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Sports Shorts

Thursday September 12, 2002

Lady Jackets start with loss 

The Berkeley High girls’ volleyball team lost its first match of the season on Tuesday, falling to Castro Valley 15-8, 15-7, 15-12. Vanessa Williams led the Jackets with five kills and 10 digs, while fellow senior Amalia Jarvis had 12 digs. 


Field hockey players honored 

Cal’s Michelle Wald, a senior midfielder, was named Co-Offensive NorPac Player of the Week and Kelly Knapp, a sophomore goalkeeper, was awarded Defensive Player of the Week in the first week of NorPac standings.  

During Cal’s roadtrip to the Midwest, Wald scored a pair of game-winning goals. Both goals came in 1-0 victories over cross-divisional rival Southwest Missouri and Big Ten foe Indiana.  

Knapp recorded four shutouts and made 35 saves in Cal’s first five games. She stopped a season-high 10 shots in a 1-0 win over cross-conference rival SMS. Against the Big Ten, she posted two eight save games, a 1-0 win over Indiana and a tough 1-0 OT loss to Ohio State. 


Alta Bates benefit this weekend 

Berkeley Tennis Club will host the 11th Annual Alta Bates Summit Celebrity Classic on Saturday. The Classic is a benefit for the Comprehensive Breast Center, a full-service, state-of-the-art breast cancer clinic at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley.  

Participating celebrities include fomer tennis pros Tracy Austin, Zina Garrison and Vic Braden. Joining them will be James McDaniel of “NYPD Blue,” Brad Sherwood of ABC’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, Nick Stabile, formerly of “Dawson’s Creek,” “Grounded for Life” star Donal Logue, Robert Pine, who starred on NBC’s “Chips,” actor Kirk Fox, Candid Camera host Peter Funt, KGO co-anchor Ed Baxter, and SF Chronicle Columnist Ken Garcia. Sports stars include former SF Giants pitcher Bill Laskey, former Raider Ben Davidson, Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Casper, former baseball standout Vida Blue, former 49er and TV/radio broadcaster Mike Shumann, former Oakland A Claudell Washington, former 49ers Jimmie Johnson, Ray Wershing and Eric Wright, former slugger Dave Kingman, and Rick Barry, who hosts KNBR’s midday talk show. KTVU reporter Faith Fancher will MC the event.  

Events on Saturday include an exhibition match with Tracy Austin and Zina Garrison at 11:30 a.m., celebrity doubles matches throughout the day and a gala dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the Claremont Resort. 

The Classic is the largest event of its kind in the country and has collectively raised more than $2 million for a wide range of life-saving and -enhancing services. Tickets to watch the Tennis Classic are $25 each (children 10 and under are free); admission cost includes box lunch. For ticket information call (888) 337-8800. For more information visit