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March 28,1991 - THE WESTFIELD RECORD - B-5 Tennis season approaching Sports-in-brief The Westfleld Tennis Associa- tion is getting ready for an excit- ing new season. Applications for Bama tops Lavallette in 2-on-2 WTA membership and lessons In the only first-round game of may be obtained at the Westfleld are as follows: ing to: Carmine Picardo, Member- Recreation Office in the Munici- the week, the fifth-seeded Bama Category Res, Non-res. ship Chairman, 3 Henning Drive, Braggers defeated the 12th- Family $25 $50 Fairfield, N.J. 07004. Completed pal Building, the library, West- seeded Lavallette Clams, 19-13, to Adult (18 & up) field Sports Center and Rorden $15 $30 applications must be returned by advance in the Westfield 2-on-2 Junior (13-17) $5 $10 March 31. Realty, both on Elm St, Summit Basketball Tournament at Tam- Twelve & under $3 $6 Ski & Sport on Quimby St and aques Park. Senior citizen $3 $6 Mountainside Indoor Tennis Club on Route 22. Lavallette got off to a 4-0 lead Badges may be purchased at Lessons are offered for elemen- after Craig Hunsinger hit his first the Recreation Office on the sec- TV-3 to air tary through high school-age play- two shots, but two Marc LaC- ond floor of the Municipal Build- ers, as well as adults. Instructions arruba baskets tied the score. Ross Martin, who finished with 7 ing. For more information, call spring previews are given on the Memorial Pool the Recreation Department at courts. Applications may also be points, drilled a 3-pointer for a 7-4 789-4080. "Countdown to Glory: The obtained in the schools. Spring Lavallette lead. Spring Sports Preview" wilt air on lessons start April 29. Bama then ran oft" 13 straight Suburban Cablevision's TV-3 on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. The popular ladder competition starts May 1 and continues points, seven of them by Mike Gandy. A late run brought Lava- Softball tourney The show, with hosts Matt Loughlin and Paul Spychala, will through Labor Day. In addition to lessons and lad- llette to within four before LaC- arruba, who finished with 12 set for April take a look at high school teams ders, the WTA also sponsors three points, hit the winning hook shot in baseball, softball, tennis and la- The Montville Softball Associa- crosse as they prepare for the women's teams in the Suburban The tournament, in its third tion will sponsor the 1991 Mont- spring season. Hard Court League. There are year, consists of 16 teams with two ville Softball Classic April 13th plans for a junior round robin for The program will repeat on players, mostly seniors, per team. and 14th, The team entry fee is Tuesday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m. and grades 3-8 as well as a tennis car- First-round action should con- $150. For more information, con- nival, which will include a free Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. on TV- clude this week with third-seeded tact Kenny Kohler at 402-1312. 3. clinic for all Westfield residents. Michigan playing 14th-seeded In order to have your name Providence and the seventh- listed in the WTA's membership directory, you must sign up by seeded Bay Area Boys taking on the lOth-seeded Fort Dix Falcons. High school April 15. Lesson signup is on a Chris Voorhees, left, one of the founding members of the officials wanted Kazanjian heads first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call 232-7232, 233-0639 or 789-8561. Westfield Tennis Association, was honored at a recent meet- Tennis badges The New Jersey Football Offi- basketball camp ing. She is shown talking to fellow member Lee Perry. cial's Association (NJFOA) is now Jim Kazanjian, junior varsity go on sale accepting applications for admit- tance in its 1991 training program, boys basketball coach at Westfield Boosters donate two Lifecycles The Westfield Recreation Com- Successful completion of the pro- mission has begun sale of 1991 gram will certify applicants to of- tennis badges. Anyone who plans ficiate high school varsity football High School, will serve as director of the fourth annual Winner Bas- ketball Camp this summer. The camp will run a one-week session The Westfield School Boosters to use the tennis courts at Memo- contests in New Jersey. Appli- Association, as one of its 1090-91 at Westfield High School July 15- projects, recently donated two rial, Tamaqucs or Elm must first cants must be physically fit, 18 19. Tuition, which is due June 29, purchase a tennis badge. Tennis years of age and residents of New is $50. Brochures may be obtained Lifecycles to the new high school attendants will be monitoring the Jersey. training facility. at the athletic office in the high courts and enforcing this rule. For further information and an school, or by calling Kazanjian at "For the past several years we have given various pieces of The cost of the tennis badges application, please reply in writ- 781-6768. equipment to individual sports teams at the high school," Boost- ers Projects Chairman Mel Coren said. "This year, the Boosters de- cided more athletes might be Campbell on Olympic trail again served by donating equipment to (Continued from page B-l) Tbilisi Tournament, another Campbell said that if