FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — Six soldiers have qualified for the U.S. Olympic boxing trials in April, based on their performances in the USA Boxing national championships earlier this month, Army sports officials said.

Fareed R. Samad, a former national champion assigned to Camp Carroll, South Korea, has been added to the Army team’s coaching staff. The soldiers will compete April 17-21 at Tunica, Miss., for berths on the U.S. team going to Athens this summer.

Qualifying for the trials were five soldiers assigned to the World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson, Colo.: Torrence Daniels, Keith Mason, DeAndrey Abron, Charles Leverette and Clarence Joseph.

Joseph qualified for the trials in an earlier competition; the rest reached the semifinals of the USA nationals.

They’re joined by Boyd A. Melson, assigned to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Zama fishing derby is Saturday

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Anglers are invited to show off their fishing prowess during the Winter Classic Trout Fishing Derby at Dewey Pond on Saturday.

The derby runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Entry is $12 for adults and $6 for children. There is an extra fee to rent fishing poles and equipment.

Anglers can register the day of the event, but are encouraged to reserve tackle and poles in advance.

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at DSN 263-4671.

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