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Sharks vs. Dolphins, Dana Hills High School Sept. 3, 7 p.m. In a battle for the seas, the Dolphins will host the Sharks of Santiago High School in their opening game of the 2010 season. Info:

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Giants vs. Dodgers, UCI Invitational, Dodger Stadium Anteater Pool Sept. 3, 7:10 p.m. Sept. 4-5, 8 a.m.

Indians vs. Angels, Angel Stadium Sept. 6, 7 p.m.

Dolphins vs. Lions, JSerra High School Sept. 7, 5 p.m.

As the regular season enters its final month, the Dodgers are still in the hunt for October, but first have to figure out how to get past the Giants in this three-game series. Info:

The Anteaters are back in the pool for the 2010 season and will start with a friendly group of games that will also include top ranked programs like USC and Stanford. Info:

After back-to-back series on the road against Seattle and Oakland the Angels return to Anaheim for a three-game series with the Indians.

The Lady Dolphins get back to the court as they travel to play JSerra in their first scrimmage match of the season.


Prime Time at DMJs

Billabong Surfing America Prime Event No. 1 at Camp Pendleton kicks off competition series By Andrea Swayne Dana Point Times


t’s that time of year again. Time for the best under-18 surfers in the Western United States to gather together in competition vying for points to earn invitations to the Surfing America USA Championships in June and a chance to compete for a coveted spot on the 2012 PacSun USA Surf Team. The 2010/2011 series kicked off on August 28 and 29 with event No. 1 at Del Mar Jetties (DMJs) on Camp Pendleton. Competitors were greeted with an ample south swell (3- to 6-foot) and only mild wind, on and off, during the two-day event. Saturday’s overcast gave way to a more sunny Sunday and surfers were treated to a late afternoon glass-off on both days. The DMJs contest has served as the traditional kick-off event of the now three-year-old Prime series and seems a very patriotic place to debut each season’s Team USA West Coast hopefuls. Surfing America, the National Governing Body for surfing in the USA, produces the Surfing America Prime Series presented by Got Milk? with the support of sponsors including the California Milk Processor Board, PacSun, Billabong, Hurley, O’Neill, Vans, New Era, Verizon, Gidget, Kicker, Surfer, Surfing, TransWorld SURF,, Fuel TV, and Eastern Surf Magazine. Invitee selection is based on Western Surfing Association (WSA) ratings, after Westerns, and National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) season ratings. Competition is organized around 4-man, 20-minute heats and judging is performed to Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) standards by ASP certified judges. Surfing America Prime also holds a contest series on the East Coast. The West Coast series schedule includes six stops at some of the West Coast’s top breaks: August 28-29: Camp Pendleton, DMJs; October 9: San Onofre State Beach, Church Beach; November 13-14: Dana Point, Salt Creek Beach; January 16-17: Santa Cruz, Steamer Lane; February 19 -20: San Onofre State Beach, Upper Trestles (tentative); March 19-20: Oceanside Harbor, South Jetty (tentative). At the season’s conclusion, the top four event scores will be tallied and the resulting ratings will determine invites for the Surfing

Lulu Erkeneff of Dana Point took fourth place in Girls U16 at the highly competitive Surfing America Prime Event No. 1 at Camp Pendleton on August 28. Photo by McDaniel/

RESULTS: Billabong Surfing America Prime, Presented by Got Milk?, Event No. 1 Camp Pendleton, Del Mar Jetties BOYS U14: 1. Kanoa Igarashi, Huntington Beach, 13.56; 2. Jacob Davis, Capistrano Beach, 12.73; 3. Jake Marshall, 10.60 pts, 4. Colt Ward, San Clemente, 10.23. BOYS U16: 1. Parker Coffin, Santa Barbara, 13.37; 2. Kanoa Igarashi, Huntington Beach, 13.10; 3. Patrick Curren, Santa Barbara, 11.17; 4. Taylor Clark, Encinitas, 11.13. BOYS U18: 1. Conner Coffin, Santa Barbara, 15.74; 2. Derek Peters, Huntington Beach, 13.06; 3. Taylor Clark, Encinitas, 11.80; 4. Jacob Halstead, La Jolla, 9.30. GIRLS U16: 1. Kulia Doherty, San Clemente, 9.17; 2. Harley Taich, La Jolla, 7.20; 3. Frankie Harrer, Malibu, 6.93; 4. Lulu Erkeneff, Dana Point, 5.36. GIRLS U18: 1. Lakey Peterson, Santa Barbara, 14.83; 2. Lani Doherty, San Clemente, 10.73; 3. Jasset Umbel, Florida, 8.20; 4. Kulia Doherty, San Clemente, 7.83. America USA Championships in June of 2011. The 2012 PacSun USA Surf Team will be selected after the USA Championships. For more information, log on to and to follow this season’s action via Verizon Live Webcast, tune in to DP

