The third annual Hoops of Hope Shoot-a-thon is Thursday at the Huntington Beach High gymnasium.

The free-throw shooting event includes live music, food and a silent auction and raffle and runs from 3 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will help support the construction of a medical center in Zambia and provide backpacks to needy children in the U.S.

Admission cost is a $5 donation at the door. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

Hoops of Hope is billed as the largest free-throw shoot-a-thon in the world. It is a student-created and student-led movement, in partnership with World Vision, that provides care to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

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More information also can be found at the HBHS Hoops of Hope page on Facebook.

— From staff reports


Former Charger on USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team

USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the roster for the 2013 FINA World League Super Final. The 15 athletes include Edison High graduate Danielle Warde who recently completed her sophomore season at UC Irvine.

Eight players from the U..S. team that won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London also return to the National Team.

The team will travel to Beijing, China to compete in the FINA World League Super Final, which starts Saturday and runs through June 6.

Team USA has won the gold medal at the previous four FINA World League Super Finals.

"It's very difficult to select a roster at the beginning of this cycle and without much training," Krikorian said. "However, we are looking forward to getting a glimpse of how this team can play in China."

The 2013 FINA Women's World League Super Final roster: Danielle Warde, defender (Huntington Beach/UC Irvine); *Annika Dries, center ( Laguna Beach/Stanford); *Betsey Armstrong, goalie (Ann Arbor, Mich./Michigan); Lolo Silver, attacker, (Long Beach/Stanford); *Melissa Seidemann, defender (Walnut Creek/Stanford); Rachel Fattal, attacker (Seal Beach/UCLA); Monica Vavic, attacker (Palos Verdes/USC); *Maggie Steffens, defender (Danville/Stanford: *Courtney Mathewson, attacker (Anaheim Hills/UCLA); Kiley Neushul, attacker (Goleta/Stanford); Jillian Kraus, attacker (Santa Ana/UCLA); *Kelly Rulon, attacker (San Diego/UCLA); *Kami Craig, center (Santa Barbara/USC); *Tumua Anae, goalie (Newport Beach/USC); KK Clark, defender (Menlo Park/UCLA).

*Denotes 2012 Olympic gold medalist


Barons baseball camp to open in June

The Fountain Valley High baseball program's summer camp for incoming freshmen and eighth-grade students starts June 25 at the school's varsity baseball field.