June 15, 1999 |
It's not the NFL, but professional football is back in Los Angeles. The Arena Football League's Los Angeles franchise unveiled its name, the Avengers, and logo Monday at a news conference next to the still-under-construction Staples Center, where the team will play its home games beginning in April 2000. The logo is a blue-and-gold, futuristic-looking knight with a red outline. The team's helmets will be red with the logo on it.
July 27, 1999 |
Jesse Gomez has been named interim football coach at Santa Ana High, Athletic Director Frank Alvarado said Monday. He replaces Mark Miller, who resigned Friday to become an assistant football coach and math teacher at Mission Viejo. Gomez, who graduated from Santa Ana in 1991, was a lineman at Santa Ana College and USC, where he played in the 1994 Cotton Bowl and the 1995 Rose Bowl. He has taught physical science and been an assistant football coach at Santa Ana for two years.
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November 21, 1998 |
Call it the little team that could. They got booted off the fields at Van Nuys and North Hollywood high schools. Endured rush-hour traffic to get to nightly practices in Burbank. Played only away games where a handful of loyal fans cheered them on. Embattled, yet emboldened, the Mighty Might Division of the East Valley Trojans Football Club has made it to the San Fernando Valley Conference championship. The Trojans will take on the San Fernando Braves in a 1 p.m.
January 4, 2001
OFFENSE *--* Pos. Name School Yr. Ht. Wt. QB Kyle Bauer Valencia Sr. 5-11 170 QB Rick Clausen Taft Sr. 6-3 180 QB Terry Furlow Palmdale Sr. 6-2 180 QB Hudson Gossard Crescenta Vly Jr. 5-9 160 RB Matt Milton St. Francis Sr. 5-11 205 RB Kevin McCleary Birmingham Jr. 5-8 160 RB Gary Sonkur Montclair Prep Sr. 5-10 175 RB Jerome Williams Kennedy Sr. 5-9 165 WR Will Broadous Valencia Sr. 6-2 195 WR Joey Rodriguez Granada Hills Sr. 5-10 165 WR Jason Burkhart Crescenta Vly Sr.
September 12, 1989 |
There is a song being played on local radio stations and it is growing in popularity. It is a heroic tale of a man coming down from the mountains to lead a people out of darkness. Or, in this case, a university. The song is "Sparky Rock" and the subject is Sparky Woods, new football coach at the University of South Carolina. "Down from the mountains in the Appalachian land, "Came a young coach with the future in his hand. " . . . To lead the fighting Gamecocks on to solid ground."
October 27, 1994 |
When Cal State Northridge first opened its doors in 1958, students held an election to select school colors and an athletic nickname. Wise guys served up hundreds of sarcastic nominations that ranged from obscure to absurd. Printable nominees included Aeolians, Minotaurs, Sundogs, Hustlers, Phaetons, Chmultapultapecs, Outcasts and Desert Rats. Hustlers. Outcasts. Hmm. Certain color schemes were just as unpalatable. Try flame and emerald, yellow and lavender, pink and black or plaid and white.
September 9, 1992 |
The idea came to Los Alamitos High School football Coach John Barnes while he was watching Esperanza's 38-35 victory over Newhall Hart in the Southern Section Division III semifinals two seasons ago. "That year, I thought teams were overpowering us, and I was looking for a change," he said. "I watched Hart almost beat Esperanza with the run-and-shoot, and that was the year Esperanza was shutting everybody out. "I liked the way Hart spread the offense from sideline to sideline.
March 12, 1996 |
The Seattle Seahawks' formal presentation of their proposed move to Southern California was met with a mixture of laughter and disbelief by the rest of the NFL here Monday. Club executives dismissed a one-hour argument by Ron Olson, lawyer for Seahawk owner Ken Behring, that the league is gambling with the safety of its players and fans by playing in a building that is not earthquake proof. The Seahawks are using that argument in an attempt to break their Kingdome lease with 10 years remaining.
October 17, 1997 |
Just before halftime, with the score 41-0, the football players from Poly High in Sun Valley realized they were headed for another big loss. Linebackers during last Friday's game at Sylmar started arguing with defensive linemen. The quarterback hung his head. "That's when I get worried," cornerback David Valencia said. "I wonder if things will ever get better." Poly is smaller and slower than most of its opponents.