February 17, 2001
Darci Gwartz scored the winning goal five minutes into overtime Friday to give visiting El Dorado a 3-2 victory over third-seeded Woodbridge in the first round of the Southern Section Division II girls' soccer playoffs. Gwartz scored on a header off a free kick by Stacy Ellingson. Woodbridge (14-2-5) led, 1-0, at the half when Christene Johnson scored her first of two goals. El Dorado (15-8-3) took the lead on second-half goals by Vanessa Chanez and Robin Bennett.
December 16, 1989 |
Put two small, quick basketball teams on the same court and you usually expect those two teams to end up putting on a track meet from one end of the court to the other. In a semifinal game of the El Dorado basketball tournament Friday night, Saugus Canyon's transition offense was good enough to outscore El Dorado, 81-71. But for most of the first three quarters, Canyon (4-2) had trouble getting its fast break in gear.
December 8, 1989
The two-day, 32-team El Dorado High School wrestling tournament begins at 3 p.m. today in the Golden Hawks' gym. The meet, the first of the season for many Orange County teams, continues Saturday at 9 a.m. Canyon, led by defending state champion Zach Cooper, will contend for the team championship with Poway and Monte Vista of San Diego. The Comanches are top ranked in the Southern Section 4-A preseason poll.
June 7, 1992
Manny Toledo, who guided Brea-Olinda High to the 1986 Southern Section 2-A boys' soccer co-championship, has been hired as boys' soccer coach at El Dorado. Toledo resigned as the Wildcats' coach in September, citing an increased work load caused by budget cuts. In 10 years at Brea, Toledo's teams were 139-43-4, including seven Orange League titles. The Wildcats were Southern Section runners-up in 1987.
October 21, 2000 |
Running back Billy Chavez scored four touchdowns and had 249 all-purpose yards to help Loara defeat El Dorado, 44-14, in an Empire League game Friday at Valencia High. Chavez rushed for 123 yards in 19 carries, scoring three rushing touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score, and the Saxons ran up 330 yards in total offense.
November 5, 2000 |
Century's attempt to come back from a 20-point halftime deficit fell short as El Dorado held on for a 35-21 Empire League football victory Saturday at Santa Ana Stadium. Trailing, 27-7, Century drove 60 yards in the third quarter, capped by Victor Leite's three-yard touchdown run to make the score 27-14. The drive was aided by 35 yards in penalties against the El Dorado defense.
January 13, 1999 |
Aprile Powell has played against Empire League rival El Dorado the last three years and seen overtime, games won at the last second, and a 5-foot-2 opponent guard her. But never did Powell, the 6-foot-2 senior center for Century, expect Tuesday's outcome. In the matchup that annually decides who wins the league title, Century scored a 50-16 victory over El Dorado. The margin of victory was, in her word, "shocking."
November 28, 1996 |
After 25 minutes Wednesday, third-seeded Laguna Beach and El Dorado had played to a standstill, but the unseeded Golden Hawks eventually won in thrilling fashion, 15-12, scoring four goals in the final three minutes of the Southern Section Division II water polo championship game at Belmont Plaza. Senior Kendall Benson sparked El Dorado, scoring four of his six goals in the second half.
October 10, 1992 |
As flat as their coach's hairdo for the first three quarters, El Dorado finally rallied Friday night to remain unbeaten. Senior running back Ron DeBartolomeis scored on a three-yard run with three minutes 39 seconds left and Alex Molnar kicked the extra point to give the Golden Hawks a 7-6 nonleague victory over Brea-Olinda in front of 2,000 at Valencia High.
April 3, 1985
Debbie DeJohn struck out seven, walked three and allowed three hits Tuesday to lead Westminster High School past Huntington Beach, 13-0, in the Woodbridge softball tournament in Alton Community Park at Irvine. Westminster will face El Dorado, a 7-0 winner over El Toro, in the championship game starting at 5 o'clock tonight. Woodbridge will play Orange at 3 p.m. in the consolation final, and El Toro and Huntington Beach will play at 1 p.m. in the third place semifinal.