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Camps to cover basketball basics

By: Staff Report
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Dan Hicks is looking to the future of Lincoln High School’s girls basketball program by holding camps for girls entering grades 4-12. He’s also helping out the boys team by sharing his knowledge. The camp for grades 4-8 is open to girls and boys. The four-day camp begins June 6 and will go from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day. The cost is $40, and the camp is limited to 40 participants. The second camp will be June 13-16 for girls entering grades 9-12. The sessions will be 5:30-8 p.m. each day. The cost is $60. Players attending the 9-12 camp are also invited to participate in the Zebras’ summer league, which begins June 16. Checks can be made payable to Lincoln High School Girls Basketball and mailed to the school at 790 J St. Tofft adds to softball honors Stephanie Tofft’s collection of softball awards continues to grow. The Lincoln High School graduate was voted a second-team selection to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Great Lakes Region team. Tofft is the first Northern Illinois University player to be honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association since 2003. The freshman’s versatility paid off in her selection as a utility player. She started 33 games in the outfield, nine at catcher and seven at third base. Tofft was the only player to start in each of the Huskies’ 53 games and led the team with a .434 batting average. “It's a very deserving honor for Steph,” Huskies coach Lindsay Chouinard stated in a press release. "She had an incredible season.” Girls basketball camps at Sierra Sierra College women’s basketball coach Brandie Murrish is enlisting the assistance of her past and present players to serve as instructors during the Wolverines’ girls basketball academy in June. The sessions for girls ages 6-17 are June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college. The cost is $125 per session, and campers must bring a lunch. Discounts are available for siblings. Discounts are also available for families, teams and campers who attend both sessions. Campers can register at sccommed.org (click on “courses” and then “sports camps”), by calling (916) 781-6280 or (800) 242-4004, ext. 6280, or by going to the Community Education office at 333 Sunrise Ave., Suite 300, in Rocklin. For further information, call Murrish at (916) 660-8119. Redding golf event on June 20 The sixth annual Matt Redding Memorial Golf Tournament will be June 20 at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. Redding was killed in 2005 in the line of duty as a Rocklin police officer. The entry fee of $125 includes a cart, range balls, a polo shirt and hat, lunch and dinner. Dinner tickets are $35. Lunch is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Checks can be made payable to “Matt Redding Foundation” and mailed to 5725 Bluffs Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765. For further information, go to mattreddingfoundation.org or call (916) 624-0789.