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David Higgins will represent the United States in the prone rifle competition at the 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: Courtesy
David Higgins will represent the United States in the prone rifle competition at the 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: Courtesy

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Higgins Nabs Spot on Olympic Shooting Team

San Clemente native and Air Force Academy cadet David Higgins has qualified for the 2016 United States Olympic shooting team and will compete in the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.

At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trails in Fort Benning, Ga. on April 4, Higgins made a move up the leaderboard of the men’s prone rile event in the late stages of competition. Higgins sat in third place after the first day of competition but recorded a career-best score (629.5) on the third day to place first overall. Higgins’ edged out three-time Olympic medalist Matt Eamons by 1.4 points to win the event.

Higgins represented the United States at the 2014 World Championships in Spain, where he placed 24th overall. This is his first Olympic bid.

SC Girls Beach Volleyball Starts Inaugural Season

The newly formed San Clemente girls beach volleyball team is off to a 1-2 start to its season competing in the Orange County Beach Volleyball League.

The team, which is made up San Clemente High School student-athletes, defeated Los Alamitos to earn its first win.

The San Clemente girls beach volleyball team includes: Hanna Farnsworth, Peyton Johnson, Kensie Lamar, McKayla Mear, Skylar Nelson, Katelyn Ostrander, Felecia Petrocelli, Ireland Ridell, Jessica Summers, Lindsey Waikle, Anna Ward, Gabby Wilson, Claire Wilson, and Malia Yim. The team is coached by Larry Mear, Tom Beard and Jen Beard.

Garrett Named High Point University Athlete of the Week

San Clemente native Peyton Garrett was named High Point University’s student-athlete of the week on April 4.

Garrett, a sophomore on the men’s lacrosse team, had a breakout performance in High Point’s 15-10 victory over Mercer on April 3. Garrett scored two goals, including the game-winner, tallied three points and recorded five ground balls. Garrett tied or broke his previous career-best marks in all three categories.

Garrett was a standout player for the San Clemente High School boys lacrosse team.

Golf Clubs Being Collected for Marines

San Clemente resident Don Glasgow is once again collecting new or gently used golf club sets and golf balls to donate to Wounded Warriors and military veterans returning from deployment.

Glasgow has collected over 800 complete sets of golf clubs and over 35,000 golf balls for Marines in recent years. Glasgow spends several months collecting the clubs and presents them in complete sets to the Marines at a charity golf tournament in June.

Glasgow handles pickups. To contact Glasgow, email him at or call 949.481.0116.


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