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S C O R E B OA R D Softball / Kickball City of Dana Point Adult Softball and Kickball: September 1, 2010 Key: W=wins, L=losses, T=ties MONDAY SOFTBALL: 1. Prestige Worldwide, W-8, L-0, T-0; 2. Feel the Heat, W-5, L-3, T-0; 3. No Glove No Love, W-4, L-4, T-0; 4. Dr. Eckl’s Green Team, W-3, L-5, T-0; 5. The Blasters, W-2, L-6, T-0; 6. Caliente Cantina, W-2, L-6, T-0. MONDAY KICKBALL: 1. Skills that Kill, W-6, L-2, T-0; 2. Cobra Kai, W-5, L-1, T-2; 3. bAllStars, W2, L-5, T-1; 4. St. Regis Blue Ball Crushers, W-1, L-6, T-1. WEDNESDAY SOFTBALL: 1. Ricardo’s Place, W-7, L-1, T-0; 2. Where My Pitches At?, W-6, L-2, T-0; 3. Da Playaz, W2, L-4, T-0; 4. Balls & Dolls, W-1, L-7, T-0. WEDNESDAY KICKBALL: 1. Dirtbags, W-7, L-1, T-1; 2. Absolut Ballers, W-6, L-2, T-0; 3. Free Ballers, W-3, L-3, T-2; 4. Mixed Nuts, W-3, L-4, T-1; 5. Sofa Kings, W-3, L-5, T-0; 6. The Ballers, W-1, L-7, T-0.

Grom of the MONTH Ben Bagg Age: 14, Marco Forster Middle School An enthusiastic participant in US Ocean Safety Junior Lifeguards for the past five years, Ben Bagg returned as an assistant this summer. Lifeguarding is “in his blood” according to many that know this versatile young waterman whose next goal is to become a lifeguard. He recently won the intense physical “iron man” style contest—a grueling series of “run, swim, paddle” physical challenges—in both of this year’s Junior Lifeguard sessions. “His stamina is amazing. When I surf with him he takes all the waves. I’ve been making him a deal; he owes me three waves for every ride to the beach,” joked his dad Michael. Ben will start his freshman year at San Juan Hills High in the fall and plans to try out for the surf team. The 2009/2010 season was Ben’s Courtesy photo first year of surf competition. He did very well in NSSA interscholastic competition—third at States and fifth at Nationals in longboard. Prior to catching the competitive surfing bug a year or so ago, he played lacrosse for the La Paz Storm, NJB basketball, baseball, San Clemente Flag Football and soccer. Ben finished his middle school career in high style by earning straight As, was honored for having perfect attendance in all three years at Marco Forster and was “the backbone” of the longboard team. Ben plans to spend the rest of summer surfing his favorite breaks—Church Beach and the Point at San Onofre. —AS

SURF RESULTS NSSA Southwest Explorer Event No. 1 August 28-29, 2010 Huntington Beach, Pier Local finishers only. JUNIORS: 3. Breyden Taylor, San Clemente. MENEHUENE: 3. Kei Kobayashi, San Clemente. SUPER GROMS: 4. Noah Hohenester, San Clemente. WOMEN: 4. Malia Osterkamp, San Clemente. GIRLS: 3. Malia Osterkamp, San Clemente. LONGBOARD: 2. Christian Stutzman, San Clemente.

Dana Point Times  

Vol. 3, Issue 36, September 3-9, 2010

Dana Point Times  

Vol. 3, Issue 36, September 3-9, 2010