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Decatur’s Cassens will play in USTA Junior Sectional Championships

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer (middle) stands with Olympians Lenny Krazylburg, Megan Jendrick, Ian Crocker and Michael Phelps at Disney’s “Swim with the Stars” event held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in September 2004. Phelps recently won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. - Courtesy photo
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer (middle) stands with Olympians Lenny Krazylburg, Megan Jendrick, Ian Crocker and Michael Phelps at Disney’s “Swim with the Stars” event held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in September 2004. Phelps recently won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
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The USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Sectional Tennis Championships, featuring some of the best junior players in the region, starts play on Thursday. The tournament will run through Aug. 24 at Yakima Tennis Club in Yakima.

The USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Sectional Championships tournament includes players age 18 and under who are competing at the highest level of tournament play within the section comprised of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Northern Idaho, and British Columbia. Over 300 junior tennis players will compete in four age divisions in both singles and doubles in the largest tournament of the year in the Pacific Northwest.

The 2008 Junior Sectional Championships will feature top high school tennis players, including Decatur sophomore Meghan Cassens. Cassens was the runner up at the 2008 Class 4A State Championships.

Players must compete in the USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Sectional Championships to qualify for USTA national tournaments and team events and receive a year-end section ranking. All players have qualified for the event by winning at least one match in USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Championship level tournaments.

• The 12-and-under Auburn Acers ’96 girls fastpitch softball team is looking to add a few select players to its roster for the fall 2008 through summer 2009 season. Tryouts will be held from 8:30 p.m. to noon at Fulmer Fields in Auburn on Aug. 23 for girls with birth years of 1996 or 1997. For more details, call John Beer at (206) 409-2382 or e-mail beeracers@comcast.net. Infomation on the seven Acers teams ranging from 10-U to 18 Gold can be accessed at www.eteamz.com/acers_fastpitch_org

• The Northwest Krush, a select 14-and-under girls fastpitch team, is holding a tryout for their 2009 team. Tryouts will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Puyallup Recreation Center Field No. 2 on Aug. 16. For more information, call Mark at (206) 793-2449 or email m.larsen@comcast.net.

• The under-14 SBA Bruins will hold baseball tryouts at noon at Kentlake High School today and at noon at Thomas Jefferson High School on Aug. 16. For more information, contact Randy Elliot at (253) 318-1418.

• The Federal Way School District sign program is entering its second year. Advertising banners may be placed at Federal Way Memorial Field or in secondary schools. Each banner costs $500. For more information, contact Greg Flynn at gflynn@fwps or call (253) 945-5575.

• The 14-under Seattle Baseball Academy Yankees are looking to add a few select players to their roster for the 2009 season. Tryouts will be held at 2 p.m. at Auburn Riverside High School on Aug. 16. For more information, contact Rod Robinson at (253) 335-2040 or rod.robinson@comcast.net. Additional information is available at www.eteamz.com/sba_yankees

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ing to re-connect with a sport, officiating high school and middle school sports is also an excellent way to earn some extra income and provide a great service to the teams. Registration is due no later than Aug. 22.

For additional information on becoming a volleyball official, visit www.tpcvob.com or contact Marc Blau at (253) 848-1360 or blaumarc@qwest.net or John Wohn at (253) 272-8543 or jwohn@yahoo.com.

• The Western Washington Football Officials Association is looking for candidates to begin officiating in the 2008 season. No experience is necessary and officials are paid. Training meetings will begin on July 29. For more information, call Jan Wolcott at (253) 826-2460 or e-mail jswol@comcast.net.

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