February 13, 1993 |
Double Olympic figure skating champion Katarina Witt was reinstated as an amateur Friday and given the go-ahead to compete in next year's Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Witt, 27, retired from competition to skate in professional shows and make movies after winning her second Olympic gold at the 1988 Calgary Games.
December 5, 1992 |
Former Mater Dei High School outfielder Cale Carter will receive the U.S. Baseball Federation's Golden Diamond award, presented to the top amateur baseball player in the state. Carter batted .395 and led the county with 33 runs scored and had 15 stolen bases for Mater Dei, leading the Monarchs to the Southern Section 5-A quarterfinals. He was selected in the 17th round of the amateur baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians, but decided to attend Stanford on a baseball scholarship.
November 8, 1992 |
In Bell Gardens, Peruvian and Bolivian soccer players, decked out in brightly colored uniforms, zigzag across the grass to the shouts of "Tirale! Tirale!" --"Pass it! Pass it!"--as a ball whizzes downfield in one of hundreds of weekend games in the area's Latino leagues. In South-Central, a team of Ethiopians battles a group of Koreans in the city's Los Angeles Municipal Soccer League.
October 7, 1992 |
Hand on the tiller, Jose Ortiz steered the Lido 14 across Newport Bay, then tacked and pointed his bow toward the Orange Coast College Sailing Base. A moment later, with some friendly coaching from instructor Paul Prioleau, Jose nosed the boat safely into the dock. Not bad for a landlubber like Jose, 17, who until this day had never stepped foot aboard a sailboat.
July 10, 1992 |
Two years ago, some people came and built two strange sand pits at Normandale Park in Nestor Olea's neighborhood just east of Torrance. Then came the poles and the volleyball nets stretched across them. Later that summer, a couple of tall, suntanned men came to the park and taught Nestor and his friends how to play volleyball in the sand. Two years later--this week, in fact--Assn.
November 22, 1991 |
Four Orange County athletes--volleyball player Scott Fortune of Laguna Niguel, sailor Lanee Butler of San Juan Capistrano, baseball player Mike Kelly and cyclist Janie Eickhoff, both of Los Alamitos--were among 55 men and 51 women honored as Athletes of the Year by their organizations, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday. Those named are now eligible for the USOC SportsMan and SportsWoman of the Year Awards, to be presented in January. Fortune, 25, captained the U.S.
November 21, 1991 |
Vernon Forrest became the second U.S. finalist in the World Amateur Boxing Championships at Sydney, Australia, Wednesday when Cuban Candelario Duvergel delivered a low blow and was penalized. The Cubans still have the most finalists, six, and the U.S. team has two, one more than it had in the last World Championships at Moscow in 1989. Forrest, 20, of Augusta, Ga.
November 5, 1991 |
Olympic hurdlers Lee Calhoun (deceased) and Willie D. Davenport, sprinter Charley Paddock (deceased), gymnasts Bart Connor and Peter Vidmar, and figure skater Dorothy Hamill were inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo. William E. Simon, president of the USOC from 1981 to 1984, was inducted as a special contributor.