Making the grades: Birmingham High quarterback Scott Doherty was among two players to be selected All-Academic player of the year by the City Section's Los Angeles Football Coaches Assn.

Doherty, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average and was named to the All-City Section team for his exploits on the field, shared Academic player of the year honors with Bell offensive lineman Fernando Ceballos.

Doherty and Ceballos will both receive $200 scholarships from the coaches association.

North Hollywood defensive lineman Jonathon Hicks was one of three other finalists for Academic player of the year, along with defensive lineman Erik Graham of Jefferson and linebacker Patrick Shurlock of Jefferson.

Valley schools had 17 of the 48 selections.


Chosen two: Freshmen Clinte Motley was selected men's athlete of the month and Edniesha Curry took the women's award for February at Cal State Northridge.

Motley totaled a record-tying 28 points to help Northridge finish second in the Big Sky Conference indoor track and field championships last weekend at Montana State. He won the high jump with a school indoor record of 7 feet 1 inch, took the triple jump with another record of 50-5 1/4 and was fifth in the 55-meter high hurdles in 7.81 seconds and fifth in the long jump at 23-1 3/4.

Curry, a 5-foot-5 guard in basketball, set a school record for points in a game with a 36-point effort against Weber State on Feb. 19 and also broke the school record for three-pointers in a season.

She was named the Big Sky Conference freshman of the year and named to the all-conference team Monday.


Good for Buena: Renae Hofmann, a senior from league-champion Buena High, was selected the Channel League's most valuable player.

Buena's Joe Vaughan was coach of the year.

Masterful: Sophomores Jerome Joseph and Joclin Julmist of The Master's were selected to the NAIA All-Midwest Region Independents team.

Joseph, a point guard from Chatsworth High, averaged 16.8 points and 3.4 assists during the regular season. Julmist, a power forward from the Bahamas, led the Mustangs with 353 rebounds and 72 steals.

Junior forward Elizabeth Hansell was selected to the women's team. She led the team at 18.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Seconds: Matt Steffe, from Hart High, was selected to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference second team.

Steffe, a 6-7 swingman, led Quincy University in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds.

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