SPORTSCOPE : Toros Hire Two Soccer Assistants

Two of the top players in Cal State Dominguez Hills soccer history have been named assistant coaches at the school.

Dominguez Hills Coach Marine Cano has named Joe Flanagan as a men's assistant and Kristi White as a women's assistant.

Both Flanagan and White completed their playing careers at Dominguez Hills in 1989.

Flanagan, who also played at West Torrance High, holds Dominguez Hills career records for goals with 38 and points with 89. He also played alongside Cano during a brief professional career with the Los Angeles Heat of the American Professional Soccer League.

He was a graduate assistant with the Dominguez Hills men last season.

White, who was an assistant at Golden West College in Huntington Beach last season, completed her Dominguez Hills career with 33 goals, 97 points and 33 assists.

In scoring 50 points in 1989, White also led the Toros to their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Final Four.

"Both Joe and Kristi will work one-on-one to help increase the skill level and technical abilities of individual players," Cano said.

The Cal State Dominguez Hills baseball team, which finished fifth in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn., placed one player on the all-conference first team and one on the second team.

Outfielder John Otte was named to the first team and pitcher Tom Ball was selected to the second team.

Otte, a senior who previously played at Banning High and El Camino College, was one of the offensive leaders for the Toros with a .337 batting average, four home runs and 28 runs batted in. He also earned all-conference honors as a junior when he batted .324.

Ball, a junior transfer from Mission College in Sylmar, was the team's top starter with an 8-5 record and an 2.85 earned-run average. He had five complete games and a save.

Five players from Dominguez Hills received honorable mention: senior pitcher Mark Tranberg, junior catcher Shawn Wickoff, sophomore third baseman Greg Bergeron, senior outfielder Ernie Soto and junior designated hitter Corey Woinarowicz.

Dominguez Hills finished 23-24-1 and 13-16 in the CCAA.

Steve McFarland of San Luis Obispo and Jack Smitheran of Riverside were named co-coaches of the year and first basemen Mike Oakland of San Luis Obispo and Chad Townsend of Riverside were selected co-players of the year.

Former NBA standout Marques Johnson and actor Erik Estrada will be among the participants in the second annual celebrity basketball game from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Morningside High, 10500 Yukon St., Inglewood.

The cost is $3. Tickets are available at the school's main office and at the event.

Proceeds will go toward the International Sister City Exchange Program of Inglewood.

Information: (310) 412-5320.

The Harbor College football program will hold its second annual golf tournament at 11 a.m. June 1 at Los Verdes Country Club in Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Seahawk football program. The cost is $80 and includes green fees, cart rental and a steak dinner.

Tournament sponsors are also seeking donations of door prizes and green sponsorships.

Information: (310) 522-8388 or (310) 376-5767.

Players of all ages and abilities are eligible to participate in the Manhattan Beach Recreation Department's annual tennis tuneup from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Live Oak Park, 1901 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach.

Registration is at 9:30 and the event starts at 10. There is no charge.

Information: Jim Grudzien at (310) 545-5621, Ext. 336.

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