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- July 1 I, 2012 Page 9 Photos by Sean C. Morgan Open-water polo Players face off in the Nike Opetf Water Polo Tournament Monday at Lewis Creek Park in Foster Lake, advertised as the first of its kind. The three-day event has drawn about a dozen high-level teams from California's San Joaquin Valley, Washington and Oregon, who are playing boys and girls tournaments, in three age divisions on two courses set up between the boat docks at Lewis Creek. The partici- pants are also staying at Lewis Creek, which remains open to the public. The event has been organized by Willamette Valley Water Polo with cooperation from Linn County Parks and Recreation De- partment. Games are taking place all day Tuesday, till 8 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wednesday. .rewln signs Brandi Trewin last week com- mitted to play volleyball at Um- pqua Community College. She signed a letter of intent Tuesday morning at Sweet Home High School, flanked by her fam- ily. She became the second Husky volleyball player this year to move on to college athletics, after Tiffany Miller signed earlier with South- ern Oregon University. They are in addition to six others who have committed to playing college next season:Annie Whitfield, Chris Car- penter, Jasmin Yoder, Emily Riggs, Scottie Stockman and Nick Hall. Trewin said she was contacted by e-mail by Umpqua coaches and visited the school the next day. "I liked it," she said. "It was a pretty campus and I liked the girls I met. I liked the people who worked there." Trewin, a 5-10 middle and outside hitter who has played vol- play at Umpqua Photo by Firiel Severns Brandi Trewin signs a letter of intent, surrounded by, from. left, Coach Mary Hutchins, parents Kitsey and Rick Trewin, and sister Caylie. leyball for nine years, including three years of club volleyball, said she thought her personality stood out to the Umpqua coaches, who saw her at a toumament. "I'm energetic," she said. She said she'd also had some interest from Linn-Benton and Chemetketa community colleges and a college in New York. She plans to major in general education. 12 and Under ASA Sweet Home softball team Summer Storm won third place at the state tournament June 30-July 1. Team members shown are: Madisen Barringer, Shania Baxter, Alayna Davis, Kate Hawken, Brianna Hoffman, Makenna Melbye, Haley May, Mariah Thayer, Ally Tow, Gracie Zanona, Alexis Virtue, Brittany Zook, and coaches: Tom Wail, Michael Zanona, Brian Hoffman, and Alan May. Not shown is Kylie Armstrong. Late pass wins sprint car opener , By Ben Deatherage Willamette Speedway Roger Crockett pounced on Photos by Sean C. Morgan Summer softball Pacific Power shortstop Sarah Hansen fields the softball and throws to first, while John Pepple Construction runner Kailee Pepple advances to third. At right, Cassandra Banta of Pepple tries to catch Jessi Davenport of Pacific Power at second. Pacific Power won the game 10-9 in IOU softball on Friday at the high school junior varsity field. the chance to move past a damaged Mitch Olson to win the debut of the Interstate Sprint Car Series July 4 at the Willamette Speedway, while Olson managed to hang on in the final laps to finish second. Justin Evans of Lebanon earned his first USRA Modified feature win of the year earlier int he evening but had to earn the chock the hard way by holding back the potential challengers -particularly defending champion Dust'm Ditt- man who was right there with him until the very end. Redmond's Scott Lehman became the first repeat winner in Mini Truck action as he drove his mount to victory and swept the en- tire events for the classification. Justin Evans became the first repeat winner in the USRA Modi- fieds on Saturday. Crawfordsville driver Kyle Yeack finished second, followed by his father, Tom Yeack, in third. Tom Yeack was also a conso- lation runner-up in the Sportsman class. The DAA Northwest Extreme Late Model Series pre~nted by Sherwin-Wdliams Automotive Fi nishes will take on the IMnCar Su= per Late Models on Friday, July 13, with the DAA on hand for Satur- day, July 14 at the speedway. For more information visit www.trophymotorsports.com. ,litp.