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The San Clemente Little League AAAM Hooks. Photo: Courtesy
The San Clemente Little League AAAM Hooks. Photo: Courtesy

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Little League

The Hooks won the San Clemente Little League AAAM National League championship on May 31, defeating the Hot Rods in a two-game series.

The Hooks’ players include: Banning Wetzel, Noah Henderson, Chris Racine, Drew Bowman, Koen Osendorf, Matt Wilson, Griffin Blair, Joe Bullock, Jakob Freeburg, Owen Willemsen, Jacob Niednagel and Isaac Niednagel. The team is coached by Eric Bowman, Jeremy Henderson and Dave Bullock.

Water Polo

The San Clemente Triton Water Polo Club’s boys 14U and high school girls teams are taking a summer trip to Croatia to train against and alongside local club teams. The 22 players and three coaches representing the club will hold a number of practices, play games against Croatia teams and tour the area over a 10-day span.

The club held rummage sales and other fundraising efforts to offset costs and are asking those interested in making a donation to visit their gofundme website at

Beth Sanden completed the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon on May 31. Photo: Courtesy
Beth Sanden completed the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon on May 31. Photo: Courtesy


San Clemente resident and partially-paralyzed marathoner Beth Sanden completed the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon on May 31.

Sanden, who has completed a marathon on all seven continents, used a custom handcycle to traverse the route in a time of 2:18:32.

Sanden is a USA Triathlon coach and mentor with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps disabled athletes in all disciplines.


The Friends of San Clemente will hold its fifth annual benefit golf tournament at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course on June 26.

The tournament, which raises funds for the foundation’s Fun on the Run program and sports scholarships, will kick off at noon with a shotgun start and 18 holes of golf. A buffet dinner, raffle and awards ceremony will follow.

Last year, $20,000 was raised for the Fun on the Run program and scholarships for local children to attend city recreation classes, according to a press release.

Several San Clemente Sports Hall of Fame inductees are slated to be in attendance at the event.

The cost for individuals is $150 and cost for a foursome is $500.

For more information or to register, visit or call 949.276.8866.


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