Sports Digest was compiled by Gary Klein

Watts, Brown Enter Pepsi Track Meet

Quincy Watts of Taft High and 1984 Olympian Alice Brown will compete in the 10th annual Pepsi Invitational track meet May 16 at UCLA’s Drake Stadium.

Watts, a junior, will compete in the 100- and 200-meter sprints. His respective times of 10.51 and 20.89 in those events at the Arcadia Invitational two weeks ago are the best high school marks in the nation this year.

Brown, 26, is a former Cal State Northridge sprinter who will compete in the 100-meter dash. She was a member of the U.S. 4 x 100-meter relay team that won the Olympic gold medal. She also won the silver medal in the 100.


Information: 213-825-5368

L.A. Raiders to Play Charity Basketball Game

Marcus Allen and Howie Long will be part of an L.A. Raiders basketball team that will play a charity game against a team of television and film celebrities at 6:30 tonight at Birmingham High.

Robby Benson, William Devane and Veronica Hamel are among the celebrities participating in the game that will benefit the Children’s Community School in Van Nuys.


Information: 213-656-2090.


Simi Valley High sprinters Robert Harris and Marcia Michael set school records in the 200-meter dash in Thursday’s Marmonte League dual meet at Westlake. Harris, who placed fifth in the 200 meters at the 1986 state championships, ran 21.4 and Michael clocked a 25.7.

Two former Valley-area baseball players met last week when Arizona played Stanford in the first of a three-game Pacific 10 series in Tucson, Ariz. Frank Halcovich, state JC Player of the Year at College of the Canyons in 1986, was the winning pitcher as Arizona defeated Stanford, 10-5.

Jack McDowell, former Southern Section 4-A Division Player of the Year at Notre Dame High, was the losing pitcher. It was Halcovich’s first Pac-10 win in five decisions.

Tac Tharp, 17, shot 3-under-par 69 to win the L.A. City Junior Golf Tournament last week at the Sepulveda Golf Complex. Tharp, a senior at North Hollywood High, shot a 71 in the opening round.