March 14, 1991
Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra has renamed its baseball field in honor of a longtime athletic coach who retired last year. A ceremony Saturday honoring Maynard Horst, who coached baseball at Mark Keppel for more than 35 years, was held at the baseball diamond in between a double-header game, said Tony Ortega, assistant principal. Several hundred people, including many of Horst's former students, returned to their alma mater to attend the event.
May 1, 2002 |
Fullerton Troy baseball Coach Dane Ilertsen said he expects the school's baseball field to be ready for play by Friday after a single-engine plane crashed through the outfield fence last week and landed upside down in center field. Neither the pilot nor his two passengers were seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just before 6 a.m. last Friday after the plane's engine failed. The plane leaked fuel and oil, and a convoy of vehicles damaged the turf during the cleanup process.
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October 9, 1997 |
Sheriff's Department bomb squad technicians were called to De Anza Middle School on Wednesday after a bomb was reported found on a baseball field, authorities said. The drab olive device was found just before 5 p.m. near a metal trash can within a few feet of the playing field at 2060 Cameron St. in Ventura. Witnesses said children had been throwing the 2-foot metal object around earlier in the afternoon. "It looks like an old air-drop-type explosive," said Ventura Police Officer Glenn Utter.
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March 21, 1995 |
Youthful ballplayers and terrified spectators scattered for cover Monday evening as gunfire raked a Little League baseball field in Cypress Park, wounding six young men as they ran from an adjacent gymnasium, Los Angeles police said. Detectives said the attack apparently was gang-related, and fear of possible retaliation prompted intensified security procedures at County-USC Medical Center, where five victims--ages 14 to 20--were undergoing emergency treatment.
March 20, 1991 |
Camarillo High is building new baseball and softball fields, a project that is scheduled to be concluded in time for the 1992 season and includes more than $4.3 million in improvements. The project, funded in part by the Oxnard Union High School District, languished in the talk stages for eight years before construction began last year. The district purchased 11.89 acres, at a cost of about $3.
February 4, 1990 |
First the news: "There will be a second season," Jim Morley, founder of the Senior Professional Baseball Association, said this week as the Florida-based league's 72-game regular-season schedule ended. Four of the eight teams will take part in playoffs this weekend. But judging from attendance, many didn't know the league had a first season. Average attendance was only 921. Most teams, said Morley, lost "between 500,000 and 1 million dollars." One owner disappeared and still hasn't been found.