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April 15, 2001
Soledad Canyon Road has seen more than its share of makeshift memorials, those heartbreaking assemblies of flowers, candles and crosses that bloom along a road where someone died in a traffic accident. But the shrine that appeared last week near the landmark Saugus Speedway must have struck Santa Clarita Valley residents especially hard. It honored a young man the community had rallied around during an earlier disaster, first to support his recovery, then to celebrate it.
March 8, 2001 |
Nearly two months ago, Matt Moore suddenly doubled over at the dinner table, complaining of stomach pains and ended up on the operating table undergoing an appendectomy. His strength has returned, not to mention his appetite. He pleaded with his father to buy him chicken nuggets at a fast-food restaurant after contributing two run-scoring singles in Hart High's 5-4 victory over Camarillo on Wednesday in a battle of top 10 teams in the Westside tournament.
December 9, 2000 |
The season wasn't perfect, but the ending was. Hart High didn't duplicate its phenomenal 14-0 season of 1999, but a 12-2 mark and a third consecutive Southern Section title was more than enough consolation. The Indians routed Bay League champion Mira Costa, 34-11, on Friday night at College of the Canyons in the Division III final to extend what is clearly becoming a dynasty. Hart won a section title for the fourth time in six years. The offense was nearly flawless.
November 9, 2000 |
There have been so many All-Southern Section quarterbacks at Hart High that the ever-growing fraternity could almost swing a presidential election. This figures to be the 16th consecutive season an Indian quarterback receives the honor. They've built such a reputation that college recruiters will practically offer a scholarship to anyone at Hart who lines up under center. So, with senior Kyle Matter on his way to Stanford, the question arises: Who's next?
September 21, 2000 |
Every football season, the talk about Hart High revolves around its quarterback. Rightfully so. The Indians have built a conga line of quarterbacks marching on to college programs. But it's been the defensive line, rather than the guy throwing the pigskin, which has saved the Indians' bacon this season. Peter Dubsky, Evan Allen, Chris Frome and Jose Flores form Hart's version of the Fearsome Foursome and are the region's best defensive front.
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.