MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Two sailors aboard Pacific-based ships have been invited to All-Navy tryout camps, Navy sports officials announced Wednesday.

Erica Heinssen of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, anchored at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, has been chosen for the women’s All-Navy softball camp Aug. 22-Sept. 6 at Naval District Washington Anacostia Annex.

The All-Armed Forces softball championships will be held at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where the men battle Aug. 18-23 and the women tangle Sept. 6-11.

Forty-four players from overseas bases have been invited to their respective service softball tryouts, surpassing the 40 selected last year.

Hazziez Robinson of the Yokosuka-based amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge was picked for the All-Navy men’s basketball camp, which runs through Aug. 16 at Mayport Naval Station, Fla.

The Armed Forces basketball championship follows Aug. 16-24 at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Ngatia sets pace in 8th Army Ten-Miler

CAMP CASEY, South Korea — Sammy Ngatia had the best overall time in the 8th U.S. Army Ten-Miler on Saturday, running the Camp Casey course in 55 minutes, 39 seconds.

Competing in the men’s masters division (ages 40 and older), Ngatia finished 3:34 faster than runner-up Dale Hart of Camp Eagle and 27 seconds better than men’s open (29 and under) winner Paul Lancaster. Stephen Lockridge captured the men’s seniors (30-39) category.

On the women’s side, Laura Seims claimed the seniors category and turned in the best overall time of 1 hour, 6 minutes, 34 seconds. Noreen Roberson collected the women’s open title, while Renee Higgins won the women’s masters crown.

They were among the 219 entries in Korea’s annual qualifier, which determines teams for the Army Ten-Miler, scheduled for Oct. 5 in Washington.

According to sports director Tom Higgins, the 8th Army plans to send teams composed of men, women and sergeant majors to the Army Ten-Miler.

Warrior Country dominates 8th Army softball events

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — It was a clean sweep for Warrior Country as 2nd Infantry Division teams dominated the 8th U.S. Army men’s senior and women’s slow-pitch softball championships last weekend.

The Warrior senior men (ages 33 and over) beat Camp Humphreys in the double-elimination final 21-12, while the Lady Warriors defeated Yongsan Garrison, 16-6.

The 8th Army company-level men’s championship runs through Friday in Taegu, followed by the Korea-wide Post-Level Tournament this weekend at Yongsan Garrison.

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