Curran Advances in U.S. Open of Surfing

Tim Curran of Oxnard won a third-round heat Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach.

Dan Malloy of Ventura lost in his third-round heat.

The finals will be held today.



Alemany High, led by quarterback Casey Clausen, won its second passing tournament by defeating Hueneme in the championship of the Moorpark College tournament.

Alemany also had victories over San Fernando, Moorpark, Santa Paula and Calabasas to finish 5-0.

Hart won its second passing tournament by capturing the Claremont tournament.



Michelle Greco, a recent graduate of Crescenta Valley High, scored eight points against Haiti and 11 against Estonia to help the Team USA 19-and-under women’s team win its final two games of pool play Friday in the Women’s World Championships in Shreveport, La.

A 98-22 victory over Haiti and 94-52 win over Estonia assured Team USA of the top seeding in tournament bracket play. Team USA (7-0) will play the winner of today’s game between Haiti and Antigua at 8 tonight.


Peter Hudnut, a two-meter man who will be a senior at Harvard-Westlake High, scored one goal and the U.S. Water Polo 19-and-under national junior team beat Brazil, 9-6, in round-robin play in the Junior Pan-Am Championships Friday in Havana, Cuba.


The U.S. had a tournament-best 6-0-1 record in round-robin play and will face Brazil (5-1-1) in the gold-medal game today .


A team of 18 girls and nine boys will represent the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks in the 1998 U.S. Youth Games scheduled for Thursday through Aug. 2 in Houston, Texas.

The team of 11- to 15-year-olds includes golfers Brian Edick of Canyon Country and Edgar Reyes of Lakeview Terrace, and swimmers William Chae of Northridge, Marcos Merino of North Hollywood, Chrislyn Nefas and Nicholas Silva, both of Sun Valley, and Nicole Shattuck of Woodland Hills.


The Southern California Quakes, a 14-and-under baseball team, will compete in the Amateur Athletic Union national championships beginning Aug. 1 in Charlotte, N.C.

The Quakes, a team of players from the San Fernando and Conejo valley areas, qualified for the tournament with a runner-up finish in a 36-team regional tournament.

The Simi Valley girls’ softball 12-and-under travel team will compete in a western regional tournament Aug. 4-9 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The squad was a district and state finalist and has a 34-4 record.


Reservations are being taken for Baseball Camp ’98, a three-day seminar taught by Lancaster JetHawks’ coaches and players that is scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at Lancaster Municipal Stadium.

The camp is for ages 8-16 with playing experience and skills of all levels, and will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Cost is $99 per person.

Information: (805) 726-5400.



A three-on-three tournament for ages 8-17 will take place today at Rancho Santa Susana Park in Simi Valley.

Proceeds benefit the Simi Valley Soccer Foundation. Information: Tom Cole, (805) 581-4484 or Anna Olson, (805) 581-9573.