September 22, 1994 |
A citizens committee has begun collecting signatures on a petition asking county authorities to allow the city to break away from the Los Angeles and Compton school systems and form its own district. Organizers of the Carson Unified School District Formation Committee say more than 100 volunteers are working to collect signatures.
April 28, 1994 |
A teen-age choreographer will finally get the chance to present in public a dance that a high school principal banned from a school dance concert, sparking a controversy over free expression. Choreographer Desiree Roble, 17, and three other students from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science in Carson will perform Roble's piece this weekend during a dance concert at El Camino College in Torrance.
March 2, 1994 |
Hours before it was to take on Dorsey High in the semifinals of the City Section boys' basketball playoffs Tuesday night, Carson was disqualified for using an ineligible player. Barbara Fiege, City athletic commissioner, said she received an anonymous fax Tuesday morning giving detailed information about a Carson player who was academically ineligible. Fiege contacted school officials, and they later confirmed the information.
December 12, 1993 |
After starting its season with two losses and its third football coach in four years, Carson High completed a turnaround Saturday afternoon by defeating Dorsey, 26-0, in the City Section Division 4-A championship game. Before 3,000 rain-soaked fans at El Camino College, the Colts (10-4) won their ninth City title in a record 18 appearances and their first since 1990. The game was never in doubt as Carson scored on its first possession and added two touchdowns in the second quarter.
December 12, 1993 |
For Carson High football Coach David Williams, Saturday's 26-0 victory over Dorsey in the City Section 4-A Division championship game at El Camino College was sweet for more than the obvious reasons. Williams, in his first season as coach, guided Carson to its ninth championship in its 18th appearance in a title game. It was the Colts' first championship since 1990, when Gene Vollnogle was coach.
December 10, 1993 |
It was a few minutes after the Carson High football team had defeated Sylmar in the City Section 4-A Division semifinals. J.R. Redmond had just finished talking to reporters when a couple of girls approached him. "Hey J.R., can we have your autograph before you get rich and famous?" one of them asked jokingly. The Colts' junior wide receiver and running back hasn't reached such lofty status, but he is getting there. At 16, scouts already regard Redmond as one of the best athletes in the City.
October 28, 1993 |
High over the brightly lighted field, above the seats where only pigeons dare to go, Friday's prep football game between rivals Banning and Carson will become a numbers game in the cavernous press box at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach.
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September 14, 1993
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives arrested two Long Beach teen-agers in the wounding Monday of a 17-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting near Carson High School. The victim, who was not identified, was walking on 223rd Street near Dolores Street when a boy in a passing car fired one bullet and struck him in the chest, said Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Stoneman. The victim staggered to the high school campus, where school police called paramedics about 2 p.m., he said.
March 25, 1993 |
Marty Blankenship resigned Friday as Carson High's football coach amid rumors that he was pressured to step down by the administration. Blankenship, 44, didn't deny the rumors, but he said the decision was mostly his own. "I wanted to come back, but I also had to look at what it takes to have a winning program," he said. "The formula just isn't there anymore." The next coach might have something to say about that.