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LOCAL BRIEFS

Local teens earn spot on national junior team: T.J. Bayer and Brandy Drozd have earned sports on the National Junior shooting team and will compete at the 2010 World Shotgun Championships in Munich, Germany. Bayer and Drozd both compete in the shotgun division.

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Texas A&M wrestlers host Halloween duals: The Texas A&M wrestling club team hosted the Halloween Duals at Bryan High School on Oct. 31. The Aggies beat Sul Ross University 24-21. Texas beat Sul Ross 25-22. A&M used four wrestlers in higher weight classes to fill open slots but fell to Texas 18-15.

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Vasquez, Johnson win divisions at tournament: NAVASOTA -- Bryan's Jonathan Vasquez shot a 74 to win the boys 14-15 division of the STPGA Junior Tour event at Pecan Lakes Golf Club on Oct. 12. Anderson's Ross Arrington shot a 79 to take second. Caldwell's Matthew Johnson (97) was fifth, and Bryan's Bryce Beall (101) was sixth.

Jesse Johnson of Caldwell shot 80 to win the boys 16-18 division.

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Barber competes at senior games: HOUSTON -- College Station's Don Barber placed second in the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke events in the 60- to 64-year-old men's division of the 2009 Texas Senior State Games at Lamar High School on Oct. 24-25. Barber's times were 45.01 and 1:55.24.

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Joyce takes top honors at senior games: HOUSTON -- Lloyd Joyce, 75, won a gold and two silver medals at the Texas Senior Games on Oct. 31. Joyce won the 800 meters and took second in the 1,500 and 5,000. Joyce qualified for state by winning events at the local Brazos Valley Senior Games in May.

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Aggies win bass tournament: NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Texas A&M Bass Fishing club members Andrew Shafer and Paul Manley won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Regional Championship title on Nov. 16.

The duo sat in fifth place after the first two rounds with a total of 13 pounds, 5 ounces. On Day 3, they brought in the tournament's heaviest catch at 17-2 to win. They have qualified for the national tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in April.

BASEBALL

Registration open for Holiday Baseball camp: BRENHAM -- The 2009 Holiday Baseball Camp for players ages 8 through 15 is set for Dec. 21-22 at Brenham High School.

The camp is a comprehensive program on hitting, pitching and throwing mechanics and offers instruction in the fundamentals of baseball with an opportunity for practice and drills.

Cost is $80 per camper for the three-session camp. Session I is 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 21 followed by Session II from 1-4 p.m. Session III is 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 22.

For registration information, call Earl Hathaway after 6 p.m. at 979-836-3437.

RESULTS

Aggie Swim Club swimmers named to the Ladder of Success: Eight Aggie Swim Club swimmers were named to the Ladder of Success by Gulf Swimming for the 2009 long course season (see picture). The Ladder of Success names the five fastest male and female swimmers in each race for the entire season in all of Southeast Texas. Swimmers named with top times are listed below (all distances in meters):

Harrison Jones (11-12 boys) -- 1, 50 freestyle, 27.17; 1, 100 freestyle, 1:00.24; 1, 200 freestyle, 2:07.72; 1, 400 freestyle, 4:33.32; 1, 50 butterfly, 28.54; 1, 100 butterfly, 1:02.00; 1, 200 butterfly, 2:21.3; 1, 400 IM, 5:13.06; 2, 50 backstroke, 32.03; 100 breaststroke, 1:18.43; 2, 200 breaststroke, 2:51.08; 3, 200 backstroke, 2:30.72; 3, 200 IM, 2:27.28; 4, 100 backstroke, 1:11.09; 4, 50 breaststroke, 36.27.

