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Chaminade Looks to Play at Northridge

June 01, 1997

The Crespi High baseball team will play its Southern Section Division I semifinal on Tuesday at Blair Field in Long Beach, while Chaminade is still looking for a site to host its Division III contest after playoff sites and times were announced Saturday.

Crespi (22-8) will face Long Beach Millikan (23-6) at 4 p.m. Bishop Amat and Esperanza meet in the other semifinal immediately afterward at Blair Field.

Chaminade (27-2), ranked No. 1 in the region by The Times, is seeking approval to play its game against Anaheim Canyon (23-6) at Cal State Northridge, Chaminade Coach Scott Drootin said.

In softball, Thousand Oaks (26-3) will face Upland (27-5) at Greenbelt Park in Upland in the Division I semifinals.

Saugus (25-5) will play host to Righetti (31-2) at the William S. Hart youth complex in Santa Clarita in the Division II semifinals.

Paraclete (26-3) will play host to Santa Maria St. Joseph (21-9) at Lancaster City Park. All three games are Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.

In tennis, Westlake (20-0) will face Harvard-Westlake (18-5) at the Thousand Oaks Racquet Club for the Division III championship.

Campbell Hall (22-0) will face San Marino (24-0) in the Division IV final at the Studio City Racquet Club. Both matches are Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

Honors: Adam Kennedy, Randy Wolf, Jim Parque and Jeff Weaver have been selected to the All-American team selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers.

Kennedy, Cal State Northridge's junior shortstop, batted .482 with 26 home runs and led the nation with 134 hits. He also was chosen All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine.

Wolf, a junior left-handed pitcher from Pepperdine and El Camino Real High, was 9-4 with a 1.79 earned-run average and 128 strikeouts in 121 innings.

Parque, a junior left-hander from UCLA and Crescenta Valley High, is 12-2 and pitching for the Bruins in the College World Series.

Weaver, a sophomore right-hander from Fresno State, was 11-5 with a 3.63 ERA and led the nation with 181 strikeouts in 141 innings.

Jon Schaeffer, Stanford's junior catcher from Harvard-Westlake High, and Andy Dominique, Nevada's senior third baseman from Alemany High, were second-team selections.

Lance Berkman of Rice was selected as player of the year after hitting 41 home runs and driving in 134 runs. The first baseman batted .438 and scored 108 runs.

Changes: Roger McCamy has resigned as football coach at Simi Valley High to become the school's athletic director, replacing George Ragsdale, who is returning to teaching.

"McCamy's background includes experience in (many sports) and officiating," Simi Valley Principal Dennis Rast said. "His philosophy that scholarship and athletics go hand in hand will allow him to maintain excellence in Pioneer athletic programs."

McCamy was 18-21-1 in four seasons. Last season, Simi Valley was 4-6, 2-5 in Marmonte League play.

Look, a football game: Sylmar High football Coach Jeff Engilman and Verdugo Hills' Coach Don Scott will head the City Section team and Westlake's Jim Benkert and St. Francis' Bill Redell will coach the Southern Section team in the Valley Classic all-star football game at 6 p.m. June 8 at Pierce College.

Among the players expected to participate in the game are Southern Section quarterbacks Travis Carroll of Hart and Casey Preston of Westlake. At quarterback for the City will be Nick DiPadova of Taft and Calvin Zinck of Kennedy.

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