Pedersen Signs With Detroit Tigers


Don Pedersen, a first baseman and designated-hitter the past two seasons at College of the Canyons, has signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Pedersen, 19, a graduate of Saugus High, will leave today for Lakeland, Fla., for three weeks of extended spring training. In June, he will be assigned to Bristol, Va., the Tigers’ affiliate in the Appalachian Rookie League.

“I was keeping all options open,” said Pedersen, who was drafted in the 40th round by the Tigers last season. “It just seemed like it was the right time to go.”


Pedersen batted .295 with nine home runs this season for Canyons.

Bob Braswell, the Cleveland High basketball coach, is offering a one-week basketball camp this summer at Cleveland High. The camp is open to boys and girls aged 9 to 17 and features instruction in basketball skills, Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation and anti-drug and alcohol abuse seminars.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 26-30. The registration fee is $100.

Information: 213-755-7381 and 818-993-7009.

The American Cancer Society’s third San Fernando Valley golf tournament, held May 1 at the Porter Valley Country Club, raised $23,000, the organization announced.

“We are very excited to exceed our goal for the second year in a row,” tournament chairman Ron Goldberg of Northridge said.

The goal of the tournament was $20,000.

John Bray of Van Nuys has been ranked third in the heavyweight division in the USA Amateur Boxing Federation ratings for the first quarter of 1989.

Bray, 18, reached the semifinals of the U. S. Amateur boxing championships in March, but lost a 5-0 decision to eventual champion Javier Alvarez. Bray decisioned Irish national champion Sean O’Reagan during the U. S.-Ireland dual meet March 17 in Atlantic City, N.J.

A Glendale-Burbank all-star football game involving players from 24 area high schools is scheduled to be played July 1 at a site to be announced.


The East team will include players from Glendale, Hoover, Crescenta Valley, La Canada, Flintridge Prep, St. Francis, Verdugo Hills, Village Christian, Eagle Rock, Franklin, Pater Noster and Marshall.

The West team will be made up of players from Burbank, Burroughs, Bell-Jeff, Poly, North Hollywood, Notre Dame, Grant, Montclair Prep, Van Nuys, Harvard, Alemany and St. Genevieve.