Seaside Volleyball Plays for Title

The Seaside Volleyball Club, made up of San Diego-area high school players, upset highly favored Torrance, 15-12, 7-15, 15-9, Tuesday in the winner’s bracket final of the Long Beach/ASICS junior boys’ tournament.

Seaside, which has won 27 of 29 games, was to play Torrance late Tuesday for the championship. The team is also vying for seeded position in the national AAU tournament beginning later this week in Albuquerque.

San Dieguito High’s Eric Sullivan and Lincoln’s Ala Mikaele led Seaside with 20 and 18 kills.

Four volleyball players from San Diego State will play in the National Sports Festival in Minneapolis July 4-16. Outside hitter Aaron Boss and middle blockers John Ross and Todd Yarbrough have been chosen from the men’s team, Gracie Schutt from the women’s.


The Aztecs’ Patrick Merrell will play on the West soccer team.

John Hyden, a 6-foot-5 All-San Diego Section hitter from Mt. Carmel, signed to play volleyball at SDSU, Coach Jack Henn announced. The Aztecs also signed Jeff Janis, a 6-5 hitter from Foothill High in Santa Ana who was a second-team All-American selection from the 1989 Junior Olympics team, and Kurt Dumm, a 6-5 hitter who redshirted last season as a freshman at Orange Coast College.


Sean Rees, a former Mission Bay High pitcher now playing for Arizona State, was named All-American by The Sporting News.


Richelle Perkins had 22 points and Maria Brunker 13 to lead the San Diego Police Athletic League 11-and-under girls’ team to a 46-42 victory over Indiana in the AAU national championships in Orlando, Fla.

PAL, 2-1 in pool play, was one of 16 teams to advance to the double-elimination portion starting today.