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Former pro hosts volleyball camp at Forest Lake Christian

Former professional volleyball player Steve Neptune will direct a three-week camp at Forest Lake Christian School from July 16- Aug. 3. for players in grades 9-12.

Neptune is a former Long Beach State player who played professionally in Germany and Japan, as well as on the AVP beach circuit.

The first week will include a complete overview of volleyball, with additional defensive training, and will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Week two is titled “The Fun of Competition” and will meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The final week of the camp will focus on offense and will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Cost of the camp is $240. If campers are unable to participate in all three week, they may register for one or two weeks at $90 each.

For registration or additional info call FLC athletic director Steve Robinson at (530) 269-1540, ext.116 or (530) 269-3448 (home) or FLC volleyball coach Susan Carlsen at (916) 765-2000. FLC is located at 12515 Combie Road.

Gold Country Senior Softball alum invited to picnic

A picnic for softball players who used to compete at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley has been scheduled for July 21.

The Second Annual Old-Timers Picnic is scheduled to start around 10 a.m. in the upper covered picnic area at the park. Many of the retired players are expected to attend.

People may potluck or bring their own food. Everyone will need to bring their own plates, silverware and chairs.

For more information, call Francine Sturm at 432-0293 or e-mail According to Sturm, lots of “gabbing about the old days” and sharing of old photos will be among the highlights of the event.

Sierra College seeks Hall of Fame nominations for the Class of 2008

The Sierra College Wolverine Athletic Association is accepting nominations for its Class of 2008 Hall of Fame to honor its former and current athletes, coaches, and community members.

The WAA is continuing to gather history from Sierra College alumnus and community members. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Hall of Fame Class of 2008 is Sept. 10. Send nominations to Tim Haenny, Wolverine Athletic Association Hall of Fame Committee Chairman, at; 5000 Rocklin Rd. Rocklin, CA 95677.

“This is a great opportunity for Sierra College to honor its former athletics and coaches as well as to continue to establish a historical perspective for the future,” said Haenny. “We are asking for support from the community, they have long been the heart and soul of Sierra College Athletics”.

For more information (916) 781-0583.

Lightning to host ‘NFL Night’ featuring former pro players

The Stockton Lightning of the arenafootball2 league have announced former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Keena Turner is scheduled to appear at Stockton Arena for “NFL Night,” as the Stockton Lightning face the Boise Burn beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Turner joins a lineup of former NFL players who are scheduled to be on-hand during the event, including former San Francisco 49ers R.C. Owens and J.J. Stokes, along with former Oakland Raiders Jack Tatum and Jeff Jaeger, along with the “Gold Rush” cheerleaders, mascot “Sourdough Sam” of the 49ers and “Raiderettes” of the Raiders.

All fans in attendance are invited to wear their favorite NFL team’s jersey and receive $2 off each ticket purchased at the Stockton Arena ticket office.

For more information, please call (209) 373-1500 or visit the Web site

– The Union staff

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