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Friday, January 15, 1999 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 9 II by PATTI LANGE finish line at 7:36:54 and tenth finisher overall. Carol Mortier of Congratulations to the deter- Venice was the second female to mined athletes and finishers in finish with a time of 8:09:49 and last weekends 18th annual 50 Terry Martin of Leucadia was just mile Lions Club benefit run. The behind her at 8:13:59. Special weather was beautiful and the congratulations to Avalon's Cathy visibility incredible. Runners saw Valdez, the only local participant, San Nicholas and San Clemente who finistied with a time of 13 islands and miles of the main- hours, five minutes. land. High temperatures due to A dinner banquet held in the Santa Ana like conditions caused Casino ballroom honored the fin- a few runners to drop out but, for- ishers and their fund-raising efforts. tunately, most weren't affected by Recognition for race comple- the unseasonable weather, tion was divided into groups, 45 135 people completed the and under, and 46 and over. In course. Peter Park of Santa Bar- addition, special awards were bara was the first to cross the fin- given to runners who have com- ish line at six hours, eight min- pleted previous races, including utes and 32 seconds, followed by Bob Moses of Bakersfield who Mike Swan of Goleta with a time has completed 15 of these runs. of 6:34:32. Third to finish was Kudos to the aid station volun- Doug Spencer of Redlands with a tears, especially thtse offering a time of 6:43:54. This was Doug's bit of color and creativity for the fifth year to complete the run and glazed runners. The "Waco Cafe" he was last year's first finisher, at Little Harbor, ala Pat and Ralph Suzie Lister of San Ramon Morrow, served the usual drinks was the first woman to cross the and high energy snacks along with The "Waco Cafe" at Little Harbor provided runners with water, snacks and entertainment, photo by PATTI LANGE a bit of lunacy and enthusiasm for station entertainment combined the racers. The Eagles Nest aid sta- with the natural beauty of the tion outdid themselves by serving Island-- what other better place buffalo burgers while entertaining could one run 50 miles? runners with blue grass music. Aid Lancers take by COACH STEVE HALL The Avalon Lancer Boys var- sity basketball team defeated last year's defending champions Sil- ver Valley, 72-68, on the final day of the tournament to win the third place trophy in the 8th annual Catalina Island Classic. In game one, the Lancers soundly defeated Coutin 73-33. In this game, the Lancers had an all-around good team effort. Ken Harrell scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Joe Tal- sky had 12 points and also played a role in the rebound scene, while Ben Eroen added 11 points and John Romo had 10. third place tro On day two, the Lancers met the future tournament champs, La Salle High from Pasadena and were defeated convincingly by a score of 66-40. Joe Talsky's 13 points and Bo Martin's seven points were the only Lancer highlights. On the last day, the Lancers came out and played their best basketball game of the year. Leading the way was Joe Talsky with 3t points andk-~,rebounds Joe earned a All Tournament Plaque for his fine play through- out the tournament. Also adding to the cause were seniors Mark Herbst and Ken Harrell with 12 and 10 points respectively. These two seniors have played steady y in Classic ball throughout the preseason. Another big contributor to the Lancer success has been Ben Eroen whose hustle and speed to the basket have been unmatched. The JVs participated as well. But seeing that this was a varsity tournament with some very good teams, the Lancer JVs were in for a rough road. They hustled hard and almost pulled off an upset again, .C- ~tin ,finally lo~,~g 64- 55. Freshman Joe Hernandez earned an All Tournament Plaque for his outstanding play in all three games. La Salle High School defeated Pacific Hills 70-54 in the champi- onship game. Men's Softball League begins second half by JOSH FLYNN defense. Allan Park led the way Abe's, which went on to win 18- for The Sand Trap, going three 6. Frank Hernandez led the way The first game of the day saw for four, followed by Mike for Abe's, going three for four Express face off against SCICo. MeUinger and Roberto Tejeda Jr, with two home runs, one of them Express jumped out in front with who both went two for four. For was a grand slam!Chris Pirrone four runs in the top of the first, Luau's, Frank Prior, John Leon- was also three for four, while but after that it was all SCI, hardi, and Jim Hinkley all went Brian Delamarter went three for which went on to win 13-5. For two for four. Luau's made a run three. Weston Leonhardi and SCI, Chuy Sillas was a perfect at it scoring six runs in the bot- Aaron Beadle also collected three four for four, while Loncho Padil- tom of the ninth, however