ARTICLES ABOUT CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION SOUTHERN SECTION BY DATE - PAGE 5
October 8, 1998 |
Area principals will try again this afternoon to realign the county's 10 athletic leagues for the upcoming three-year cycle, beginning in the 1999-2000 school year. They will meet at Fountain Valley High to examine 21 proposals in hopes of delivering a single proposal to the Southern Section office by its Oct. 23 deadline. The biggest concern still is where to place Esperanza, which wants out of the Sunset League and to be placed in a league nearer its location in northeast Orange County.
May 19, 1998 |
The general membership of the Catholic Athletic Assn. passed an amendment to its constitution Monday that shifts much of the decision-making for realignment from its executive committee to parochial school principals. The vote brings the organization more in line with the re-leaguing process used within geographic areas that make up the Southern Section.
May 14, 1998 |
Santa Margarita High is expected to file an appeal today with the CIF office in San Rafael, over its removal from the county public school athletic leagues, principal Merritt Hemenway said Wednesday. Along with Mater Dei, Rosary and Servite, Santa Margarita was voted out of public school leagues, beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, by the Southern Section Council during its April 28 meeting. The council also voted La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's out of the Baseline League.
May 1, 1998 |
County high school principals are considering a radical direction in trying to solve the complex problem of realigning the area's 10 athletic leagues beginning with the 1999-2000 school year. A plan to divide county high schools by three geographic regions and allow principals of each to determine league alignment has been proposed by Laguna Hills Principal Wayne Mickaelian and University boys' Athletic Director Mark Cunningham.
April 29, 1998 |
The Southern Section Council voted Tuesday to remove Mater Dei, Rosary, Santa Margarita and Servite high schools from the county's public athletic leagues and place them in an all-Catholic school league beginning with the 1999-2000 school year. The council, by a 55-12 vote with two abstentions and three absences, approved a constitutional amendment allowing the section to invoke "special circumstances" in regards to area placement of schools.
April 8, 1998 |
A Mater Dei official indicated Tuesday that the Diocese of Orange favors placing Mater Dei, Santa Margarita, Servite and Rosary into all-Catholic leagues with Orange and Los Angeles county parochial schools. Father Steve Sallot, Mater Dei rector who also represented the Catholic Athletic Assn. at a realignment meeting, said the diocese is preparing to "assert itself" into the issue of league realignment.
March 31, 1998 |
Just call it growing pains. Three years ago, the roller-hockey craze created a feverish push to get the sport sanctioned by the Southern Section. But roller-hockey players and parents are still waiting. Five years ago, the sport's most visible team in Orange County, the Bullfrogs, won a professional league championship and crowds averaging near 10,000 flocked to the Arrowhead Pond. But attendance fell off last season to about 8,500 per game. So what has happened to roller hockey?
March 25, 1998 |
Corona del Mar High principal Don Martin is still unhappy that there will be no realignment of the county's 10 athletic leagues for at least another year, but instead of having another appeal rejected, he decided against asking the Southern Section at Tuesday's section council meeting to switch from the Sea View League to the Pacific Coast League for the 1998-99 school year.
January 30, 1998 |
The more county principals talked and argued about changes in league realignment the last 1 1/2 years, the more things will remain the same after Thursday's voting at the Southern Section Council meeting. By a margin of 8-1, with one abstention, league representatives rejected a realignment proposal that would have made dramatic changes in the Pacific Coast, Sea View, South Coast and Sunset leagues for the next two years.