February 22, 2004 |
The unmistakable sign that LeBron James was going to pass up college and proceed directly into the NBA came when his mother bought him a $50,000 Hummer for his 18th birthday. Those searching for clues to whether Encino Crespi pitcher-shortstop Trevor Plouffe might turn down a scholarship to USC to accept a lucrative signing bonus from a major league team can't conclude anything from the car Plouffe is driving.
November 15, 2003 |
To fully grasp what it means to be part of Encino Crespi High's resurgence in football under Coach Troy Thomas, one must comprehend the significance of earning a locker in "the room." It is a smelly, dank, moldy place in the heart of a cramped locker room, and yet there is nowhere the 30 young men afforded membership would rather be. Most members of the exclusive fraternity wear shoulder pads and carry helmets; one wears a kilt and carries bagpipes.
May 21, 2003 |
When Trevor Plouffe steps into the batter's box, the anticipation and excitement begins to build. He's like a wizard preparing to wave a magic bat. Everyone thinks something special is about to happen. It's the same feeling when Plouffe is pitching. He's neither unhittable nor unbeatable, but at his best, he exudes the aura of a teenager who belongs at a different level. "We want him now," said one college baseball coach.
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March 23, 2002 |
A priest has been dismissed from his position as president of an Encino Catholic boys school after allegations that he sexually abused two students and several other minors more than two decades ago, officials said Friday. The Rev. Dominic Savino was ousted from the presidency of Crespi Carmelite High School and from acting as a priest by the Order of Carmelites, which operates the school, after it learned of allegations of sexual abuse.
June 9, 2001 |
As he walked off baseball fields this season, Dale Legaspi of Crespi High could have granted interviews after every game . . . to Dale Legaspi. It might have been surreal, but not far-fetched. Legaspi, who is headed for USC on an academic scholarship to major in communications, was sports editor of the Crespi student newspaper and editor of the school's yearbook. Which, combined with the baseball schedule and other responsibilities, was a huge burden for Legaspi.
March 24, 2001 |
Russell White, who led Crespi High to the 1986 Southern Section Division I football championship and became an All-Pacific 10 Conference running back at California, has been hired to coach running backs for the Celts. White, who works as a probation officer, was a high school teammate of new Crespi Coach Troy Thomas.