December 11, 1988
Donald R. Stanfield has been honored as officer of the year by his fellow officers in the Santa Fe Springs station of the California Highway Patrol. Stanfield joined the CHP in 1965 and has been on road patrol his entire career. For the past 22 years he has been a motorcycle officer in the Santa Fe Springs area. He has been involved in only one on-duty nonpreventable accident in his career, and has not used a sick day in the last six years, the CHP announced.
September 8, 1988 |
In left field of the baseball stadium at Gahr High School--a place that has known many champions--a football team that knows little about winning tackled the thick air of a sweltering summer morning. In the distance, where bleachers rose to meet a smoggy sky, the sounds of the Gladiator marching band echoed. Heard above the fight songs and the din of traffic on the nearby Artesia Freeway was the voice of Coach Steve Silberman, who patiently prodded and applauded his players.
November 28, 1987 |
Mission Viejo High School Coach Bill Crow was despondent, even in victory. While the Diablos managed to advance to the Southern Conference football semifinals with a 23-9 victory over Cerritos Friday night, it was a struggle. You can call it winning ugly or victory by attrition. Crow just said, "It's something we can't do in the semifinals." A crowd of 3,000 at Gahr High School watched the Diablos (11-1) pile up 143 yards in penalties, throw two interceptions and fumble once. And still win.
October 15, 1987
U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian has told the ABC Unified School District to allow the Parents Teachers Students Assn. to use the computer at Whitney High School to publish the association's newsletter. The district administration and the PTSA agreed to abide by the judge's suggestion that the association be allowed to use the school computer at least four hours a week to put out the newsletter and other needed business, said Jim Baca, attorney for the district.
September 19, 1987 |
Ray White scored on a 24-yard touchdown run and rushed for 120 yards to lead Cerritos High School to an 8-0 victory over Fullerton Friday night at Gahr High School. White, a 5-foot 10-inch junior, was a starting wide receiver until this week when starter Darrell Thompson, an 1,100-yard rusher last year, injured his ankle and forced Cerritos Coach Wayne Manzo to make a change. "Ray is just a super athlete," Manzo said.
March 8, 1987 |
The Esperanza High School boys' soccer team kept shooting until the final seconds Saturday night when a shot by Brent Bish was tipped over the top of the goal by the Diamond Bar goalkeeper. The Aztecs simply could not score the goal they needed to send the Southern Section 3-A championship into overtime, and Diamond Bar, an unseeded team, upset the top-seeded, defending champion Aztecs, 2-1, in front of 1,000 at Gahr High School in Cerritos.
February 5, 1987 |
It has been a long, painful while since he shined so brightly at Gahr High School in Cerritos. Back in those disco days when the parties never seemed to end, he was "Mr. Touchdown" and "Mr. Legs." The brightness has dimmed. No one talks about his legs anymore, which don't kick soccer balls or run for touchdowns. Or dance. The wheelchair that held the legs and the rest of Gary Hubert sat on the straw-colored grass at Gahr's Hanford Rants Stadium last week.
December 18, 1986
Sometimes those official school nicknames aren't as durable as they are supposed to be. Here's a look at some schools and how their mascots have changed with time. The Wood--What's the real nickname of Lynwood High School? As detailed in an earlier Sports Shorts, two publications that keep track of such things list different names. Now the story can be told.