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April 14, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, Times Staff Writer
Orange County high school athletics will undergo tremendous changes over the next few years, all based on a handful of decisions by school administrators. Leagues are reorganizing, athletic budgets have been cut and superintendents are pushing toward a county section as early as the 1994-95 school year. Decisions on those issues will shape athletic programs' futures for the latter part of the decade and, perhaps, into the next century.
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April 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Los Angeles Student-Athlete Symposium for boys' and girls' high school athletes grades 9 through 12 will be held on May 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Loyola Marymount's University Hall. Cost is $30, and lunch will be included. The organizers will provide workshops and information about sports nutrition, college recruiting timelines, transitioning into college, standardized tests (SAT and ACT)  and other issues. The symposium reviews the complicated process of becoming a student-athlete in college.
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February 4, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
The only way either of the Boykin brothers, Jamal and Ruben, escaped his family chores while growing up was to defeat the other in a game of one-on-one basketball. "We have a big yard and big trees, so the loser would have to do a lot of stuff," Jamal said. "You would have to rake the leaves in the front of the house, the side of the house and the back of the house. The games were real personal. You'd feel sorry for the loser, but you didn't want to be raking leaves."
OPINION
April 12, 2014
Re "In free agency we trust," Opinion, April 8 I'm desperately trying to hold on to the quaint notion that college athletes should be students first and foremost. Therefore, I applaud Mark Brilliant's idea of setting up a trust fund that spreads the wealth and yet is also tied in with academic progress. But he leaves out one group that profits most handsomely from the current system and never seems to have to pay for any of it: the owners of professional basketball and football franchises.
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February 25, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
From the time they were old enough to chew bubble gum, Matt Fisher, Matt Cassel and Conor Jackson have been called baseball wonders. Every step of the way, from T-ball through senior league, they've stood out as all-stars. In youth drafts, they were certain No. 1 picks. If only they had agent Dennis Gilbert to negotiate their pizza deals. Time has flown by. They're now sophomores in high school, Fisher and Cassel at Chatsworth, Jackson at El Camino Real.
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March 28, 1994 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth J. Fagans, a 30-year resident of Balboa Island and a longtime commissioner of the organization that oversees Southern California high school athletics, died of a heart attack Saturday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Fagans, who was elected to the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991, was 84. He was the commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section office from 1951 until he retired in 1975.
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January 10, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
It's time to play ball at the Dana Hills High School Sports Field as the city plans to take down the fences surrounding the new and improved athletic fields today. Nearly six months after the $1.4-million state-of-the-art sports complex was first scheduled to open, the city has pronounced it complete and ready for use by Dana Hills students and staff, as well as the community.
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August 16, 1995
Tour D'Aliso Viejo, a non-competitive bike ride through South County hills and canyons, will take place Aug. 27 to benefit the athletic program at Aliso Niguel High School. The bike rides, on 10-, 25- and 50-mile courses, will be followed by a fitness expo at the high school, 28000 Terrace View Drive. Information: (714) 548-4897.
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February 14, 1993 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coming from far behind their male counterparts in almost all areas of sport, U.S. high school girls continue to make athletic strides in school, joining teams in large numbers and setting performance records every season, according to the Women's Sports Foundation in New York. Yet girls' participation "still lags behind that of boys, and girls' progress is also beginning to slow," said Kathryn Reith, assistant executive director of the foundation.
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August 15, 1985 | From City News Service
The use of anabolic steroids for strength-building has filtered down to high school and junior high school sports, threatening grave consequences, Assemblyman Gary A. Condit (D-Ceres) says. Steroid use in sports is one of several issues to be examined by the Assembly subcommittee on sports and entertainment, which Condit chairs, during summer hearings around the state that began at the State Building in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Kentucky cross-country athlete Codie Thacker was told at a recent meet she had to wear bib number 666. So, she decided not to race. And that gives her something in common with Ronald Reagan (see below). Thacker told local NBC affiliate LEX 18 she had trained for Saturday's race for months.  But she could not bring herself to put on that number. She felt it put her relationship with God at risk . Some background: The number 666 is the biblical mark of the beast.  In the book of Revelation, two beasts arise -- the first a seven-headed beast from the sea. It's this monster whose number must be imprinted on everyone's right hand or forehead.
