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Page 6 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, March 12, 2004 Avalon Varsity Softball season started last weekend with a bang. The Lady Lancers started their season with three g~es, Friday against Loma Linda and a dou- bleheader on Saturday against Southlands Christian. Returning for Avalon are seniors, Captain Ashley Kennedy and Co-Captains Aliana Gonzales and Julie Luchau, AbJea Hooikai- ka, Amanda Yourig~r and Tessa Hernandez, junior Kendra Bray and sophomores Courtney Kennedy, Hedy Alvarado, Megan Calise, Briana Mororms, Kriaten Hernandez and Bo Boulting- house. Joining the tear~, for 2004 is senior Chelsea-York and fresh- men, Aimee Casillas, Kerry-Ellen Ponce and Keani Hooikaika. Loma Linda fought their way through Avalon's defense on Friday, but only managed 4 hits off Ashley Kennedy. Bo Boult- inghouse caused a few upsets for the visiting team playing great defense at second base and hitting two singles to take game MVP. The Lady Lancers allowed Loma Linda 2 runs before shutting them down in the seventh inning with Briana Morones hitting to center field to bring in Ashley Kennedy for the winning run, taking the game 3-2 Hitting for the Lancers were Hedy Alvarado, Ashley Kennedy, Aimee Casillas, Briana Morones, Kristen and Tessa Hernandez. On Saturday, out came South- lands Christian, the sun and the heat, Lancer heat that is. Sopho- more Briana Morones was on fire driving the ball with 2 triples and The Lady Lancer Varsity Softball Squad a single, also taking 2 catches runs but it wasn't enough, Avalon deep at short tq.give Morones held them at 7 to mercy them in game MVP. Asl~tC, y Kennedy the sixth inning 17-7. With hits allowed 4 hits and l~d 4 strike Nightly Specials Cheese Ravioli Chicken Roseanne Fish & Chips Ground Sirloin Steak Includes Relish Tray and Choice of Soup or Salad $9.95 205 Crescent Ave. (310) 510-1617 outs. Avalon finished off South- lands in 5 innings, 11-1. Also hit- ting for the Lancers were Julie Luchau, Hedy Alvarado, Ashley Kennedy, Bo Boultinghouse, Aliana Gonzales and Ahlea Hooikaika. The varsity squad started out strong in the second game with sophomore Megan Calise pitch- ing, Calise allowed 3 hits and had 6 strikeouts, staying very focused and determined throughout the game garnishing her the MVP. Southlands fought back forcing 5 errors on Avalon to bring in 7 is ready for the season. were Chelsea York, Briana dez and Aimee Casillas and Morones, Bo Boultinghouse, Amanda Younger, both with a Aliana Gonzales, Kristen Hernan- single and double. (i na Presents B Jr Catalina Island residents will Parsons has discovered that and kidney failure. Risk factors have the opportunity to be local diabetes screening is essen- for the disease include obesity, screened for a potentially debili- tial for the community. At a local age, lack of exercise and family tating disease at the Catalina screening she offered last~year as history. Island Health Fair. part of Diabetes Awareness The Catalina Island Health For the first time, diabetes Month, she found that six out of Fair will be held on Thursday, screening will be available at the 10 of those screened had diabetes April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. health fair, thanks to nurse practi- or pre-diabetes. "It's vital for those in the Casino Ballroom. In addi-" tioner Karla Parsons. "The warning with high-glucose levels to find tion to diabetes screening, a signs of diabetes can be subtle," out about the problem before more wide variety of health-related Parsons said. "But early diagnosis serious damage occurs;' she said. screenings and services will be can lead to a life that is not only In the United States, diabetes available. This year, the health longerbut also of higher quality." is the fifth-deadliest disease. It fair will be sponsored by the can lead to kidney and eye dis- Catalina Island Medical Center, eases, nerve damage and heart which offered to organize the disease. It is also the leading event after the Red Cross cause of stroke, adult blindness dropped its support. Saturday, March 13 6 p.m. Dinner & Show $45 per person A fun, fictional story, derived from historical events, of a Mystical Secret that keeps the Island a True Paradise on Earth. Perha the story is not as fictional as you think! "The best and most audience involving mystery dinner theatre in the Southland" Los Angeles Times "Best Mystery Dinner Theatre on the West Coast" Wall Street Journal Perfo by "Play Mystery For Me" II Continued from page l sure you don't get stuck in the doctors. Dr. Peter Trottier and, woods by yourselL'" Greene said. beginning April 1, Dr, Jeannette Eager residents have not been Currie. are responsible for the the only benefit from the relation- care they give patients as well as ship with Downey. The major hos- how much freedom they have to pital also has a blood bank and make diagnoses on their own. regularly provides blood to CIMC According to Greene, the rela- when it's needed for local patients. tionship with Downey Regional While they are here, the resi- Medical Center was developed dents live in the housing trailer set while Catalina's hosp~l was up behind dae hospital. Downey undergoing the Critical Access Regional provided $5,000 to reno- Designation, which has become vate that trailer and make the liv- vital to CIMC's on-going finan- ing arrangements more comfort- cial stability. Medicare, which able for their doctors. reimburses Critical Access Hos- "Our relationship with pitals based on their costs, Downey Regional has been very requires them to have a relation- positive for both facilities," ship with larger facilities, "They Greene said. "Their doctors get a want small, isolated hospitals to great rotation experience and have a relationship with big Catalina gets the benefit of addi- regional medical centers to make tional doctors and services." Early Bird Dinner Specials Served 4-6:30 pm For reservations, alease call 310-510.7404