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Late, Great Walter Johnson in Brea Wall of Fame

Seven current or former Brea residents, including Walter Johnson, the Hall of Fame pitcher who died in 1946, will be the inaugural inductees into the Brea Sports Wall of Fame Saturday.

Johnson, who grew up in what is now part of Brea, won 416 games in 21 seasons for the Washington Senators in a career that ended in 1927. The other posthumous inductee is Brea-Olinda High’s first football coach, Stewart (Shorty) Smith, who compiled a 103-76-9 record.

Other inductees are Dick Tucker, who coached three section championship football teams from 1950 to 1961 and had a 97-18-1 record; Randy Jones, the 1976 Cy Young Award winner for the San Diego Padres who played at Brea-Olinda; Gary Holman, who was an All-CIF selection in football, basketball and baseball in the same year; Don Symmes, a former Brea-Olinda coach who was responsible for the organization and administration of several local Little League, Pop Warner and basketball programs; and Charlie Hough, a Brea resident who recently retired from major league baseball.

Those interested in attending the $25 semi-formal event can contact Rich Cox at 714-990-4084. It begins with a no-host cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m.; the dinner and program begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Brea Civic and Cultural Center in Community Hall, Level 2.

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Jenny Lee of Fullerton remained in second place in the girls’ division at the PGA Junior Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Lee shot a one-under-par 71 in the third round and trails Elizabeth Bauer of Brandon, Fla., who shot six-under 66 for a 212 total. Lee’s 54-hole total was 215.

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Jeff McGraw of Fullerton shot a final-round 70 for a 54-hole total of 213 to finish third in the Southwestern Junior tournament at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Jay Osmon of Alamosa, Colo., was the winner at 10-under 206.

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Placentia’s John Lee finished fifth with a 215 total after a 71. John Park of Fullerton finished with a 219 and Ryan Donovan of Yorba Linda had a 228.

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Exhibition single-game tickets for the Mighty Ducks go on sale today at The Pond of Anaheim box office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Robinsons/May, Music Plus and Tower Record.

Tickets for all exhibition games begin at $13. The Ducks play four home games before the NHL season begins Oct. 1: Sept. 18 vs. Vancouver, 6:05 p.m.; Sept. 20 vs. Boston, 7:35 p.m.; Sept. 23 vs. Dallas, 7:05 p.m.; and Sept. 25 vs. Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m.

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There is a 10-ticket limit per person. Telephone orders will be taken through Ticketmaster at 740-2000.

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The Bullfrogs’ next home game in the Roller Hockey International playoffs will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pond regardless of the outcome of an ongoing series between Portland and Calgary.

The Western Conference final will open either Sunday in Calgary or Monday in Portland. The teams complete their series Friday night.

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Tickets for the conference final and the RHI championship, if the Bullfrogs advance that far, will be $6, $12 and $25 and are available at The Pond box office or Ticketmaster.

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Unused major league baseball tickets are worth two indoor soccer tickets to any of the remaining regular-season home games of the Splash. Fans who show an unused baseball ticket at the time of purchase can buy two Splash tickets for the price of one for its games Sunday against Sacramento, Thursday against Dallas or Sept. 3 against Arizona. Tickets range from $6-$12.


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