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Youth basketball season wraps BY CARLOS MARTINEZ This past weekend there were three important championship games for the older girls. It was the Sparks versus Mercury and it was a good fought hard battle but the sparks came out on fire with a 13 to 4 lead at the end of the first. In the second quarter Mercury stepped it up only going down into halftime 20-11. Stephanie Martinez score 10 of the 11 points for Mercury and kept her team in the game. The leaders in that game for the Sparks were Madeline Hiniker with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists. Brenda Padilla had 8 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocked shots. An award ceremony was done after the game and the Sparks having a 9-3 record won 1st place. In the second championship game the Orangemen defeated the Blue Devils with a very close score. Pablo Chavolla and Cristo Hernandez were both awarded Most Inspirational, Sebastian Gallegos was named Most Improved, and Bryan Martinez was named the Hickey Rohlik MVP! But in the last and final championship game it was the Dream vs Liberty who were both 8-1 coming into this game and had earned a spot in the champi- onship. Liberty had a great game sink- ing every shot almost and playing great defense. Lucy Lopez led the way scor- ing 9 baskets 18 points getting 13 rebounds. Jazlin Chavolla was also big with her rebounding and shooting. The Dream came up short but not for lack of effort. Vicky Soto had a great season for the Dream scoring all 10 points and being a great team player. The awards were given and the Most Improved Player was Jazlin Chavolla. MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014 8am to 3:30pm Collection Event Location: Catalina Freight Line Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, CA 90704 PLEASE CALL US TOLL FREE: [888) 330-8088 i DAMASm E-WASTE CAN BE TOXIC, PIL OO N0T LEAVE YOUR E-WASTE ON 1HE CURB. Y RECYCLE  FOR YOUR SRFETY. i e,, eem c,eoom Avalon,s own basketball players are seen gathering at the awards ceremony. Back row left to right: Lizzete Hernandez, Jazlin Chavolla, Guilianna Alcala, Tiffany Tamayo, Esmeralda Padilla, Julianna Martinez, Jasmine Rodriguez, Alana Moreno, Angela Sanchez, Daisy Cervantes, Nallely Pedroza, Lucy Lopez. Bottom Row left to right: Sophia Algeria, Angelina Rojo, Alicia, Kensley, Brinlynn, Daniela, Hannah Hoefs, Vicky Soto, Nayeli Delgado, Vanessa Rodriguez and Melissa Castro. Photo courtesy of Carlos Martinez No Hires From page 1 firefighter. The firefighter job has been open since February. According to Harvey, all three positions have been budgeted. The proposal to rescind the hiring freeze was originally on the Consent Calendar, but was removed for discussion at the request of Council Member Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy. Council Member Cassidy said she was happy to vote to rescind the hiring freeze, but she did not want to see new positions created. Harvey said 60 percent of Avalon's staff was full-time and 40 percent part time. A motion was made to rescind the freeze, but Council Member Oley Olsen proposed a substitute Best Nurses in the I00,Xlc00ical(k00nt00r motion to fill the three positions, but leave the hiring freezing in place. Removing abandoned vehicles discussed The council also discussed the problem of removing abandoned vehicles from Catalina Island. According to the staff report by Audra McDonald, administra- tive analyst, Avalon did not renew its storage impound contract two years ago because there wasn't enough money available. Recently, according to McDonald's report, Kruger Tow offered to provide impound and storage service to Avalon for free. Rich Coffey of Catalina Freight Lines offered Avalon the use of two. flat beds for free for the first rdund of removing abandoned vehicles from the Island. According to McDonald, future removals would have to be includ- ed in the city budget. Her report said that a tow costs $50 and loading charge for vehi- cles is $50 each. "The cost for a flatbed and driver for subsequent round-ups is approximately $300- 500," McDonald wrote. Harvey told the council that the city wouldn't be recovering fees for many of the vehicles. Mayor Anni Marshall asked if it was realistic to attempt enforce- ment during the summer season. Harvey said he believed it could be done. City Attorney Scott Campbell said that if the owners want the vehicle back, it is not an aban- doned vehicle any more. He said if the vehicle becomes a nuisance, the city could go after it as a nuisance. When you're in pain, even doing the things you love can be daunting. Whether it's dancing in the Casino Ballroom, hiking the TransCatalina Trail or just walking down Crescent Avenue and visiting with friends, Catalina Island offers a multitude of opportunities to do the things you love. If pain or injury is slowing you down, help is as dose as the Physical Therapy Department at Catalina Island Medical center. P.O. Box 563 mo Falls Canyon Road (310) 5o-o7oo ]slandMeditGentler Cheerleaders From page 1 Martinez, Mac Foster, Michelle Rufino, Melissa Soto, Beatriz Pedroza, Hannah Mahan for mak- ing the squad and getting to repre- sent this program. Thank you to all the neutral judges who came and supported us this season. The varsity cheer squad is definitely growing in Avalon Schools and congratula- tions coach Teresa on your hard work and dedication. SINGING WATERS CHRISTIANCENTER SERVING AVALON, REACHING THE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE THURSDAY GATHERING 7PM