August 26, 2000 |
Jamaal Washington sits on a swivel chair, his feet tapping the ground rhythmically, in unison. A habit, he says, not a nervous twitch. No one would blame Washington for being a little edgy, if that were the case. After all, he's the quarterback at Pierce College, where happy feet came with the survival kit for quarterbacks the last few years. But Washington said those days are over.
April 29, 2000 |
The way Grossmont College ran over Pierce in the first game of the men's volleyball state semifinal Friday night, anyone could have predicted the outcome. But they probably would have been wrong. The Brahmas did a complete turnaround after a quick wake-up call, and defeated Grossmont, 4-15, 15-11, 15-2, 15-7, at Irvine Valley College and advanced to the state title match tonight against Golden West.
October 2, 1999 |
If there were any doubts two weeks ago, there aren't many now. The Diamond Bar High football team looks ready to defend its Southern Section championship. A week after avenging its only loss of 1998, the Brahmas manhandled Carson, 42-6, Friday night at Diamond Bar High. The 36-point victory comes on the heels of Diamond Bar's 30-0 whitewashing of Monrovia, the only team to defeat Diamond Bar (4-0) on its way to the Division II title last year.
September 26, 1999 |
Moorpark 55, Pierce 22--After snapping a seven-game losing streak last week, the Brahmas received a harsh reality lesson in a WSC Northern Division game at Pierce. The Raiders (1-2, 0-1) scored on a 22-yard run by quarterback Farhaad Azimi less than two minutes into the game and opened a 27-0 lead by the end of the quarter. Moorpark, which had gained only 136 yards rushing in its first two games, rolled up 118 in the first quarter and 317 total.
September 10, 1999 |
Paper or plastic. That should have been the offer made the last few years to Pierce College football fans entering the stadium. As in what to throw over their heads. For most of the 1990s, the Brahmas have been a laughingstock. They have a 4-46 record the last five seasons and in October snapped a 31-game losing streak, the longest in the state. Then they promptly started a six-game skid and wrapped up a 1-9 season, 0-6 in Western State Conference play, with only 26 players.
March 19, 1999 |
Left-hander Wes Crown of Pierce College doesn't exactly resemble Randy Johnson, but he could have passed for the Big Unit on Thursday. Crown, a 5-foot-8 freshman from Kennedy High, dominated Canyons through most of his seven-plus innings, carrying the Brahmas to a 9-4 victory in a Western State Conference South Division game at Pierce. Pierce (12-7, 5-3 in WSC play) took sole possession of first place in the division.