June 10, 2011 |
Few have had an easier job lately than whoever works the scoreboard at Angels games. It's mostly been a do-nothing gig in which they have to pay attention to only half the game — that is, whenever the Angels' opponents are up to bat. After all, entering Friday's game against Kansas City, the Angels had scored just 13 runs this month, worst in the major leagues. Their June gloom continued as the Royals beat them, 4-2, before 38,254 at Angel Stadium. The Angels (30-35)
June 4, 2011 |
San Fernando Coach Armando Gomez walked to the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning of the City Section Division I championship game at Dodger Stadium to have a quick talk with his starting pitcher, Jose Reyes. "Believe, believe, believe. My coach just told me to believe," Reyes said. Reyes gave up consecutive singles to start the inning, then got three consecutive outs, the last of which was a force play at second that triggered a celebratory dog pile and completed an 8-6 victory over top-seeded Chatsworth.
June 3, 2011 |
City Section baseball championships Saturday at Dodger Stadium Division I Chatsworth (24-5) vs. San Fernando (27-6), 2 p.m. Scouting report: Chatsworth is seeking its ninth City title under Coach Tom Meusborn. The top-seeded Chancellors have all three of their top pitchers available in Angel Rodriguez, Aaron Brown and Christian Lopez. The Tigers are making their first appearance in the final since winning in 1991. No. 2 pitcher Jose Reyes will take over for ace David Lira, who threw 10 innings Wednesday.
June 1, 2011 |
With a trip to Dodger Stadium at stake, Woodland Hills El Camino Real and San Fernando sent out their All-City pitchers, Jose Cardona and David Lira, and the game went on and on Wednesday night at USC. Cardona lasted through eight innings and 119 pitches. Lira stayed all the way through the 10th inning, and after his 141st pitch, a curveball that struck out Oscar Tinjaca, San Fernando had beaten El Camino Real, 2-1, in an exhausting City Section Division I semifinal game. Jose Reyes' RBI double in the top of the 10th inning scored William Vazquez with the go-ahead run. Lira allowed only three hits while striking out 11. Lira had a no-hitter through five innings and led, 1-0, on an RBI single by James An in the fourth off Cardona.
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May 12, 2011 |
A huge weight was lifted off the shoulders of a group of Chatsworth athletes when Bob Evans opened up his garage to them. The half a dozen veterans of a lifetime of muscle building found themselves without a place to work out two years ago when their friend Kevin Meskew was forced to close the fitness center where they all congregated twice each week. The power-lifters — most in their 60s and 70s — discovered that health clubs filled with young people doing aerobics and Pilates and taking spinning classes were wary of senior citizens coming in and hoisting 500-pound barbells over their heads.
May 4, 2011 |
Pitcher Jose Cardona, the reigning City Section player of the year from Woodland Hills El Camino Real, doesn't lose very often, and that made what senior Angel Rodriguez of Chatsworth pulled off on Wednesday a breakthrough performance. Rodriguez threw a three-hitter and struck out nine to outduel Cardona and lead host Chatsworth to a 4-0 victory over El Camino Real that gave the Chancellors a one-game lead in the West Valley League race. "He's our No. 1 guy," Chatsworth Coach Tom Meusborn said.
March 18, 2011 |
Sometimes in the din of Capitol Hill, it takes a personal story to grab the attention of lawmakers and spotlight an issue. Such was the case Thursday when 15-year-old Mackenzie Souser, whose father died in the 2008 Chatsworth train crash, tearfully said at a congressional hearing: "I am simply not a normal teenager anymore without my dad. " "I struggle every day with the fact that my dad, who was the sole breadwinner for our family, isn't...
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March 17, 2011 |
The nation's leading coalition of local transit agencies wants Congress to delay a key rail safety reform prompted by the deadly Metrolink commuter disaster three years ago in Chatsworth. Citing funding and technical challenges, the influential American Public Transportation Assn. is asking for a three-year extension on a 2015 deadline to roll out a high-tech collision avoidance system for the nation's major passenger railroads. The request, expected to be presented Thursday at a Washington hearing, has drawn fire from California's senior U.S. senator and Southern California's Metrolink rail system, which is racing to complete the nation's first so-called positive train control system, or PTC, by the end of next year.
March 14, 2011 |
Rk. School, playoff division; previous ranking in parenthesis 1. EDISON SS-1 (5-0) def. Sonora, 3-2; Long Beach Wilson, 8-2; Vista Murrieta, 3-2; vs. El Toro, Tuesday (9) 2. JSERRA SS-1 (5-0) def. Corona Santiago, 5-4; Capistrano Valley, 6-4; Palm Desert, 11-9; vs. Servite, Friday (16) 3. CHATSWORTH City-I (5-0) def. Oaks Christian, 6-4; Hart, 7-0; Valencia, 8-5; vs. Bishop Amat, Monday (14) 4. ST. JOHN BOSCO SS-1 (5-0) def. South Torrance, 9-2, Torrance, 5-4; Long Beach Poly, 1-0; at Torrance, Tuesday (17)
March 14, 2011 |
For all the debate and discussion about the new bat rules in high school baseball, there's at least one player who couldn't care less whether he's using BBCOR, BESR or a wood bat, and that's Rio Ruiz of La Puente Bishop Amat. Hand him a plastic bat and he'd probably crush a Wiffle Ball. Last season, he hit two home runs in the National Classic with a wood bat. And this season, he's 11 for 21 with five doubles using a BBCOR aluminum bat. On Monday night at USC, Ruiz had a run-scoring double and two singles in Bishop Amat's 5-0 victory over No. 3-ranked Chatsworth.