Wilkinson said Dan lives in Colorado and has seldom seen his daughter play tennis. He played quarterback for the Houston Oilers, Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
"My daughter loved playing baseball as a youngster," Wilkinson said. "She has Dan's athletic genes. She was on a Little League team for a while and was better than most of the boys. I finally bribed her $100 when she was 12 to give tennis a chance. She's been playing nonstop since then."
Jacque Vaughn, a senior basketball guard at Pasadena Muir High, has been selected one of five finalists for the Dial Award, given annually to the top boy and girl scholar-athletes in the country. Winners will be announced next month. Jeff Buckey of Bakersfield won last year. . . . Laguna Beach was denied a grant to move its football team out of the Pacific Coast League next season. The Artists, who have not won a league game in the last three seasons, wanted to join another league or play a free-lance schedule next season.
Adam Jacobsen, a guard at Crescenta Valley, became the Southern Section's career leader in three-points shots last week when he made three long-range shots against La Canada St. Francis. Jacobsen, a transfer from Glendora, ran his total to 291, breaking the record of 288 set by Steve Clover of Rolling Hills from 1988-90. . . . Lakewood Artesia, regarded as one of the top boys' basketball teams in the state this year, opened up the season by winning the St. Monica tournament. The Pioneers beat St. Monica in the title game.
Times' Top 20 Football Poll
The Times' top 20 high school football poll, with teams from the City and Southern Sections.
School Sec. Div. Rec. LW 1. Bishop Amat SS I 13-0-0 1 2. Los Alamitos SS II 13-0-0 2 3. Esperanza SS II 12-1-0 7 4. Loyola SS I 12-1-0 5 5. Muir SS II 11-2-0 3 6. Fontana SS I 11-2-0 4 7. Eisenhower SS I 10-2-1 7 8. Irvine SS IV 12-1-0 8 9. Sylmar City 4-A 12-0-0 9 10. Ran. Alamitos SS VII 11-2-0 12 11. Hawthorne SS III 11-2-0 14 12. Cres. Valley SS II 11-2-0 10 13. Hart SS II 11-1-0 11 14. Servite SS II 9-2-1 13 15. Bell Gardens SS III 12-1-0 15 16. Duarte SS VI 12-0-0 16 17. Mater Dei SS I 9-2-1 17 18. Carson City 4-A 9-3-1 20 19. Newport Harbor SS IV 11-2-0 NR 20. San Pedro City 3-A 11-1-1 NR