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SportShorts for Tuesday, July 10, 2018


KSB adult division champs crowned

Gavin Jensen and Alex Knack teamed up to win the adult men’s doubles division in the KSB tennis tournament at the Emma Hubbs Courts on Sunday. The duo won 39 games to beat out Mike McNamara and Mark Eriks by two games.

Hayley Kent and Amanda Kent won 28 games to take first in women’s doubles, with Jill Kohlert and Cindy Bonnell winning 23 to claim second place. Crete LeFevre and Robin Keene won 21 games to edge out Gabriela Trujillo and Nadia Trujillo by a game for third.

Knack and Amanda Kent won mixed doubles with 38 games won. Keene and Lance LeFevre took second with 32. Brett Keith and Kathryn Halverson were third with 29.


Pair of aces hit at Deer Valley

Tim Schlegel hit a hole-in-one on the 133-yard No. 15 at Deer Valley Golf Course on June 4, witnessed by Jason Deubree, Steve Moore, Max Melms and Mark Humphreys.

Joe Buckingham aced the same hole on June 23. His 7-iron ace was witnessed by Kim Buckingham, Craig Knutson, Ken
Knutson, Terry Wolf and Wally Wallingord.

Newman outing planned for July 21

The Newman Open will be July 21 at Deer Valley with a shotgun start at noon.

The cost is $100 per golfer or $400 per team, with proceeds benefitting tuition assistance at Newman.


Brawl breaks out
at AAU game

A video posted online Sunday showed players and referees trading punches at an Amateur Athletic Union basketball game in an Atlanta suburb.

News outlets report the video has been shared on social media thousands of times. It shows the brawl in the AAU game between Chicago-based R.A.W. Athletics and the Houston Raptors at the LakePoint sports facility in Emerson.

R.A.W. Athletics coach Howard Martin tells WSB-TV he thinks one of his players had complained to a referee about a call before he was ejected from the game. Martin says the player was walking toward the bench when the referee pushed him.

Raptors coach Bobby Benjamin says he saw a player bump into the referee, but he’s not exactly sure what started the fight.


Royals sign 16-
year-old pitcher

Teenage pitcher Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in his native Osaka, Japan.

The 16-year-old right-hander agreed Sunday to a minor league contract with a $322,500 signing bonus. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with a major league club.

Yuki is listed at 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, and his fastball has been clocked at 87-88 mph. He was born on May 12, 2002.

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