Rogers Wins National Cycling Title

Former Olympian Thurlow Rogers of Van Nuys won the U.S. Cycling Federation Masters division national championship in the criterium last weekend in St. Louis.

Rogers, 32, was the runaway winner. He lapped the field in the 60-kilometer event, which was held near Busch Stadium.

Teammate Rich Meeker, 32, of Granada Hills, finished second.

Last week, Rogers finished third in the Masters time trial and teammate John Wordin, 30, of West Hills was 10th.



Charlie Wi of Thousand Oaks fired a three-under 70 to grab a share of the lead after the first round of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championships at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, Canada.

Jason Semelsberger, a 14-year-old from Hart High, shot an even-par 70 in the first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.

Semelsberger is tied for sixth and is four shots behind leader Rob McMillan of Winnipeg, Canada.


Darren Angel of Northridge shot a 73. Chad Wright of Ventura finished with a 78.


The U.S. National softball team, which includes three area players, won the Intercontinental Cup with a 3-0 victory over the U.S. Select team on Sunday in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Karen Walker, from El Camino Real High and UCLA, was the top hitter in the tournament with a .386 average. Taft High graduate Shelia Cornell, who started at first base in all the games, and former Cal State Northridge player Priscilla Rouse were also on the team.



Aaron Martens of West Hills and Dave Recusin of Canoga Park placed first last weekend in the American Bass Assn.'s Lake Casitas Evening Team Tournament. Martens and Recusin caught bass weighing a total of 17.65 pounds.


Seventeen area players have been selected for an American Legion all-star game scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The players are grouped into North and South teams from Southern California.


Selected for the North squad were Woodland Hills West shortstop Justin Balser, Van Nuys East first baseman Glen Carson, Lancaster South third baseman Eric Cole, Glendale outfielder Don Kenney, Woodland Hills East utility man Stacy Kleiner, Valley North shortstop Bryan LaCour, Valley North outfielder Mark Lopez, Sepulveda shortstop Jeff Shapiro, Van Nuys East catcher Dave Supple, Valley North first baseman Dave Stevenson, Woodland Hills West pitcher Randy Wolf, Woodland Hills East outfielder Gabe Kapler, West Hills third baseman Brian Powers, Westlake-Royal outfielder Bryan Fernandez, Camarillo pitcher Robby Lanouette, Ventura infielder Danny Lopez and Ventura outfielder James Melcher.