oregon Select baseball teams include players from 35 different communities in Oregon and Washington.

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