Tennis season approaching by jennyyingdi


									                                                                                                                                                                   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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