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Dominguez Forfeits Nine Football Victories

November 13, 2003|Paul McLeod; Steve Galluzzo | From Staff and Wire Reports

The San Gabriel Valley League determined Wednesday that Compton Dominguez must forfeit its nine football victories for using an ineligible player.

The Dons, ranked No. 13 by The Times, will have their record drop to 0-9, but they can still qualify for the Southern Section Division III playoffs as the league's third-place team.

If Dominguez beats Downey (2-7, 1-2) and Paramount (1-8, 0-3) defeats Downey Warren (2-7, 1-2) on Friday, the Dons advance if they win the coin toss.

Rob Wigod, Southern Section assistant commissioner, said the player in question was in violation of section residency rules after he moved from San Pedro, where he lived with his mother, to Compton to live with his father.

-- Paul McLeod

At his request, a high school quarterback's record-setting -- yet tainted -- pass has been erased from the books.

Springfield (Ill.) Southeast quarterback Nate Haasis had asked the Central State Eight Conference to nullify a 37-yard pass in his final game because his coach made a deal with the opposing team to let him complete it.

Conference officials voted Wednesday that the pass won't count. The throw had given Haasis more than 5,000 career yards.

"The bottom line is the conference honored Nate's request," said Chuck Hoots, Springfield Southeast principal and conference president.

Southeast Coach Neal Taylor has acknowledged he made a deal with Coach Antwyne Golliday of Cahokia right before the end of the Oct. 25 game: Cahokia, which had a big lead, would be allowed to score uncontested and then Haasis would meet no resistance on the record-breaking pass.

Cahokia let Haasis make the completion, giving the senior a conference-record 5,006 yards for his career. A few days after the game, which Cahokia won, 42-20, Haasis wrote a letter to the football conference disowning the record.

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Paula Kerdpinyo made her first hole in one when she was 10 and has yet to make another. But she achieved something even bigger by winning the Los Angeles City Section girls' golf championship.

Battling wet and breezy conditions on the front nine, the freshman from L.A. Marshall shot a seven-over-par 79 to win the individual title by one stroke over Granada Hills junior Alyson Golditch at Balboa Golf Course in Encino.

"I thought I'd make the cut but I didn't really expect to win," said Kerdpinyo, one of 10 players who qualified as individuals for the Southern California Regional Championships on Nov. 24 in Calimesa.

Playing in the lead group, Kerdpinyo and Golditch each were three over at the turn. Kerdpinyo held a three-stroke lead with two holes to play, but she bogeyed the 17th and Golditch sank a 15-foot uphill birdie to pull within a stroke. Both players bogeyed the 18th.

Granada Hills won its third consecutive team title with a low score of 471 and will advance to the Southern California Regionals along with runner-up North Hollywood (527).

-- Steve Galluzzo

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