Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - June 10, 2011

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ON THE LINKS . . . Former local standout prep golfers Martin Trainer, Jack Paton and Ben Scribner all know one place they won't be playing from June 16-19, and that's the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. All three failed to qualify for the U.S. Open during Monday's qualifying at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, one of numerous sites around the nation. Trainer, a Gunn grad who won the Pac-10 individual title last month at Stanford and helped USC win the team title in a playoff, shot 70-72-142 and missed making a playoff by three shots. Paton, a Sacred Heart Prep grad, helped his Oregon team reach the Pac-10 playoffs against USC. He shot 71-72-143 on Monday. Scribner, Menlo School grad who is now a professional, shot 75-71-146 to also miss out on advancing to the U.S. Open.

ON THE COURT . . . Men and women at least 18 years of age who want the chance to earn free tickets to one of the premier professional women's tennis tournaments on the West Coast, can become a volunteer at the Bank of the West Classic, July 23-31 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University. Volunteer positions are currently available in several areas including transportation, ushers, guest services, hospitality, and tournament administration. For more information please go to www.bankofthewestclassic.com and click on "Volunteers" to apply online. Volunteers will receive complimentary tickets to the tournament, a parking pass, and an official tournament shirt. They will be asked to work a minimum of four shifts during the event in order to qualify for these tournament benefits . . . The USTA-sanctioned Palo Alto Junior Novice Tennis Tournament will be held June 25-26 at Rinconada Park from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The tourney is open to boys and girls ages 12-under, 14-under and 16-under. Registration closes June 15. To register, go to www.norcal.usta.com and scroll to Juniors tournaments. Click on the tournament schedules, then 2011 complete tournament schedule, click June and scroll down to the event. Click the link and follow the entry instructions. For further questions, contact Sada Chidambaram at sadachid@gmail.com or Linda Lee at LLRR@pacbell.net.

COACHING CORNER . . . Palo Alto Knights Youth Football is seeking experienced head and assistant football coaches for the 2011 season. Contact: Mike Piha 269-6100 or mike@in2change.com. . . . Sacred Heart Prep is seeking frosh-soph and freshman football coaches as well as a girls' junior varsity volleyball coach for next season. All interested applicants should contact SHP Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez via email at frodriguez@shschools.org or by phone at (650) 473-4031 . . . Menlo-Atherton High School is looking for an assistant volleyball coach. Anyone interested should contact Mary Podesta at mpodesta@seq.org.

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