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Douglas ex-teammate of missing player

Former Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball player Ruben

Douglas is a former teammate of Patrick Dennehey, the Baylor

University men’s basketball player who is missing.

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Douglas and Dennehey were teammates for two seasons at the

University of New Mexico.

Dennehy, 21, a junior at Baylor, was last heard from almost three

weeks ago and his car was found abandoned in Virginia. Dennehy was

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reported missing by his family June 19, about a week after he was

last seen.

No charges have been filed in the player’s disappearance.

The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Dennehey played alongside Douglas his

freshmen and sophomore years at New Mexico.

As a sophomore for the Lobos in 2001-02, Dennehey started 28 games

and averaged 10.6 points and 7.5 rebounds a game to earn honorable

mention All-Mountain West Conference honors.

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As a freshman in 2000-01, Dennehey earned the team’s most valuable

player award.

The player transferred to Baylor after his sophomore season at New

Mexico.

Douglas is the 2002-03 MWC Player of the year and he led the

nation in scoring with 28 points a game.

Burroughs boys’ soccer team gets tie

Although the Burroughs High boys’ soccer team didn’t come away

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with a win on Wednesday against host Calabasas, the Indian coach was

still pleased with his team’s effort.

In a High School Boys’ Summer League match, Burroughs held on for

a 4-4 tie against the Coyotes.

“We have four freshmen who played for us against Calabasas,” said

Coach Mike Kodama, whose team is 2-1-1. “They really showed composure

and they played well for us.

“We are getting some good leadership from our returning players,

and they are helping the younger player.”

Chris Leiva had two goals and sophomores Justin Zepeda and Kevin

Buttress both added scores.

Leiva scored his second goal of the match with two minutes

remaining to give the Indians a 4-3 lead.

However, Calabasas came back to tie the score in injury time.

“These are the kinds of games you are going to get in summer, high

scoring,” Kodama said. “I’m happy with he way we’ve been scoring.”

Saturday, the Indians notched an impressive win, downing St.

Francis, 6-1.

St. Francis is the defending CIF Southern Section Division II

co-champion.

Woo invited to play in elite tournament

Grace Woo of Burbank has qualified for a national event which will

feature some of the finest young female golfers in the nation.

Woo will play July 21-26 in the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Brooklawn

Country Club in Fairfield, Conn.

The field will include 156 competitors, including 13-year-old

sensation Michelle Wie from Hawaii.

Others exempt for the championship include 13-year-old Sydney

Burlison, who like Wie, qualified for this year’s Women’s Open,

Morgan Pressel, 15, of Boca Raton, Fla. and 16-year-old Paula

Creamer, also Women’s Open qualifiers. Thirteen-year-olds Mina

Harigae of Monterey and Stephanie Kono of Hawaii also qualified.

Marika Lendl, the 13-year-old daughter of former tennis star Ivan

Lendl, is another qualifier.

Past champions of the Girls’ Junior include LPGA players Nancy

Lopez, Kelli Booth, Beth Bauer, Marcy Newton Hart, Dorothy Delasin

and Kelli Kuehne.

The defending champion is Korean-born In-Bee Park.

As a freshman at Burbank in 2001, Woo earned Foothill League

Player of the Year honors and qualified for the CIF Southern Section

individual regionals.

Jeff Tully


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