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Notebook / Ray Ripton : Brentwood Coach Rates His Girl Spikers 'Clearly the Best'

November 27, 1986|RAY RIPTON

Coach Jeff Porter said that his Brentwood girls volleyball team, which celebrated its elevation from the Small Schools Division to 1-A status by winning its third straight Southern Section championship, is "clearly the best volleyball team that we have had at Brentwood, boys or girls."

The Eagles, who also won Small Schools titles in 1984, 1985 and 1979, were paced by captain and outside hitter Loren Montgomery, outside hitter-middle blocker Kelly Sather and setter Lyndsey McMorrow.

The three seniors are being recruited by a flock of colleges that include Oregon, Cal, Princeton, Regis, Denver, Duke, Georgetown, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Harvard.

Porter said McMorrow is "our best pure athlete" and was strong at defense and setting.

In the playoffs, Sather had 48 kills, 24 blocks and four aces. Montgomery had 47 kills and two aces. Outside hitter Gretchen Cummings had 33 kills and six aces, and middle blocker Cindy Maloney added 25 kills, 10 blocks and eight aces.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday December 4, 1986 Home Edition Westside Part 9 Page 23 Column 2 Zones Desk 1 inches; 25 words Type of Material: Correction
A player on the Brentwood School girls volleyball team was incorrectly identified as Christen Jacobsmeyer in a Nov. 27 item in the Westside section. Her name is Christen Tellefsen.

Others on the squad are Kristen Jacobsmeyer, Chris Valeo, Cay Enns, Rachel Hartshorn, Tavin Marin, Christen Jacobsmeyer and Lindsey Kalcheim.

Four Santa Monica College football players had outstanding years as the Corsairs closed out their season with a 42-14 win over Santa Barbara City and finished 5-4 overall, 2-4 in the Western State Conference.

Sophomore quarterback Kevin Bray became the school's all-time passing leader with 3,319 yards and was also tops in career total offense with 3,300 yards, surpassing Angelo Gasca's respective marks of 3,071 and 3,097, set in 1979-80.

Bray's fewer combined total yards were caused by losses rushing.

Bray's other career marks are first in attempts with 444, second in completions with 218 and second in touchdown passes with 24.

Sophomore cornerback Randy Johnson had 13 interceptions to top Duane Galloway's mark of 12 in 1979-80. Sophomore tailback Ken Williams finished fourth in career rushing with 1,228 yards, and sophomore wide receiver Randy Peterson moved to eighth in career receiving with 57 catches.

This season Bray hit on 127 of 245 attempts for 1,920 yards and 17 touchdowns, Johnson had eight interceptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns, Williams topped the ballcarriers with 121 carries for 716 yards and 62 points, and Peterson had 39 catches for 544 yards and five scores.

Freshman Demetrius (Pee Wee) Smith led the Corsairs in receiving with 42 catches for 819 yards and eight touchdowns. Smith also returned kickoffs for 479 yards and had 142 yards on punt returns.

Mike Bragg, former Santa Monica College basketball star, performed well in his recent debut with the University of Texas at San Antonio. Though the Roadrunners lost an exhibition to Ft. Hood, 95-90, Bragg led the team in scoring with 22 points, 20 in the second half, and grabbed five rebounds.

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Evans Butler defeated Bill Hannan, 3 and 1 in match play, to win the Penmar Men's Golf Club President's Cup.

In the club's early November tournament, Pat Sullivan won the A flight with a 77, Cliff Claycomb the B flight with a net of 65 and Sid Pearl the C flight with a net of 63.

In the late-November tourney, flight winners and their gross scores were David Belfer, A, 34; John Griffin, B, 35; George Lillie, C, 36; Buddy Hirsch, D, 38, and Van West, E, 39.

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