The Cardozo athletic program, which has slowly begun a climb back to respectability after a dozen or so years of poor turnouts and won-lost records, boasts three all-Americas for the first time in a long time.

The best-known athlete at Cardozo these days is basketball all-Met guard Earl Moore, who led the metropolitan area in scoring with a 28.4 average. Moore, football running back Tony Epps and long jumper Boris Goins have been recognized nationally.

Spingarn alumni will sponsor a John Wood appreciation buffet dinner May 5 at Andrews Air Force Base, 4-8 p.m. For inquiries, call the school or write in care of Andrews AFB, P.O. Box 123, Temple Hills, Md. 20748.

Wood just completed his 13th and best (31-0) year as head basketball coach at Spingarn, leading the Green Wave to the Interhigh League regular-season and tournament titles and victory over DeMatha for its second city championship in six years.

Wood, who said the long season left him tired physically, took a night off last week and allowed his longtime assistant Bobby Burrell to coach the East team in the annual D.C. Coaches Association Interhigh all-star game. Burrell's head-coaching debut was successful as the East, on a pair of free throws by Spingarn's Robert Smith with five seconds to play, edged the West, 86-85.

Southern High of Harwood is seeking a football opponent Oct. 4 or 5. It wants a two-year contract and would prefer to play the first game at home. Contact the athletic director, Tom Albright, or the football coach, Buck Gardiner . . . Georgetown University's girls basketball camp will offer two sessions this summer, July 7-12 and July 14-19. Cheryl Thompson, who coaches the Hoya women and coached W.T. Woodson's 1982 Virginia AAA champion girls team, will direct the camp. Open to girls 8-18, the overnight camp will include swimming and weight training as well as the gamut of basketball drills, lectures and scrimmages.

Timothy Burnett was named MVP after leading Paul over Douglas, 46-41, in the D.C. Public Schools' junior high boys basketball championship.

Hines beat Terrell, 61-46, to win third place. In the semifinals, Paul defeated Terrell, 57-51, and Douglas beat Hines, 47-44.

Members of the boys all-tournament team include Paul's Burnett and Kevin Walker, Roper's Weldon Parham, Douglas' Eric Stevenson and Jeffrey Dunbar and Hines' Ricardo Leonard.

Jefferson, led by MVP Latisha Dixon's 17 points, topped Kelly Miller, 40-21, to capture the girls championship.

Hart defeated Stuart, 32-25, for third place. In semifinal games, Jefferson won over Stuart, 30-25, and Kelly Miller beat Hart, 32-18.

Dixon and teammate China Glenn were named all-tournament. The other members of the team were Deal's Niedra Ricks, Hart's Carla Davis, Douglas' Sabrina Williamson, Taft's Sheila Blair, Anacostia's Becky Sholern, Stuart's Tammi Armstrong and Kelly Miller's Rose Armstrong and Emma Lawler.

D.C. Approved Basketball Officials Association Board 12 held its yearly election last week at Blair, making Lou Luce president.