Clovis News: Sports

Sports briefs: Locals place at state judo meet

The West Clovis Judo Club produced three winners in the California State Judo Championships at San Francisco City College.

They were Nayomi Torculas (intermediate.2 championships, 28 kilograms), Alonnah Torculas (juvenile A novice, 56 kg) and Jazmyne Torculas (juvenile B novice, 57 kg).

West Clovis also received a second from Razmik Avetisyan (senior men's novice, 86 kg), thirds from John Oganyan (intermediate.1 novice, 40 kg) and Minas Avetisyan (senior men's novice, 100+ kg), and a fourth from Josiah Torculas (intermediate.1 championships, 30 kg).

The Clovis Judo Club received seconds from Reese Jantzen (juvenile-B novice, 82 kg) and Nicolas Prindiville (juvenile-A novice, 64 kg), and a third from Riley Prindiville (bantam-1 novice).

Weaver fires 71 at NCAA tourney

Cal's Michael Weaver, a sophomore and former Clovis West High standout, opened with a 1-under 71 Tuesday for a share of ninth place after round 1 of the NCAA Golf Championships in Stillwater, Okla.

James White shot a 5-under 67 to power Georgia Tech to a three-stroke lead. The No. 4-ranked Yellow Jackets shot a 5-under 283 at Karsten Creek Golf Club.

Second-ranked UCLA was next, followed by No. 3 Alabama in third with a par 288.

Oklahoma State, ranked No. 1 all season and playing on its home course, is eighth, nine strokes off the lead at 292. Cal is at 300, sharing 14th place.

Among the group at 71 with Weaver is former Central Section rival Manav Shah (Centennial), now playing at San Diego.

Lemoore Junior Open set for June

The Lemoore Junior Open is June 13-14 at Lemoore Municipal Golf Course.

The tournament is open to boys and girls 7-17. Players do not have to be Junior Golf Association members to participate. Entry fee is $40.

Information: 924-6767.

UC Irvine ace collects more honors

UC Irvine junior Matt Summers, who threw a no-hitter against Long Beach State on Friday, continued to add to his haul of awards when he was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday.

On Monday, he was named national player of the week by Collegiate Baseball as well as pitcher of the week by the Big West.

Summers faced just one more than the minimum to help UCI defeat the Dirtbags 2-0. In his first season as a full-time starter for the Anteaters, he is 10-2 with a 1.74 earned-run average.

UC Irvine will be making its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 seasons when it faces Fresno State at 2 p.m. Friday in a regional opener at UCLA.

NFL alum to speak at Clovis seminar

Former NFL player Dave Meggyesy will speak at a workshop Friday-Saturday in Clovis designed to help athletes regenerate their stamina, strength and spirit.

Coaches also are encouraged to attend. Mike Spino – a veteran cross country and track and field coach – also will take part, with a lecture 7-10 p.m. Friday at a cost of $19 and a workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for $79 at 2658 E. Alluvial Ave. between Chestnut and Willow avenues.

Information: (770) 355-7587 or e-mail