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November 21, 2001 |
The teenager who hanged himself in jail a month after pleading guilty to shooting five people on a high school campus had tried to kill himself several times while behind bars, the county medical examiner's office reported. Most of those efforts involved trying to make a noose out of bedsheets, investigator James Buckley wrote in a report released Monday. Jason Hoffman, 18, finally did hang himself in his cell Oct.
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.
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.
March 26, 2001 |
The two students accused of opening fire on their high schools in suburban San Diego will be arraigned in the same court this afternoon. Charles Andrew Williams, 15, and Jason Hoffman, 18, coincidentally had their appearances in El Cajon Superior Court scheduled for 1:30 p.m., a jail clerk said Sunday. Williams is accused of killing two classmates and wounding 13 other people in a March 5 rampage at Santana High School in Santee. He has not entered a plea.
March 23, 2001 |
The San Diego Union-Tribune was inundated with telephone calls Thursday from people urging that it run a large photograph of the officer who stopped the Granite Hills High School shooting suspect high on the front page. The hundreds of callers, who apparently were responding to a request they heard on the popular Roger Hedgecock talk radio program, placed editor Karin Winner in an uncomfortable position.
May 23, 1987 |
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.