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The San Lorenzo Valley Middle School volleyball team accepts awards from coach Dave Notari during a post-season ceremony. Nick Salibi (second from right) won the MVP award and championship team players are, alphabetically: S Beltz, Remi Dirk, Donovan Francis, Evan Galleguillos, Brighty Hart, Michell Kamau, Mike LaCapria, Derrek McCuiston, Davon Northcutt, Justin Notari, Scott Poetzinger, Andrew Raymond, Nick Salibi, Carl Snyder, Sonnie Welling and Ben Zhu. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press Banner
The San Lorenzo Valley Middle School volleyball team accepts awards from coach Dave Notari during a post-season ceremony. Nick Salibi (second from right) won the MVP award and championship team players are, alphabetically: S Beltz, Remi Dirk, Donovan Francis, Evan Galleguillos, Brighty Hart, Michell Kamau, Mike LaCapria, Derrek McCuiston, Davon Northcutt, Justin Notari, Scott Poetzinger, Andrew Raymond, Nick Salibi, Carl Snyder, Sonnie Welling and Ben Zhu. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press Banner
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Volleyball team wins league tournament

The San Lorenzo Valley Middle School volleyball team finished its season 7-1 in the regular season and claimed the league tournament title with wins over Notre Dame, New Brighton and Holy Cross middle schools May 15-17.

The team avenged its only loss of the season with its victory over Holy Cross. The team is coached by Dave Notari who handed out post-season awards on May 21 in the school gymnasium.



Swimming pool program set for summer

Swim lessons and free swim are set to begin at Siltanen Family Swim Center in Scotts Valley. Scotts Valley native Heidi Sussman heads up the program with more than 20 years of swim instruction experience.

Summer swim lessons begin June 11. Lessons are taught in three-week sessions, which meet two days per week on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of six 30-minute lessons. Classes will be held between 8:30 am and 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

In addition to group lessons, of four students (ages 3 and older) or less per class, private instruction is available. Group parent/baby lessons will also be offered for children ages 6 months to 3 years and their parents.

Recreational swim is held every day in the summer June 11 through August 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at $3.00 per person, 5 years old and up (4 and under are free).

The pool is also available for rent. For further information or to register contact City of Scotts Valley Recreation Department at 438-3251.



AAU basketball team wins tournament

The Runnin’ Redwoods, a fourth and fifth grade boys Amateur Athletic Union basketball team from SLV and Scotts Valley, defeated teams from Carmel and Salinas to win the Monterey Invitational Tournament on May 13 and 14. Against Carmel on May 13, Dylan Sandles led the scoring with 21 points while Zavier Kemp had 12 and Garrett Hormel dropped 11.

In Sunday’s game with Salinas, Kemp tallied 10 points, Sandles scored seven and Daniel Sullivan added six.

In both games point guard Dillon Danner ran the offense and set up his teammates with numerous assists. The traveling team has been practicing and playing tournaments since January. The tournament was the conclusion of the team’s season.



Softball team goes undefeated

The San Lorenzo Valley Middle School sixth and seventh grade team finished the season 12-0 following a 9-1 campaign in 2011.

The team carried five pitchers and three catchers and was coached by Greg Logan and Chuck Parham with assistance from Ted Dominguez, Tara Andrade and team mom Anne Fortina.

Logan said the success is partly due to April Beltz who was instrumental in developing the local recreation league and the Mountain Dream traveling team.



Summer bocce for seniors

Registration is open for a weekly bocce ball league for those aged 50-and-over at Skypark in Scotts Valley.

Registration is $5 with a Scotts Valley Senior Center membership of $20. Games are $2 each.

For information, 438-8666.

E-mail local sports news to peter@pressbanner.com or call 438-2500.
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