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Baseball

• Rochester Baseball Camps has scheduled a holiday baseball camp for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 27-28 at the Mayo High School gymnasium.

All area high school baseball players in grades 9 to 12 are invited. The camp will include two days of skills, drills, hitting, fielding and pitching instruction, and tips from some of Rochester’s most accomplished and recognizable baseball players.

Coaches will include Steve Hucke, head baseball coach of the RCTC Yellowjackets and Minnesota Twins clinician; Aaron Senne, University of Missouri baseball player; and the following Rochester standouts currently drafted and in the Minor Leagues: Danny Lyons, shortstop, Washington Nationals organization; Aaron Craig, pitcher, Minnesota Twins; Matt Meyer, pitcher, Cleveland Indians.

Fee is $100 per player. Registration forms are available at all Rochester high school athletic offices and online at www.RochesterBaseballCamps.com. This camp is limited to a number of participants. Please mail registrations no later than December 20. Rochester Baseball Camps, LLC. (507) 421-6675.

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Boxing

• Three boxers from the 4th Street Gym advanced from the Minnesota State Golden Gloves tournament held last weekend in Minneapolis. Logan O’Connor, Payton Lee and Freddy Gonzalez all advanced to the regional Silver Gloves tournament to be held in Spooner, Wisconsin, on the first weekend in January 2008.

Football

• The Hunt Drug fourth-grade football team of the Rochester Youth Football Association had a strong season this fall. The team had the third-best offense in the fourth-grade league and the number one defense in all of the RYFA 4th through 8th grade leagues.

In the regular season, the team was undefeated with a 6-0 record, winning the American Conference title. The team’s effort in the semifinal playoff was phenomenal, losing in a double-overtime time game on a 4th down pass.

Running

• Riley Macon, a Willow Creek Middle School eighth-grader, finished fifth in the youth boys division (13- and 14-year- olds) of the USA Track & Field Minnesota Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships at Valleywood Golf Course, Apple Valley, on Nov. 10.

Riley ran the 4K course in 14:44 and qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics National Cross Country Championships in Lawrence, Kan., on December 8.

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Soccer

• Rochester Youth Soccer Association:

— Sign up online NOW for the RYSA Spring 2008 Recreation Soccer Season: Just a quick reminder that online registration for the Rochester Youth Soccer Association’s Spring 2008 Recreation season is now available. To register, visit our website at www.rysa.org and follow the registration links. Registration will run until January 15, 2008. We encourage everyone to register as early as possible so that we can ensure that we create the proper number of teams.

The Spring 2008 season will run eight weeks, from early-April through early-June. Cost: Grades 1-4 = $60; Grades 5-12 =$80.

If you have any trouble registering or you cannot register online, please call the office at 280-7584. For more info, visit the recreation page on the RYSA website.

— New Kindergarten Program Added: The RYSA has added a new program for kindergartners for the Spring of 2008. The "Kindergarten Kicks" program will be a street soccer format, and take place on four Tuesday evenings. Cost for the "Kindergarten Kicks" program is $25. Visit the website to register or for more information.

— Give the Gift of Soccer: The mission of RYSA is to support and promote the game of soccer for youth in Rochester and the surrounding communities. We promote good sportsmanship and participation of youth in organized soccer that is fun, healthy, and educational. We strive to provide athletic development and training at all levels of talent and desire.

Each year, we have some youth who want to participate but cannot afford to pay the entire registration fee. In those instances, RYSA does what it can to help offset those costs.

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If you are able, we’d ask you to consider a donation to RYSA’s financial assistance efforts. Donations are tax deductible and help to give area youth who might not otherwise be able to participate the same joy of the game of soccer as your own child or children enjoy. It is easy to donate. You can make a donation online as part of the Spring Recreation registration process or call us at 280-7584.

Swimming

• Rochester Swim Club Orcas competed in the Northfield B/C swim meeton Dec 1-2.

