July 1, 1987 |
The squeeze play was on, but delegates at the NCAA special convention missed the sign. Cal State Northridge arrived expecting proposed Division I cutbacks to push its broad-based program away from Division II and up toward Division I. With the gap between Division I and II athletic scholarship and staff numbers narrowed, CSUN might have been able to improve its status with a skip instead of a leap. There was just one problem--the delegates didn't oblige.
January 10, 1992 |
Cal State Northridge posted its first back-to-back victories since January of 1991 with a 92-62 pounding Thursday of Southern Connecticut State, a Division II team from New Haven, Conn. The Matadors (3-12) beat Ft. Lewis on Tuesday and have won three of their last five games. Senior captain Keith Gibbs scored a team-high 18 points for his fifth consecutive game in double figures. He also had six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
March 1, 1990 |
In the other Division II semifinal: Point Loma 53, Castle Park 42--Point Loma and star Tyeast Brown started slowly--the Pointers trailed Castle Park by three points (15-12) after a quarter and Brown had scored just six points. Brown stayed cold, but the rest of the Pointers began to find the range in the second quarter, outscoring Castle Park, 17-6, to take an eight-point halftime lead. When Brown finally began to heat up, Castle Park was doomed.
November 23, 1991 |
Glendale 28, Paramount 14--Pathon Rucker rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns in 21 carries to lead the Nitros at home. Glendale, which won its 10th consecutive game since opening the season with a loss, nearly squandered a 21-0 halftime lead. Four second-half Glendale turnovers enabled Paramount (5-6) to make a serious rally. The Pirates, a Division II finalist in 1990, scored 14 unanswered points and appeared to score the tying touchdown only to have a clipping penalty wipe out the score.
March 17, 1991
Ray Burris tied a career high with 29 points and Fred Eckles added 19 as Cal State Bakersfield reached the final eight of the Division II basketball tournament by beating Alaska Anchorage, 78-68, in the West Regional final before 3,423 Saturday. Bakersfield (24-7), the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament champion, hit nine free throws in the final 1:17 to protect its lead and reach the nationals for the second season in a row.
January 3, 1996 |
On the bright side for the Cal State Northridge basketball team, at least not many people were there to see what the Matadors did Tuesday night. "This is embarrassing," point guard Trenton Cross said after Northridge lost, 63-59, before 139 in a nonconference game against the Colorado School of Mines. "They came to our house, a Division II school, and beat us."
November 28, 1992
Los Alamitos running back Marchant Wright rushed for 98 of his 101 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Griffins' 48-16 victory over Fountain Valley. RECORD BOOK Los Alamitos' Tim Carey threw for 213 yards, moving into fifth on Orange County's single-season passing yardage chart with 2,921, and needs only 172 next week to surpass Newport Harbor's Shane Foley (3,092).
May 20, 2000
In other Division II games: La Mirada 5, Loara 3--Visiting Loara (14-11-1) took a 2-1 lead, but a three-run second inning provided the margin of victory for La Mirada (21-7). Billy Chavez had a single and two RBIs and David Ortiz hit a pair of singles and scored a run for the Saxons. Woodbridge 11, Glendora 4--Trailing, 4-1, the Warriors (13-11-1) scored 10 runs in the fifth, including Chris Pearson's grand slam.
May 25, 1995 |
Tustin swept past another opponent in the Southern Section Division II volleyball playoffs, defeating fourth-seeded Lakewood, 15-2, 15-9, 15-6, in a semifinal match Wednesday night. The top-seeded Tillers (19-1) have not dropped a game on their road to the final, where they will face third-seeded Calvary Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Cerritos College. Lakewood (15-3) was unable to stop Donnie Rafter and Curtis Jackson, who combined for 38 kills, 14 more than the entire Lakewood team combined.
September 27, 1992 |
About half the fans who attended the grand opening of Cal State Fullerton's Titan Sports Complex Sept. 5 didn't return for Fullerton's game against Cal State Sacramento Saturday night. The Titans should be glad. Those who weren't among the 4,154 who witnessed Fullerton's 29-3 loss to the Hornets were the lucky ones--they were spared a defeat that was embarrassing by even the Titans' recent dismal standards.