Fairgrounds to Host Women’s Sports Day


A celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

The event will feature clinics, exhibits and appearances by female athletes, including Olympic gold medalists and players from basketball, softball, soccer and extreme sports.

Among those invited are soccer players Joy Fawcett and Tisha Venturini, former basketball player Ann Meyers Drysdale, volleyball players Lisa Arce and Jenny Wrobel and Olympic swimmers Kaitlin Sandeno and Cathy Ferguson.


Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for children; parking is free. Proceeds benefit the Women In Sports Careers Foundation and Girls Inc. of Orange County.

For more information, call (714) 848-1201 or e-mail


James Dawkins, an Orange Coast College running back, has signed a letter of intent to play for Florida A&M;, and Pirate offensive lineman Adam Fisher has signed to play for Portland State.

Dawkins, who played at Estancia High School, was the Pirates’ leading rusher last season with 683 yards. He also caught 20 passes for 197 yards. He was named the outstanding running back in the Mission Conference’s Central Division.

Fisher, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman, was first-time All-Mission Conference Central Division. He played at Huntington Beach High.


Tim Johnson has resigned as coach of the Vanguard women’s team after one season, the school announced.

Johnson is also coach of the men’s volleyball team at Golden West College and didn’t feel he could devote enough time to both programs. He will continue to coach at Golden West.


Vanguard finished 3-20 under Johnson this season, 3-15 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. He is the fourth consecutive coach to last only one season with the Lions.