March 31, 2000
*--* Player Yr. School Position Lindon Pecorelli Sr. Crescenta Valley Forward *--* Broke through double and triple teams to lead the region with 31 goals and he added 10 assists. * *--* Player Yr. School Position John Ortega Sr. Birmingham Forward *--* Explosive forward who gave balance to the Patriots' offensive attack. * *--* Player Yr. School Position Mike Enfield Jr. Ventura Midfielder *--* Skillful and tricky midfielder who ran the Cougars' offense. * *--* Player Yr.
March 31, 2000 |
Mike Erush's pain was evident. After a 1-0 loss to Roosevelt in the City Section semifinals, the Birmingham defender sat alone on a splintered bench with his hands on his knees, his chin in his chest and tears streaming down his face. But Erush's emotions were hidden by a shirt hung over his head. His dream had abruptly come to an end. "We wanted to win the City Championship from the beginning and we came up short," said Erush, a member of the under-18 U.S. national team.
February 13, 2000 |
Six boys' teams from the Valley, led by No. 4 Taft High, were placed in the 16-team City bracket in the City Section basketball seeding meetings Saturday at Manual Arts High. Five area teams were selected to the Invitational tournament, which consists of next best 16 teams. In the girls' seeding meeting, five Valley teams made City bracket and seven teams made the Invitational bracket.
November 26, 1999 |
In recent years, Coach David Hussey has built the foundation of his El Camino Real High soccer program on hard work, discipline and strong academics. Hussey has created a winning tradition at the West Hills campus, but not how you'd expect. He doesn't have top athletes flooding into the school each year, like many other powerhouses. "The kids are academically very strong and it carries onto the field," said Hussey, who is 80-39-19 entering his seventh season as head coach.
November 25, 1999 |
As dean of sophomores at Harvard-Westlake High, Ned Smith has to deal with his share of problems, but he should have no problems with his soccer team. Jill Oakes, Imani Dorsey and Sara Deckers will make sure of it. They are the heart of Wolverines' nearly impenetrable defense. Oakes, a sophomore All-City transfer from Birmingham and an under-15 national pool player, bolsters a defense that gave up only 17 goals last season.
September 12, 1999 |
The means might change, but the Calabasas High girls' tennis team hopes the end will be the same. "I would be disappointed if we don't make the finals again," Coach Bill Bellatty said. The Coyotes were the region's only team to reach a Southern Section championship match last season, losing to San Marino, 12-6, in the Division IV final. Calabasas finished 21-1-1 on the strength of its singles play, relying heavily on No. 1 player Shervin Saedinia, who has moved on to Syracuse.
September 11, 1999 |
Things are getting serious for the Harvard-Westlake High girls' golf team. The Wolverines placed third in the inaugural Southern Section girls' championships last year and returning players such as junior Ina Kim and sophomore Emma Stachowicz want to accomplish more this season. "We want to win [the Mission League title] again and [the section championships] too," Stachowicz said. "We're more serious this year. We're more focused on our goals.
September 10, 1999
Antelope Valley COACH: Brent Carder (30th season). 1998 RECORD: 4-6, 1-3 in Foothill Conference. COMING BACK: QB Justin Holtfreter was sidelined by an injury in the 1998 opener. QB Monte Gutowski passed for 932 yards and eight touchdowns before being knocked out for the season in the eighth game. S Bobby Antee made 52 tackles and had four interceptions.