October 15, 1999 |
Chris Rix has a variety of motivations to draw on for tonight's football game, but he said revenge is not among them. Rix was the quarterback last season for La Puente Bishop Amat, helping the Lancers to the Southern Section Division I semifinals. Over the summer, he transferred to Santa Margarita. When he left, many thought Bishop Amat would not be as good as last year's 11-1-1 team.
July 8, 1999 |
Highly touted quarterback Chris Rix began practicing with Santa Margarita High's football team this week and is expected to play for the Eagles in the fall. Rix, who has made an oral commitment to attend Florida State, was at practice Tuesday morning and participated in a four-way passing league game Tuesday night. Rix (6 feet 4, 200 pounds) played last season at La Puente Bishop Amat and the Lancers (11-1-1) reached the Southern Section Division I semifinals.
October 24, 1996 |
A high school football player from East Los Angeles packed up and headed east to play in the Ivy League this season. Abel Montanez, who had a key interception for La Puente Bishop Amat in last year's Southern Section Division I championship victory over Loyola, is a freshman at Columbia University in New York City. And he's struggling in his "new world." Montanez is without a winter jacket or flannel sheets. He has to pay for his food, and the food is bad.
October 24, 1996
No. 8 LA PUENTE BISHOP AMAT (5-1) vs. No. 4 LOYOLA (5-1) * At Glendale High, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. * Coaches: Steve Grady, Loyola, 21st year; Tom Salter, Bishop Amat, third year. * The matchup: Grady is one of the most successful coaches in the Southland with a career record of 185-54-4, but he's 1-12 against Bishop Amat, including 11 consecutive losses. Bishop Amat defeated the Cubs twice last season, the second time in the Southern Section Division I final, 14-10.
December 9, 1995 |
Tim Salter looks in a mirror and sees . . . Loyola. Salter's Bishop Amat team runs the football and plays strong defense. Loyola, the team Bishop Amat plays in the CIF Southern Section Division I finals at 7:30 tonight at the Coliseum, runs the football and plays strong defense. Bishop Amat has come from behind to win playoff games. Coach Steve Grady's Loyola has also won that way. Bishop Amat has a running back to build its offense around, Ralph Brown II, who has rushed for 2,098 yards, a 7.
September 28, 1995 |
As several nuns pass through the dimly lit gymnasium at noon, the thumping beat of hip-hop fills the building. Everyone is moving, and Abel Montanez dances with a group of girls. A senior, he says he plans to enjoy his last year at Bishop Amat High.