September 22, 2000 |
Temitope Sonuyi rushed for 227 yards and Greg Farrell passed for 251 as sixth-ranked Esperanza made a statement in the most convincing fashion Thursday. One week after a second-half embarrassment that cost them a victory, the Aztecs defeated Fallbrook, the top-ranked team in San Diego County, 42-23. "They're better than [Orange County's top-ranked] Mater Dei," said Fallbrook Coach Randy Blankenship, his team having lost to Mater Dei two weeks ago, 28-21. "We got our hats handed to us."
May 29, 1991 |
Don't take it too hard, Esperanza. Even though your beloved baseball team lost its semifinal game, 6-0, to Long Beach Millikan on Tuesday, the dreary fog of failure can be broken with a bit of positive thinking: Hey, the Aztecs looked great during that pregame warm - up, didn't they? Weren't those infield sprints something else? And what about those synchronized practice swings? It's not as if the fans were the only ones to notice. Millikan's players pointed it out, too.
April 10, 2001
Erin Sieper finished first in two individual events and was part of two winning relays as Esperanza defeated Los Alamitos, 121-49, in Sunset League girls' swimming Monday at Esperanza. The Los Alamitos boys' team beat Esperanza, 91-79. The score was unofficial, though, pending results of the diving competition. Sieper, a junior, won the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes 9.36 seconds, and was first in the 100 butterfly in 59.18.
January 2, 2000
Sophomore center Ashley Smith made a four-foot bank shot for the winning basket with seven seconds to play as Esperanza beat Walnut, 44-42, Friday for fifth place in the Chino Hills Ayala girls' basketball tournament. Junior center Bethany Blair led Esperanza (10-4) with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Sophomore guard Ashley Van Kurin had 12 points and three steals. Walnut is 8-5.
October 3, 1997 |
The scoreboard indicated a lopsided victory for Esperanza over Long Beach Jordan, 39-17, but Aztec Coach Gary Meek wasn't completely comfortable Thursday at Valencia High. Sure, there were plenty of bright spots. Esperanza (3-1), ranked ninth in the county, piled up the points against Jordan (0-4), using a punishing ground attack, with Jamie Smith rushing for four touchdowns and 144 yards in 14 carries and Brent Garrison adding 96 yards and a touchdown in 15 carries.
October 3, 1986
The records--Loara 3-0, Esperanza 3-0. The site--Bradford Stadium (Valencia H.S.). Loara update--The Saxons are off to one of the best starts in school history. Lineman Danny Rovira and linebacker Brian Roberts are two reasons that Loara is one of only two teams in the CIF Southern Section that have not allowed a point in three games. The fine play of the defense has taken pressure off the offense, particularly an inexperienced line.