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Linda M. Cookman HAVOYA TO PrAY BASKETBALL IN BRAZIL (1940-2012) LADY LANCER TO EXPERI- Before leaving for her Interna- has to offer in sights and culture. ENCE TRAINING SHE CAN tional Tournament Destination, From the court to the culture, Joan- BRING BACK TO HER TEAM she will engage in a One of a kind na will have an experience she will Linda M. Cook- the family business intense training and college expo- be able to share with her teammates man closed her eyes and her family grew BY COACH DAVID HART .sure camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and students of Avalon. "Jo is the for a final time on with the birth of their Freshman Joanna Chavoya, who Led by NBA trainers and uti- most passionate and dedicated play- Tuesday, March 6. daughter, Ashley. The played for this year's CIF finalist, lizing the exclusive Sportek cur- er l have ever had a chance to coach, John Flaiz and Jean- couple moved to the and state qualifying team, has an riculum, all participants will this will only fuel this passion," said hie Wolf were at her mainland, but Linda opportunity to play international be challenged in every class- Coach David Hart.This opportunity side at the momerit missed the Island basketball in Brazil. room, video and court session, will cost Joanna$4,500. of passing. John and and returned with her Joanna who averaged 4.5 points In Brazil participants will experi- She will perform various fund- Jeannie were soon daughter Ashley in a game on a senior-ladden team, not ence firsthand the elite international raisers around town as well as ac- joined by Linda's the summer of 1970 only played, but also started at times, style that is revolutionizing the way cept sponsorship. If you are inter- son, Dustin Cookman and didn't go back to She said she is excited about the up- the game of basketball is played, ested in supporting her endeavor, of Avalon, daughter join George. The two portunity to be next year's-leader. Participants will have the up- you may call Coach Hart at (310) Ashley Vikander and son-in-law stayed friends after they separated Joanna chose to join Sportek last portunity to test their talents against 433 8387. "This is my passion and Jon Vikander of Tustin, and friends and shared many other holidays summer to maximize her college ex- elite international competition I want to do everything I can to Diane Silver and Jonathan Weiner. and special occasions together, posure and to help impact her team. as they play in two International make myself and my team better," Linda was born in Long Beach Backonthelsland, Lindahelped She said she wanted to be- Tournaments. When not on the Chavoya said. "I promise to repre- onNov. 28, 1940 and raised at the again with the family business un- come a more efficient leader and court, players will spend, time sent Avalon well." Isthmus and in Avalon. Her family til her folks retired, she then held to develop the skills and intan- experiencing the best that Bra- David Hart @ the Lady ran the concessions at the Isthmus many different positions on the gibles to transform her game. zil, home of the 2016 Olympics, Lancers' basketball coach. from 1953-1971. When she wasn't island including working for John riding her horse, going to school or Leonhardi and Betty Smith Cater- hiking, she was the boss's daugh- ing at Avalon Country Club, Casi-BOyS .golf season BIRTHDAYS ter and a snack-bar girl meeting no Ballroom, Descanso Beach and " Friday, M=rch 16 yachters, sailors, movie stars, folks ToyonBay, waitress, codeenforce-is underway Summer Butte from the baseball camp and oth- meat officer and jail matron forthe Bill Moran ers who enjoyed the Isthmus vibe. City of Avalon, and assisting the Aida Martin It was here that she met those that dietician at the Avalon MuniCipal BY COACH STEVE HALL experience and talent to the course. Moniea Seals have become life-long friends. Hospital whileraisingAshley. She Our four newcomers are just Randy Kolstad Over the years these friendships continued to enjoy the outdoors and The Avalon Boys Golf Team has beginning to play the game but Jessiea Silva Nathan Parrish gave her much joy as evidenced in spent much of her time off hiking begun its 2012 season and the Lane- bring lots of enthusiasm and po- the many Isthmus reunions that she with her friends and family, plan- ers have a little rebuilding to do after tential. We defeated Fairmont Saturday, March 17 Tiffany Reyes attended or hGlped plan. ning slumber parties for Ashley, losing three quality players fromlast High School, 230-254, at home in Patrick Troy At Avalon High School, Linda helping the pee-wee cheerleaders, year. our first match of the season. Pat Smith was a cheerleader and yearbook going to'the beach and enjoying all The Lancerff return with juniors: Hernandez led the way with a Patty Hernandez editor. After graduation Linda at- that island life has to offer. GabeHernandez, RickyTamayoand 37, while Tamayo had a 41 and Sundayy M11-18 tended Texas Christian Univer- In 1978 she met Richard Cook- Bryan Jimenez. Joining the squad Jimenez added a 47. Junior. Jose Adriana Vickers sity in Fort Worth, Texas. While man. The couple enjoyed time this year are juniors: Jose Cervantes, Cervantes helped out with a 49 in Rachel M. McCormick in Texas, she spent time with her in Salt Lake City before getting Juan Pablo Bravo, Luis Herrera and his first match ever. Look for this Enrique Hemapdez aunts and uncles in Forney. There married and settling for a time in Anthony Vega. team to improve and hopefully de- Monday, March 19 she met her first husband George Orange County where their son, Although this team is not as tal- fend their league championship. Mike Saldana Anderson. The two courted and Dustin was born. The family then ented as last year's, it still has much Thanks to the Catalina Island Golf Matthew Lee Preston ' Carl Johrlson were married on May 25, 1962 in moved to Minnesota to be nearer potential. Hemandez is arguably Course for theft continued support Katie Herbst Texas. They made their first home Richard's parents for a time, then the best golfer in our league, while and to the Avalon Golf Commu- Juan Chavoya back at the Isthmus helping with Tamayo and Jimenez bring a lot of airy, as well. Alex Padilla Cookman, Page 8 Tuesday, March 20 Erica Cushing ]]/]. 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