Moorpark Wins Award for Athletics

Moorpark College won the 1989-90 Western State Conference Athletic Supremacy award, determined by a composite score of schools' finishes in conference sports as well as bonus points for first- or second-place finishes in state tournaments.

Moorpark, which fielded 16 men's and women's teams, won five team titles and picked up three bonus points for the wrestling team's second-place finish in the state meet. Moorpark had 116.5 total points, outdistancing Bakersfield, which had 98.5.

Moorpark, which last won the title in 1985-86, succeeds Ventura as all-sports champion. Ventura finished third this season. Glendale was sixth, Valley eighth, Canyons ninth, Pierce 10th and Oxnard 11th.

Joey Rosselli of Alemany High and Martin Meza of St. John Bosco, both pitchers, were named co-most valuable baseball players of the Del Rey League.

Rosselli, a senior left-hander, posted a 1.28 earned-run average and struck out 100 batters in 76 2/3 innings. He also batted .410 with nine doubles and five home runs.

Rosselli was nominated by the California Coaches Assn. to try out for the state North-South All-Star team that will play in a Las Vegas tournament June 7-11 against teams from Nevada and Arizona.

Mission College placed nine players on the All-Southern California Athletic Conference baseball teams.

Pitcher Nick Lymberopoulos, infielder Mike Rogers, outfielder Dain Turner and designated-hitter John Kukawski made the first team. Second-team selections include infielders Richard Ortiz, Chris Romo and Eddie Chavez, and pitchers Jose Garcia and Nino Romo.

Cal Lutheran is staging an open tennis tournament June 2 and 9, with proceeds to go toward a scholarship fund for Chinese students in the United States. The tournament will feature men's, women's and mixed doubles play, with four teams per category and will be played in a round-robin, eight-game pro format.

Information: 805-493-3450.

Mel Hankinson has been named athletic director at The Master's College. Hankinson has been basketball coach at Master's since 1987 and succeeds Pat Harrison.

Harrison will devote more time to his duties as a teacher and baseball coach.

Dick Whitney of Kennedy High, who was named the City Section's top athletic director this year, has resigned, effective at the end of the school year. He will supervise the school's career planning program.

Whitney, 54, has served as a coach or athletic director for 29 of his 32 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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