Chino Champion from Chino, California on June 16, 1989 · Page 6
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including shortstop, third, outfield, catcher and even pitcher. But for the Don Lugo Con-quistadore team, his strengths are in the center field. "He has good," quick hands," said Don Lugo head coach Joe Marcos. "He has a natural gift, nobody here gave it to him. He's a very good two strike hitter, that's a trademark of a good hitter." When he's not catching fly balls or swinging the bat, Corey enjoys fishing, watching sports and just simply relaxing. And on the off-season, he plays for the Chino American Legion ball team. power hitter but I get the job done," he said. According to the DAL coach, he's proud of both Corey and Chris but felt they should have been picked up earlier in the draft. The two were recently selected to the All-CIF team. Corey was named to the second team as an outstanding outfielder and Chris also made the second team as an outstanding infielder. "He's a great kid," said Mr. Marcos. "I've had him for three years including (American) Legion. He's always been great to coach and he listens to you. He has a lot of God-given talent and is real easy to work with." According to the newest member of the Phillies, he said he has the full support of his parents Marvie and Willie Thomas and brother Bryan. But his biggest fan is his grandfather Alonzo Hall who attends most of his games. "He calls me to talk baseball all the time," said Corey. He was named as the all-tournament player this year at the Chino High School baseball tournament, selected all-league for the Baseline League and was chosen as the most valuable player on the Don Lugo team. He had the higgesf batting average on the team, .522. "I'm not, a By Cheryl Wittman Staff Writer . Two Don Lugo High School baseball players will play ball on the pro circuit, after having been recently selected by two major league baseball teams in the amateur free agent draft. DAL center fielder Corey Thomas was drafted in the seventh round by the Philadelphia Phillies and is ex-, pected to sign with the ball club this week, if negotiations go well. Shortstop Chris Hall was picked up in the 18th round by the Detroit Tigers and has already signed. If things go according to his plan, Corey will sign with the Phillies and leave for Martinsville, Virginia where he'll report to the club's rookie league. After about two months of intense training, he will either return to Chino for a break or if he's fortunate, be asked to attend the club's Instructional League. An avid baseball fan, Corey has been playing baseball for 1 1 years since his Chino National Little League days. In fact, both Corey and Chris started playing ball together at the age of eight and have been good friends since. And ever since those days, a professional baseball career has been Corey's dream. Over the years, Corey has been switched to a variety of positions Chris Hall T Chino boxers advance trainer Raul Escoto was selected to as one of the trainers for the National team and will receive an all expense paid trip to Iowa for the competition. - The Chino boxers will fight other boxers from all over the various regions and the state. Cagnolatti boxes in the - 112 weight class, Sebedra fights in the 132 class and Otine is in the 156 class. "Our coaching staff has been confident since we won the areas," said Mr. Mendoza. Now By Cheryl Wittman Staff. Writer Three Chino boxers will travel to Davenport, Iowa June 26 to lock gloves with other boxers from the United States as they fight for a win in the Nationals of the Junior Olympics. Boxers David Cagnolatti, Jesse Sebedra and Alafua Otine fought in the Regionals last weekend at Huntington Beach and scored wins to advance to the Nationals which will be held from June 26 to July 2. The trio joined other Southern California Champions in facing the NevadaLas Vegas A-f U O 1 -3C "Mr we go against competitors throughout the county. We're optimistic for all of them." Baseball awards presented Chino High's Mike Wood was named the most valuable player on the Chino High varsity baseball team at a recent sports banquet. According to Chino baseball coach Bob Sheehan, the inspirational award went to Art Palafox, Wood also earned the captain's award and most improved went to David Sandoval. Mike Marks was presented with the Principal's Award by Al Carr and Marc Woodward won the scholastic award for 'the" highest grade point average on the team. Although none of the Cowboys were drafted in the recent free agent amateur draft, all three seniors will attend college and play ball. Wood will attend Chaf-fey College or Cal Baptist. Troy Reyes, Marks and Palafox have all checked into Chaffey College. and Border Association at the Huntington Beach Boxing Club. According to Chino boxing coordinator Ray Mendoza, team " i r it. .ZT rr!l '!!.J I J A J Ami J1J I J Li Closing day ceremonies scheduled The Chino Hills Little League will celebrate' its closing" day ceremonies tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. at Los Serranos Elementary School. The school is located at 15650 Pipeline Ave. For more information contact Jane Sousa at 597-4296. UNDEFEATED - The Chino Ke,,v Mandella, Sabrina Medina, Harmony Kephart, i.itiUMifiaWthallminW.iUvi Zabala. Theresa Lopez, Jen- Jaymee Jager, Cyndl Nelson, sfoet SSl eVeltef Mdn'""Bfiannon Fechner mT T-this season with a 18-0 record tana and Scna,lie Valencia. In Yvonne Medina, Kell Montana Shown in the bottom row tne toP are from ,eft Steve and Clndv Rtchie (from left) are Wendy Miller, Orange Crush plans tryouts Tryouts will be held tomorrow for the Orange Crush football team, a semi-professional team from Ontario. Tryouts will be at Montclair High School at 9 a.m. and will continue for the next three Saturdays. For more information contact Freddy at 621-7665. Padres clinch division See next page for complete youth sports scores and season play in the Tournament of Champions which begins Monday, June 26. f yy " v-'-y ,jfv . , - The Chino National Little League Senior division Padres wrapped up the division with an 11-1-1 record. The Padres scored an 8-7 come-from-behind win over the Astros Wednesday night at Don Lugo High School. Pit- cher Dan Murphy got the win as teammates Ryan Opatkiewicz collected three hits, Ben Zimmerman had two and Matt O'Brien had a triple. Jeff Lantow contributed to the Padre win with his triple and single. On the Astros side, Erickson had two hits. The Padres gear up for post All-Baseline League The Baseline League has announced its all-league baseline teams and Don Lugo and Chino high athletes were among those recognized. Named to the all-Baseline first team was Chino pitcher Mike Wood, Don Lugo infielder Chris Hall and outfielder Corey Thomas. Second team honors went to Chino cather Marc Woodward, Don Lugo's Rich Arent and Chino's Art Palafox. Don Lugo's Matt Myers, and Chino High's Mike Marks, John Jacobs and Mike O'Brien received honorable mention. Martinez and bat boy Albert Garcia. In the front row are Ed Kieffer, Louie Guevara, Pete Goforth, Jess Briones, Gil Guevara and Sal Martinez. top row are Chuck Farr, Andy Garcia, George Encinas, Howard Confer, Paul Mc-Comack, Bob Spalding, Martin Salgado, Raul Garnica, Vic HAWKS The senior Softball team, Chino Hawks, recently won the gold at the Placentia Spring Senior Classic Tournament. They went 5-0 in the minor division. Shown in the Looking for the right auto or home insurance? ism i IT fill Then look to us for savings, plus: Solid Kemper coverage Prompt, fair claim service Our pride in serving you! 12 Months$S, OOO Certificate annual yield 9.10 annual rate Pittenger-Alair - Insurance Services, Inc. , . 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