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OREM TIMES Page 9 ojrnw oj eye COMMUNITY SPORTS, PEOPLE AND OUTDOOR FUN Thursday, July 12, 2007 MflDS Orem High football coach Bob Steele talks with his players during a practice session last August. Preparation for high school sports is a Russ Lyman NORTH COUNTY A common saying among athletes and coaches is that championships are won during the offseason. Judging by how busy local lo-cal athletes are at the present time, there are a lot of championships cham-pionships being won, we just don't know about them yet. Throughout the valley, athletes ath-letes are preparing for their respective seasons by going to camps, playing on summer league teams and working out tirelessly. Although the baseball season is still almost a year away, you can find local lo-cal high school teams playing almost every day during the week. Now accepting new students Phoro by Scon Hancock rt Furniture I HERITAGE -'X ,D Copy In addition, soccer and volleyball vol-leyball players are participating participat-ing on club teams that travel to tournaments throughout the country. Basketball players have spent many days at team camps and tournaments both locally and on the other side of the country. Although many seasons are still several months away and the preparation has yet to escalate to serious mode, the football season is just around the corner. Not surprisingly, sur-prisingly, teams are ramping ramp-ing uptheir preparations in order to be competitive come August. 1 "Every sport does it (plays in the summer), but the football foot-ball kids have to dedicate themselves a little more," Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Technique, TapBallet combo, and Tiny Tots classes are available. Hot Shots Academy Preschool is now registering new students for the '07- '08 school year. Classes are available for 3 and 4 year olds and combine academic principles with hands-on learning and performing arts. Contact Information: (801)785-5883 90 South Main Street, Pleasant Grove e ( Shelves Quilts Clocks CONTINUES! LjeslJ OFF ANY ONE ITEM Some K&tnctioiH Mmy Apply fipir 7-20-07 ,pHWII.WIIWiJj..4tL Ik :W 00DW0RE said Orem football coach Bob Steele. Steele explained that his team's preparation consists of 90 minute lifting sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Thurs-day and Friday. The Tigers also run patterns and do light agility workouts, as well as conditioning on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday is spent with position coaches providing provid-ing instruction. While attendance at summer sum-mer workouts is optional for players, coaches say that those who attend have a big advantage over those who don't. "When the athletic skills are the same, the kid who's been going has a great advantage over those who don't," Steele OIGJ J Rues AmericanaM SUMMER I SALE XT n Q Q (O : o "7? n year-round said. "But I understand that they have a lot of other things going on during the summers." A lot going on during the summers would be an understatement un-derstatement for multi-sport athletes like Timpanogos' Taylor Lyons and Christian Stewart. Often times those players will participate in a football workout and lift during one part of the day, then play a baseball game later in the day. Although summer teams aren't always at full strength, team success in the summer often gives an indication of what will come during the season. "Last summer there was no do ubt we improved," said Timpanogos baseball coach Many Levels of WW V II Hi I i IHI II III 1 1 k'l ASK FOR BUDJ0LLEY tk 77700 c b' &D' U mt ' mm ii III ' I rORESTRIVER WllOWOOd It LI H dOn I diTT&finTin RHiiriiifi iTii ffifnrnraTMTWfri Trailer, Frnt Bdrm wQueen Bed, Huge Dinette, Dbl Slide w Rear Bunk Houie Km A Desk, Ducted ACHeat, Prem Sound System. JEREMY HARMONNorth County proposition Kim Nelson. "Last year we had a lot of new guys that were trying to earn spots. Now we have a lot of people returning and that scares me a little." Steele expressed similar sentiments. "The summer gives you a pretty good look. It's not a 100 percent tell tale, but if you have a lot of kids coming com-ing that are dedicated that's a good sign," Steele said. "The years when a lot of our kids come, we've gotten off to better starts in the season." sea-son." When it comes down to it that's the name of the summertime sum-mertime game, getting a head start on the season, no matter how far down the road it may be. Heritage Care Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Long Term Care Assisted Living Level 1 Respite Care Hospice Integrated Secured Unit Care to 7? It'H WJllW! S60Q0) riijsc SStfOO rr.Ar-M ill xr mf .rfr -KeM m na-v lll.ltrIIIV r IT" I T27RBD5 BASKETBALL MV, Orem coaches set hoops camp Orem basketball coach Mike Conner and Mountain View hoops coach Jeff Gardner are having a basketball skills camp this week. The camp began Wednesday and continues through Friday and is for grades 3-12. There are two sessions per day, from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. All campers attend both sessions each day, good for 15 hours of camp for every athlete. All skill levels are invited to attend. at-tend. The camp will be at the Mountain View High gyms. Cost is $55 and should be paid at the d(xr. Price includes camp T-shirt. Ball handling, sh(xting, passing, defense and team play will be emphasized. For more information call Gardner at 851 -1)505 or Conner at 427-04W) Bruin 17U team beats PI. Grove Dean Von Memmott M'OKISrORHIM'ONDfNI Mountain View defeated Pleasant Grove 7-2 in 17U summer sum-mer baseball action. In the top of the first, Viking Riley White walked and scored the game's first run on an error. The Bruins quickly resjxmd-ed resjxmd-ed as Marcus Draper doubled and scored to start a four-run rally for the Bruins. During the scoring inning, Cam Schmitt singled in a run, and Riley Kendall's Ken-dall's two-out, two-run single put Mountain View ahead 4-1 at the end of the first. The second inning opened with C.J. Cardon singling off pitcher Draper. However, Travis Tra-vis Jackman caught Cardon stealing to end the threat. Mountain View's offense kept going strong in the second inning as they quickly loaded the bases on singles hit by Luke Oldham, Draper and Jackman. Mark Garrett provided the final blow when he doubled in Oldham Old-ham to put the Bruins up 7-1. Third-inning singles from Calder Bonnett and Mitch Dahl presented the Vikings with a promising situation for rallying back. However, Draper struck See BASEBALL, Page 10 Center 350 East 300 North American Fork, Utah 84003 801-756-5291 e Needs 1: r. ttk 7730 ' zr T'.r'?-'; m . ., I k . M COACHMEN CHAPPARAL 282 DS 5th Wheel Trailer. 32' Long. Toble & Chairs. DM Slide wBunk Beds In rear. King bdrm In front, daynight shades. Ducted ACHeat. Microwave. TV ft more.