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March 24, 2006

LET'S PLAY 100

The Estancia High baseball program is hosting its annual 100-Inning Game on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. The game will pit Estancia alumni, parents and family members against this season's varsity team in a fundraiser.

Coach C.K. Green will lead the Eagles in the marathon game, which will be played five innings at a time until it reaches 100. Participants may show up anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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For more information, call booster club president Dan Oliver at (714) 331-5284, or e-mail Green at ckgreen@gmail.com.

APPROACHING SURF

The seventh Newport Harbor High Classic surf competition is scheduled for April 1 and 2 at 56th Street in Newport Beach. The competition will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The event is open to all ages with eight divisions. Registration is $30 in advance and $35 on the day of competition, but there is a limit of 160 entries. All registered surfers will receive a T-shirt and lunch on both days.

For information, call (949) 675-2855, or register at Surfside Surf Shop, 112 23rd Street, Newport Beach.

UCI ATHLETES LAUDED

UC Irvine's Dayne Comrie and Lauren Collins were chosen Big West Conference men's track and women's field athletes of the week, respectively, for the week ending Sunday.

Comrie was second in the men's 400 meters at the Northridge Invitational, finishing in 47.54 seconds. That mark is the eighth-fastest time in school history. The junior also finished third in the 200 in 21.75, qualifying him for the Big West Conference Championships in May.

Collins won the women's high jump at the Northridge Invitational with a leap of 5 feet, 8 3/4 inches. Her performance was enough to qualify her for the NCAA West Regional.

UCI's Amber Steen was the conference women's track athlete of the week for the week ending March 12.

Steen, a senior from Newport Harbor High, won the 800 meters at the Ben Brown Invitational. Her time of 2:12.96 was an automatic qualifier for the Big West Conference Championships and is three seconds shy of the qualifying mark for the NCAA regionals.

BERNHARD RECOGNIZED

UC Irvine women's tennis player Becky Bernhard was named Big West Conference women's tennis player of the week for the week ending Sunday.

The sophomore extended her winning streak at No. 1 singles to five with victories against Nebraska's Kim Hartmann, ranked No. 63 in the nation, and Purdue's Hala Sufi. Both victories were in straight sets.

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