Tom Caffrey, Whittier Christian High School--The former football coach picked up his first CIF Southern Section title as a baseball coach last week when Whittier Christian beat St. Bernard, 8-6, in the championship game of the 1-A Division. This was Caffrey's first year as baseball coach at the school. Previously, he led Whittier Christian to three Southern Section football titles.
KMNY-AM--The financial news and sports station will broadcast live the 605 High School All-Star Football Game on July 17. It will be the 20th meeting of the best players from the schools that border the San Gabriel River Freeway. The game will be played at La Mirada District Stadium and broadcast on 1600-AM. The station has expressed interest in adding Cal State Long Beach football and basketball games to its broadcasts and already has signed to air Cal State Fullerton football and basketball games. "We still have room for Long Beach, but we haven't heard from them yet," said station operations manager Bob Gourley. Before it became Money Radio in March, the station, known as KWWM, carried several Cal State Long Beach games.
Artesia High School--Wayne Marino has been selected basketball coach. He replaces Gordon Ackerman, who is retiring after 29 years. Marino was an assistant coach at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach.
Mayfair High School--David Ek, a teacher at Bellflower High, has been appointed basketball coach. He replaces Jim Crockett, who stepped down at the end of the season. Ek has held assistants' positions at Western High in Anaheim and Wilson High in Long Beach.
Paramount High School--Rod Davis has resigned as baseball coach to accept an assistant's position at Harbor College in Wilmington. Harbor Coach Jim O'Brien said Davis is "a good man" who should fit in well at the community college level.
WRESTLING DREAM TEAM
Lyndon Campbell, Santa Fe High School--The two-time state and three-time CIF Southern Section wrestling champion has been awarded a berth on Wrestling USA's annual All-America team. Only 13 wrestlers nationally--one from each weight class--are chosen to the publication's "dream team" each year. Campbell will attend Villanova University in the fall.
South Team--Manny Cervantes of La Serna High School and Phil Kendall of Millikan High have been chosen to participate in the California North-South High School baseball series between teams from Northern and Southern California. Players must try out to make the teams.
Moore League--An all-star team will play a similar group from the Sunset League on Saturday night at Blair Field. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Abner--The Bell Gardens High School running back, who gained nearly 1,000 yards last year as a sophomore, will not compete at the school again, according to Lancer football Coach Dave Newell. Abner was chronically absent and "just wouldn't go to class," Newell said. Bell Gardens returns 15 starters next season, and Newell said the loss probably will not affect his team's chances of defending its Whitmont League title.
South Coast Conference--Cerritos College nipped El Camino College of Torrance by 4.5 points to win the 1986-87 sports supremacy award. The award is based on final team standings in all conference sports, men's and women's. Despite having the best record in men's competition, Long Beach City College finished fourth overall. Compton College finished last in the eight-team conference.
Donna Pollema, Valley Christian High School--The 6-foot-2 senior forward has announced that she will play basketball at Biola University next year. She was a three-time all-Southern Section selection at Valley Christian.