December 13, 1990 |
As if high school football had professional baseball's free-agency policy, quarterback John Walsh transferred from West Torrance High to Carson last spring because Carson had the best showcase for his talents. It has been an ideal match. Walsh leads the Colts (11-1) into Friday night's City 4-A Division championship game against longtime rival Wilmington Banning (9-3). With 4,030 passing yards, he broke the state single-season record of 4,019 yards set by Santiago Alvarez of Franklin.
December 9, 1990 |
Carson High has announced that assistant coaches Jim D'Amore and Marty Blankenship will succeed retiring Gene Vollnogle as co-coaches of the football team next season. Vollnogle, 60, has coached Carson since the school opened in 1963, guiding the Colts to nine L.A. City titles and 13 league championships. He will be seeking an unprecedented 10th City title Friday night against Banning. D'Amore is the Colts' longtime defensive coordinator and Blankenship is linebacker coach.
October 13, 1990 |
After not being expected to play because of an ankle injury, Carson quarterback John Walsh passed for four first-half touchdowns to lead the Colts past Wilmington Banning, 41-14, Friday night before a crowd of about 8,000 at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. Walsh, who was injured in Carson's 56-0 victory over Gardena a week ago, completed 18 of 28 passes for 407 yards, breaking his school yardage record, to lead Carson to its sixth consecutive triumph over its neighborhood rival.
June 27, 1990
John Walsh, an all-league quarterback for West Torrance High, plans to transfer to Carson High for his senior season, West Torrance co-coaches Mark Knox and John Black said. Walsh passed for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, leading West Torrance to a 10-2 record and the Ocean League title.
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February 7, 1990
Sheriff's deputies were searching Tuesday for two teen-agers suspected in the shooting death of a young man and the wounding of his 16-year-old brother near Carson High School. The two unidentified teen-agers, believed to be between 14 and 17, threw a bottle at a car that passed by as they stood on 223rd Street Monday night, sheriff's officials said.
December 15, 1989 |
Carson football Coach Gene Vollnogle says that he has mellowed in his 37 years of coaching. After 298 prep football wins, he says that does not get as up-tight as he used to, and that he is much less hostile toward officials. At 59, he is the winningest coach in state history. In his last eight seasons, Vollnogle has won four of his nine City Section championships and has an 85-10 record.
November 9, 1989 |
Michael Ross was watching television last December when KNBC sportscaster Fred Roggin began his weekly presentation of "Roggin's Heroes," a highlight compilation featuring outstanding plays from the world of sports. Roggin: "Let's go to the Coliseum. . . ." At the time, Ross thought he was about to see Bo Jackson breaking a long run for the Raiders. Or maybe Rodney Peete making a big play for USC.
December 10, 1988 |
In recent years in the Carson-Banning high school football rivalry, the team that lost the regular-season matchup has won when they met in the City 4-A Division championship game. So much for trends. Carson, which defeated Banning, 24-13, 4 weeks ago, did it again in convincing fashion with a 55-7 victory Friday night before a crowd of 12,000 at the Coliseum. It was the most lopsided win in a large-school final since Fremont routed Hollywood, 49-0, in 1949.