Mackenzie Jones (10 & under girls) -- 1, 50 freestyle, 30.92; 1, 100 freestyle, 1:08.75; 1, 200 freestyle, 2:28.22; 1, 50 backstroke, 36.03; 1, 100 backstroke, 1:17.65; 1, 50 butterfly, 34.66; 1, 200 IM, 2:47.64; 2, 100 butterfly, 1:19.64; 3, 400 freestyle, 5:18.73; 4, 100 breaststroke, 1:30.12; 5, 50 breaststroke, 42.12.

Reilly Haden (11-12 girls) -- 3, 400 freestyle, 4:48.83; 4, 50 freestyle, 29.19; 4, 200 freestyle, 2:17.28; 4, 200 IM, 2:39.18; 5, 100 breaststroke, 1:25.66.

Hunter Scott (10 & under boys) -- 3, 50 breaststroke, 43.95; 4, 100 breaststroke, 1:34.91.

Laine Johansen (11-12 boys) -- 4, 400 IM, 5:33.36; 5, 100 breaststroke, 1:20.18.

Matthew Bitara (13-14 boys) -- 4, 100 butterfly, 1:01.70; 5, 100 backstroke, 1:03.49.

Matt Belobraydic (11-12 boys) -- 5, 200 butterfly, 2:38.29.

Ben Munster (17-18 boys) -- 5, 800 freestyle, 8:38.91.

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Aggie Swim Club 15 & over swimmers compete: AUSTIN -- The Aggie Swim Club's 15 & older swimmers competed at their first short course meet of the 2009-2010 season on Oct. 23-25 at the Texas Longhorn Aquatic Club.

Top finishers (all distances in yards):

15 & over girls

Haley Clark -- 5, 50 freestyle, 25.12; 8, 100 freestyle, 54.53; 5, 100 butterfly, 1:01.07.

Katie Hirsch -- 3, 50 freestyle, 25.61.

15 & over boys

Tyler Clark -- 8, 50 freestyle, 23.09; 6, 100 backstroke, 58.11.

Hayden Duplechain -- 1, 50 breaststroke, 29.33; 3, 50 butterfly, 26.41; 8, 50 freestyle, 23.18; 7, 400 IM, 4:23.90; 6, 200 IM, 2:01.03; 7, 200 breaststroke, 2:21.67.

Stephen Weber -- 4, 50 butterfly, 26.35.

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Aggie Swim Club swimmers swim at 8 & under meet: SPRING -- The Aggie Swim Club's 8 & under swimmers competed at Premiere Aquatic Club's short course meet on Oct. 24.

Top finishers (all distances in yards):

5-year old boys

Dominic Lampo -- 6, 25 butterfly, 36.70.

6-year old boys

Hayden Rubino -- 8, 50 backstroke, 1:06.65.

7-year old girls

Elisa Davila -- 3, 25 breaststroke, 27.78; 5, 25 butterfly, 22.73; 3, 25 freestyle, 19.38; 3, 25 backstroke, 22.88.

Emily Dawson -- 7, 25 breaststroke, 31.92; 7, 25 backstroke, 24.22.

Lauren deStefano -- 1, 25 breaststroke, 26.48; 5, 50 breaststroke, 57.96.

7-year old boys

Luke Lampo -- 4, 25 breaststroke, 27.88; 3, 25 butterfly, 24.71; 2, 25 backstroke, 23.25.

8-year old girls

Halyn Chang -- 3, 25 backstroke, 22.88.

Shyler Mayfield -- 6, 50 butterfly, 42.77.

Sara Shankar -- 5, 25 breaststroke, 25.81; 6, 25 butterfly, 19.94; 8, 100 I.M, 1:47.79.

8-year old boys

Peyton Rusk -- 3, 50 freestyle, 34.56; 2, 50 backstroke, 41.92; 4, 50 butterfly, 40.53; 4, 100 IM, 1:31.44.

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Aggie Swim Club swimmers qualify for All Star team: MAGNOLIA -- The Aggie Swim Club had 23 swimmers compete in the All Star Qualifier on Oct. 24-25 hosted by the Lone Star Swim Team. Swimmers ages 11-14

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