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August 12, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Raj Batra did not hesitate to pay hundreds of dollars for his son to attend what he thought was a summer sports training session put on by Beverly Hills High School. His son wanted to make the cross-country team, and here was his chance to meet potential teammates and learn from coaches. The money spent, he believed, would support the school's sports teams. What Batra didn't know was that the Beverly Hills Sports Academy is a for-profit business, owned by Principal Carter Paysinger and operated by two other school employees.
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September 19, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
A lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and Santa Ana Mater Dei against the CIF Southern Section lives on, and attorney fees for the CIF have exceeded $109,000, CIF Executive Director Roger Blake said Monday. A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Orange County Superior Court. No trial date has been scheduled after a previous date last February was vacated. The status conference will come just days after a scheduled Oct. 29 vote at the CIF State Federated Council, where Mater Dei and the Trinity League are supporting a proposal that would remove the wording "athletically motivated transfer" from all CIF rules.
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June 9, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
Grant Rohach, the standout quarterback at Moorpark High, just got back after spending five days in Iowa on his grandfather's farm, helping feed cows and goats. "It's very quiet," he said. "There's not a lot of people. " It was one of the few breaks Rohach will get this summer, because high school athletes simply don't have time to stop training. "You wake up in the morning. It's not, 'I'm going to the beach today.' I have football," Rohach said. "It's just a continuous thing.
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April 13, 2011 | By Steve Galluzzo
The 53rd annual Mt. SAC Relays begin Thursday and run through Saturday, with hundreds of high school, college and elite-level track and field athletes participating at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Thursday's "distance carnival" includes divisions of the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 10,000-meter races. Friday's schedule includes college events, which continue Saturday along with the meet's top international participants. Also on Saturday, high school competitors take center stage, with several individuals and relay teams coming in fresh off impressive performances at last weekend's Arcadia Invitational.
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March 28, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
The TV networks could be scrambling for programming if the NFL lockout lasts into the fall, which is a good reason someone with a video camera should be showing up to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholar-athlete banquets to tape the inspiring stories of teenagers making a difference on and off the field. From Orange County to San Bernardino County, from the San Fernando Valley to the San Gabriel Valley, dozens of high school seniors are having their accomplishments recognized this month.
SPORTS
June 15, 1988
The 21st annual L.A. Games, with 11,000 Southern California high school athletes competing in 13 sports over two weekends, will begin Saturday at 22 L.A. area locations. Preliminary competition will be held Saturday and Sunday, with finals in all sports set for June 25-26 at El Camino College in Torrance. The games, sponsored by the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, will not have an admission charge.
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October 18, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Hayes, athletic director and football coach at Southern California Christian High School in Orange, was ecstatic last year when he learned that his school was to be moved from the highly competitive Olympic League to the newly formed and less competitive Arrowhead League. "I don't think this team could have survived in the Olympic League another year," Hayes said then. "We're just not big enough."
NEWS
December 7, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Male and female high school athletes are vulnerable to concussions, but a study finds that such head injuries may produce different symptoms between the sexes. The findings, to be published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, were released Tuesday at the National Athletic Trainers' Assn. Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. Researchers collected data on 812 sports concussions suffered by 610 male and 202 female high school athletes over two years.
SPORTS
October 22, 2010 | By David Wharton and Melissa Rohlin
No doctor was waiting on the sideline when JaVion Hartford limped off the field in the second quarter. No trainer came over to examine his painful right knee. No one hurried to bring him ice. The linebacker from tiny Animo Leadership High sat alone on the bench until an assistant coach checked on him, followed a while later by the head coach, who could only guess that Hartford had suffered a hyperextension. "Don't try to be a hero," Coach Jamar Hamilton told him. "I don't want you to play.
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