September 19, 1986 |
If football games were rated like movies, the contest between Valencia High School and Sonora Thursday should have been rated R. After what Valencia did to Sonora at La Habra Stadium, plus what Sonora did to itself, parents should have shielded their children's eyes. Valencia scored eight touchdowns and won, 56-0, as the young Sonora team committed most every mistake in the book, and repeated some of them for emphasis.
May 10, 1986 |
The El Dorado High School baseball team felt a degree of vindication Friday in beating Los Alamitos, 15-5, and helping snuff the Griffins' last chance of advancing to the Southern Section playoffs next week. The Golden Hawk attitude was: What goes around, comes around--even if it takes six months. A debt originally measured in yards, first downs and touchdowns was repaid with interest Friday in extra-base hits, RBIs and runs.
April 19, 1986 |
El Dorado and Katella high schools compete in reputedly the toughest baseball league in Orange County--the Empire. They played Friday at Boysen Park in Anaheim--Katella's home field--to determine if El Dorado would retain sole possession of second place or if the Knights would share the spot. Katella won the game, 8-5. Now, both teams are 5-3 and trail Esperanza (8-0) by three games. Both teams also shared the knowledge after Friday's game that neither had played very well.
February 15, 1986 |
Los Alamitos High School, which plays a fast-break brand of basketball, is capable scoring a lot of points in a short time. But the Griffins outdid themselves Friday night, scoring nine points in only 21 seconds of the fourth quarter to gain a 71-59 Empire League win over El Dorado at Los Alamitos. Los Alamitos' win moved the Griffins (11-3, 17-6) into a second-place tie with the Golden Hawks (11-3, 19-5). The teams have split games this season.
January 16, 1986 |
Cypress High School overcame a big lead by El Dorado and a nagging injury to its star player to upset the Golden Hawks, 75-74, Wednesday in an Empire League game at El Dorado. El Dorado led Cypress, 56-45, with 1:35 remaining in the third period. The Golden Hawks (4-1, 12-3), who are small and depend on outside shooting and quickness, had not played an exceptional game to that point but appeared in control.
December 14, 1985 |
It took El Dorado High School a while to make the adjustments, but once the Golden Hawks did, they rolled past St. Anthony, 92-70, to win the Fountain Valley Tournament Friday night before 350 in the Barons' Gym. The adjustment was to Saint center Jamie Cardriche, a 6-foot 8-inch, 325 pounder. But the once the Golden Hawks started to run around him late in the first quarter and after he fouled out early in the fourth quarter, El Dorado had little trouble.
November 16, 1985 |
Los Alamitos High School football Coach John Barnes likes to call his quarterback "Snowman," but don't be misled. J.T. Snow is a very hot quarterback, particularly in the company of his best friend, receiver Robby Katzaroff. After the Griffins' 24-21 comeback victory Friday against El Dorado to clinch the co-championship of the Empire League, Snow was so hot that steam rose off the back of his jersey and into the cold night air of Bradford Stadium.
September 28, 1985 |
Ray Pallares, Valencia High School running back, is so good that even 200-yard rushing performances for the senior seem sort of routine. Pallares ran for 223 yards on 27 carries and scored 2 fourth-period touchdowns Friday night to lead the Tigers to 17-10 victory over El Dorado in a nonleague game played in front of 5,500 at Placentia's Bradford Stadium.
September 27, 1985 |
On the periphery, El Dorado High School's football game against Valencia had all the trimmings of a great cross-town rivalry when the teams met in the old Orange League during the 1970s and early '80s. Jim Hawn, an El Dorado offensive guard who graduated in 1979, recalled the days when he and his teammates used to hang stuffed tigers--the Valencia mascot--at pregame pep rallies.
September 20, 1985 |
El Dorado High School's defense limited Troy to 81 total yards and quarterback Dan Sutherland threw two long touchdown passes to lead the Golden Hawks to a 20-0 victory Thursday night in nonleague play at Fullerton District Stadium. El Dorado, which dominated play for 48 minutes and didn't allow a first down in the second half, never let Troy quarterback David St. Clair get going. St. Clair, the senior who threw two touchdown passes and averaged 11.