he follows be used by the athletic trainer B.S. in sociology, Campbell moved World Championship and most of his training program he willfor the reach both at the high school and at the on to international competition, all, the Olympics," he said. Camp- his peak sometime in May new training facility." where he wrestled at 180.5 bell sorely missed the thrill of National Freestyle Champion- Athletic Trainer Sandy Mamary pounds. He swept through the competition. "As an athlete, you ships, where the rankings for the said the Lifecycles will be benefi- 1980 U.S. Olympic trials and was are never going to experience National team are at stake, and cial to the rehabilitation and con- bound for the Olympics in Mos- anything like competing. I needed the World Team Trials, where the ditioning of injured athletes. "As cow. Campbell said he was ex- the adrenalin rush, the excite- winner is guaranteed at least the soon as the Lifecycles were in the tremely upset and depressed by ment I missed competing; being first alternate spot on the Olympic school, we put Stacey Tourtellotte then-President Jimmy Carter's de- the center of attention. I think of team and is granted an exemption right onto a program," Mamary cision to boycott the Games. myself as a gladiator, not as some- from the 1992 trials. Mel Corcn, Boosters projects chairman, shows Westfield High said. "If you remember, Stacey School Head Trainer Sandy Mamary some of the features on "I thought it was a terrible thing one sitting behind a desk with a "If I stick to my program, 1 had that freak but serious knee to do," he said. "It was a waste of pencil. I am a wrestler." know my peak will come for the injury toward the end of the soc- one of the two Lifecycles recently donated by the Boosters. my effort and career, (The wres- Campbell feels that his come- two tournaments. 1 know how to cer season." llers) were ready to go and a Pres- back has been "a mixed bag . . . make my body reach its physical Last year the Boosters also do- the general welfare of student of equipment and related items ident who never took the time to tough in some ways, easy and fun peak by varying my day-to-day nated a medcolator, an electronic athletes in the Westfield public not normally covered by school notice the sport used us as pawns in others. It was frustrating be- training program. I reached a stimulation machine which schools. Through fund-raising ef- athletic budgets. In addition, the of the government." Campbell re- cause 1 had been a world-class peak for Tbilisi." Campbell's stiff- speeds up the healing of certain forts such as the sale of Boosters Boosters sponsor an all-sports covered from the Olympic disap- athlete and I needed to reach that est American competition should types of injuries. buttons, the football program, 550 dinner in May at which all senior pointment to become the 1981 level again. I didn't like losing, so come from Dan Chaid, who has The Boosters is a group of 90 Club and Super Bowl raffle, the athletes, championship teams and World Champion. I knew I had to improve." defeated him four times since his members whose goals aretopro- Boosters try to assist the school a number of student athletes are In 1984, after winning the World Through the Olympic Job Op- comeback began. mote and support athletics and sports programs with the donation honored. Cup for the third time, Campbell portunities Program (OJOP), The next stop for Campbell is again sought a place on the Olym- Campbell reached an agreement the World Cup April 6 and 7 in St. Helen's enjoys best hoop season pic squad, but sustained a serious with the Carrier Corporation Toledo, Ohio. He has already won cartilage injury in his knee just which grants him 58 days off a the World Cup three times, but one week before the U.S. trials. year for competition. Due to his despite the magnitude of this in- The St Helen's 7th-8th grade Campbell said he was crushed by occupation, however, Campbell ternational competition, Campbell girls basketball team climaxed its the injury, competes internationally at 198 doesn't feel this tournament is most successful season in CYO pounds, his natural weight "Many crucial. "I was extremely embarrassed wrestlers spend too much time "I am going, but it really has no history with a come-from-behind and upset by the '84 injury be- cutting weight rather than improv- value," he said. "It is more of a 17-16 overtime victory over neigh- cause Westfleld had been so sup- ing physically, technically or card- learning experience and tuncup boring Holy Trinity recently. portive in sponsoring me." The io-vascularly. It would be impossi- for the May tournaments." Camp- Yana Zelkovic's bank shot off an United Fund or Westfield had or- ble for me to cut weight while bell may face Makharbck Khad- m-bounds pass from Gretchen ganized a drive to help fund holding a full-time job." Mansfield with only two seconds artsev of the Soviet Union, who Campbell's quest for the Los An- Campbell recently returned has dealt him losses of 3-2, 1-0 left in the overtime was the differ- geles Games. ence. home from a stint in the Soviet and 15-0 in the past year. "I feel Bouncing back from a tough As a result of the knee injury, Union with two major interna- the 1-0 score is