May 5, 1991 |
Hawthorne High enters every track season with one objective: To win the state championship. The high expectations come naturally at a school that has won six state titles in the past eight years and routinely runs circles around the local competition. This is a program that exudes confidence. A few weeks ago, though, Coach Kye Courtney was worried. His top sprinter, Erik Allen, suffered a strained hamstring muscle, an injury that has plagued the talented senior for the better part of two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1990 |
The head of security at Hawthorne High School--accused by co-workers of encouraging student walkouts this month--was charged two years ago with cocaine possession and was previously convicted of burglary, court records show. Jerome Brown's criminal record, which begins with a 1976 burglary, grew this week as he was briefly jailed by Hawthorne police for failing to appear in court four times since 1984 on traffic citations. He has not held a valid driver's license since 1979.
December 29, 1989
Hawthorne High basketball Coach Richard Wells was braced for a long night Thursday after his team fell behind, 18-4, to powerful Morningside. By the end of the game, though, Wells was in better spirits. The Cougars rallied from their early deficit to pull within one point with 1:30 to play, but Morningside held on for a 70-67 victory in the quarterfinals of the Viking Classic at Valley High School in Las Vegas. "We had a chance to win the ballgame," Wells said.
June 21, 1992 |
To Mike Marsh, the key to running faster was a matter of time. The former Hawthorne High sprinter was ranked eighth in the world at 100 meters as a UCLA senior in 1989 and has been among the top 10 in the country for the last five seasons. Last summer, Marsh, 24, was part of two world record-setting 400-meter relay teams and ran in the heats for the U.S. gold medal-winning team at the World Championships in Tokyo. Still, Marsh, a member of the 1988 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1990 |
An administrative hearing over the suspension of Hawthorne High School Security Chief Jerome Brown concluded this week with testimony from McKinley Nash, the fired superintendent of the Centinela Valley Union High School District. Nash, who is involved in litigation with the district over his contract, said the trustees' handling of the charges against Brown was "arbitrary and capricious" and that he did not believe the district could support any of the allegations against him.
May 27, 1988 |
They coach two of the most successful track and field programs in Southern California, each has recently added a CIF Southern Section championship plaque to the trophy cases, both espouse similar philosophies and each has the same goal. They want to send a lot of athletes to the state championship June 4 at Cerritos College. But in order to do so, their athletes must qualify at the Masters Meet, which will be run Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Cerritos.