Volleyball camp on tap next week
The Glencoe volleyball program is staging a pair of youth camps next Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 12-15, at Glencoe High School.
The camps are open to players entering grades 3-12. A skills camp for beginning and advanced players in grades 3-9 will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day and will focus on skills like serving, hitting, digging, blocking and setting. A high school camp for players in grades 9-12 will be staged from 1-4 p.m. each day. It will also focus on skill improvement and is geared toward players who would like to participate in competitive high school volleyball.
Badminton club shines at state
Members of the Hillsboro-based Portland Badminton Club earned a number of titles at the State Games of Oregon competition, staged July 12-13 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland.
Brothers Suchir Otturu and Suchith Otturu each picked up gold medals. They squared off in the boys singles division, with Suchith winning that matchup.
Those two also played against each other in the boys doubles and mixed doubles championships. Suchir won boys doubles with partner Vamsee Padala. Suchith earned silver with Vikas Annamameni. In mixed doubles, Suchith prevailed with Andrea Tongsak over Suchir and Ritwaika Petluri in the championship final.
Rishab Kattoory and Uma Pandit won the mens doubles 56 division, as well as the mixed doubles consolation title. Kattoory won yet another consolation title in boys doubles with William Liang.
On the girls side, Neah Nagabothu won the girls consolation final, while Tongsak and Pertluri took first in girls doubles.
Locals perform well at triathlon
Washington County was well-represented Sunday at the Midsummer Triathlon staged at Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Forest Groves Marco Ramirez won the sprint triathlon and two Hillsboro triathletes finished in the top 10 in the womens race.
Ramirez, 20, completed the ½-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5-kilometer run in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds. He finished 1:17 faster than another youngster, 17-year-old Liam Keaney, of Portland.
Portlands Kim Grasberger, 50, was the top female finisher in 1:12:52. Kristin Henry, 37, was fourth in 1:19:12, and Alexandra Yates, also 37, was seventh in 1:31:21.
Off-road triathlon returns this week
The Xterra PDX Epic Off Road Weekend returns to Hagg Lake this weekend. The event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. This years slate of events includes full and sprint triathlon options, a duathlon, a mountain bike race, and off-road half marathon, 10-kilometer and 5K running races.
The triathlons, duathlon and mountain bike race are slated for Saturday, while the running races are scheduled for Sunday. A Poker Ride will take place this evening as a charity fundraiser.
Registration is $24 to $105 for individuals and depends on the event. Fee for full triathlon relay teams is $210. Mountain bike racers also have the option of registering on race day.
For more information, go to xterrapdx.com.