HOMETOWN HEROES : ATHLETES OF THE WEEK.Girls: Jodie Cox, Quartz Hill.
What she did: Cox led the Rebels to a 2-0 win over defending Southern Section Division II champion Saugus by tossing a two-hitter with eight strikeouts. She also had two hits, including a ground-rule double, scored two runs and had a stolen base.
The scoop: Cox, a junior, moved from third in the batting order Noun 1. batting order - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
lineup, card to leadoff this year, where she can use her speed to create offense. A left-hander, she worked hard this offseason to develop more pitches. She retired the first nine batters against Saugus.
Comment: ``We know if we can beat a team as good as Saugus, we can do well against teams in the Golden League,'' Cox said. ``The win was big for our confidence.''
Boys: Charlie Smith, Hart.
What he did: The junior golfer was the medalist at the DeBell Invitational last week, shooting a career-best 2-under-par 69.
The scoop: Smith played Nos. 3 and 4 last season for Hart. His strength is hitting the greens. He used mainly a 3-wood on drives at DeBell in Burbank to beat out Flintridge Prep's Russell Surber.
Comment: ``It was real nice for him,'' Hart coach Dennis Ford said. ``He had been struggling. Hopefully, it will get him going for the rest of the season.''
No. School Record LW
1. Camarillo 10-2 1
2. Chaminade 11-1 3
3. Calabasas 11-2 2
4. Palmdale 11-1 5
5. North Hollywood 10-2 10
6. Crespi 7-3 NR
7. Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley 8-2 5
8. Quartz Hill 8-3 8
9. Kennedy 10-5 9
10. Westlake 9-3 NR
No. School Record LW
1. Crescenta Valley The Crescenta Valley is a small inland valley in Los Angeles County, California. Its name derives from its crescent-like shape, with the convex portion facing roughly northeast and the concave portion southwest. 9-1 2
2. Hart 7-1 1
3. Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. 4-1 3
4. Newbury Park 10-14
5. Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. 5-1 5
6. Kennedy 8-1 6
7. Harvard-Westlake 9-0 7
8. Agoura 11-1 8
9. El Camino Real El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:
10. Saugus 8-3 9
Prep volleyball: Royal is rated No. 2 behind Huntington Beach Huntington Beach, city (1990 pop. 181,519), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast, across from Santa Catalina Island, in an oil-producing area; inc. 1909. It manufactures aerospace vehicles, aircraft parts, optical instruments, and heat transfer equipment. in the Southern Section Division I coaches' poll. It's the highest Division I volleyball rating ever for Royal.
Prep football: Defensive back Tony Walker (Antelope Valley), linebacker Derrell Daniels (Sylmar), wide receiver Cody Joyce (Hart) and offensive lineman Mike Wambolt (Hart) have been selected to play for the California team in the Shrine All-Star Football Classic. The game matches the best players from California and Texas and will be played July 19 at Cal State Fullerton.
Prep basketball: The San Fernando-based California Cavs 16-and-under traveling team won the championship at the Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. Easter Classic. The co-MVPs were Simi Valley's Branduinn Fullove and Ribet's Devin Montgomery, who could be transferring next season to San Fernando. Sean Atkins of San Fernando made the all-tournament team.
Prep baseball: Quietly, without much attention, Kennedy junior left-hander Wesley Crown has been doing the unexpected - rolling up even better pitching statistics than star right-hander Jon Garland. Crown is 3-0 with an 0.37 ERA. ``He hasn't had a bad outing,'' Cougars coach Manny Manny may refer to:
College baseball:Former Crespi outfielder Brad Wright, a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara, went 11 for 13 against Nevada last weekend, raising his season average to .341. . . . Cal Lutheran is rated No. 3 in the NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III baseball poll.
College golf: USC's golf team is hosting an invitational April 7-8 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. Besides No. 3-ranked USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. , UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX , Arizona State and Brigham Young are among the teams entered.
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Not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional: offbeat humor.
Getting a busy signal: Those trying to reach Kennedy baseball coach Manny Alvarado at his home for the past 2-1/2 months have gotten the recording, ``We're sorry, you have reached a number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service.'' Alvarado's phone was disconnected after he received a surprising phone bill courtesy of his son, Manny Jr., who's attending college in Lamars, Iowa. Manny Jr. apparently used an 800 number too many times. Asked how much the phone bill was, Alvarado said, ``Four digits.''
``It's the most beautiful grass infield I've seen in my life.''
Faith Baptist baseball coach Greg Weiss
on Campbell Hall's new $17,000 infield
Photo: (1) Girls: Jodie Cox, Quartz Hill.
(2) Boys: Charlie Smith, Hart.