CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995 |
Founders of an organization that touts itself as an athletic training club were arrested Thursday for allegedly engaging in group sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, police said. The three suspects, all affiliated with Pentathlon International Corps, were arrested late Thursday on suspicion of child molesting and child endangerment, Police Lt. Bob Helton said.
May 31, 1996 |
Alice McLaine once treated a gymnast who went into shock after dislocating both elbows during a practice routine. It's the worst injury McLaine saw in her 15-year career as an athletic trainer. "To think when I got into this field my relatives thought I just taped ankles and gave rubdowns," said McLaine, director of the athletic training education program at Cal State Northridge. Rhonda Lowry, the Matadors' head athletic trainer, recalls two bad injuries during her 12 years in the field.
September 28, 1990 |
If there was any doubt how important high school football is in Texas, listen up. The price of crude oil reached $40 a barrel this week, which should make the West Texas town of Odessa delirious. That's the kind of news that could snap an oil town's depression, which is just about what Odessa has been in for the better part of a decade. But that's not the important news in town.
July 20, 1989 |
Craig Etchegoyen was barely 2 years old when he set his toy surfboard on the edge of his parents' swimming pool in Newport Beach, took a running start, jumped on the board and raced across the water. "After a week, I could go from one end of the pool to the other," he said. His parents, Craig Sr., a former amateur surfer, and Sharon, a former gymnast, were amused as their son was with his new toy. "We knew Craigie had incredible balance," Etchegoyen Sr. said. And he knew his son was a surfer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1994 |
With her powerful legs and a passion for winning, Ashley Bethel, 14, has rekindled her dream of one day competing in the Olympics, despite a freak accident that caused her to lose her right eye. The Lake Forest track star, who holds a national age-group record in the long jump and has caught the attention of U.S. Olympic track officials, this week slipped into running spikes and began the road back to competitive sports. On Feb.
June 27, 1991 |
There are days when Angela Rock doesn't know if she can keep dealing with the burning buildings, the medical emergencies and the alarms clanging in her ears at 3 a.m. But she has to. There are days when she leaves her job exhausted, only to look forward to a weekend of pounding a volleyball into the hot sand. But she has no complaints. Rock, a firefighter in training with the San Diego Fire Department, moonlights on the weekends with the Women's Professional Volleyball Assn. beach tour.
August 17, 1990 |
Balboa Park's Morley Field is not all lush landscaping and well-manicured ball yards. There is one part of this recreational area that remains dusty and seemingly neglected. Well behind the tennis courts and swimming pool, on the other side of the Eucalyptus trees, tucked below a ridge above which the baseball diamonds lay and at the edge of Florida Canyon sits the San Diego Velodrome. It is an almost perfect setting for a sport which, relatively speaking, remains out of view in this country.
May 12, 1991 |
When she walks out onto the red clay court of Roland Garros in a couple of weeks, she may look the same, but be sure it's not the same old Gabriela Sabatini any more. "The big things have changed inside me," Sabatini said. "I feel more mature." The Buenos Aires native turns 21 Thursday. Sabatini, once widely regarded as the best example of underachievement in women's tennis, is now held in such high esteem that she is among the favorites to win the French Open.
May 2, 1990 |
Few believed Chris Kostoff when he announced his intention to quit basketball. Kostoff, a Capistrano Valley High School senior, had just capped his high school career by scoring an average of 20 points a game. He had been invited to play in the Orange County all-star game. He had received scholarship offers from several universities. But he also had a severe case of burnout--one that, he says, stemmed from nearly 10 nonstop years of competitive basketball.
July 23, 1991 |
After 20 years of coaching the boys' gymnastics team at El Rancho High in Pico Rivera, Bob Turner knows the fate of the squad is in jeopardy. It's not that the student body isn't enthusiastic. Turner annually makes cuts to keep the team at a manageable level. Boys' and girls' high school gymnastics have fallen on hard times in the past decade because of rising insurance costs and lack of knowledgeable coaches.