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Thompkins Case Is Pushed Back

August 20, 2003|From Staff Reports

A pre-preliminary hearing for former Rialto Eisenhower football coach and teacher Glenn Thompkins, scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for Sept. 16 and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 18, both in San Bernardino County Courthouse in Fontana.

The continuation was allowed because the lead investigator, Rialto police officer Kris Arthur, was on vacation.

Thompkins, 27, who was arrested in November, has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of dissuading a witness -- in this case the alleged victim, a 17-year-old female who was a student at Eisenhower. If found guilty on all counts, Thompkins could face nearly 12 years in prison.

Southern Section officials have reduced from four to two the number of fall football practices Mission Viejo assistant Brett Johnson must sit out for violating a rule.

Johnson and his father, Bob, the Diablo head coach, instructed Mission Viejo players at a summer camp, which is not allowed.

Mid Valley, a team primarily of graduates from Reseda Cleveland and Lake Balboa Birmingham high schools, begins play in the 19-and-under American Legion baseball World Series Friday in Bartlesville, Okla.

Robert Marcial, a sophomore shortstop at Nevada, was selected most valuable player in leading Mid Valley to the Western Regional championship in Lodi this week.

Newbury Park (1992) was the last California team to win the Legion World Series.

The U.S. junior women's water polo team defeated Greece, 11-7, on Sunday to finish third in the 2003 States Cup at Los Alamitos.

Brittany Hayes, The Times' girls' water polo player of the year for two seasons in a row while attending Santa Ana Foothill High, scored twice. She will be a freshman at USC this fall.

The U.S. juniors will play at the 2003 Junior Women's World Championships in Calgary, Canada, beginning Saturday.

The U.S. women's youth team, which replaced Russia in the six-team tournament on two days' notice, finished fifth with a 6-5 victory over New Zealand.

Newport Harbor's Jenna Murphy, who will be a freshman at UCLA, scored the game-winning goal with less than a second left.

After winning its fourth NCAA men's soccer title in December, UCLA will open the season No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America poll. UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount are ranked 21st and 22nd, respectively.

In the women's NSCAA poll, the Bruins are fifth, Pepperdine is ranked 13th and USC is 19th.

Tom Tereschuk, who led Chapman to its first NCAA Division III baseball championship in his first season, was chosen coach of the year at that level by the American Baseball Coaches Assn.

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