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September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 City Section baseball just got a lot stronger after catcher Ryan Mendoza transferred from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame back to Birmingham, where he briefly attended the school as a freshman. Mendoza ended up starting last season as a freshman at Notre Dame. He's considered one of the best fielding catchers for his grade in Southern California. "He's a stud," said one college recruiter. With Mendoza and freshman Justin Rorick, another catcher, Birmingham might have the two best young catchers in the City Section, if not the San Fernando Valley.
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January 13, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Point guard Tommy Amaker said this week he had thought about a rematch with Washington ever since the Huskies knocked Duke out of the second round of the NCAA West Regional last spring. The second-ranked Blue Devils avenged that two-point loss Saturday with a 71-59 victory, but they didn't talk about revenge after the game at Durham, N.C. All Amaker and leading scorer Johnny Dawkins, who finished with 19 points, could talk about was Washington's Detlef Schrempf.
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December 7, 1985
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team Friday night came from behind in the second half to defeat Allan Hancock College, 67-56. Trailing at the half, 36-26, the Cougars applied a full-court press that forced turnovers and allowed them to take the lead with 10 minutes left in the game. Freshman guard Ruth Fierro led the Cougars with 18 points, while sophomore center Julie Fauria had 14 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Freshman point guard Patty Miller had nine steals.
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April 5, 1991
Jamal Farmer, a University of Hawaii running back and former Granada Hills High standout, will miss spring practice because of a broken right foot. Farmer sustained the injury Nov. 17 in a game against Wyoming, but only this week did X-rays reveal the fracture. Farmer, who set an NCAA freshman record in 1989 with 19 touchdowns, will be in a cast for as many as eight weeks.
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October 11, 1987
Bryan Dameworth and Deena Drossin of Agoura High each won their sixth consecutive cross-country race at the Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach Invitational on Saturday. Dameworth, a sophomore, clocked 15 minutes, 25 seconds over the three-mile course at Central Park in Huntington Beach. Abe Valdez's second-place finish (15:37) led Camarillo to the Division II team title. The Scorpions scored 54 points. Agoura (83) and Huntington Beach (105) placed second and third.
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September 19, 1996 | JIM HODGES
A tight end at Bishop Amat and a walk-on at UCLA, improbable freshman Mark Verti has emerged as a fullback in goal-line situations and a member of the punting teams. Verdi, who had no scholarship offers and was bypassed even by Division I-AA St. Mary's and Portland State, had his first carry at any level against Northeast Louisiana. "I came here, figuring to play on the scout team and hoping to impress the coaches enough to get a scholarship," Verti said. "I never figured on this."
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October 31, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes and David Wharton
Members of Kyle Anderson's family have been informed that the UCLA freshman point guard has been declared eligible to play by the NCAA, the Los Angeles Times learned Wednesday morning. Anderson's UCLA teammate Jordan Adams confirmed the news soon afterward, tweeting " They finally FREE'D my bro  @ KyleAnderson5  from the NCAA ayyy lol"  On Twitter, Anderson re-tweeted a report that cited this story by The Times, and he replied to others, congratulating him for being cleared by the NCAA.  Anderson was being investigated for a relationship between his father, Kyle Sr., and NBA agent Thad Foucher, according to people with knowledge of the situation who are not authorized to speak publicly.
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June 30, 1990
Jason Perkins of USC, a former standout at Corona del Mar High School, has been named to Volleyball Monthly magazine's all-freshman team. Perkins, a 6-foot-4 middle blocker, started on the Trojans' NCAA championship team last season. His USC teammate, Bryan Ivie, was named player of the year.
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September 5, 1986
Freshman outside hitter Sue Olszewski had seven kills and five aces Thursday to lead the UC Irvine women's volleyball team to a 15-12, 15-9, 15-2 victory over Temple University in a nonconference match played at Philadelphia. Dana Parker and Teresa Mergens each added six kills for the Anteaters (2-0).
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