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sportsl00 SCOFOS Freshmen Trio Leading BHHS Softball Squad Toward Playoffs Normans Set To End Long Drought. By Steven Herbert After failing to qualify for the Southern Section softball playoffs throughout the 1990s, Beverly Hills High School is likely to qualify for them in the first year of the 2000s. The Normans were 12-6 and 6-2 in Ocean League play heading into Tuesday's gamc at league-leading South Torrance, which concluded after the Beverly Hills Weekly's deadline. Beverly Hills is in third place in the eight-team league. If it maintains or improves that position when the season ends May I ! it will qualify for the playoffs. The Normans will continue league play Friday against Hawthorne at La Cienega Park beginning at 2 p.m. The second-place Cougars (7-1 in league play) defeated Beverly Hills in the first round of league play, the last team to do so. The Normans defeated their final four opponents during the first round. "Our chances are very good as long as we have everybody working and contribut- ing," coach Len Mitchell said. "We need everybody. We don't have just a couple of girls who can carry us." The play of freshmen Laura Ames, Zoe Erwin and Breeanna Hutchins is a major factor for the turnaround. Mitchell expects right-handers Ames and Erwin to be his pitchers for the remainder of the season. They have provided the team with what Mitchell called "consistent pitching." Hutchins, who has played second and third base, has been "coming on strong late- ly," and has improved her hitting, Mitchell said. Other factors Mitchell cited for the team's success are senior leadership from first baseman Michelle Aptaker and shortstop Hilary Gale, two of the team's captains along with third baseman Jodee Virgo. Sophomore catcher Laurie Housman has been the team's most valuable player, according to Mitchell. Junior outfielder Kelli Serden has been a "pleasant surprise," Mitchell said, hitting nearly .400. gD.,B.TSW.IR$ BHHS Sophomore Wins Golf Tournament Beverly Hills High School sophomore Pansing Singhaseni fired a final round four- under par 68 Sunday to win the American Junior Golf Association's Arizona Junior Classic at the Raven Golf Club. Singhaseni's two-round total of seven-under par ! 37 was one shot better than Roy Moon of Simi Valley and Rusty Kennedy of Phoenix. Singhaseni entered the final round in a three-way tie for fifth place, three shots off the lead. l-liv.h School Volleyball Beverly Hills will play host to Inglewood in an Ocean League volleyball match today at the Swim-Gym beginning at 3:15 p.m. The Normans will play host to Leuzinger at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Swim-Gym in its final home regular season match of the season. Beverly Hills was 10-0 in league play and leading the league heading into Tuesday's match at Centennial which concluded after the Beverly Hills Weekly's deadline. The Normans defeated the Apaches in three games March 2 ! High School Track Beverly Hills will play host to Mira Costa at 2:45 p.m. today at Nickoll Field in its final home meet of the season. The Normans will compete in the Bay League prelimi- naries Tuesday at Santa Monica College. U Steven Herbert has covered sports for The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. You can e-mail ideas to steve 12 Beverly Hils Weekly Watch for us! Norman Newservice Celebrating its 26th year as the world's longest.running high school weekly 30-minute cable TV newscast Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Let's Talk Monday, Wednesday PTSA Issues and Answers Monday, Wednesday Careers Monday, Wednesday Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood Monday, Wednesday Coverage of Board of Education meetings and other special programing Tuesdays and Thursdays , Quick Delivery ' * Ouantum ' t ANYTHINGFOR , l00mim l00motioN Ndum 9000 t ythia St., Suite 2 Los Alleles, CA 9O069 310/276-5369 310/276-5953 (fax)