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November 03, 1994|GARY KLEIN

PREPS

The South Pasadena water polo team is enjoying another outstanding season under Coach Jerry Wulf.

The Tigers, ranked second in Division III, entered the week 16-5 and 3-0 in the Rio Hondo League after a 23-13 victory over La Canada on Friday. La Canada was ranked 10th in Division III.

Brian Raymond had seven goals and Brian Butcher and Craig Bessenger added four each for South Pasadena.

Brian Ellis scored seven goals for La Canada.

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The state council of the California Interscholastic Federation rejected a proposal that would have created a new Orange County Section.

The proposal was defeated, 52-48, in a vote put before representatives of the state's 10 sections. The Southern Section, to which San Gabriel Valley area schools belong, was one of five sections that voted against the proposal. The Southern Section's 26 votes was instrumental in defeating the proposal.

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Several San Gabriel Valley schools are ranked in their divisions in girls' tennis, girls' volleyball, cross-country and water polo.

The Diamond Bar girls' tennis team is ranked fifth and Arcadia is 10th in Division II. Pasadena Poly is third, Alhambra fourth and St. Lucy's seventh in Division III. South Hills is No. 1 in Division V, Duarte is second and Gladstone eighth.

The Arcadia girls' volleyball team is ranked sixth in Division II. San Gabriel is third and Wilson fifth in Division III. Mayfield is third, Maranatha fourth and South Hills fifth in Division V.

St. Francis is ranked second and San Marino 10th in Division III in boys' cross-country. Maranatha is second and Flintridge Prep fourth in Division IV. In girls' cross-country, Bishop Amat is fourth in Division II. St Lucy's is seventh and San Marino ninth in Division III. Flintridge Sacred Heart is second and Maranatha 10th in Division IV.

South Pasadena is No. 2 and Alhambra 10th in Division III water polo. Claremont is ninth in Division V. In Division VI, Wilson is second, Rowland third, Bonita fourth, Charter Oak eighth, Walnut ninth and Los Altos 10th.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Three San Gabriel Valley community college football teams are looking to break two-game losing streaks Saturday.

Pasadena (2-4-1), which lost to Rancho Santiago, 30-21, last week, plays host to Palomar, the state's top-ranked passing team.

PCC's Saladin McCullough rushed for 128 yards and scored on a six-yard run against Rancho Santiago. Joe Phears passed for 318 yards, including touchdown pass plays of 49 yards to Gavin Peries and 46 yards to Z Hodges.

Citrus College (2-4-1), coming off a 35-8 loss to Mt. San Jacinto, plays at College of the Desert. Gabe Agredano passed for 227 yards for Citrus.

Mt. SAC (2-4-1), coming off a 35-14 loss to El Camino, plays Riverside.

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The men's and women's cross-country teams from Mt. SAC and PCC and the women's team from Citrus College qualified for the state championships in Fresno with their performances last weekend at the Johnie O Invitational at Moorpark College.

The Mt. SAC men's team finished second behind Riverside. Mt. SAC sophomore Luis Baca and freshman Warren Wolf both covered the four-mile course in 21 minutes, 4 seconds to finish eighth and ninth, respectively.

PCC's men were sixth, led by Oscar Estrada's 11th place finish in 21:05.

The Citrus women placed third behind Laura Bermudez's third-place finish. PCC's women were sixth. Maria Case was the Lancers' top finisher in 27th place.

COLLEGES

La Verne University's football team is still in contention for an NCAA Division III playoff spot entering Saturday's game against Claremont-Mudd.

La Verne (7-0) defeated Chapman, 36-33, in a nonconference game last week. Kurt Von Fosse preserved the victory for the Leopards when he intercepted a pass with 50 seconds left.

Darren MacLellan gained 95 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Ryan Campuzano passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns for La Verne.

Claremont-Mudd (2-5) is coming off a 38-27 loss to Redlands. Claremont quarterback John Shipp completed 23 of 41 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Cook, Burnell Roques and Julian Jones each caught a scoring pass.

Pomona-Pitzer (1-6), coming off a 17-16 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss to Cal Lutheran, plays a nonconference game at Chapman.

Robert Hicks gained 111 yards in 32 carries against Cal Lutheran to become the Sagehens' career rushing leader. Hicks has 2,150 yards, breaking the record of 2,141 set last year by Tony Fadulu. Hicks has gained 685 yards this season.

Azusa Pacific (2-5) plays UC San Diego after pulling off one of its biggest wins in Coach Jim Milhon's 17 seasons--a 32-27 victory over previously unbeaten Occidental.

Sophomore Marcus Slaten gained 185 yards in 24 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Cougars.

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The Claremont-Mudd men's soccer team opens play in the NCAA Division II West regional on Saturday in San Diego.

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