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Price Is Right for Kohlmeier’s Fund-Raising Plans at Hoover

Kirt Kohlmeier coaches the boys’ basketball and the girls’ softball teams at Hoover High, but he likes to keep the teams’ fund-raising activities separate.

Kohlmeier took the softball team to be part of the audience for “Joker’s Wild,” a TV game show, last week and took the basketball team to a taping of “Into the Night Starring Rick Dees,” a late-night talk show, Monday. The team receives a payment from the show’s producer based upon the number of people it supplies to the studio audience.

“It’s a great way to raise funds and you get to see a good show,” Kohlmeier said. “It’s a lot better than selling candy. I can only take one team at a time. I’d have a heart attack if I took both, there’s just too many bodies to control.”

For openers: Glendale College will open its baseball season Friday when the Vaqueros play in the Foothill tournament, which is co-sponsored by Glendale and Citrus colleges.

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Occidental will open its season Feb. 5 when the Tigers play host to Pt. Loma.

Occidental, however, has already suffered a major loss after pitcher Dave Stoll transferred to UCLA. Stoll, a junior left-hander, was 6-3 with a 2.81 earned-run average last season for the Tigers, who finished 20-14-1 overall and 12-6 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Addition by subtraction: Administrators at Cal State Fullerton contend that the school’s football program has not officially been dropped, but Glendale College Coach John Cicuto said his contacts at the school say such action is imminent.

If so, Fullerton’s loss probably will be Glendale’s gain.

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“Some of those (high school) kids that have signed and others that redshirted are going to need places to play,” Cicuto said. “That will be good for the JCs. I think our program would be attractive to some of those guys.”

Add Glendale football: Broderick Jenkins, an offensive lineman who played for Glendale in 1989, has accepted a scholarship to Cal State Northridge.

Jenkins completed his Associate of Arts degree last semester, making him eligible for the scholarship.

Cicuto said that outside linebacker Kevin Monaco will walk on at Fresno State and that Kevin Cassidy, a tight end who played at Glendale High, was considering an offer from Cal State Long Beach.

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Local boy makes good: Rene Gonzalez, the former Glendale College shortstop who was recently traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Toronto Blue Jays, reached terms with the team for a one-year contract worth $306,250.

Gonzalez was an All-Western State Conference player for Glendale before he transferred to Cal State Los Angeles.

Title talk: The La Canada boys’ basketball team continues to roll toward its fourth consecutive Rio Hondo League championship.

The Spartans, who last week were ranked fifth in the state by Cal-Hi Sports, defeated San Marino, 90-33, last Friday to improve to 15-5 overall and 6-0 in league play.

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Shooting for the playoffs: The Eagle Rock High boys’ basketball team could secure a berth in the City 3-A Division playoffs today when the Eagles play Verdugo Hills.

Eagle Rock is 12-9 overall and 5-2 in Northeastern League play. If Eagle Rock defeats Verdugo Hills, and league-leading Wilson (6-1) beats Franklin, Eagle Rock will be in the playoffs for the fifth time in Bill Whiting’s seven years as coach.

Johnny Lam has been the key player for the Eagles, averaging 15.5 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals a game.

You make the call: Basketball officials are being sought for the 1990-91 men’s winter basketball leagues sponsored by the Glendale Parks & Community Services Dept.

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Information: (818) 548-6420.

Staff writer Kirby Lee contributed to this notebook.


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