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March 24, 2009 | Tony Perry
A former San Diego Padre player with a history of legal problems was charged Monday with four misdemeanor battery counts after a Feb. 4 brawl at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon. Matthew Brian Bush, 23, is charged with roughing up lacrosse players at the high school. He is to be arraigned April 28. Bush was a high school star in San Diego and was drafted by the Padres in 2004 as a shortstop. His career was nearly derailed by accusations of public drunkenness and fighting. He was traded in February to the Toronto Blue Jays.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2009 | Tony Perry
A former San Diego Padre player with a history of legal problems was charged Monday with four misdemeanor battery counts after a Feb. 4 brawl at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon. Matthew Brian Bush, 23, is charged with roughing up lacrosse players at the high school. He is to be arraigned April 28. Bush was a high school star in San Diego and was drafted by the Padres in 2004 as a shortstop. His career was nearly derailed by accusations of public drunkenness and fighting. He was traded in February to the Toronto Blue Jays.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1985
Homicide detectives for San Diego County Sheriff's Department Sunday were investigating the death of a 17-year-old El Cajon girl whose body was found partially submerged in a bathtub at a home where she was employed to do housework. The body of Christine Lorelle Pain, a junior at Granite Hills High School, was discovered Saturday at the Sunview Drive home of Leon and Sue Martelli, said Charles Kelley, a deputy coroner. He said there was evidence of both strangulation and drowning.
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May 11, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The assistant principal of Granite Hills High School testified Thursday that a smiling Jason Hoffman leveled a shotgun at him and said, "I'm going to get you," before beginning a shooting rampage March 22 that left five people wounded. Testifying in Hoffman's preliminary hearing, Daniel Barnes said he dove through a door just as the senior at the El Cajon school fired a blast that shattered the door's window.
SPORTS
April 23, 1985
For Granite Hills High School, a 6-3 win over defending San Diego Section champion Santana last Friday, was the impetus that helped move the Eagles from last week's No. 4 spot to second in this week. Santana, however, not only lost to Granite Hills, but was also beaten by Valhalla, to drop from third to fifth in this week's list. Valhalla, meanwhile, moved from seventh to fourth. Meanwhile, Patrick Henry won a pair of games last week to improve its record to 13-1 and hold on to the top spot.
SPORTS
May 19, 1987
After being nearly invincible in Grossmont League play, Granite Hills High School (12-3, 20-5) dropped its second straight game Monday, allowing five unearned runs in the seventh inning in a 6-5 loss at El Capitan (9-6, 14-10). With his team leading by 5-1, Granite Hills starting pitcher Mike Raskind began the seventh by walking the last three hitters in the El Capitan batting order. Reliever George Bishop then walked the first batter he faced.
SPORTS
May 5, 1987
Donnie Carroll, who was 4 for 4 with two doubles and a homer, and Shawn O'Coyne, who hit a two-run homer, paced Granite Hills High School to a 10-5 victory over Helix in a Grossmont League game at Granite Hills. Granite Hills, which is 8-1 in league and 16-3 overall, extended its winning streak to 10 games. Helix is 5-5 and 8-10. Starter Mike Raskind (8-1) pitched five innings. Jason Ledford led Helix with three doubles and scored three runs.
SPORTS
May 23, 1987 | CHRIS ELLO
Granite Hills High School, which seemingly could not get a break or win the big game, finally got a break Friday. And it turned the break into a victory at La Mesa. Grossmont's Dave Entrekin booted Steve Friar's two-out grounder in the top of the seventh inning to score the tying and go-ahead runs for Granite Hills in a 7-3 Grossmont League playoff victory at Grossmont.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The assistant principal of Granite Hills High School testified Thursday that a smiling Jason Hoffman leveled a shotgun at him and said, "I'm going to get you," before beginning a shooting rampage March 22 that left five people wounded. Testifying in Hoffman's preliminary hearing, Daniel Barnes said he dove through a door just as the senior at the El Cajon school fired a blast that shattered the door's window.
SPORTS
January 23, 1985
Granite Hills High School guard Tom Shawcroft scored a game-high 27 points Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to keep his team from being routed by fourth-ranked Monte Vista, 82-47, in a Grossmont League basketball game at Monte Vista. Monte Vista (10-0 conference, 16-1 overall) was led by 6-foot 6-inch forward Demetrius Laffitte, who scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds. Barney Laffitte and David Burgess scored 14 points apiece. Granite Hills dropped to 3-7 in conference and 4-13 overall.
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March 27, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Their heads bowed, two teenagers accused of shooting rampages at local high schools appeared at separate hearings Monday, where one pleaded not guilty and attorneys for the other vowed to fight a law requiring that he be tried as an adult.
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March 24, 2001 | SCOTT MARTELLE and SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The first time a local high school was shot up by a student, Leonardo Morreno was able to explain it away to his 6-year-old daughter as the isolated act of a disturbed young man. The second time, the explanation didn't come so easily. "This is more bad," Morreno said Friday as he vacuumed his van in this working-class suburb about 15 miles east of San Diego.
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March 23, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There had been time for tears to dry, no time yet for wounds to heal. Santee Mayor Randy Voepel had returned to work Thursday for his first full day since the shooting at Santana High School two weeks ago. It was early afternoon when he got the telephone call. Another shooting. In neighboring El Cajon. At Granite Hills High School. "All I could do is turn on the radio and try not to cry," said Voepel, who calls himself a small-town, part-time mayor.
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March 23, 2001 | KURT STREETER and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
James Zumwalt has always been proud of his daughter Fran, who followed in his footsteps and those of his wife, Margarida, to become a teacher at Granite Hills High School. On Thursday, he was frantic with worry--and then very proud of her again. Fran Zumwalt, a 47-year-old social studies teacher, was slightly wounded Thursday by shotgun pellets allegedly fired by Jason Hoffman, 18. She was one of five injured by gunfire--in addition to the suspect, who was shot by a campus police officer.
SPORTS
September 30, 1988 | RICK HAZELTINE
Brian Giles has been trying to keep up with Tom Vardell since they played Pop Warner football. But Vardell always has managed to stay a couple steps ahead. In his senior season at Granite Hills High School, Giles has one last chance to catch up. Vardell was a running back at Granite Hills until 1986 and is now a redshirt freshman at Stanford.
SPORTS
May 23, 1987 | CHRIS ELLO
Granite Hills High School, which seemingly could not get a break or win the big game, finally got a break Friday. And it turned the break into a victory at La Mesa. Grossmont's Dave Entrekin booted Steve Friar's two-out grounder in the top of the seventh inning to score the tying and go-ahead runs for Granite Hills in a 7-3 Grossmont League playoff victory at Grossmont.
SPORTS
May 20, 1987 | Chris De Luca
Through most of May, the top-ranked Granite Hills High School baseball team has had an easy time with its opponents, outscoring them, 62-24. But last Friday, Grossmont--the second-place team in the Grossmont League--beat the Eagles, 8-0. Grossmont pitcher Lance Dickson threw a three-hitter and recorded seven strikeouts. Some coaches would regard the defeat as a blessing for a team that has had such an easy time lately. Not so Granite Hills' Gordon Thompson.
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