February 1, 2009 |
I appreciate the prayers for what I now understand to be my hell-bound soul from readers appalled by God's recent letter in this space. Recall that the thrust of this little satirical note was my take that we've gone way overboard in sports with public, pious displays. I'm not a big fan of the kind of grandstanding shout-outs to Jesus we'll almost certainly see today from members of the Super Bowl's winning team.
October 13, 1998
GIRLS' Mayra Villalobos SCHOOL: Sylmar YEAR: Junior SPORT: Volleyball SEASON AT A GLANCE: Villalobos, an outside hitter, is a leader for the Spartans, ranked No. 10 in the region by The Times. She teams with middle blocker Kassy Jimenez to give Sylmar one of the best inside-outside attacks in the City Section. Villalobos' older sister, Sonia, helped the Spartans win the 1996 3-A Division title.