July 26, 1995
The Conejo Valley Tuesday captured the Little League Baseball Senior Division sectional all-star championship with a 9-1 victory over Northridge. Conejo Valley rallied for seven runs with two out in the top of the fifth inning. Robbie Cassel keyed the outburst with a three-run double to right-center field. Ryan Cope added two hits, and pitcher Dave Perry added a run-scoring double and threw a three-hitter, allowing no earned runs and striking out six and walking three.
January 14, 1985 |
Jack Gobbell of Huntington Harbour Yacht Club won the Bill Ficker Cup in a match-racing series to determine the 10th contestant in Long Beach Yacht Club's Congressional Cup in March. It was the second year Gobbell has gained a berth in the Congressional Cup by way of the Ficker Series, but this year's win was subject to the vagaries of weather. The Ficker series was scheduled Jan. 4-5-6, but winds were so light that only four races could be completed for the eight contestants.
March 11, 1987 |
"We won it. Don't you lose it." --ALAN BOND, 1983 America's Cup winner Alan Bond's warning to Australian rival Kevin Parry after the America's Cup defender trials rolled off Iain Murray's back like salt water. The skipper of Kookaburra III says now as he said then: "We never won it, so how could we lose it?" Murray, in Long Beach to sail in the 23rd Congressional Cup starting today, isn't even sure that Dennis Conner won in 1987, any more than Bond and skipper John Bertrand did in '83.
March 15, 1986 |
A foreign sailor has never won the Congressional Cup, and Ireland's Harold Cudmore has been trying longer than any. He's been in seven of the 22 events, but the only time he came close to winning was on St. Patrick's Day two years ago when he took champion Dave Perry all the way into the protest room after the last race, only to lose again. But this may be the year for a foreigner to break through, and Cudmore could be the one. "Why not?"
March 18, 1995 |
How do you say deja vu in Gaelic? Nine years ago, Harold Cudmore came from the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Ireland and won the Congressional Cup at Long Beach on St. Patrick's Day. And the leprechauns were at work again Friday at the end of the event's first Masters Regatta for former winners.
March 15, 1995 |
Dick Deaver, who won sailing's Congressional Cup in 1976 and '78, hadn't forgotten when he lost it to Dave Perry on a protest in 1983. "That was really on our minds," Deaver said after beating Perry to climax his perfect second day (4-0) in the Masters Regatta for former winners at Long Beach on Tuesday. "(It was) a 12-year pay-back." Deaver, after a 1-3 start, shares fourth place behind co-leaders Dennis Durgan, Henry Sprague and Perry, who are 6-2 with 10 sets remaining through Friday.