Chargers Sign Tony Hunter, 12th Pick in '83

Tony Hunter, a free-agent tight end who has not played since the seventh week of the 1986 season because of a serious shin injury, has been signed by the Chargers, the club announced Thursday.

The Buffalo Bills selected Hunter of Notre Dame No. 12 overall in the 1983 draft. He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 1985 for quarterback Vince Ferragamo and a No. 3 draft pick. In his first year with the Rams, Hunter caught a career-high 50 passes. Before his injury in 1986, Hunter averaged 14.1 yards per reception. He averaged 11.2 yards for his career.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

James Tomey has been promoted from assistant boys' basketball coach to head coach at University of San Diego High School, replacing Patrick Murphy, who left to become athletic administrator at La Jolla Country Day. Tomey will also continue as boys' and girls' tennis coach, a position he has held for three years.

SURFING

Rob Machado, a 15-year-old amateur from Cardiff, is among the 96 remaining surfers after the third round of the $35,000 Oceanside Open at Harbor Beach.

Machado will join two other North County surfers, Doug Silva of Solana Beach and Del Mar's Jeff Baldwin, today in heat No. 8, scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

Others of note who made the cut include: Scott Blake of San Diego; Trevor Christ of Encinitas; K.J. Butterfield of Carlsbad; Colin Smith and Todd Martin of Cardiff; Lonny Brothers, Jeff Baldwin and Rick Lasch of Del Mar; Chris Frohoff of Redondo Beach; Charlie Kuhn of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; Juan Ashton of Puerto Rico, and Gary Clisby of Huntington Beach.

Today's first heat will hit the water at 7 a.m.

BASEBALL

The Jack Taylor Memorial All-Star baseball game between the San Diego Section 2-A and 3-A teams is scheduled Saturday at 1 p.m. at USD's Cunningham Stadium.

The 2-A squad, which features pitchers Jeff Myers and Scott Karl from 1989 champion Carlsbad, will be coached by Dave Barrett of Oceanside.

The 3-A team will be coached by Castle Park's Bob Korzep.

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