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Athletes of the Week

May 21, 1996

Rick Chessman

Servite, Senior


Chessman, the Golden West League player of the year, struggled a bit with his control in the Friars' first-round Division II playoff game with City of Industry Workman, but everything else was fine. Chessman walked four but pitched a one-hitter, giving up only a ground-ball double down the line to lead off the seventh. The 2-0 victory was the first shutout of his high school career and moved the Friars into a second-round game Tuesday against top-seeded Redondo Beach Redondo Union.


Nate Blauer

* Santa Margarita, junior. Shot one-under-par 71 at Canyon Country Club to lead the Eagles to the Southern Section team golf championship.


Chris Chung

* Sunny Hills, junior. His 6-2 victory clinched the Lancers' 10-8 victory over previously unbeaten La Verne Damien in the Division II playoffs.

Track and Field

Matt Blasdel

* Santa Margarita, senior. Won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the Southern Section Division II championships in 37.13 seconds and finished second in the 110 high hurdles (14.91), leading his team to the title.


Jason Mandall

* Calvary Chapel, senior. Had 21 kills, seven in each game of a sweep of Tustin in the Division II playoffs.

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