April 29, 2000
In response to Eugene Walsh's letter of April 22 regarding Dodger games on radio and TV, I totally agree with the Monday/Porter evaluation, but the last paragraph is confusing: "Thank goodness for the few TV games, when we can cut off the sound and just watch the game." With 85% of the games in April and May on TV and Vin Scully doing all nine innings (with the first three simulcast), what's the gripe? AUDREY BINKLEY Claremont Vin Scully is the best, he is a legend, he's a Hall of Famer, he's a sacred cow, he has been the voice of the Dodgers for 50 years, but that voice never stops.
February 23, 2000
Visiting El Toro beat Arroyo Grande, 80-75, Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Southern Section Division I-AA boys' basketball playoffs. It was the 19th consecutive victory for El Toro (24-4). Arroyo Grande finished 22-4. "We have competitors on our team who refuse to lose, and we have guys who want to step up and hit the big shot," Charger Coach Todd Dixon said. "This is our 19th win in a row, and every game there has been a challenge, we've had guys step up."
December 30, 1999
Alex Gientke had 15 points and five rebounds for Ventura High in a 57-38 victory over Oxnard in the championship game of the Arroyo Grande tournament Wednesday. Gientke was selected the most valuable player of the tournament, and teammates Katy O'Brien and Kristine Gleisberg were picked to the all-tournament team. O'Brien scored nine points and Gleisberg scored eight for the Cougars (12-0), ranked No. 1 in the region by The Times.
December 5, 1999 |
Westlake High's defense produced four turnovers and limited defending champion Arroyo Grande to 190 total yards in a 24-7 victory Saturday night in a Southern Section Division IV semifinal at Arroyo Grande. Westlake (12-1) will play for its first championship since the school opened in 1978. The Warriors will meet San Luis Obispo on Friday night at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
December 1, 1999 |
Westlake High is deeply concerned about a fly. The Warriors are preparing for the Arroyo Grande fly offense, a tricky misdirection scheme, in a Southern Section Division IV semifinal on Saturday night. On the snap, the quarterback usually fakes a handoff to either of the running backs or the motion back, creating confusion for most defenses. "You don't know who has the ball," said Coach Jim Benkert of Westlake. "It's a quadruple option. We've got to prepare because we don't see that.
November 27, 1999 |
In other quarterfinals: Arroyo Grande 21, Ventura 7--Arroyo Grande (10-1) held the Cougars to 33 yards in the second half while moving a step closer to a third consecutive section title. Running back Tyler Ebell of Ventura rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown in 19 carries but was held to one yard in the second half. Arroyo Grande out-gained Ventura, 253 yards to 154.
January 17, 1999 |
Wrestlers Mike Simpson of Brethren Christian and Jose Leon of Santa Ana are ranked 1-2 in the county in the 119-pound division. But that may change. Leon, a senior, pulled off a 6-4 victory over previously unbeaten Simpson in Saturday's final during the Five Counties Wrestling Tournament at Fountain Valley High. The Simpson-Leon battle was the only all-Orange County final.