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March 23, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Reporting from Sacramento -- Her name is Emily Dinger, but she might as well change her last name to Dagger, because her three-point shooting in the second half and clutch free throw in the final seconds were the daggers in helping San Jose Archbishop Mitty defeat Riverside North, 56-54, in the Division II state championship game for girls' basketball at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday night. North (30-6) kept coming back but couldn't overtake the Monarchs (28-5) after Dinger's free throw put her team ahead by four points with 11 seconds left.
El Dorado, which won its first league title since 1976, and two-time defending Southern Section champion Pacifica are the county's top-seeded teams in the Southern Section softball playoffs. Foothill (Division I) and Orange Lutheran (Division V) are seeded second, and Woodbridge (Division II) is seeded fourth. Wild-card games begin Wednesday. Division I Defending champion: Mater Dei, a 4-1 winner over Chino Hills Ayala.
November 19, 1998
Marina 14, Saddleback 5--Marina, seeded second, started off slow with a one-point first quarter but picked up momentum to score six goals in the second quarter and five in the third. Senior Justin Fassnacht had four goals and four steals for the Vikings. Senior Jeff Larson had four assists and two goals and sophomore David Wagner had three goals for Marina (24-4). Julian Gonzalez scored four goals for Saddleback (20-8).
March 1, 1989
In the other Division II semifinal: Torrey Pines 58, Helix 40--The top-seeded Falcons (30-1) scored the first 11 points at San Dieguito High, and Helix never got closer than eight the rest of the way. Courtie Miller scored 20 points for Torrey Pines, and Kyle Armstrong added 12. Helix, which held the ball and played patiently even after falling behind, 11-0, got 21 points from John Pressler. The Highlanders (19-7) also hit five of 11 shots from three-point range.
A chronicle of the much-awaited debut of Cal State Northridge running back Jamal Farmer in the team's first offensive series. Very offensive series: * Takes handoff on first play of season. Does impression of tackling dummy. Loses one yard. * Blocks linebacker but pass bounces off chest of receiver Marlon McBride. * Blocks again. Quarterback Marty Fisher drops snap, runs for life. Loses 12 yards. * Leaves field just as punter Albert Razo shanks punt 11 yards.
February 25, 1994
In another Division II quarterfinal: Canyon 1, Kennedy 0--Laura Flatauer scored a first-half goal and Robin Schmidt recorded her 13th shutout for Canyon (17-5-3), which will meet top-seeded Bishop Montgomery in a semifinal game Tuesday. Tiffany Alvis had seven saves for Kennedy (18-5-1).
May 17, 1990
Chapman lost to Abilene Christian, 5-1, Wednesday and finished in last place in the eight-team NCAA Division II men's tennis championships at St. Louis. Pete Bohan was the only Chapman player to win a match. The Panthers, ranked No. 3 in the nation entering the tournament and winner of three Division II championships in the 1980s, finished the season with an 11-12 record. The individual championships start today and continue through Sunday.
May 4, 1990
Cal State Northridge, winner of 14 of its past 16 games, is the top-ranked softball team in NCAA Division II, according to a poll of coaches. The Lady Matadors are 44-19, having swept Chapman, 13-0 and 9-4, in a doubleheader Wednesday. Bloomsburg (Pa.) State (38-3) is ranked second, and Cal State Bakersfield (36-9), the defending Division II champion, is third. In the rankings for West region teams, Bakersfield is second behind Northridge.
March 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Fred Stafford, who scored 24 points, led a second-half surge as North Alabama defeated mistake-prone Bridgeport (Conn.), 79-72, Saturday in the NCAA Division II championship game. The Lions (24-9), who also won the Division II title in 1979, started quickly when Stafford scored seven of North Alabama's first eight points. North Alabama led, 35-34, at halftime. Bridgeport (26-8) was led by Lambert Shell, who had 21 points and 17 rebounds. Shell was named the tournament's MVP.
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