Local briefs: Five women chosen for Air Force softball camp
Five players stationed in the Pacific have been selected to the All-Air Force women’s softball tryout camp, scheduled for Aug. 25-Sept. 12 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Air Force sports officials said Friday.
Three of the players are from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa: Peni Nery, Shannon Thomas and Twyla Sears. They’re joined by Jamie Thompson of Misawa Air Base, Japan; and Kazuer Dancer of Osan Air Base, South Korea.
So far, 27 overseas players have been picked for their respective all-service tryout camps. Ten men’s players were chosen for the All-Air Force men’s tryout camp, and five soldiers each have been selected to the All-Army men’s and women’s tryout camps.
The All-Air Force team will play in the All-Armed Forces tournament, scheduled for Sept. 13-18 at Peterson Air Force Base. The All-Armed Forces team then plays in the ASA Class A nationals, Sept. 24-26 at Shreveport, La.
Woodson chosen for All-Army women’s softball camp
Marla A. Woodson will represent the Western Corridor, near the Korean demilitarized zone, in the All-Army women’s softball tryout camp from Aug. 18-Sept. 12 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.
Woodson joins Renetta Baker and Christy Maxwell of Camp Casey, South Korea; Jennifer McAfee of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Anjanee Goberdhan of Okinawa’s Torii Station as Pacific selectees to the camp.
Players who make the All-Army team will represent that service in the All-Armed Forces championship.
Players selected to the All-Armed Forces team move on to the Amateur Softball Association’s women’s open tournament, scheduled for Sept. 23-26 at San Antonio, followed by the ASA national championship Oct. 14-17 at Oklahoma City.
Camp Casey teams dominate
CAMP CASEY, South Korea — B Company, 1st of the 72nd Armor, rebounded from the loser’s bracket to beat 4th Chemical Company 19-4 and 17-9 in the double-elimination 2004 Warrior Division company-level softball tournament on July 23 in an all-Camp Casey final at Stewart Field.
The teams will represent Area I in the 8th U.S. Army company-level championships this weekend at the Lombardo Field FourPlex, South Post, Yongsan Garrison.
Six tennis players qualify for Army tournament
Six players qualified for the 8th U.S. Army Tennis Championships by taking the top two spots in their divisions in the 2004 Warrior Division tournament on July 24 at Camps Hovey and Red Cloud.
Kim Hae-kon and Alonzo Gonzales finished 1-2 in the men’s open division, while William Huntley and Kim Kwang-jin finished first and second in the men’s junior veteran division. Seo Young-taek and Simmie Adams took the top two men’s senior spots.
They’ll compete in the 8th Army championships at Camp Hialeah in Pusan.
Red Cloud snags rugby title
CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea — Camp Red Cloud outscored its opponents 62-7 in two matches to capture the championship on July 25 in the Warrior Division Invitational rugby tournament.
Red Cloud downed Camp Humphreys A team 31-7, while Camp Humphreys B edged Osan Air Base 17-7 in the semifinals. Red Cloud then blanked Humphreys B 31-0 in the title match.