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Notebook : Harbor Professor to Head 6-State Health Alliance District

August 20, 1987|Alan Drooz

Bobbie McTee Masters, a professor of physical education at Harbor College, has been named president-elect of the Southwest District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Masters, past president of the California branch of that alliance, will preside over the six-state Southwest District in three one-year terms as president-elect, president and past president. She served a similar three-year term in California. As district president she will also serve on the alliance's national board of governors.

Masters, a Rolling Hills Estates resident, recently attended a leadership conference in Washington, D.C., as part of the alliance's Congressional Fitness Assessment Day. Congressmen who attended were tested for fitness and were told about the lack of physical education for the nation's youth. She said the news on youth fitness was not encouraging, though California ranks near the top in physical education offered in schools. California ranked third in physical education requirements, according to a survey prepared by the alliance.

"The survey results were disheartening overall," Masters said. "Only one state, Illinois, requires the minimum amount of physical education recommended by the American Alliance of 30 minutes everyday in kindergarten through sixth grade and 50 minutes everyday in seventh through 12th grades."

The Sports Injury Clinic at Centinela Hospital Medical Center will begin its 11th year of free Saturday morning diagnostic service for student athletes on Sept. 12. Dr. Lewis Yocum, team physician for the California Angels, is the clinic's medical director and leads a staff of orthopedists, nurses and therapists in treating athletic injuries.

The clinic is held every Saturday (except holiday weekends) from 9 to 11 a.m. at Centinela National Health Athletic Institute, 6666 Green Valley Circle, Culver City. Athletes must have school identification, and those under 18 should have written parental permission.

Doctors assess the injuries and recommend a treatment. The diagnosis may include X-rays. The athlete is then referred to a team or personal physician. Therapy for less acute injuries may be recommended. The clinic treats 200 patients a month during the school year.

Several South Bay golfers have registered holes-in-one this summer, according to Los Angeles Recreation and Parks reports. At Harbor Park, Jesus Molina of Wilmington, Ralph Carr of Rancho Palos Verdes and Michael Buchanan of Harbor City aced the 160-yard fourth hole. Also at Harbor, Richard Conti of Playa del Rey aced the 150-yard ninth hole and Joseph Le Bouf of San Pedro scored on the 148-yard eighth hole. At Roosevelt Park, Michael Randazzo of Lomita scored a hole in one on the 150-yard ninth hole. It was the second career ace for Buchanan.

Around the Horn: The Raiders are coming to Torrance. No, not those Raiders. The Jackson, Miss., Academy Raiders will play three football games in the Southland in the next three years, including a contest with Bishop Montgomery in autumn, 1990. The private boys school will send its team to California to play San Marino in 1988 and Chaminade in 1989 . . . Former Loyola Marymount baseball star Chris Donnels, the Mets' No. 1 draft choice in June, has been promoted from Kingsport in the rookie league to Little Falls in Class A . . . Another former Loyola player, pitcher Tim Layana, was promoted by the Yankees from Class AA Albany to Class AAA Columbus, the Yanks' top farm team.

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