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PARENTS QUESTION SAFETY OF ALEMANY MOVE.

Byline: Chris Branam Daily News Staff Writer

Even though the deal looks done, Alemany High is still fighting to get out of the Del Rey Del Rey may refer to:
  • Del Rey, California, a census-designated place in Fresno County, California
  • Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, a small district in the west side of Los Angeles
  • Del Rey (band), an indie rock band
 League in football.

Southern Section league representatives voted to adopt the Catholic Athletic Association's releaguing proposals Thursday despite the appeal of a group of Alemany parents. In the new league alignment, which originally was proposed by the CAA Caa

See CCC.
 in October, Alemany was placed in the Del Rey League with Bishop Amat, Loyola and St. Paul St. Paul

as a missionary he fearlessly confronts the “perils of waters, of robbers, in the city, in the wilderness.” [N.T.: II Cor. 11:26]

See : Bravery
.

But David Dicker dick·er  
intr.v. dick·ered, dick·er·ing, dick·ers
To bargain; barter.

n.
The act or process of bargaining.
, an Encino attorney representing the Alemany parents, said the Southern Section did not follow proper guidelines when it forced the CAA to realign re·a·lign  
tr.v. re·a·ligned, re·a·lign·ing, re·a·ligns
1. To put back into proper order or alignment.

2. To make new groupings of or working arrangements between.
 its member leagues.

``The CAA voted to not releague back in October,'' Dicker said. ``It only releagued because it was mandated by the Southern Section. The CIF (1) (Common Intermediate Format) A standard video format used in videoconferencing. CIF formats are defined by their resolution, and standards both above and below the original resolution have been established. The original CIF is also known as Full CIF (FCIF).  cannot force the (CAA) to releague. At this point, I will be meeting with my clients to discuss what actions we will take.''

Last month, the CAA refused to reconsider the Del Rey League alignment. Alemany school officials declined to appeal to the Southern Section, but the parents hired Dicker, who argued in Thursday's section meeting that the safety of Alemany's football players will be at risk.

``It doesn't take a brain surgeon Noun 1. brain surgeon - someone who does surgery on the nervous system (especially the brain)
neurosurgeon

operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon - a physician who specializes in surgery
 to figure out that Alemany's 190-pound lineman doesn't stand a chance against a 290-pound lineman from Loyola,'' Dicker said after the meeting.

Dicker said three Alemany players were taken to the hospital with injuries after the Indians lost to Loyola 60-20 this past season. He eschewed the argument that injuries are a part of football.

``That's the reason why we have different divisions and leagues,'' Dicker said. ``Alemany has proven that it does not belong in Division I, that it is the perfect Division III
For the Swedish football league, see Division 3.


Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States.
 team.''

Alemany's record in Division I between 1992 and '97 was 10-47-3.

Dicker told the section's league representatives that Notre Dame, not Alemany, be placed in the Del Rey League. Notre Dame is set to play in the San Fernando League with Chaminade, Crespi and St. Francis next season.

``Clearly that (swap) is appropriate and warranted by the competitiveness of the schools,'' Dicker said.

Alemany went 9-4 and won the Mission League title last season. Notre Dame was 10-2 and tied for second in the Del Rey League.

Dean Crowley, Southern Section commissioner, said the voting council warmed to the idea of switching Alemany and Notre Dame, but didn't want to discuss the issue because no Notre Dame representatives were present.

``If the (Catholic schools) would go back now,'' Crowley said, ``and there would be mutual agreement between the leagues to switch Alemany and Notre Dame, it would be a done deal.''
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