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Croson Takes Over at Chaminade

PREP SPOTLIGHT: BASKETBALL / News and notes, scores
and stats on game day around the Valley and Ventura
County

January 17, 1998

Ed Croson has been hired as football coach at Chaminade High.

Croson, 40, is the school's athletic director and was formerly defensive coordinator for the Eagles. He will resign as athletic director in order to take over a football program that struggled under former Coach Tim Johnson.

The Eagles were 3-7 last season, 2-3 in the Mission League, and have failed to make the playoffs each of the past two seasons.

"I think we have to try to regain some of the spirit of the past," Croson said.

Croson was an assistant coach at Chaminade for five years until taking last season off.

He said defensive coordinator Ted Corcoran, a former Eagle player, will remain on the staff.

BASEBALL

In the hospital: Former North Hollywood High baseball player Paul List, struggling to overcome Hodgkin's disease, has been hospitalized in Honolulu suffering from pneumonia, said Glen Raasch, a former high school teammate.

List, 32, played in the minor leagues for 10 years until he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1996. He has undergone radiation and chemotherapy.

List traveled to Honolulu to participate in the University of Hawaii alumni baseball game. He is in need of financial donations to help with medical costs, Raasch said.

Donations can be sent to the Paul List Donation, c/o American Savings Bank Hawaii Kai branch, 7192 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96825. The account number is 31-638690.

Hot Stove League: The Professional Baseball Scouts of Southern California will hold their 30th anniversary dinner on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium.

Former Dodger manager Tom Lasorda will be the special honoree and guest speaker. Cost is $50. The public is invited to attend but must RSVP by Friday.

Information: (714) 546-7430.

Camp-out: Boys and girls ages 5 to 17 are invited to Absolute Sport's tune-up baseball camp in Agoura on Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The one-day camp costs $40 per person and includes instruction from former Dodgers Steve Yeager and Maury Wills, among others, a T-shirt, hat and lunch.

Information: (818) 879-5556 or (805) 644-5555.

SOFTBALL

Diamonds in rough: The Ventura County-based Southern California Diamonds girls' team needs players for the 16-and-under division. Information: Rob and Cathie Jaegge at (805) 529-6888.

Tryouts: Tryouts for West Valley Girls' Fast-pitch Softball are today for girls 6 through 18 at Woodland Hills Park.

Information: (818) 382-2966.

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