it was hits. For Aeronautical, Lee Robi- la wept three for four. For not enough, and The Sand Trap son was three for four, while Pin Express, Mario Chavez was three went home with a 13-7 win. Rodriguez went two for four. for four, Mark Saldafia went two The final game saw Abe's Doug Jann and Ricardo Rod- for three, and Isaac Felix was two Liquor face Aeronautical. Abe's, riguez went two for five to round for three with a home run. which won the first half, was it out. In the second game the Sand looking to continue their good This week's Catalina Cruises Trap played Luau Larry's. This play, and did so in this game! player of the week is Frank Her- game was all Sand Trap, which Aeronautical took an early 5-4 nandez for his awesome hitting, scored early and played excellent lead, but after that it was all way to go Frank! Lady Lancer hoopsters The Lady Lancers varsity andfrom long range by Shelley junior varsity basketball teams Kennedy and the excellent often- won their first two league games siva rebounding and put backs by against Windward; the Varsity Margery Williams. Shelley and winning 50-44 Friday eveningMargery both scored 12 points and 44-35 Saturday morning, plus Gabby Morones and Chelsea The JV's duplicated the two McDonald added 10 each to pro- wins, winning Friday's game 26- vide a balanced scoring effort. 19, and Saturday's game 30-15. The Saturday Varsity Game The varsity girls were con- again saw the locals jump to an cerned entering league play, as early lead with eight of the 10 they had lost to larger schools in players scoring, led by Jaime practice games and weren't car- Jensen's aggressive play and tain how successful they would scoring of 10 points. be. Chelsea McDonald, Margery The question mark was elimi-Williams and Kelly Shelton nated early as the Lady Lancers paced the Lady Lancers in worked their offense to perfec- rebounding, garnering 30 boards tion, racing to a 13-0 lead by fine to help secure the victory. passing and the sharp shooting At half-time of the boys varsi- triumphant twice ty game Friday evening, the Avalon Boosters Club will be honored and there will be a free- throw contest pitting the three service clubs, Rotary, Lions, and Exchange clubs. 7-11 pm Friday & Saturday JAMES MOODY Money raised this year totaled $8,500, most of which benefits Avalon. Beneficiaries of the monies include the Avalon Hos- pital, Avalon High School Schol- arship recipients, the Bill Putnam Health Care Fund, the Little Red School House at the Isthmus and the Catalina Conservancy. If the lean muscular bodies motivated you to make good on those New Year Resolutions, other runs in the near future include the Catalina 100K in February and the marathon week- "<~tid iWMat~eh. " : For ways to Save the l art5 III NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON UNMET PUBLIC TRANSIT NEEDS Section 6658 of the Califomia Administrative Code provides that public hearings be held to receive testimony on whether of not there are public transportation needs which can be met by funds provided by the Transportation Development Act. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) must make this determination before it can allocate funds provided by the Act to projects other than public transit. This determination will be made by MTA from a review of the Regional Transportation Plan, the testimony received at the public hearings, and the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Social Services Transportation Advisory Council. This hearing will be concemed with funding for the upcoming Fiscal Year 1999-2000. Comments are solicited relevant to the public transportation needs in Los Angeles County especially as they relate to the elderly, handicapped or low income, or to provide transportation in environmentally sensitive areas. The hearing will be held in: SANTA CATALINA ISLAND Tuesday, February 16th, 1999 7 p.m. until last speaker (in conjunction with the Avalon CRy Council meeting) Catalina Justice Court 215 Metropole Ave. Avalon, CA In addition to presenting oral testimony at the hearing, people are invited to submit written comments before March 1, 1999. Please send your comments to: Article 8; Hearing Records; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; One Gateway Plaza; Los Angeles, CA 90012; Attn: Sumlre Gant or by e-mall to gants@mta.net. The Regional Transportation Plan may be reviewed during business "hours at the office of the Southern California Association of Government; 818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The MTA will make its final determination at a regulady scheduled Board meeting on May 27, 1999 at the MTA Headquarters Building, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. For further information, contact Sumire Gant, MTA (213) 922-3091 When Quality Counts, You Can Count On 408 East First Street Downtown Long Beach (562)436-9676 Published: January 15, 1995, The Catalina Islander