April 25, 1996 |
The baseball field at Arlington High in Riverside is next to the school's agricultural center, separated by a narrow dirt road. The sign for the center is actually on the baseball side of the road, making it seem as if the slogan "Future Farmers" somehow applies to the baseball team. As if the close-cut grass in the infield were one of the center's projects, instead of the home of one of the Southland's best teams.
December 11, 1999 |
Five Fontana High football players are facing misdemeanor battery charges for their roles in an incident after a playoff game against Loyola on Nov. 19, a Los Angeles Police detective said Friday. The incident began when a Fontana player punched a Loyola assistant coach during the postgame handshake after Loyola's 28-7 victory in the first round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.
November 9, 1990 |
The biggest high school football game of the season in the Southland is turning into a nightmare for fans hoping to buy tickets. Tonight's game between Fontana and Rialto Eisenhower, each with a 9-0 record, is expected to draw 15,000 at Fontana, which has a stadium capacity of 8,000. Fontana is No. 1 in the Times' Southern Section poll, Eisenhower No. 2. Roger Reupert, Eisenhower athletic director, said his school's allotted 3,000 tickets were sold in three hours.
September 19, 1992 |
In one run, Saladin McCullough gained more than he had in Pasadena Muir High's first game of the season. McCullough went left and left everyone behind for a 96-yard touchdown run on a third and 10. And Muir, a Division II powerhouse, went on to a 14-0 victory over Fontana, a Division I powerhouse, at Pasadena City College Friday night. It was the first of two touchdown runs by McCullough, who rushed for 254 yards in 30 carries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1997
Dana Hills High School Principal Kathleen Rager has been appointed to the Assn. of California School Administrators State Secondary Education Committee, which develops policies and programs for schools statewide. Members of the committee identify and study issues related to secondary education in California and make recommendations that often become adopted throughout the state.
April 19, 1994 |
Tom McCluskey, who has been an assistant at Saddleback the last two seasons, has been selected to be the men's basketball coach at Golden West, Albert Gasparian, Golden West athletic director, said Monday. McCluskey will work in a walk-on position. He replaces Jim Greenfield, who had coached the men's program for the last 16 years. Greenfield requested at least two seasons off for personal reasons.
September 12, 1987
Tom McCluskey, who last spring coached Fontana High School's basketball team to its first league title in its 33-year history, has been named the coach at Tustin. McCluskey succeeds Tim O'Brien, who resigned last month to assume a similar position at Estancia. McCluskey, 26, played for Bill Mulligan at Saddleback College, where he was the Mission Conference's most valuable player in 1981-82. He transferred to Penn State and was the Nittany Lions' co-captain in 1983-84.
May 28, 2011 |
Many popular students approach graduation day with bittersweet nostalgia: excitement for the future is tempered by fear of lost status. But as cap-and-gown season nears, let's also stop to consider the outcasts, students for whom finishing high school feels like liberation from a state-imposed sentence. In seven years of reporting from American middle and high schools, I've seen repeatedly that the differences that cause a student to be excluded in high school are often the same traits or skills that will serve him or her well after graduation.