June 1, 1991
Sacramento Surge strong safety Greg Coauette, a former Burbank High, Glendale College and USC standout, was named to the first unit of the inaugural All-World League of American Football team. Three former area players were second-team selections: wide receiver Monty Gilbreath (New York/New Jersey Knights, Taft High) and guards Barry Voorhees (Barcelona Dragons, Cal State Northridge) and John Guerrero (Orlando Thunder, Oxnard High and USC).
December 27, 1987 |
USC Coach Larry Smith said Saturday that five players who were allegedly involved in law-breaking offenses will not be suspended for the Rose Bowl game New Year's Day. Charges of kidnaping his girlfriend are expected to be reduced against reserve safety Jeff Maree when he appears Jan. 5 in Rio Hondo Municipal Court. Randy Tanner, a starting flanker, and reserve defensive backs Tracy Butts and Reggie Smith were charged with unlawful assembly Dec.
February 28, 1991 |
The Southern Section playoff quarterfinals continue to be a stumbling block for the La Canada High boys' basketball team. For the fourth consecutive year, the Spartans were eliminated in the quarterfinals, this time by Santa Margarita, 59-57, in overtime in II-A Division play. Ribet Academy, meanwhile, continued its drive toward a second consecutive Southern Section title by defeating Redlands Calvary Chapel, 90-40, to advance to the V-A semifinal against Baptist Christian.
August 30, 1989 |
Ram cornerback LeRoy Irvin, in the midst of his best training camp in years, was suspended for 30 days Tuesday for violating the National Football League's substance-abuse policy. Irvin, 31, was a Step 2 violator, having tested positive for marijuana two years ago. He has been tested twice weekly since. The league does not release the substance abused in its statements but Irvin would have drawn the same 30-day suspension whether for anything ranging from alcohol to cocaine.
January 2, 1988 |
Greg Coauette, USC's senior cornerback, led his team in tackles with 10. Which is no big deal for a player the caliber of Coauette, except that he was surprised he even played in the game. "I didn't sleep a bit last night," Coauette said afterward. "I didn't really think I'd be able to play." Coauette had been ill with the flu all week and hadn't eaten at all Tuesday or Wednesday. "But I felt a little better Thursday, so I decided to eat a meal," he said.