Individual results: 10 & under: Becker, John Paul: 8 3 of 3 best times & 3 top 4 finishes; Flaada, Deanna: 8 1 of 3 best times & 3 top 10 finishes; Turner, Lindsey: 8 - 5 of 5 best times, 2 new A times & 5 top 3 finishes, including 1 First place in the 50 fly; Tweed, Peter: 8 3 best times, 1 new C time & 4 top 8 finishes; Alfred, Sophia: 9 3 best times & 2 top 13 finishes; Calvert, Joshua: 9 1 of 4 best times; Dowdy, Gretta: 9 7 best times, 3 new C times & 1 top 18 finish; Geschwind, Megan: 9 1 best time, 1 new B time & 6 top 16 finishes; Gostout, Christian: 9 5 best times & 2 top 8 finishes; Kamath, Amika: 9 2 of 4 best times & 1 new C time; Kofler, Alex: 9 3 best times, 2 new B times & 4 top 10 finishes; Marin-Mera, Maite: 9 3 of 4 best times; Movall, Ryan: 9 4 of 4 best times, 1 new C time & 3 top 18 finishes; Ommen, Jack: 9 4 best times, 3 new B times, Runner-up in 2 events & Champion in the 50 free; Perkins, Erin: 9 1 of 4 best times & 1 top 12 finish; Alhajeri, Ahmed: 10 2 of 4 best times & 2 top 15 finishes; Campeau, Michelle: 10 3 of 4 best times, 1 new A time & Champion in the 50 Free; Dahl, Jessica: 10 6 best times, 1 new C time & 6 top 8 finishes; Emery, Madison: 10 2 of 4 best times & 3 top 12 finishes; Grosbach, Matt: 10 1 of 4 best times; Hayward, Sam: 10 6 best times, 1 new A time, 7 top 8 finishes including Champion in the 100 free; Kamath, Marielle: 10 4 of 4 best times, 1 new C time, 1 new B time & 3 top 10 finishes; Leibovich, Rachel : 10 1 of 4 best times & Runner-up in the 100 free; Lekah, Emily: 10 3 best times & 4 top 12 finishes; Nelson, Sam: 10 4 best times & 7 top 8 finishes including First in the 50 Breaststroke; Swinbank, Willow: 10 3 of 3 best times & 2 top 8 finishes; Tri, Jason: 10 3 of 4 best times, 1new C time & Runner-up in 2 events; Turner, Travis: 10 2 best times & 4 top 16 finishes.

11-12: Bruggenthies, Kaitlyn: 11 1 best time; Drexler, Christina: 11 4 of 4 best times & 3 top 8 finishes; Duff, Ted: 11 2 of 4 best times, 1 new B time & 3 top 10 finishes; Emery, Taylor: 11 7 best times, 3 new A times & 7 top 8 finishes including 2 first places; Geschwind, Cole: 11 4 of 4 best times, 1 new B time & 4 top 6 finishes including First place in the 100 IM; Hansel, Claire: 11 6 best times, 1 new C time, 1 new B time & 2 top 8 finishes; Krebs, Riley: 11 5 best times, 2 new B times & 7 top 8 finishes; Mehta, Anila: 11 3 of 4 best times, 1 new B time & 2 top 8 finishes; Nimke, Scott: 11 3 of 4 best times, 2 new B times & a first place in the 100 back; Rickman, Abbi: 11 3 best times, 2 new C times & 3 top 20 finishes; Schorr, Kaylea: 11 3 of 4 best times, 2 new C times & 1 top 12 finish; Shriner, Kenwyn: 11 4 best times; Simcox, Clare: 11 2 of 4 best times, 1 new C time & 4 top 16 finishes; Skaar, Katelyn: 11 6 best times, 1 new C time & 4 top 20 finishes; Alfred, Susannah: 12 4 best times, 1 new C time & 5 top 16 finishes; Cunningham, Miranda: 12 5 best times, 1 new B time, 1 new A time & 6 top8 finishes including 2 First places; Flaada, William: 12 4 of 4 best times & 2 top 20 finishes; Movall, Brandon: 12 2 of 4 best times, 2 new B times & 3 top 6 finishes; Nelson, Micah: 12 6 best times, 2 new B times & 8 top 10 finishes; Rochester, Keaton: 12 -3 of 4 best times, 1 new B time & 3 top 8 finishes; VanDeVoorde, Michael: 12 2 of 3 best times, 1 new A time & Champion in the 200 Freestyle.

13 & older: Alhajeri, Razan: 13 4 of 4 best times, 1 new C time & 4 top 10 finishes; Dolin, Nikita: 13 7 best times, 2 new B times, 1 new A time & Champion in 7 events; Helmer, Shannon: 13 6 best times, 1 new B time & 6 top 6 finishes; Nelson, Mareeka: 13 3 best times & 5 top 10 finishes; Oberholtzer, John: 13 8 best times, 4 2nd place finishes & 1 1st place in the 100 backstroke; Shriner, Paul: 13 5 best times, 1 new C time & 6 top 6 finishes; VanDeVoorde, Megan: 14 2 best times, 6 top 8 finishes including two First places; Pass, Emily: 15 1 of 4 best times, 4 top 4 finishes including a First place finish in the 1,000 freestyle.

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