A memorial service for Carey Couch, an Alhambra High football player and wrestler who died Jan. 1, will be held on Jan. 11 at the First United Methodist Church in Monterey Park.

Couch, an 18-year-old senior, participated in a wrestling tournament last week in Reno. An autopsy is scheduled this week to determine the cause of death.

Couch is survived by parents Harry and Betty Couch, both of whom are former Monterey Park mayors, and two siblings.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Alhambra High athletic department for a memorial fund.

* Boys basketball teams from Nogales and Wilson, and girls teams from Glendora, Bishop Amat, Muir and Diamond Bar entered the week on positive notes after winning tournament championships.

Nogales won its tournament with a 75-71 victory over Rowland. Nogales guard Shomario Richard led the Nobles with 27 points.

Willie Allen scored 34 points as Wilson defeated Harvard-Westlake, 96-76, to win the Covina tournament.


The Glendora girls’ team won the Glendora tournament by defeating St. Lucy’s, 65-53. Kiana Webb scored 14 points and Kelly Chavez added 13 as Bishop Amat beat Charter Oak, 48-31, to win the Charter Oak tournament.

Tomisha Hughes scored 18 points and had 16 rebounds to lead Muir to a 54-53 victory over Garfield in the championship game of the Birmingham tournament, and Diamond Bar defeated Ayala, 57- 44, to win the Ayala tournament.

* Running back/defensive back Daylon McCutcheon, defensive end/fullback Kory Minor and linebacker Ramogi Huma of Bishop Amat were selected to the All-Southern Section football team.

Twenty-five players culled from all 10 divisions were selected to the team.


* The South Pasadena girls’ soccer team entered the week 8-2-1 after its second-place finish in the San Marcos tournament. The Tigers lost to Los Gatos, 3-1, in the final.

The Pasadena Poly girls’ soccer team improved to 8-3-1 by taking third place in the Hart tournament. Arcadia defeated Huntington Beach, 3-2, to win the consolation championship of the Ocean View tournament.


The Mt. San Antonio College women’s basketball team may be only 6-6, but the Mounties appear to be coming together after a 71-65 victory over Cuesta that earned them the championship of the Cuesta tournament.


Joanie Chin scored 27 points for Mt. SAC and Robin Seabrook- Chandler added 14. Both were selected to the all-tournament team.

* Diane Frederickson, who led the Foothill Conference in kills, was named South Division co-most valuable player by league coaches.

Frederickson, a sophomore from Glendora High, sophomore Dionne Lowery and freshman Randee Tubal were Owl players selected first-team all-conference. Sophomores Joy Brown and Karina Corza were second-team selections.



The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team, which plays host to Redlands Saturday night, continued its outstanding start with an 84-77 victory over Western New Mexico in the championship game of a tournament at Chico State.

Pomona, ranked 17th in NCAA Division II, entered the week 11-2, its best start ever after 13 games.

Pomona defeated Alaska Fairbanks, 81-77, Humboldt State, 71-61, and Western New Mexico en route to the title.

Junior forward Tyrone Merriweather, who scored 27 points and had 10 rebounds in the championship game, and Bobby McRae and Barbarbas James were named to the all-tournament team.


* The Cal Poly Pomona women’s team travels to Loyola Marymount Saturday night for a nonconference game against the Lions.

Pomona entered the week 6-7 after losses against Saginaw Valley and Central Missouri State.

Jessica Eggleston is averaging 17 points and seven rebounds for the Broncos.

* A 2-K and 5-K run and a 5-K walk that will benefit the Azusa Pacific track program and the Azusa Unified School District’s physical education and athletic program is scheduled for Feb. 4.


Top finishers will receive plaques. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children.

Information: (818) 815-6000, Ext. 3856.


Willie Allen, Wilson--Allen was selected most valuable player of the Covina tournament after scoring 34 points and leading the Wildcats to a 96-76 victory over Harvard-Westlake in the championship game.



Joanie Chin, Mt. San Antonio College--Chin scored 27 points and made six of eight three-point shots as the Mounties defeated Cuesta, 71-65, to win the Cuesta tournament.


Pomona Raceway will be the site of 10 Junior Drag Racing League events. The program, which began two years ago, features mini-sized dragsters powered by five-horsepower engines. Drivers are 8 to 17 years old. Information: (818) 914-4761.


* The Foothill-Citrus Baseball Umpires Assn. will have its first meeting Jan. 22 at Walnut High. Umpires can earn $46 for working one-man, non-varsity games. The association will provide training in rules and mechanics. Information: (818) 964-9445.


Registration is underway for men’s C and D basketball leagues sponsored by the city of Diamond Bar. The 11-week season begins Jan. 14. All games will be played at Diamond Bar High. The cost is $415 a team.

The city of Diamond Bar is also accepting registration for men’s and co-ed softball leagues that will begin play Jan. 14 at Peterson Park. Cost is $375 a team.


Information: (909) 396-5695.

* The city of Covina is accepting registration for an after-school basketball program for junior high students that will begin play Monday.

Games will be played at Covina Park Teen Center, Royal Oak Intermediate School and Las Palmas and Sierra Vista junior high schools.

The cost is $10 a player. Information: (818) 858-7271.


* The Arcadia Recreation Department is accepting registration for its 1995 adult basketball league, which begins play Jan. 25 and runs through March 29.

Games are played Wednesday evenings at the Arcadia High gymnasium. Cost is $330 a team. Information: (818) 574-5113.

* A basketball league for boys and girls in grades four through eight is being formed in South Pasadena.

Participants will also take part in three instructional clinics. Information: (818) 799-9449.


* The city of Azusa will sponsor three-on-three basketball leagues in the spring for players in grades seven through 12. Competition will be staged Sunday evenings at Memorial Park Recreation Center.

Registration begins Jan. 17. Cost is $20 a team. Information: (818) 334-2611, Ext. 336.

* The city of Azusa will stage a minor/novice slow-pitch softball tournament Jan. 14 and a men’s C/D slow-pitch tournament Jan. 21.

The cost is $200 a team. Information: (818) 334-2611, Ext. 266.