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December 28, 1996
Brea Olinda's strong rebounding and balanced scoring was the difference in the Ladycats' 66-46 victory over Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Friday in the opening round of the Pickerington (Ohio) girls' basketball tournament. The Ladycats (9-0) outrebounded Harding, 45-26, and 10 Brea Olindaplayers scored, with four in double figures. Brea's defense limited the Lions to 29% shooting from the floor. Brea Olinda trailed by one after the first quarter, but outscored Harding, 22-12, in the second quarter.
March 2, 1995 | MIMI KO
A new principal has been hired at Brea Olinda High School. The former principal, John Johnson, was removed from the post two months ago after failing to tell school district officials about widespread grade changes. Kathy Beard, currently an assistant principal at Chaffey High School in Ontario, was selected Tuesday during a closed-session meeting of the Board of Education.
September 19, 1998 | MIKE BESACK
Using numerous misdirection and counter plays, Brea Olinda took control early and kept Canyon's defense off balance on its way to a 55-0 victory in a nonleague football game Friday at Brea Olinda High. The Wildcats (2-0) took a 21-0 lead into halftime, but blew the game wide open by scoring 28 points in the third quarter, with most of their starters on the sidelines.
May 17, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON
The Brea Olinda boys, who finished fifth in Division III Southern Section finals Saturday, were the only team from Orange County to finish among the top 10. Paso Robles won the boys' title with 243 points and South Pasadena won the girls' title with 160. The Brea Olinda boys finished with 121 points. Brea won the 200 medley relay in 1 minute 39.75 seconds. Brea's Oliver White won the 100 backstroke (51.85), which would give him the third-fastest time in the county.
March 24, 1996
Fourth-ranked Brea Olinda edged third-ranked Woodbridge, 127-120, to win the girls' team title at the Brea Olinda UNOCAL Relays Saturday at Brea Olinda High School, in a meet that featured three of the top five squads in the county. Brea Olinda won two team events (shuttle hurdles and long jump), but was second in seven others. The Ladycats were led by individual-event winners Maika Nelson (100 meters) and Sara Bonilla (100 hurdles).
December 27, 2001
Lauren Pederson of Brea Olinda scored 12 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wildcats to a 55-46 victory over Bishop Verot (Fla.) on Wednesday in a first-round game of the Florida Palms Classic girls' basketball tournament in Fort Myers. Brea Olinda, (5-3) trailed Bishop Verot (12-1) by six points at halftime before rallying against the top-ranked Division III team in Florida. Brea Olinda is ninth in The Times' rankings. Harbor City Narbonne 75, Berkmar (Ga.
February 24, 1999 | DAN ARRITT
Brea Olinda's fast start prevented a sloppy finish from spoiling its 68-61 victory over Buena Park in a Southern Section Division II-AA second-round boys' basketball game Tuesday at Buena Park. The Wildcats, who advance to play Cerritos Gahr in the quarterfinals Friday, made six of their first eight shots to take a 14-2 lead, but nearly let a 19-point, fourth-quarter advantage slip away because of erratic play.
It didn't really matter to unseeded Brea Olinda how it won its Southern Section Division II-AA boys' basketball playoff semifinal, so the Wildcats gleefully celebrated an unlikely and somewhat ugly 50-46 victory over third-seeded Inglewood Tuesday at Valencia High. The Wildcats (24-6) survived despite making only one field goal in the final 10 minutes to advance to the final and meet the winner of tonight's semifinal between top-seeded Compton Dominguez and Redondo Beach Redondo Union.
It had everything that accompanies a state playoff game in March. Big crowd. Wracked nerves. Great programs. The only thing lacking in Saturday's showdown between top-ranked Mater Dei and fourth-ranked Brea Olinda was the shooting that typically accompanies both teams. Instead, Mater Dei won an ugly 53-45 nonleague girls' basketball game in front of about 2,500. For the Monarchs (16-2), it was a night of coming around--as in, what goes around comes around.
December 1, 1997 | J.A. ADANDE
There shouldn't be any need to ask The Question to Pepperdine women's basketball Coach Mark Trakh anymore. Not after his Waves knocked off fifth-ranked Florida at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday. Afterword, Trakh and his players gathered around a television set in the locker room, turned to CNN Headline News and waited for their score to show up on the sports ticker. When it did, the team let out a rousing cheer that spilled out of the room, down the hall and into the lobby of the fieldhouse.
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