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Alhambra's Kylee Perez (8) throws to first base for the out and win in the seventh inning their North Coast Section Division II championship softball game against Carondelet at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., Friday, May 30, 2014. Alhambra won the game 5-0. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

College Park High's Joe DeMers and Alhambra's Kylee Perez were both named first-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports in spring sports.

In addition to being named the state Junior of the Year, DeMers was a multi-purpose selection as a standout hitter and pitcher for the Falcons' baseball team.

Perez, the state Medium School Player of the Year, made the softball first-team list as an infielder. The UCLA-bound shortstop hit .481 with 26 RBIs as a senior and blasted 42 career homers.

DLS HALL OF FAME CLASS: Former NFL players Matt Gutierrez and Demetrius Williams are part of De La Salle High's 2014 athletic hall of fame class.

The new inductees, who also include Rob Lambert, Greg Brown-Davis, Joe See, John Wilhelmy, the 1985 football team and the 1996 soccer team, were announced last week. Sean Farnham will also be honored at the Oct. 26 induction ceremony as the school's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Williams and Gutierrez both played football for De La Salle during the program's national-record 151-game winning streak.

Gutierrez played at Michigan and Idaho State before he entered the NFL, and Williams was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens out of Oregon. Both athletes also played basketball for De La Salle.

Lambert, a 1981 graduate, was a standout in football and baseball.

Brown-Davis (1997) excelled in football, wrestling and diving.


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See (2001) was a four-year varsity basketball player who led De La Salle to a state championship while setting school scoring records.

Wilhelmy, an orthopedic surgeon, is the father of three De La Salle graduates and was instrumental in building the school's close relationship with Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.

The 1985 football team played before the program began its record winning streak, but was the first De La Salle team to earn a national ranking and outscored opponents 323-69 while winning the North Coast Section title.

Farnham, who will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, starred in basketball at De La Salle and is now a college analyst for ESPN.

The 1996 soccer team went undefeated and didn't allow a goal during the regular season.

LOCALS QUALIFY FOR AMATEUR: The East Bay will be well represented at the U.S. amateur golf championships later this month.

Dublin High's Jacob Solomon and De La Salle's Josh McCarthy (Danville) recently qualified for the boys tournament, the U.S. Junior Amateur. Alameda's Melissa Yao, Concord's Yealimi Noh and Danville's Ty Akabane are headed to the girls event, the U.S. Girls Junior.

Solomon qualified with a score of 148 at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. while McCarthy did it closer to home, shooting a 136 at Stanford Golf Course on June 30.

Yao fired a round of 72 at Peach Tree Golf and Country Club in Marysville on June 30 to qualify for the girls tournament. She'll be joined by Noh and Akabane, who qualified on the same date at Stockton Golf and Country Club.

The boys Junior Amateur will be held at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Tex. from July 21-26 while the girls Junior Amateur will be played on the same dates at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.

AREA SQUAD WINS JUNIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL: The Pacific Rim 17-and-under boys team of Pleasant Hill, headed by coach and founder Roger Worsley, won the first USA Junior National Volleyball Championship in Northern California history.

The team earned the historic first with a 25-20, 25-20 sweep of Balboa Bay 17Asics-Newport Beach in the championship match in Houston, Texas on July 5.

In just its fourth season, Pacific Rim was 23-0 over the summer after dominating run in the fall. The team earned the bronze medal at nationals in 2011. Pacific Rim entered the Junior Champioships as the No. 1 seed after winning the SCVA Classic the previous week.

The Pacific Rim squad boasts Worsley's two sons: Joe, the setter who was MVP of the national tourney, and his younger brother, Gage, both Campolindo High players who grew up in the sport.

Campolindo has four strong players on the squad, also including Stephen Buhl, who will be the club's first four-year graduate, and Jack Eisner.

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