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: News Flash

At Some Point, Goossen Will Fight Camacho

September 16, 1998

Middleweight P.J. Goossen of North Hollywood, seeking a matchup with Hector "Macho" Camacho will get it . . . sooner or later, Camacho's promoter said.

Goossen, 28, who won by knockout last week at the Reseda Country Club in his first fight in 14 months, is tentatively scheduled to fight Camacho in a nationally televised program Oct. 23 at a site to be determined. But Mike Acri, Camacho's promoter, said he might pit Camacho against Ken Sigurani of Youngstown, Ohio., on that date and reschedule Goossen-Camacho for December in Miami.

"One thing's for sure, if [Goossen] doesn't fight him in October, he'll fight him in December," Acri said. "P.J. is much tougher than Sigurani."

Goossen, 19-1 with 14 knockouts, former state and International Boxing Organization junior-middleweight champion, traveled to South Africa in November to fight Roberto Duran, only to break his foot sparring days before the bout.

BASEBALL

Crabtree tops: Former Cal State Northridge pitcher Rob Crabtree had the lowest earned-run average in minor league baseball this season.

Crabtree, a member of the San Francisco Giants organization, had an overall 1.75 ERA while pitching for Class-A San Jose, double-A Shreveport and triple-A Fresno.

FOOTBALL

Back attack: Running backs Darrell Durham of Glendale, Travis Rogers of Ventura and Jason Parks of Canyons have been selected Western State Conference players of the week after leading their teams to season-opening victories.

Durham rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns against Victor Valley. Rogers, a freshman from Morristown, Tenn., rushed for 243 yards and one touchdown against Compton.

Parks, a sophomore from Evergreen, Ore., rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns against Desert.

BASKETBALL

Mesta hired: Oscar Mesta, a former basketball coach at Hollywood High, has been selected coach at San Fernando. He replaces Mick Cady, who resigned.

VOLLEYBALL

Carolina-bound: Flintridge Sacred Heart opposite hitter Megan Hosp has committed to South Carolina.

Hernandez hurt: Alemany High outside hitter Sasha Hernandez is out for at least a week after straining a ligament in her left knee.

SOCCER

Ambriz injured: Jaime Ambriz, a sophomore striker on the Santa Barbara City College men's team and a 1997 Rio Mesa High graduate, is out for the season after suffering a broken ankle Sept. 11 in a game against East Los Angeles College.

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