Eight girls soccer players from San Gabriel Valley-area schools were selected first-team All-Southern Section by the Southern California High School Soccer Coaches Assn.

Defender Summer Eccleston-Banwer of South Pasadena was selected to the Division II team.

Los Altos forward Vedda Desatoff, Westridge midfielder Celina De Leon, Pasadena Poly midfielder Julie Fromm, Diamond Bar midfielder Jera Sanneman and Rowland defender Erin Harvey were selected to the Division III team.

Maranatha forward Celeste Mitchell and Bonita midfielder Lori Kern were selected to the Division IV team.

* More than 40 boys and more than 20 girls from area schools have been chosen to participate in San Gabriel Valley all-star basketball games to be played April 28 and 29 at Glendora High.

Four boys teams will compete in a two-day tournament and two girls teams will play a one-game championship. The West will play the South and the North will play the East in first-round boys games on April 28. A third-place game and championship will be played the 29th. The girls' game is the 29th.

The boys West team includes players such as La Salle guard Tim Esquival, Pasadena forward Derek Hodges and Pasadena guard Gordon Scott.

The boys' South team features players such as Wilson guard Willie Allen, Rowland forward Donte Quinine and Duarte guard-forward Chris Moreland.

The boys North team includes players such as Muir guard Duane Curtis, Alhambra forward Mike Contreras and Alhambra guard Ryan Hart.

The boys East team includes players such as Nogales guard Shomario Richard, Glendora guard Greg Jacobsen and Nogales center Joe Madrid.

The girls West team features San Gabriel guard Joyce Garcia, Pasadena Poly's Karen Ellis and Muir center Tomisha Hughes.

The girls East team features Wilson forward Darcy Burton, Diamond Bar guard Jaime Gast and Bassett forward Letty Oeozco.

* Mikel Walker Pruett of Muir High was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the All Sport L.A. Watts Summer Games.

Pruett, the senior class president at Muir, participated in football and track for the Mustangs and maintained a 3.6 grade-point average.

* The 28th annual Arcadia/Foot Locker Invitational track meet will be staged April 8 at Arcadia High.

The meet will feature some of the nation's best high school track and field athletes, including sprinters Deworski Odom of Overbrook High in Philadelphia, Bryan Howard of Canyon Springs, Char Foster of Clearwater Central Catholic (Fla.) and Malika Edmondson of Playa del Rey St. Bernard.

Distance standouts will include Julia Stamps of Santa Rosa, the national cross-country champion.


Outside hitter Tiffany Hattori and middle blocker Susan Dyrek of Pasadena City College have signed letters of intent to play volleyball next season at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Hattori, who graduated from Alhambra High, and Dyrek, a Flintridge-Sacred Heart graduate, helped lead PCC to a 17-4 record this past season.

* The Citrus College tennis team, led by Roberto Cerezo and Marcus Skogstrom, are 13-3 and ranked 13th in the state.

* The 37th annual Mt. San Antonio College Relays will be staged April 13-15 at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut.

The open meet will be preceded by a week of competition at the junior high, high school, community college, university and master's divisions. The event is expected to attract more than 15,000 participants, including an array of world-class performers.


Azusa Pacific's baseball team entered the week with a 20-5 record and ranked 19th in the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The Cougars improved their Golden State Athletic Conference record to 11-1 last week by defeating Biola, 3-2, to avenge their only conference defeat.

Brian Hagerty pitched 5 2/3 innings for the victory to improve to 7-0. Hagerty, who played at Diamond Bar High and Rancho Santiago College, has a 1.94 earned-run average in 65 innings. He has struck out 46 batters and walked nine.

Paul Coppes is the Cougars' leading hitter with a .400 average and 24 runs batted in. Jason Garife, Jeff Kurrey, Pat McGee and Mark Rogers share the team lead with three home runs.

* Cal Poly Pomona's baseball team resumes its California Collegiate Athletic Assn. schedule this week when the Broncos play Cal State Los Angeles.

Pomona went 4-4 during a Hawaiian trip that featured four-game series with Hawaii Hilo and Hawaii Pacific.

Senior outfielder Noel Magpoc is batting .347 for the Broncos. Jason Wakefield has a team-high 18 runs batted in.

* La Verne's baseball team is comfortably atop the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings after sweeping Redlands last weekend.

La Verne improved to 19-7 and 12-0 in the SCIAC.

Pitcher Greg Vargas and Jeff Doen earned victories for the Leopards in Saturday's doubleheader.

* A banquet to honor Jim Milhon, who coached football at Azusa Pacific for 17 years, is scheduled for Saturday at the Upper Turner Campus Center at Azusa Pacific.

Former players, family, friends and members of the local community are invited to attend the event, which includes a dinner and reception.

Information: (818) 812-3024.


Steve Talbot, La Salle--Talbot, a senior, had 54 kills in a five-game volleyball victory over Flintridge Prep that improved La Salle to 3-0 in the Santa Fe League.


Brock Whobrey, La Verne--Whobrey drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning, bases-loaded single as the Leopards defeated Redlands, 4-3, in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.

The victory was one of three by La Verne over Redlands and kept the Leopards atop the SCIAC standings.


Applications are being accepted for 10 $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to soccer players from the Ford Motor Co. Graduating high school seniors, high school graduates who intend to start college and continuing college students who are participating at the Pele Soccer Center in South El Monte or any other community served by the center are eligible. The application deadline is Monday. Information: (818) 369-8693.

* The 29th annual Mt. Wilson Trail Run will be staged Monday, beginning in Sierra Madre. The 8.6-mile race features an elevation gain of almost 2,100 feet. Entry is limited to 300 competitors. Information: (818) 355-2355.

* Applications are being accepted for the Crown Valley Senior Games for athletes 50 and older as of May 6. Competition will be staged in five-year age divisions, up to and including age 95. Information: (818) 397-4062.

* The city of Pasadena has begun registration for a young women's softball league for players ages 13 to 17.

There is no charge for participation in the league, which will begin play April 14 at Brookside and Robinson parks. High school players are eligible after their seasons end.

Information: (818) 794-4656.

* The city of San Gabriel will stage its annual city track meet on April 8 at San Gabriel High.

The meet is open to all students born between 1980 and 1985. Students may sign up with the after-school sports coach at their campus.

* The city of Covina is accepting registration for roller hockey and pee-wee and youth track programs.

The roller hockey program is for ages 6 to 15 and will consist of five practice sessions and nine games plus playoffs for qualified teams. Play begins in April.

The pee-wee program is for ages 5 to 7 and the youth program is for ages 8 to 11. Youngsters will learn fundamentals of the sports and will participate in the Mt. San Antonio College invitational youth days and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation meets.

Information: (818) 858-7271.

* A golf tournament sponsored by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for June 19 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.

Players of all ability levels are welcome to participate. Cost is $125 an individual or $400 for a foursome. Information: (818) 795-3355.

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