Tim Williams, star outfielder-pitcher for St. Bernard High School, was named the CIF-Southern Section 1-A player of the year by the First Interstate Bank-Amateur Athletic Foundation board of sportswriters.
Williams, also an All-CIF selection last year, led St. Bernard to the 1-A championship game this year, where the Vikings lost to Whittier Christian. He batted .508 with 36 runs batted in, 13 home runs and 20 stolen bases and had a 9-2 pitching record with a 1.40 earned run average.
Outfielder Steve Solomon and pitcher Mike LeBuffe, who starred for Crossroad School's Small Schools (Large Divison) championship team, were named to the First Interstate All-CIF team for that division.
Solomon, also an All-CIF selection last year, hit .382 for the Roadrunners and pitched effectively during the playoffs. LeBuffe had a 9-2 record with a 3.30 ERA and won a four-hit, 4-0 decision over Tehachapi in the CIF final.