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Pepperdine’s Haren, Lowry Earn WCC Honors

From Staff Reports

Pepperdine junior Dan Haren was selected West Coast Conference player of the year and Pepperdine junior Noah Lowry was selected conference pitcher of the year.

Haren, a right-hander, is 10-3 with a 2.41 earned-run average and batting .313 with five home runs and 42 runs batted in as a designated hitter.

Lowry, a junior left-hander from Nordhoff High, is 13-1 with 127 strikeouts in 105 1/3 innings, including a school-record 15 strikeouts against Santa Clara.

Pepperdine players selected All-WCC were first baseman Jared Pitney, second baseman Danny Garcia, shortstop Tony Garcia and outfielders Dana Ball and Woody Cliffords, a former El Camino Real standout.

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Jay Caligiuri of Cal State Los Angeles, a former Camarillo High standout, has been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Assn. All-West Region team.

Caligiuri, a junior third baseman, also was an All-California Collegiate Athletic Assn. selection. He led the CCAA with 14 home runs and ranked fifth with a .393 batting average.

Softball

Cal State Northridge pitcher Sarah Farnworth was selected to the Los Angeles regional all-tournament team on Sunday.

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Football

Practice has begun for the East-West High School All-Star game scheduled for 5 p.m. June 3 at Birmingham High.

Ed Croson of Birmingham is coaching the West, with Jeff Engilman of Sylmar coaching the East. Quarterback Kyle Matter of Hart and receiver James Norris of Kennedy lead the West, with running backs Gary Sonkur of Montclair Prep and Perry Clayton of Grant heading the East.

Practice has begun for the Ventura County East-West All-Star game scheduled for 7 p.m. June 3 at Moorpark High. Jim Benkert of Westlake is coaching the East, with Donnie Rea of Channel Islands coaching the West.

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Reseda High has announced it will name its football field Schaeffer Field in honor of retired Coach Joel Schaeffer.

Basketball

Wyking Jones, a former All-West Coast Conference player at Loyola Marymount, has been hired as an assistant for the Pepperdine men’s team.

Jones, who played professional basketball overseas the past few years, rounds out the staff for new Coach Paul Westphal.

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Jones joins holdover Gib Arnold and new assistant Jim Nielsen, a former coach at Redondo High.

Three Crespi High players have made their college choices. Charlie Shiebler will play for Clark University in Worchester, Mass. Andrew Moore and Kingsley Anyanwu will walk on at USC and Cal State Northridge, respectively.

Fencing

Led by individual champion Derek Snyder, Chaminade High took five of the top eight places to win the team title last weekend in the state championships in San Francisco.

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Snyder, a three-time national age-group champion, defeated Rob Elchert of San Jose, 15-10, in the championship bout.

Chaminade’s Jon Cresante was fourth followed by teammates Matt Weiner (sixth), Fabien Ricard (seventh) and John Carbone (eighth).


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