June 25, 1999 |
Maureen LeCocq was watching a youth softball game recently when she was approached by a young girl and asked for her autograph. It was a first for LeCocq. Chaminade High's senior right-hander, but it should not have been a surprise. Her pitching has made her not only a champion, but a celebrity. People attended Chaminade games just to be able to say they saw LeCocq in person.
May 12, 1999
Faith Baptist High set or tied at least seven state baseball records on Tuesday in a 57-0 Heritage League victory over host Pilgrim in a game called after five innings because of the 10-run rule. Freshman Christian Hariot set a national record with nine hits. The Contenders (15-5, 10-1 in league) had 50 hits--including 12 doubles, five triples and nine home runs--shattering by 13 the state record for hits in a game.
April 29, 1999 |
Of course, it had to end this way. Bryson Atkins and Devin Montgomery, the impressive backcourt duo at Alemany High that left San Fernando in a highly publicized transfer before the school year, get to run one last time against their old rivals from the City Section. Atkins and Montgomery will play for the Southern Section team in the third annual Battle of the Valley All-Star Basketball Game on Saturday night at Cal State Northridge.
February 19, 1999 |
The Foothill League's participation in the Southern Section boys' soccer playoffs took an odd twist this week when the league filled only two of its three automatic berths. Hart High, the league champion, and runner-up Saugus play Division II first-round games today. Of the remaining teams, Canyon was disqualified, Burroughs and Valencia were unable to fit into the draws in their respective divisions and Burbank declined to participate.
January 6, 1999 |
Mike Seidman has looked the part of a big-time Division I football player for three years. Now he gets to step on campus. Seidman, 6-feet-5, 235 pounds with not an ounce of fat to be found, has taken recruiting visits to UCLA, USC and Colorado. He will visit Arizona State on Jan. 15. "UCLA told me I'd play as a freshman," Seidman said. "I'll probably choose between the two L.A. schools but I'll go on all the trips before I decide."
December 10, 1998 |
SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION I Ventura--Three state qualifiers have graduated, including state champion Cristobal Gonzalez. But Ventura remains a Southern California power. Seniors Trevor Clocherty (135 pounds), Mark Martinez (215) and Josh Kellum (125) are defending Channel League champions. Senior Pat Locke (130) qualified for the section finals. Junior David Askay (171) was a junior varsity league champion last season. Junior David Lopez (145) was injured most of last season.