The celebration of life service for local basketball guru Steve Humann will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Ashland Middle School gym.

The celebration of life service for local basketball guru Steve Humann will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Ashland Middle School gym.

Humann, who coached from a wheelchair after a botched surgery left him paralyzed in 1982, died July 14, three weeks after suffering a heart attack.

A Castro Valley, Calif., native, Humann began his coaching career as an assistant at San Francisco State and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. He spent six years as an assistant at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y., before taking the Southern Oregon State College — now Southern Oregon University — men's head coaching job in 1980.

After the surgery, Humann was forced to relearn how to talk. Later, he helped build Ashland's AAU girls basketball program into a state powerhouse, and eventually took over the Ashland High varsity team for two seasons starting in 2002.

Donations can be made at Rogue Federal Credit Union to the Stephen K. Humann Memorial Fund.

The Dusty Baker Baseball Academy will take place July 30 through August 1 at Harry & David Field.

The academy is being hosted by the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs and will include instruction from former major league players.

The cost is $75 if paid before July 30, or $80 on that date. For more information, call Greg Roberts at 541-261-86205.

Three local karate participants turned in first-place performances in various disciplines at the United Fighting Arts Federation World Championships last weekend in Las Vegas.

Shantell Dawson took first in forms and fighting and received the Chuck Norris Cup in the ages 18-34 division. Kaylen Gillespie secured top honors in fighting and Lily Hawkins earned first in forms and second in weapons in the ages 15-17 division.

Five Superior Stingrays swimmers competed in the 11 & Over State Long Course Championships at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center in Gresham last weekend.

Olivia Dow finished in seventh place in the 100 breaststroke championship final (1:25.59). Alyse Darnall was second in the consolation final of the 100 free (1:02.58) and Kaylee Cooper placed second in the consolation final of the 200 fly (2:34.51).

Alec Shephard and Ethan Shephard also swam.