Local fencer Holst earns wins in national competitions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Local epee fencer Sarah Holst contributed to a team victory at the North America Cup on July 2.

Representing Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton, Holst, Isabel Ford, Maria Copelan and Rita Somogyi captured the women's title.

The squad beat second-seeded Boston Fencing Club, 45-38. Host recorded bout scores of 3-0, 3-2 and 7-7. The NWFC team pulled out a 37-36 semifinal victory over Hooked on Fencing of Houston, with Holst contributing scores of 8-3, 5-3 and 3-4. The 5-3 win came against Olympic medalist Courtney Hurley Dumas.

The NWFC squad turned in a score of 45-31 in the quarterfinals, with Holst prevailing in her bouts, 5-4, 5-1 and 0-0.

On June 29, Holst placed ninth overall in a top-division national epee event.

Holst was victorious in five of her six qualifying bouts, winning her qualifying pool and earning a No. 4 seed for the direct-elimination round. Holst's day ended with a 13-15 loss in the round of 16.

SOU's Craig Howard Football Camp sign-up is Monday

The three-day Craig Howard Football camp, led by the Southern Oregon University head football coach, begins Monday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

Second-graders through fifth graders can register on-site at 8 a.m. on Monday. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day.

Sixth-graders through eighth-graders may register at 1 p.m. Their camp runs from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

The cost is $75. Call Nathan Chin at 701-430-9568 for more information.

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