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Atascadero High’s Austin Cunningham joined two other North County baseball players on CIF-Southern Section all-divisional teams.

Cunningham, a Greyhounds senior and The Tribune’s Prep Baseball Player of the Year, was selected to the Division II first team after batting .447 with 30 runs, 17 RBI and seven doubles.

North County Christian’s Garry Holdgrafer and Chance Sorensen were named to the Division VII second team. Holdgrafer (2.45) and Sorensen (2.14) each had ERAs under 2.50, and Holdgrafer drove in 23 runs while Sorensen stole 30 bases.

San Luis Obispo County

Three junior hunters will be chosen by drawing to participate in a Sept. 15 and 16 deer hunt at the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve in eastern San Luis Obispo County.

The Department of Fish and Game and the California Deer Association will host the event on the 30,000-acre Chimineas Unit at the DFG ecological reserve.

CDA volunteers will guide participants on their hunts and provide meals for the duration of the two-day event. Overnight lodging will be available at the main ranch house on the reserve.

Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

The hunting opportunity includes classroom instruction on wildlife and hunting, range and field assistance on gun handling, safety and shooting practice and information on specific techniques for deer hunting and game care.

To apply, individuals must submit a single postcard with the hunter’s name, mailing address, phone number and 2007-08 junior hunting license number addressed to the California Department of Fish & Game, 20 Lower Ragsdale Road, Monterey, CA, 93940.

Application deadline is Aug. 16.

For more information contact Terry Palmisano at 831-649-2870.


NBA player Stephen Jackson pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony count of criminal recklessness for firing a gun outside a strip club last fall and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

Misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct were dismissed as part of the agreement with prosecutors.

New Brunswick, N. J .

Tennis star Guillermo Coria settled his lawsuit against a New Jersey-based vitamin maker he blamed for a positive steroid test that cost him millions in earnings.

Terms between Coria and Universal Nutrition, which had denied making tainted pills, were not disclosed.

Coria had charged that a contaminated multivitamin not only kept him from competing for seven months in 2001 and 2002 but besmirched his reputation and cost him at least $10 million in prize money, bonuses, appearance fees and endorsements.

Columbus, Ohio

Eddie Gaven and Stefani Miglioranzi scored their first goals of the season

and the Columbus Crew beat the Kansas City Wizards 2-1 in MLS action.

—Tribune staff, wire report

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