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.
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
reported missing by his family June 19, about a week after he was
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.
As a freshman in 2000-01, Dennehey earned the team’s most valuable
The player transferred to Baylor after his sophomore season at New
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
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.
St. Francis is the defending CIF Southern Section Division II
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