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May 19, 2013

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NORMAN — Super seniors

An Oklahoma City-based super-senior men’s US Tennis Association League tennis team (for players 60 and older) featuring members from Norman, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Enid and Tulsa, placed second at the National Championships, April 19-21, in Phoenix. The team beat out squads from Philadelphia, Albuquerque and Sacramento to win its group in preliminary-round play, then defeated an opponent from Naples, Fla., in the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Portland, Ore., in the final. The OKC team was captained by Steve Shaw of Edmond and Richard Perry of Enid, and included two Norman players, William Riggan and Marden Winkler. This was the only Oklahoma league team to advance to the national finals in any division this past year.

Rays moving on

The Rays, a 12U baseball team from Norman, won first place in the Edmond Double A Tournament in early April. The team went undefeated in five consecutive games over a two-day period, including some tough teams from Edmond and Tulsa. The team is now qualified for the state and national tournament later this summer.

Youth Basketball

Blough announces camp: Norman North girls’ basketball coach Jeff Blough is hosting his “Norman North Girls’ Basketball Summer Camp” for girls who will be entering the third through ninth grades June 3-6.

Blough, who guided the Timberwolves to the Class 6A state tournament this past season, will run the four-day camp 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Cost of the camp, which will focus on the fundamentals of passing, ball handling, shooting, defense and developing a love for the game, is $75 for each camper.

Those who enroll by May 24 are assured to receive a camp T-Shirt.

Those interested can reach Blough at 413-9336.

Youth Baseball

Aylor announces camp: Norman North baseball coach Brian Aylor, whose Timberwolves just reached the Class 6A state title game, is hosting the ninth annual Norman North All Star Baseball Camps June 3-8.

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