June 18, 2000 |
On Friday nights for the past two football seasons, Keith Howell of Hart High played in the school band, but he's trading his trumpet for pads, and what an impact he could make as a wide receiver. "Boy, is he fast," offensive coordinator Dean Herrington said. "He's such a good athlete."
March 25, 2000
Anthony Ervin, a Hart High graduate who is a freshman at California, set a 50-meter short-course world record Thursday with a time of 21.21 seconds at the NCAA Championships at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Ervin, The Times' all-region boys' swimmer of the year last season, edged sophomore Roland Schoeman of Arizona, who finished in 21.22. Both bettered the short-course world record of 21.31 by Mark Foster of Great Britain in 1998. Ervin, who set an American record of 21.
February 27, 2000 |
It's a tough assignment for a tough guy. Never the smoothest operator, Jim Ozella has always met challenges head on. He can be gruff and he can huff and puff, but he's determined to build something grand, not blow anything down. Ozella, 42, knows a strong foundation when he's handed the trust deed. No baseball program in the region is stronger than the one Bud Murray left him at Hart High.
February 23, 2000 |
Would Tony Gwynn change batting stances during a 30-game hitting streak? Would Jay Leno change jokes during a funny monologue? Would Julia Child change recipes during a rising souffle? Now you understand the dilemma Brian Edick of Hart High encountered last summer. Edick, 15, won four Southern California Junior Golf Assn. tournaments and had just returned from competing in the U.S. Junior Amateur championship in York, Pa., when his private coach recommended he change his swing.
October 29, 1999 |
When discussing the region's top high school defensive lineman, it's difficult to pass over Evan Allen of Hart. Literally. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end was creating havoc with his long arms Thursday night in Hart's 42-21 Foothill League victory over Valencia at College of the Canyons. This time the victim was quarterback Kyle Bauer, who completed only one of 11 passes for zero yards in the second half. Three of those incomplete passes were tipped or batted by Allen.
October 13, 1999 |
Can anyone stop the streaking? With several football leagues beginning play on Friday, two notable winning streaks stand out: Sylmar High has won 67 consecutive league games and Hart has won 38. Sylmar (3-2), which terrorized the Valley Pac-8 Conference throughout the 1990s, plays Monroe on Friday in a Valley Mission League opener, one of three newly aligned leagues in the City Section that consist almost entirely of teams from the region.
September 2, 1999 |
See him once, and it appears Patrick Norton of Hart High was destined to play linebacker. He plays the position with wild abandon, seemingly gaining strength and energy with every crushing blow he delivers. "My dad always told me that when you're on the field, no one is your friend," Norton said. "And I kind of take that to the next level." One of the duties for Hart's coaches is to keep the excitable Norton in check.
June 6, 1999 |
Newhall Hart 10, Santa Maria Righetti 9--The Indians held off a seventh-inning rally by Righetti and won the Division II championship at Edison Field. With Hart leading, 10-7, pitcher Jamie Shields (11-0) gave up a two-run home run to Aaron McKenzie, but retired the next three batters to give Coach Bud Murray a victory in his final game. Murray is retiring after 22 years at Hart.
May 30, 1999 |
Coach Rick Richmond of L.A. Baptist High sent his softball team for a short conditioning run last week--right through the baseball team's practice. Baseball Coach Mark Hubbard responded by sending his players for a jog through the middle of the softball team's workout. Now, each team is two victories away from taking the ultimate in victory laps.