May 17, 1991 |
Sitting in the stands during the preliminaries of a swim meet, punching away at his laptop computer, George Weston looks very much like a zealous parent plotting his child's rise to Olympic glory. Weston, however, isn't computing split times, figuring factors of improvement or crunching any numbers. He's creating a resume for an athlete who's preparing to face life in a business suit instead of Speedos.
February 8, 1991 |
The Amateur Athletic Foundation honored five Southern California coaches and one athlete in awards announced at a luncheon commemorating National Girls and Women in Sports day. The coaches honored were: Sharron Backus, UCLA softball; Joan Bonvicini, Cal State Long Beach basketball; Judi Garman, Cal State Fullerton softball; Carol Plunkett, San Diego State tennis, and Darlene May, Cal Poly Pomona basketball.
October 7, 1990 |
If you're under 45 and you're reading this with your arm in a sling, your injured leg elevated or with nasty scrapes on your knees and elbows, take heart. You may be hurt, but you're not alone. American baby boomers are apparently beset by a plague of sports injuries. Statistics are scarce but aches and pains, unfortunately, are not. The walking wounded are everywhere. Beverly Markwith, 35, a benefits administrator in Santa Monica, finally quit handball after her fifth knee operation.
August 30, 1990 |
CBS, KNBC Channel 4, and cable's ESPN and USA networks were accused of sexism in their coverage of women's sports in a study released Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based Amateur Athletic Foundation. "The study found that women's sports is underreported and that what coverage does exist is inferior to that afforded men's sports," Amateur Athletic Foundation President Anita DeFrantz said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1990 |
Fred Millard is used to hot, sweaty situations--he swims, bikes and participates in long-distance runs. But even the most grueling of triathlons didn't prepare him for the workout he got while putting out a potentially disastrous fire in Laguna Canyon on Wednesday night. Millard, 44, who works in residential home refinancing, was driving home to Laguna Niguel after a practice run with a friend in Irvine when he spotted a fire along Laguna Canyon Road just north of the junction with El Toro Road.
July 2, 1990 |
Donna Bucktooth's home is typical of those on this 7,300-acre reservation in the rolling, thickly wooded hills of central New York, just south of Syracuse. A forest of lacrosse sticks sprout from a container near the kitchen. Dozens of glittering lacrosse trophies fill a showcase in the sunny family room. In the backyard, a small practice field is laid out with a net-draped goalie cage at either end. "Lacrosse is a way of life with the Iroquois," the bright-eyed grandmother said proudly.
June 22, 1990 |
The appeal of no pros and no protests has drawn 123 entries in seven classes to the sixth annual Audi/North Sails Race Week starting at Long Beach today. The first race is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., with two races Saturday and one Sunday. Racing in most classes will be under the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) system popular among weekend sailors, but J-35s and Schock 35s will race in separate level classes without handicaps.
February 7, 1990
Tara Cross, former Cal State Long Beach volleyball player, will be honored as Southern California Athlete of the Year by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles at a luncheon Thursday.
October 21, 1989 |
The BMWs are pulling away from the curb now and the shiny, four-wheel-drive, air-conditioned Jeeps that were built to climb rugged mountains but have never tackled anything more treacherous than Woodland Hills are being boarded by the softball players, their wives and their cute kids. And, as a muggy darkness settles over Winnetka Park in Chatsworth, the wolves begin to gather. Aw, relax. These are just the California Wolves and they really mean no harm. Despite their appearance.