As a longtime physical education teacher at Cerritos High , Sue Sims
has heard a lot of interesting excuses from her
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L.B.'s seasoned rookies.
Kids can come up with some pretty creative excuses , Sims
admits.But there haven't been any surprising ones.Sims
said the most unusual , and very adult , reason for missing practice this season came from Lisa Holloway , who is a 38-year-old fireman in Riverside.
These women all run households and hold jobs , Sims
Four of the six players have already graduated from four-year colleges with bachelor degrees.Still , all six find the time to take the mandated 12 units to be eligible to compete in athletics.
At age 34 , Kim Kokoska is the baby on the team , and the eldest , Patty Meyers , is a year older than her
Meyers was a teammate of Sims
on the Cal State Fullerton women's basketball team when the school won the national championship in 1970.
They are all great athletes and they are all competitors , Sims
said.Golf gives them a chance to be competitive in a different sport..
The highest the Vikings finished this season is third place , including Tuesday's third-place finish at the conference championships.Mt. San Antonio College
shot a combined 333 at the par-73 course to win by nine strokes.College of the Desert
was second with a 342 , followed by LBCC ( 349 ) and L.A. City.
said Kokoska and Atkins have a good shot of shooting a low enough score there to move onto the state tournament , which is scheduled to be played in two weeks.