October 20, 2011 |
In an era when families are torn over what schools to attend and what sacrifices are needed to succeed academically and athletically, the Hilinski brothers have embraced their life of long-distance traffic-congested car pools and early morning wake-up alarms. It started two years ago when Kelly Hilinski was a tall, gangly eighth-grade quarterback living in Claremont. His parents, Mark and Kym, went to great lengths to research what high school he should attend, because his younger brothers would one day follow.
November 17, 2011 |
At 6 feet 4, 250 pounds, with 4.7 40-yard speed and a relentless drive to pursue ball carriers, Kylie Fitts of Redlands East Valley appears to be the perfect fit to create havoc on defense. "He's such a beast," Coach Kurt Bruich said. As the stakes get higher, Fitts elevates his own performance. "Going out there, with all the fans and all the pressure, I just love the whole atmosphere," he said. The Wildcats are 10-0 and seeded No. 3 in the Inland Division playoffs.
December 8, 2011 |
It's a new era in City Section football, a changing of the guard and perhaps a changing of tactics. The days of domination by quick, big-play running backs such as De'Anthony Thomas of Crenshaw and Milton Knox of Lake Balboa Birmingham could be ending, with a new emphasis on spread offenses that rely on athletic, versatile, strong-armed quarterbacks. The face of the future is Troy Williams, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior at Harbor City Narbonne (10-3), which plays Carson (8-5)
September 27, 1986
I am a Santiago High School songleader. I was very hurt by your so-called column about our school. You make us out to be a school with no spirit, awful cheerleaders and no athletes. Well, we are here for a reason . . . to graduate. But these extracurricular activities are our way of being united as a school. This is to bring our school together and have some good, clean fun. We try our hardest and that is all you or anyone else can ask. So, if you had a point it was a pretty awful way of stating it, and if you thought it would be fun to pick on our school, think again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1993
Does it matter that 40 of the estimated 25,000 mentally ill homeless people in Los Angeles County are living safe and independent lives now, thanks to an innovative program? The numbers of people involved are hardly impressive. But something is brewing here that could eventually put a much bigger dent in the problem. A Community of Friends, profiled in Making a Difference, is expert in finding housing sites, remodeling, cutting through red tape and managing property.
February 19, 1993 |
He lives in a land of ancient castles and age-old traditions, where the appetite for modern Western culture pervades everything but the past. Century old wineries, hand-painted pottery, the annual autumn goose feast . . . This is, in part, what makes Pezinok, Slovakia, special. But resident Jan Boris is interested in something else entirely. He calls it "World famous American high school basketball." His No. 1 favorite team? The Ocean View High Seahawks.