September 14, 2009 |
Close your eyes and think about trying to walk through a dark tunnel that smells of gas while holding a match and knowing that if you light it, there might be a big boom. Everyone seems to be holding their breath in a similar way at Moorpark High, where Coach Tim Lins is walking a tight rope with co-No. 1 quarterbacks and somehow making it work. "I'm proud of the way they're handling it," Lins said of 6-foot-5 senior quarterback Brody Rohach and 6-foot-3 senior quarterback Brian Blechen . Blechen transferred from Simi Valley Royal last season and was the starter until breaking his hand in Week Six. Rohach took over and led the Musketeers to seven consecutive wins and a spot in the Northern Division championship game.
August 16, 2003 |
Alison Krauss & Union Station leads the pack with 13 nominations, with the Del McCoury Band right behind at an even dozen among contenders for the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be handed out Oct. 2 in Louisville, Ky. Krauss and McCoury will be vying for entertainer of the year, instrumental and vocal group of the year awards. The all-star "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. III" album also generated several nominations, including album and recorded event of the year.
February 23, 2003 |
Vocal categories make for heated contests, but the most revealing awards in country music are usually for song and album. Song of the Year: Alan Jackson should snag a deserved Grammy for his Sept. 11 homage "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," over the spirited "Three Days" by promising newcomer Pat Green, Darrell Scott's reflective Dixie Chicks hit "Long Time Gone" and "Mendocino County Line," Matt Serletic and Bernie Taupin's melancholy ballad for Willie Nelson.
July 25, 1993 |
The Angels, who have lost eight consecutive games to fall out of the American League West race, are expected to have a front-office meeting this week to discuss possible player moves. They are considering bringing up pitcher Phil Leftwich, catcher Chris Turner, reliever Darrell Scott, third baseman Eduardo Perez and outfielder Garret Anderson before the season ends. Leftwich, the Angels' second-round pick in 1990, is 4-1 with a 1.54 earned-run average in his last five starts.
August 9, 1993 |
Whitey Herzog, Angel vice president, has scrutinized the farm system for pitching and reports there is little help on the way. He has watched Russ Springer and Jerry Nielsen come and go. He has released Scott Sanderson and Chuck Crim. He sees the continuing troubles of John Farrell. He wonders at times if perhaps the best bullpen performances of the year have been by designated hitter Chili Davis and infielder Rene Gonzales. "From Day 1 it's been a total . . . disaster," Herzog said.