Chaminade's Game on Must-See TV

Expecting in excess of a capacity crowd of 1,200 at a Southern Regional first-round state playoff game tonight against Barstow, Chaminade administrators have made arrangements to accommodate all who who want to see the game.

Chaminade will broadcast the game live on its cable channel and show it on three screens in the school's student center, which is about 200 feet from the gym.

Four cameras will be used and senior Jeff Lasky will call the action.

Each school has 500 presale tickets, which guarantees each ticket holder a seat in the gymnasium. Tickets for the remaining seats--200 general admission plus unsold presale tickets--will be sold at the box office.

General admission is $7 at the box office and $2 for admission to the student center.

Center stage: Joe Vaughan, girls' basketball coach at Buena High, was honored by the Southern Section on Saturday during halftime of the Division I-A championship game between Marina and San Clemente at the Pyramid in Long Beach.

Vaughan, whose team advanced to eight consecutive championship games before falling to Marina last week in the semifinals, was recognized for surpassing the 500-victory mark.

"They didn't invite me here until the other day," said Vaughan, who actually won his 500th game during the 1996 playoffs. "I guess they figured we'd be here anyway."

Driver's Ed: Alemany High's drive to the Southern Section Division III-AA championship was a bumpy one--literally.

Coach Melissa Hearlihy accidentally drove the team van over a curb on Saturday while entering the parking lot at the Pyramid, site of the final.

"I told the girls, 'Well, we came here to run over people, didn't we? Why not start in the parking lot?' "

The Indians ran over La Puente, 62-39.

Embraceable you: Senior guard Corrie Roberts set an unofficial Southern Section record for most hugs in a postgame celebration following Harvard-Westlake's 45-41 victory over Morningside for the Division III-A championship on Friday .

"I can't help it," she said. "I love everybody . . . and I'm the biggest goof on the court."

Flip-flop: During the 1980s, Joe Jackson worked as the Campbell Hall boys' basketball coach and Brian Knigin was his assistant.

The two have reversed roles at Rolling Hills Prep, which captured the Division V-A championship with a victory over Laguna Blanca on Saturday.

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