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CHATTER: FLACKS FLOCK EYES SECOND TITLE.

Byline: Heather Gripp Staff Writer

The Flacks family can earn its second Southern Section title in four days when sophomore Brian Flacks plays for Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City in tonight's Div. I boys' water polo final against Long Beach Wilson at Belmont Plaza.

The section title would be his first, but thanks to older sister Lindsay, section titles are nothing new to the family. Lindsay, a senior at Harvard-Westlake, won the Div. III girls' cross country championship Saturday, a title she also won in 2001.

Brian, who earned All-America honors during the summer as a member of the national champion 16-and-under Los Angeles Water Polo Club, has played a key role in helping the Wolverines contend for their first title since 1991. The second-year varsity player ranks among the team's leading scorers and has provided clutch goals such as a fourth-quarter, game-tying shot in a semifinal victory over El Toro on Wednesday. ...

Newbury Park seniors Daniel Carson and Robbie Bauer were named Marmonte League boys' water polo co-MVPs for leading the Panthers to their first league title since 1980. Newbury Park first-year coach Jim McMillan was named the league's coach of the year. ...

Senior Ryan Chapatte and freshman goalkeeper Ian Elliot of the Loyola Marymount men's water polo team were named to the All-Western Water Polo Association first team. They helped the No. 8 Lions to the conference title with a 6-5 upset of San Digo in the championship game Friday. The victory earned LMU a berth in the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6-7 at Stanford. ...

Pierce College outfielder Brian Lee, a Chatsworth High graduate, committed to Hawaii.

Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607

heather.gripp(at)dailynews.com

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Aaron Ware

Sophomore

Oaks Christian

Ware rushed for 247 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in a 37-0 victory over Yucca Valley in a Southern Section Div. XI football playoff game. Ware, the younger brother of UCLA defensive back Matt Ware, gained 161 yards on 11 carries in the first half.

Ashley Farrar

Sophomore

Grace Brethren

Despite playing with a sore right ankle she sprained three days before the opening of the Southern Section Div. V-AA girls' volleyball playoffs, Farrar came up big this week in the semifinal and final. She led Grace Brethren to its first girls' Southern Section championship with 17 kills in the semifinals against Riverside Christian on Tuesday, then had 18 kills in the championship against Laguna Blanca.

UP AND COMER

Tommy Hudson

Acton Elementary

Hudson, a fifth-grader, is one of the region's top youth runners and is in his second season with the Santa Clarita Warriors. Hudson, 10, recently won the boys' bantam division of the USTAF Southern California Association meet and is headed to next month's national meet in Albuquerque, N.M. At last season's track and field nationals, Hudson placed in the top 10 in his age group in the 1,500 meters. Although he usually competes against runners his own age, he finished first in the 17-under division of a Santa Clarita half marathon last year.

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

Most people have heard of ``Black Tuesday,'' the name given the stock- market crash of 1929 that led to the Great Depression. But how about ``Black Wednesday?'' That was the name the Daily News gave to Nov. 23, 2000, the day all seven area City Section teams lost in the second round of the playoffs. Here's a look at those games:

City Bracket

Crenshaw 36, No. 10 Taft 25

Banning 28, Granada Hills 21

San Pedro 24, No. 3 Sylmar 17 (2 OT)

Carson 52, No. 7 Birmingham 7

Invitational Division

Narbonne 21, Chatsworth 12

Gardena 29, San Fernando 19

Fremont 42, Canoga Park 22

CAPTION(S):

3 photos, 5 boxes

Photo:

(1) Ashley Farrar

(2) Aaron Ware

(3) Tommy Hudson

Box:

(1) ATHLETES OF THE WEEK (see text)

(2) UP AND COMER (see text)

(3) THIS WEEK IN HISTORY (see text)

(4) STATILICIOUS

(5) ON DECK: Highlights of the coming week
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Nov 25, 2003
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