more indicative of semi-final loss the night before to Campbell was forced to retire tional titles. Campbell was victori- what I can do against Khad- St Agnes, 12-9, St Helen's showed from wrestling. He set out in ous in the Yarygan and the presti- artsev," Campbell said, "In the lf>- character and poise in a gritty, search of a coaching position, but gious Tbilisi Tournaments. "The 0 bout, I went in with a different scrappy game played at Roosevelt was repeatedly turned down. Tbilisi Tournament has been the strategy, and bad tactical errors Middle School. Melissa Michaels, albatross around my neck in the cost me the match." The loss playing her last game, displayed "I couldn't find coaching jobs past," he said. "No matter how stunned Campbell. "I was at n great spirit and enthusiasm in available, I had two kids, and I much I trained, I never won it real low point I had never been leading her teammates. Ann Lut- was broke. Westfield prepares you When I won I was really, really beaten like that" kenhouse sank both ends of a cru- to seek the best for the future, so I excited. In fact, more excited than Campbell remembers the peo- cial one-and-one free-throw situa- decided to go to law school." when 1 won the World Champion- ple of his hometown who have tion to tie the game in regulation. ship (1980). given so much support "1 felt re- At Cornell Law School, Camp- "I think I had entered Tbilisi aliy bad in 1984 when I had the Meghan Cusimano was a defen- bell began to rehabilitate his six previous times and my highest injury, and I just want them to sive stalwart, holding the Holy knee. He put in time running and finish was fourth. The Tbilisi and feel as much a part of this journey Trinity scorers in check for most lifting weights, and, ultimately, of the game. They are a part worked out with the wrestling Yarygan victories were extremely as possible. support and feelof it I important psychologically, be- know their their Playmaker Katie Gomes and team. After receiving his law de- cause I lost six straight matches inspiration. Helping me then is center Erin Zielenbach played gree, Campbell took a job as an the last time I was in Russia." their usual aggressive styles be- St. Helen's 7th-8th grade girls basketball team. Kneeling (left attorney with the Carrier Corpora- help to me now." fore Gomes was forced to leave to right): M. Michaels, Y. Zelkovic, E. Zielenbach, K. Gomes. tion in Syracuse. Campbell still the game with a badly-bruised Back row (left to right): M. Cusimano, M. Sheehy, A. Lut- lives with his wife, Laura, and thigh. kenhouse. G. Mansfield. The coach is Tom Cusimano. four children in Fayottevillc. just NEW BRUNSWICK CULTURAL CENTER Trailing 16-15, St Helen's forced outside Syracuse a turnover on a Holy Trinity in- placed St Helen's third in the ments and third in the St Cecilia bounds pass. After a timeout, CYO tournament, behind Our ;inri OLP tournaments With most About three years ago, Campbell Mansfield found Zelkovic in a Lady of Peace and St Agnes, and of the team returning next year began a serious attempt to make a crowd and in one motion, she hit capped an overall 18-6 season. St and a promising crop of 6th grad- comeback in international wres- ^ T H E A T R E a beautifully-timed shot for the Helen's finished second in the St ers moving up, the future looks tling. "There were a few things I difference. This dramatic finish Agnes and St Elizabeth tourna- bright for St Helen's basketball. always wanted to win — the ^A presents |H The Legendary Fisher scoring machine for Cranford hockey team Westflelder Derek Fisher re- nament in Bowie, Md., was voted cently completed his season of Most Valuable Player by tourna- play on the Cranford Squirt A ice ment officials in two of the four hockey team, which finished with a record of 37-9-4, including a tournament championship in games he played. When not skating, Fisher prac- tices by shooting dozens of frozen J JENNINGS Freeport, Long Island and a sec- pucks at a target in his backyard. it Saturday April 6 ond-place finish in league play. He uses frozen pucks, kept in his The team also finished second in mother's freezer, because they lay the Atlantic Amateur Hockey As- Miit on the shooting surface, ' ^ 8:OO PM sociation's district playoffs. bounce less and can be stick- ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ lickcis Along with being the team's fast- hancllecl as if he were on ice. He est skater, Fisher is an excellent also keeps his skating stride in stick handler with a hard, accu- form by playing street hockey at ^^^^^^^ C:ALI.: rate shot Using these skills, the (iumpert Park. Roosevelt sixth grader amassed With hockey season behind him, ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ B ^X)8-24C>-74C59 85 goals and 86 assists Tor 171 Fisher now turns his attention to points in 50 games. Fisher playing soccer for the Wings and Derek Fisher follows through after a shot at a recent game ^^^^^^^^H 19 Livingston Avenue, notched 16 hat tricks, 11 play- lacrosse in Westfield's recreation played in Toronto, Canada, where his team went on a four- ^^^^^^^^A N) New Brunswick, , . makers and, at a Christmas tour- program. game exhibition tour.
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