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April 02, 1987


Small Schools Division--Matt Bowley, James Justice and Clayton Haynes of Whitney High School and Dwayne Fowler of Leffingwell Christian have been awarded berths on the All-Southern Section boys basketball team.

1-A Division--The Martins, Erik and Chris, of Whittier Christian and Ray Walker of Cantwell collected spots on the All-Southern Section boys basketball team.

2-A Division--Tony Farmer of Artesia was awarded a position on the All-Southern Section boys basketball team. WINNING STREAKS

Compton High School--The Tarbabes hold the boys state basketball record for most consecutive wins, according to Cal-Hi Sports Magazine. The streak of 66 was set between 1967 and 1969. Oakland McClymonds is second with a streak of 65 that was set between 1957 and 1960. Santa Ana Mater Dei ranks third (59), followed by San Anselmo Drake (57). Compton also had a 53-game streak from 1951 to 1953, which ranks as the fifth-longest in state history.

California High School--A 126-29 win last week over Pioneer High was the 23rd consecutive dual-meet victory by the boys swimming team. TITLE TIME

Lance Young, Whittier High School--When the Lady Cardinals won the Whitmont League girls basketball title in February, it marked the 30th league title won by the veteran coach. He is also the school's swimming coach. COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL

Cal State Long Beach--Alex Muagututia ranks second in aces and seventh in hitting percentage for the 49ers in Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. men's play. Andreas Koch ranks ninth in blocking percentage. TENNIS

Cal State Long Beach--USC's 5-2 win last Sunday in the Blue-Gray National Collegiate Tennis Championships was only the second dual-match loss for the 49ers this year. Both losses have been to USC. The team's record is 18-2. COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASEBALL

George Lazalde, Golden West College--The Glenn High School graduate has compiled a .452 batting average after nine games of South Coast Conference play. For the season he is hitting .388. He leads the team in doubles (6) and is second in runs batted in (15). PREP BASEBALL

Artesia High School--The defending Southern Section 2-A division champions returned only three seniors, but have been "winning games I didn't think we'd win," according to Coach Tony Guggiana. Guggiana starts six underclassmen.

Ralph Diaz, Bell High School--The junior right-hander scattered four strikeouts in pitching a no-hitter against Huntington Park. He walked two in the 4-0 Eastern League win. QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Bruce Carlisle, Whitney High School--The former coach blasted the annual First Interstate Bank-Amateur Athletic Union Small Schools Division All-Southern Section basketball team selections after last year's co-most valuable player, Matt Bowley of repeat division champion Whitney High, finished second in MVP voting this season behind sophomore Mitchell Butler of Oakwood Academy: "This just isn't right. We played a horrible game and beat (Oakwood) in the playoffs. Butler is a good player, but his best years are ahead of him. This was a vote for MVP . . . and Matt was the MVP."

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