BRIEFLY : Chargers Sign Laufenberg

Sports Digest was compiled by David Morgan

The Chargers have announced the signing of former Crespi High quarterback Babe Laufenberg. The former Washington Redskin was auditioned this week after Dan Fouts suffered a knee injury.

Laufenberg started at quarterback at Crespi in 1976 and '77. He holds the school career passing mark of 2,678 yards on 184 completions. In one game--a 24-14 loss to St. Francis--Laufenberg completed 22 passes for 252 yards. The completions were the the second highest for a single game in Crespi history, while the yards were the fourth highest. He was All-Southern Section and named to the Adidas All-American high school team in 1977.

After attending four colleges--Stanford, Missouri, Pierce and Indiana--he was a sixth-round draft choice of the Redskins in 1983. On the injured reserve list because of a bad shoulder, he did not throw a pass in a game for Washington.

Laufenberg will play behind Mark Herrmann, who inherited the starting spot following Fouts' injury during Sunday's 21-7 loss to Cleveland.

Golfers to Play for Boy's Home

A golf tournament to benefit the Pacific Lodge Boy's Home and other youth-oriented agencies of the Los Angeles Department of Social Services will be held Thursday and Friday at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.

The entry fee is $175. Sponsors are also welcome.

Last year, the tournament netted $30,000 in proceeds for the youth foundation.

Information: (818) 991-9289.


Eric Pawling, a third baseman-catcher from Pierce College, has signed a professional baseball contract with the San Francisco Giants, the National League club announced.

The 6-0, 185-pound infielder was signed by Giants scout George Genovese. Pawling played a season at Pierce in 1985 after playing at Moorpark College in 1983.

He attended Chatsworth High but did not play baseball there.

Mark Oswald of Cincinnati defeated John Lombardo of Saugus in the final of the International Hot Rod Assn. drag races in Norwalk, Ohio, on Sunday when Lombardo's car failed to start.

Sports Digest was compiled by David Morgan.

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