CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
August 25, 1988 |
Carson High School, which climbed as high as No. 2 in USA Today's national football rankings last year, will open the 1988 season in the same position. The newspaper ranked the Colts second behind Brockton, Mass., in its Super 25 preseason poll Wednesday. "It's nice, but like they say, it's where you wind up that counts," said Carson Coach Gene Vollnogle. "I think it's a compliment to the program. It's based on how you did the previous year and how much you have returning."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1988 |
Paul Hise goes to Gardena High School every day, even during summer vacation. Sixteen-year-old Hise has mouths to feed--71 of them--and eggs to collect. Hise, who has 71 laying hens at school, is one of a few dozen local agriculture students and teachers who work on campus farms day in and day out, including summers, Sundays and holidays.
December 19, 1987 |
Someone spoiled Carson High School's coronation as the best team in City football, an event that has been taken for granted for weeks, maybe even months. The Colts, looking for the last dance to complete their waltz through the schedule, instead found themselves on the receiving end of a slam dance, losing to Granada Hills, 27-14, Friday night.
December 17, 1987 |
One Sunday evening in the early 1980s, Gene Vollnogle was contemplating what it would it be like to coach football at Long Beach State. "So we (Vollnogle and assistant Paul Huebner) got to thinking about it," said Vollnogle, Carson High School's football coach, "and we decided we'd put in for the job. On Sunday we were trying to figure out who we wanted as coaches and Monday morning they announced that they had hired somebody new." It wasn't Vollnogle.
December 13, 1987 |
When Stefan Grossekathoefer arrived from West Germany as an exchange student at Carson High School, he never figured he would be playing American football. But there he is, a reserve kicker on a football team that is rated second in the nation by USA Today. Even if his contributions to Carson's 11-0 record are relatively modest (four points) on the football field, Grossekathoefer is definitely a young man of letters.