Chargers Sign Five Players, Including Three Receivers

Three wide receivers were among five free-agent signings announced Thursday by the Chargers.

Added to the club were wide receivers Bobby Bankston, a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ developmental squad last season, Terence Cleveland of Tennessee and Steve Shelley of Fresno State.

Others signed were Khaled Shahbo, a tight end from UC Santa Barbara, and Dartangtian (Doc) Wise, a defensive tackle from Nevada Las Vegas.

The Chargers also announced the release of tight end Adrian Moss, a free agent from West Virginia.


The moves increased the Charger roster to 92 players.


Sig Huber and Chris Belloli advanced to the round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Division III men’s individual championships at Swarthmore, Penn.

Huber defeated Dave Jusilla of Gustavus Adolphus, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the first round and Tim Smith of Connecticut College, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Belloli defeated Dan Lindquist of Wheaton, 6-1, 6-2, and Steve Ivanovich of Chicago, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-0.

Huber and Belloli, seeded second, defeated Louis Miller and Jim Osowski of Kalamazoo, 6-4, 6-3.

UCSD’s Christine Behrens advanced to the round of 16 singles with two victories, and Behrens and Susan Carney reached the round of 16 doubles by winning once in the Division III women’s individual championships in Trenton, N.J.

Behrens defeated Dorian Droege of Methodist, 6-1, 6-1, and Debbie Michaelson of Washington University, 6-1, 6-2. Behrens and Carney defeated Traci Allen and Hilary Larson of Sweet Briar, 6-1, 6-3.


U.S. International softball player Michelle Hagen was named first-team All-Northwest Region after breaking school records for hits (56) and game-winning RBIs (seven). The junior from Goleta also tied a school record with 22 RBIs.

San Diego State signed four junior college softball recruits, including All-American catcher Missy Cross from Moorpark College and all-state shortstop Christie Westerlund of Palomar College.

Cross hit .302 with 30 RBIs this season, while Westerlund hit .380.

SDSU also signed outfielders Julie Clancy, a .365 hitter from Mesa College, and Kim Singleton, a .433 hitter with Arizona Western College in Yuma.