April 15, 2000
David Nguyen, last season's league most valuable player, had 33 kills to help Bolsa Grande to a five-game victory over La Quinta in a Garden Grove League boys' volleyball match Friday. After losing the first game, 9-15, Bolsa Grande won the next two, 15-13, 15-8. La Quinta won the fourth game, 15-9. Bolsa Grande (11-2, 6-2) regrouped to win the fifth game, 16-14. Setter Ken Do had 43 assists for host La Quinta (3-10, 1-8).
April 11, 2000
Kennedy's Matt Burley made a hole-in-one as the Fighting Irish defeated Loara, 193-208, in an Empire League boys' golf match Monday at Lakewood. Burley, who finished with a one-over-par 37, aced the 154-yard third hole, using an eight-iron. Peter Whang earned medalist honors with a 36 for Kennedy (8-6, 2-0). In another nonleague match: Fountain Valley 373, Orange Lutheran 376--Matt Amen shot a six-under 65 at Mile Square and Willowick for Orange Lutheran (8-5).
March 25, 2000
Pitching and defense provided the difference for Bolsa Grande on Friday, as the Matadors posted a 2-1 Garden Grove League victory over visiting Pacifica. Victor Perales struck out 15 and left fielder Tom Baeder made a diving, run-saving catch in the sixth inning. Baeder, a junior, continued his heroics in the bottom of the inning with the game-winning hit, a run-scoring double. Perales (2-2) has recorded double figures in strikeouts three times this season for Bolsa Grande (7-4, 1-0).
March 2, 2000 |
Three days after Bolsa Grande's softball coach said the program would not continue, largely out of his safety concerns, the school announced it will go forward this season. "We're going to play the season, but replace the coach," Ron Inman, Bolsa Grande's athletic director, said Wednesday. "He had some doubts, and we felt that if he had some doubts, we need to go in another direction." Kurt Parker coached the team last year, the second in a row it went 0-21.
February 28, 2000 |
Citing too few players and concerns about safety, Bolsa Grande softball Coach Kurt Parker said Sunday his school will not field a team this season. "Girls who have never competed in their lives, who have never picked up a softball until three weeks ago, were going to make the varsity," Parker said. No more than 16 players showed up at any practice, and only two junior varsity-level players showed any consistency in attendance, Parker said. Safety was a greater concern.
February 19, 2000 |
Just about everyone in the Bolsa Grande locker room before the Matadors' Southern Section Division II-A playoff opener with visiting Newbury Park Friday night had a feeling that senior Will Montgomery was going to have a big night. Montgomery didn't disappoint. He had game-highs of 37 points, 12 rebounds and six steals.