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May 3, 2006 |
It has been a scary, and sometimes violent, few days at Newhall's Hart High School, culminating Tuesday when about half the student body stayed home because of a threatening post on a popular online community. First there were the fights along racial lines that broke out late last week. Then there was the message posted Monday on the MySpace website, proclaiming Tuesday as a "bring your weapons to school day" at Hart and other high schools in the district.
September 10, 2003 |
Quarterback Sean Norton is excited. Linebacker Brian Elledge is wary. Both are under the gun. Newhall Hart begins its season Friday against Los Alamitos, the defending Southern Section Division I champion and the No. 1-ranked team in the Southland by The Times. For the Indians, it's the first of five games that might be akin to boot camp. Third-ranked Hart faces one of the toughest nonleague schedules in Southern Section history.
December 6, 2002 |
From birth until death, everyone is taught to never quit. It's a four-letter word not to be uttered. That might make the decision of a teenager to leave a sports team a family crisis. It happened to the Kase family three years ago. Cody Kase quit the football team at Newhall Hart High midway through his freshman season. It was a stunning decision, considering Kase's oldest brother, George, had been a starting defensive tackle at UCLA. Except Cody was having a miserable experience.
September 21, 2002 |
Let the record show that 15-year-old sophomore cornerback, Ryan Wolfe of Newhall Hart, went toe to toe with speedy receiver Whitney Lewis of Ventura St. Bonaventure and came away Friday night feeling as if he were ready to conquer the world. "Wolfe is for real," Hart defensive coordinator Rick Herrington shouted after the Indians' secondary held Lewis to two receptions for 35 yards in a 31-6 rout Friday night at College of the Canyons before a sellout crowd of 9,000.
September 15, 2002 |
Forget about arm strength, intelligence and mobility. Anyone who hopes to continue the succession of renowned quarterbacks at Newhall Hart High must pass a toughness test. Kyle Matter's came when he was sacked 11 times against Westlake Village Westlake. He never complained. Matt Moore's was against Wilmington Banning, when he was battered four times on late hits. He kept limping back to the huddle. Over the years, just about every Hart quarterback has faced--and conquered--such challenges.
September 14, 2002 |
It's not often Coach Mike Herrington will let a penalty slide, especially one that could have cost his Newhall Hart High football team a victory. But when his players stormed the field and were flagged for excessive celebration Friday night in their season opener against Los Alamitos, ranked No. 2 in The Times' preseason rankings, Herrington simply smiled with the rest of them and changed the next play.