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Gragnano Transfers to Chapman

Todd Gragnano, formerly of Los Alamitos High, has enrolled at Chapman University and will play football, Coach Ken Visser said Tuesday.

Gragnano, a junior quarterback, went to Nebraska in 1990 and spent two seasons there, throwing one pass. He transferred to Louisville before the 1992 season.

Gragnano is one of four quarterbacks enrolled at Chapman. He joins Jake Galasso, a freshman from Trabuco Hills High, Travis Nichols, a freshman from Poway High, and Curtis Robinson, a transfer from Citrus College.

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Mark Seaton from Servite said he has made an oral commitment to play basketball at Stanford. Seaton, a 6-foot-9 center, is a three-year letterman and two-year starter for the Friars. . . . First baseman Josh Kliner, formerly of Servite High and Cypress College, said he has signed to play baseball at Kansas.

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Sherri Hall-Curl has been hired as an assistant women’s cross-country coach at Southern California College, the school announced.

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SoCal of Tustin advanced three teams in the national Junior Olympic water polo championships at Long Beach State. Brandon Stout (three goals) led the 17-and-older team in a 9-3 victory over the North Orange County All-Stars. Brian Brown, a junior at Foothill, led the 15-and-younger team with five goals to help beat Stanford, 8-5. In a 13-and-younger quarterfinal game, Nick Pacelli, Matt Flesher and Matt McPherson each had two goals for SoCal, which beat Saddleback/El Toro, 12-3.

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Summer Brown of the Mission Viejo Nadadores scored 426.57 to win the one-meter springboard diving competition of the 16-18 girls’ national Junior Olympic championships at Rockville, Md. Nadadores Sandy Zubrin of Newport Beach, the 1993 one-meter champion, was fourth with 411.18.

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Faye DeVera of Villa Park lost to fifth-seeded Julie Ditty of Ashland, Ky., 6-1, 6-1, in third-round play at the U.S. Tennis Assn. Girls’ 16 championships in San Diego.


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