May 11, 1989
Senior Chris Bruckner, soon to be spiking the ball for UCLA, had a match-high 26 kills Wednesday night as Chaminade High swept Montebello, 15-2, 15-10, 15-11, in a Southern Section 3-A Division wild-card playoff at Chaminade. Bruckner (6-foot-5, 190 pounds), a three-year starter who is averaging 26.5 kills and seven blocks this season, committed to UCLA earlier this year and said he will sign a letter of intent today. "You can't beat UCLA volleyball," Bruckner said of the Bruins, who have won 13 national championships since 1970.
May 23, 1989 |
The City Section office has postponed a decision on the fate of the 4-A Division playoffs until today, Commissioner Hal Harkness said Monday. He added that the 3-A Division playoffs will begin Wednesday as scheduled. The 4-A playoffs involving 16 teams also are scheduled to begin Wednesday, but that tournament has been jeopardized by a coaches' boycott as part of the teachers' strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District. Harkness met with district officials Monday after polling administrators at schools whose baseball teams have qualified for the playoffs.
May 20, 1989 |
The Southern Section's top high school track and field athletes will gather today for the annual divisional meet at Cerritos College, beginning at 11 a.m. Competitors qualified in intra-divisional preliminaries held last weekend. The top nine athletes in each event will advance to the Masters meet next weekend at Cerritos College. Sprinter Curtis Conway of Hawthorne leads the way in the boys' 4-A Division competition, having qualified in the 100- and 200-meter races, and anchoring the Cougars' 400-and 1,600-meter relay teams.
May 10, 1989 |
Woodbridge and Laguna Beach high schools, rivals in the Pacific Coast League, earned the top two seedings in the Southern Section 2-A team tennis pairings, which were announced Tuesday. Wild-card matches begin on Friday, with first-round play starting on Tuesday. Led by singles player Randy Ivey, Woodbridge edged Laguna Beach and earned the league's top berth to the playoffs and is top-seeded. The Warriors (15-4) plays host to the winner of the Claremont-Cypress wild-card game.
May 10, 1989
As far as defending a title goes, it was a good way to start. Reseda High, the defending City Section 3-A Division boys' volleyball champion, bombed Sherman Oaks CES, 15-0, in the first game and surrendered only 10 points overall en route to a three-game sweep in a first-round match at Reseda. Reseda (13-2) posted a 15-0, 15-2, 15-8 victory behind a match-high 10 kills by senior Coley Kyman, who will attend Cal State Northridge in the fall. The Regents will play host to Venice in a second-round match Thursday.
May 30, 1989 |
Mission Viejo High School's softball team must feel as if it has a fairy godmother, because just when everything was going wrong, the team was granted its most desperate wish--a berth in the Southern Section 3-A playoffs. Mission Viejo (17-8) has made the most of its at-large berth, upsetting top-seeded La Mirada on the way to today's semifinal against Ramona (22-7) at 3:15 p.m. at Alicia Park in Mission Viejo. But things looked bleak three weeks ago. The Diablos struggled through the last half of South Coast League play and finished fourth at 14-8.