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Hallmark Day at Antelope Valley

November 03, 2000

Antelope Valley College will induct seven former athletes and two teams into its Hall of Fame at halftime of a football game Saturday against Victor Valley.

Al Chronister, who played football and wrestled for the Marauders in 1967-68, is receiving the Whit Carter Award for outstanding contributions to the athletic program.

Chronister is a longtime athletic booster at Antelope Valley.

Also being inducted:

* Ron Carter, played football in 1947-48 and has been a Marauder booster for years.

* Lamart Cooper, a junior college All-American receiver in 1992 who played in the Arena Football League.

* Jean Harvey, Foothill Conference track athlete of the year in 1992 and the state women's cross-country champion in 1991.

* Heather Meyer, state softball pitcher of the year in 1994 and an All-Pacific 10 Conference selection at Washington.

* Val Padilla, the school's first all-state men's basketball player who scored 74 points in three playoff games in 1956 and led the Marauders to second in the state.

* Harry Stare, a basketball and baseball standout in 1959-60.

Team awards are going to the 1955-56 men's basketball team that lost to Harbor in the state final and the 1963-64 men's team that finished with a 24-6 record.

Antelope Valley is looking for members of each team.

Information: (661) 722-6440.

CANYONS: Brian Spangenberg was selected to the All-Western State Conference men's cross-country team and Whitney Phillips was selected to the women's team.

Nancy Moulton and Katie Pielow were selected to the women's second team. . . .

Susan Latch was selected women's golf player of the year in the WSC.

Kathryn Abild, Courtney Renfro, Renee Smith and Peg Stratton also were selected to the All-WSC team.

GLENDALE: Ruben Ruiz and Mike Serratos were selected to the All-WSC men's cross-country team, and Kim Lorimer and Nancy Lopez are on the women's team.

Ivan Alvarado, Marco Arriaga, Alejandro Lemus and Henok Mulgeta were selected to the men's second team and Gladis Martinez is on the women's second team.

Ani Bagumyan, Lena Daniels and Maria Marroquin received women's honorable mention.

The men won their 11th WSC title and sixth in seven years. The women captured a second consecutive title.

CAL LUTHERAN: The Kingsmen (2-5, 0-3) are fifth in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in football, but it isn't because of lack of offense. Cal Lutheran is the SCIAC's top-ranked offense and 28th in the nation in scoring, averaging 32.4 points a game.

Chris Czernek leads the SCIAC in passing with 1,784 yards and 11 touchdowns. Dorian Stitt leads the SCIAC in scoring with 74 points and is third with 829 yards.

After winning a 10th consecutive SCIAC women's soccer championship, the Regals are seeded third and received a first-round bye in the NCAA Division III championships this week.

Cal Lutheran (16-3-1) plays at No. 2-seeded Willamette (17-2-1) of Salem, Ore., in a West Regional semifinal Saturday. The other semifinal pits top-seeded Puget Sound (15-1-1) against the winner of Chapman vs. UC Santa Cruz.

Saturday winners will play for the West Region title on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Eight regional champions advance to the NCAA quarterfinals Nov. 11-12 at sites to be determined. The final is scheduled for Nov. 19 at a site to be determined.

Cal Lutheran is making its eighth appearance in the NCAA championships since the program began in 1989.

Midfielder Betsy Fisch leads the Regals with 15 goals and has six assists. Forward Alix Rucinski has seven goals and 11 assists. Lauren Huckleberry has nine goals and Alia Khan has seven.

Freshman Pamela Clark has started every game for Cal Lutheran and has a 1.01 goals-against average.

THE MASTER'S: The Mustangs' men's and women's basketball teams begin the season Friday. The men play at Vanguard and the women play at home against Hope International.

The men, despite the graduation of All-American Joey Penberthy, are coming off their best season in five years, a 28-6 record and seventh consecutive NAIA national tournament appearance. Three of the losses were to Life University of Georgia, including a 79-68 loss in the quarterfinals of the NAIA tournament.

Nine players return, including center Jacy Armbruster, who averaged 15.7 points, and guard Kenny Jackson, who averaged 10.5 points and had 129 assists.

Master's women, 16-15 last season, received a boost with the transfer of All-American Erin Buescher, a 6-foot-3 senior from UC Santa Barbara and three-time Big West player of the year.

Buescher averaged 17.3 points for the Gauchos (30-4). Buescher and forward Lesley DuBois were teammates at Rincon Valley Christian High in Rohnert Park, Calif. DuBois averaged 18.1 points last season.

The men's soccer team (16-3), riding a nine-game winning streak, received a first-round bye Wednesday in the NAIA Region II playoffs and will host a semifinal on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Master's. The Region II finals are scheduled for Nov. 11.

Anthon Brueggeman leads Master's with 11 goals.

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