Sunday, August 05, 2001

Local teams win on national level

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The following is a list of local teams that participated in organized youth national tournaments.

        • The Cincinnati Flames won the NABF World Series in the 12-and-under division by beating the East Cobb Mudcats of Georgia 5-4 the week of July 17-22.

        • The Cincinnati Stars finished seventh, with a record of 5-2, in the 15-and-under division of the AAU nationals in July.

        • Steven Kinsella, Kyle Stewart, Katie Kinsella, Melanie Price, Nick Hertlein and Alex Rinner of Ahn's Taekwondo East earned medals at the 2001 U.S. Junior National Taekwondo championships in Tampa, Fla., July 2-7.

        • The Mizuno Cincy Classics 15 White won the third flight at the 2001 U.S. Junior Olympic national volleyball championships held in Sandy, Utah, June 27-30.

        • The Mizuno Cincy Classics Reds 13 won the silver division at the Asics National Junior Olympic volleyball tournament in Chicago, June 15-19.

        • Green belt Erik Kjeldsen of Anderson Township and senior green belt Molly McCullough of Tiger's Lair Martial Arts in Eastgate won national championships in Olympic-style fighting and forms and in point-style fighting, respectively, at the AAU national taekwondo championship in Detroit the last week of June.

        • The Cincinnati Bulldogs 18-year-old baseball team finished ninth at the AAU nationals in Orlando, Fla.

        • The Cincinnati Cats under-13 girls basketball team won games at the AAU nationals.

        • The Cincinnati Cowboys 13-and-under 7th-grade boys basketball team was national runner-up in the AAU National Invitational Classic in Cocoa Beach, Fla., July 6-l4.

        • The Cincinnati Indians 12-and-under baseball team went 2-4 in the AAU national championship in Burnsville, Minn., for 12th place.

        • The Cincinnati Elite 19-and-under fast-pitch softball team won the championship of the Southern States Athletic Association World Series in Sevierville, Tenn., July 26-29.

        • The Cincinnati Bobcats 15-and-under girls basketball team placed seventh of 76 teams at the AAU national tournament in Oklahoma City with a record of 5-2.

        • The Cincinnati Snipers roller hockey team placed fifth in the 16-and-under division of the TORHS America National Roller Hockey Tournament in Alpharetta, Ga., June 28 to July 9.

        • The Bridgetown Bulldogs baseball team placed second in the AAYBA 14-and-under Gold Division World Series played in St. Louis, July 6-13.

        • The Cincinnati Classicway Cagers Elite 11-and-under girls basketball team was 3-3, good for a 17th place tie of 68 teams, in the AAU national basketball tournament in Kenner, La., July 6-14.

        • The Cincinnati Indians 13-and-under baseball team finished second in the USSSA-AA World Series.

        • The Cincinnati Bandits 11-and-under boys baseball team was runner-up in the lower bracket of the USSSA-AA national tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 18-22.

        • Dave and Adam Stall placed 13th of 34 teams in the parent/teen division of the BPAA International Family Bowling Tournament in Grapevine, Texas, July 26-29.

        • The Cincy Classics 14-and-under girls volleyball team placed 15th in the open division of the U.S. Junior Olympic nationals held in Salt Lake City, June 27-30.

        • Four Cincy VBC teams competed in the national volleyball tournament in Salt Lake City. The 14-year-old team finished fifth, the 13-year-olds 19th, 16-year-olds 35th and 15-year-olds 61st.

        • The Northern Kentucky Jazz, an 11-and-under boys basketball team, finished with a record of 3-4 at the AAU nationals in Cocoa Beach, Fla., the week of July 21-28.

        • The Cincinnati Swish 14-and-under girls basketball team placed 13th of 72 teams in the AAU nationals in Lafayette, La.

        • The Cincinnati Elite Blue finished sixth out of 130 teams in the NSA World Series in Kansas City. The Elite 10-and-under team finished 12th of 40 in the same tournament.

        • The Lakota Braves won the championship of the 11-and-under AAYBA World Series in St. Louis.

        • The Cincinnati Stingrays 13-and-under baseball team participated in the CABA Quality World Series.

        • Sara Penningroth of Hamilton finished seventh in the girls discus at the Junior Olympic nationals in Sacramento, Calif., the week ending July 28.

        • The Northern Kentucky Rockets 13-and-under boys basketball team made it to the final 16 of 124 teams in the AAU nationals in Memphis in June.

        • Freshman Michael Beatty of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and freshman Tony Teufel of Princeton High School finished third in doubles at the Super National 14s clay court championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the week of July 15.

        • One of the Cincinnati Royals 12-and-under boys basketball teams won the National Classic in Virginia Beach, Va. The other was eliminated in the round of 32 in the same tournament. The 11-and-under boys team made it to the final eight of 98 teams in a tournament in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The 13-and-under girls team was 3-2 in the Cocoa Beach tournament.

        • The Cincinnati Tornados, a 14-and-under girls basketball team, finished fourth in the national AAU tournament. The event was July7-14 in Orlando, Fla.

        • The Cincinnati Eye Institute Lasers, a 12-and-under AAU girls basketball team, lost in the final four of the nationals in New Haven, Conn., during the first week of July.

        • The Cincinnati Gators, a 15-and-under select baseball team, finished sixth in the nationals of the AABC tournament in Winter Haven, Fla., July 18-22.

        • The Kolping Ben-gals, an under-17 girls soccer team, finished third in the nationals of a select tournament in Lawrence, Ind., last week.

        • The Ohio Hardwood Heat, an under-10 girls basketball team, finished first in the YBOA (Youth Basketball of America) national tournament in Winter Haven, Fla., the first week of July.

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