December 5, 1998 |
Rafael Berumen scored a game-high 32 points and No. 1-ranked Simi Valley High contained prolific scorer Gilbert Arenas as it advanced to the championship game of its own tournament with an 86-55 victory over Grant Friday night at Simi Valley. Arenas connected on nearly everything he put up, scoring 23 points, but his opportunities were limited by the Pioneers' defense.
February 28, 1998 |
Santa Clara 62, Pilgrim 44--With two of his top players fighting foul trouble, Santa Clara Coach Lou Cvijanovich pulled an ace from his sleeve and the Saints advanced to the Division V-AA semifinals with a victory at Daniel Murphy High. The ace was Ryan McGill, who stepped in for guard B.J. Ward and swingman Nick Jones to lead all scorers with 24 points and tie for the team lead with 10 rebounds. "That kid is tough," Cvijanovich said. "He's been doing that all year."
December 27, 1998 |
B.J. Ward scored 22 points and Santa Clara High boys' basketball Coach Lou Cvijanovich won his 809th game, 68-61, over Ventura on Saturday in the championship game of the Ventura tournament. Santa Clara (10-1), ranked No. 2 in the region by The Times, increased the lead to 30-23 with six consecutive free throws to begin the second half. Sparked by 26 points from Jeff Staniland, Ventura (8-5) pulled to within 48-44, but the Cougars missed several layups down the stretch.
November 12, 1998 |
Sending a message that Cal State Northridge's baseball program is back on solid ground, Coach Mike Batesole is expected to sign seven high school players to letters of intent this week, a dramatic reversal from last November when uncertainty in the program's future resulted in no signings. Among the recruits is Ivan Hernandez, an All-City pitcher from Sylmar High. He committed to Northridge on Wednesday, the first day of the signing period, and plans to sign on Friday.
March 6, 1998 |
If not for the road being so well-traveled, the Santa Clara High boys' basketball team might not have found the way. As it is, the Saints have taken the scenic route, running into every twist, turn and bump en route to the Southern Section Division V-AA championship game against Pacific Hills at 6 tonight at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center.
March 5, 1999 |
In a matchup almost identical to two years ago, Santa Clara will face undefeated Pasadena Poly in the Southern Section Division V-AA championship today. Pasadena Poly (27-0) had the same record when the teams met in the 1997 championship, won by Santa Clara, 76-70. To win this time, Pasadena Poly must stop Nick Jones and B.J. Ward of Santa Clara (25-3). "If I knew how to do that, I'd be a popular guy," Panther Coach Brad Hall said.
September 16, 1999
Music Closing the 78th Hollywood Bowl summer season, John Mauceri and his Hollywood Bowl Orchestra put on their "Party of the Century" to celebrate the millennium. Guest stars appearing with the orchestra will include Alan Cumming, performing excerpts from "Cabaret"; veteran movie dancer Ann Miller; Welsh vocal prodigy Charlotte Church; and comedian Lea DeLaria. This celebration will go on for three nights, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m., $3 to $100. (323) 850-2000.
March 7, 1998
SOUTHERN SECTION In Division V-AA boys' basketball: Pacific Hills 82, Santa Clara 76--Santa Clara High battled back from an 11-point third-quarter deficit to force overtime, but like many of their shots from the free-throw line, the Saints fell short at the Bren Center. "One game we make 'em, and the next one we don't. It's really frustrating," said Santa Clara center Ryan McGill, who missed two free throws with 47.5 seconds left and the Saints trailing, 67-65. Even B.J.
January 4, 1997 |
Randy Gastwirt? He's a known commodity. Josh Rattray? He wasn't before the season but he is now. Gastwirt, a senior guard for Oak Park High's basketball team, entered Friday night's game against Santa Clara averaging more than 20 points. The Saints held him to 12 but gave up 24 to his backcourt mate Rattray and were upset, 53-51. "We did a hell of a job stopping [Gastwirt]," Santa Clara Coach Lou Cvijanovich said. "But [Rattray] got his licks in. That's someone we didn't know about."