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Posted: 2013 Apr 26 - 06:15

Five locals place in track meet

Five New Smyrna Beach locals took part in the Star Athletics Track meet at Lake Minneola High School.

NaShaun "Poochie" Bacon took first place in the 80m hurdles and third in the 400m (girls 11-12).

Nessiah Bacon finished second in the turbo javelin throw and third in long jump (girls 7-8).

Kendall Blount finished fourth in long jump and turbo javelin (girls 9-10).

Kiana Scott finished third in high jump; second in shot put and second in turbo javelin throw (girls 9-10).

Quinn Slizyk placed third in high jump; second in shot put, and second in discus throw (boys 15-16).

Coach Kenny Scott leads the AAU club and applications are still being accepted. Forms can be picked up from New Smyrna Beach airport sports complex track from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Monday or Thursday.

For more information, call (754) 234-1385 or email ks2training@gmail.com.

Flag football league to begin

DeLand Parks and Recreation is offering the DeLand City Adult Flag Football League May 8 through July.

All games will be played at Sperling Sports Complex on Wednesday nights.

Registration fees start at $385 per team, which includes a 10 game season. A captains' meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Sperling Sports Complex.

Teams must register before the meeting.

For more information, call (386) 626-7280 or visit www.deland.org.

Coach wins 200th game

Mainland High School baseball coach Michael Burton recorded his 200th win as a high school coach on Friday, April 10, as Mainland defeated University High School by a score of 6 to 3.

Mr. Burton, 50, from Port Orange is entering his 14th year as Mainland baseball coach and previously coached at Father Lopez for three years.

After the game, his players gave Mr. Burton the customary Gatorade shower.

Daytona State surfers place in competition

For the first time in five years, two surfers representing Daytona State College placed in the finals of the National Scholastic Surfing Association's East Coast Championships held April 4-7 in New Smyrna Beach.

Pat Gingras, an education major from Port Orange, took third place in the longboard division final and freshman Dylan Martin of Palm Coast placed fourth in the men's shortboard final. Mr. Gingras and Mr. Martin, along with four other Daytona State surfers, competed against 10 other teams from major East Coast colleges and universities.

Offshore fishing tourney coming up May 10-11

The Halifax River Yacht Club and the Halifax Sport Fishing Club will hold its 5th annual fishing tournament.

The "Halifax Offshore Invitational" is scheduled for May 10-11. The tournament is open to boats of all sizes; provided there is at least one member of a recognized yacht club or fishing club aboard each vessel. Anglers will compete in Dolphin, Kingfish and Wahoo divisions, an opt-in Slam tournament within a tournament, and a Lady Angler award.

The event will begin on May 10 with a captain's meeting and kick-off party at Halifax River Yacht Club with live entertainment, and a raffle featuring some outstanding products and vacations. Fishing teams may depart from Ponce Inlet and begin fishing at 6:30 a.m.; however, a registered representative from each team must be in attendance at the captain's meeting. Weigh-ins will begin at 3 p.m. on May 11 at the Halifax River Yacht Club and end at 6 p.m. The tournament will wrap up with an awards ceremony on Saturday evening.

Cash prizes and trophies for the top three catches in each division will go to the winning teams.

For more information on sponsorship packages or angler registration, call (386) 843-3266. Proceeds of the Tournament benefit the Halifax River Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program and Halifax Sports Fishing Club Kids Can Fish Too Program.

For more information on the tournament, visit www.hryc.com.

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