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May 13, 1999 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Westlake and Hart, the region's top two high school boys' golf programs in the 1990s, are among 21 teams playing today in the Southern Section championships at La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc. Westlake, coming off its eighth consecutive Marmonte League title, advanced to to the tournament by finishing second to San Luis Obispo in the Northern Regional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard on Monday.
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May 11, 1999 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The calls and letters have trickled in for years now, and as much as the seasons changed, the complaints remained rather consistent. Until lately, when the trickle became more of a stream. Each Tuesday on most weeks during the school year, we publish statistical leaders for the high school football, boys' basketball and baseball teams in the Valley and Ventura County regions. On Wednesdays, we run similar packages for girls' basketball and softball.
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May 11, 1999 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Westlake High has forfeited a baseball victory over Thousand Oaks because a player who had been ejected in the Warriors' previous game was in the dugout, a violation of Southern Section rules. First baseman Garett Michaels, ejected Wednesday against Moorpark, was in street clothes Friday during Westlake's 3-1 Marmonte League victory over Thousand Oaks. According to Southern Section rules, an ejected player cannot be present at his team's next game.
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March 26, 1999 | GARY KLEIN
James Wright, a senior guard who led Manual Arts to the City Section boys' basketball championship, was selected Thursday as the City player of the year. The Amateur Athletic Foundation/All-City team, which included Wright, 10 first-team selections and 10 second-team selections, was chosen by a panel of Southland prep sportswriters based on nominations from coaches. Wright, who will attend Long Beach State, averaged 24.2 points and 6.
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December 11, 1998 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The phrase is repeated much like a mantra, an inspirational reminder Wilmington Banning High football players freely recite after victories to anyone who will listen. "Banning football is back," running back Chris Howard said emphatically after the Pilots beat Crenshaw on Oct. 16. "Banning football is back," repeated wide receiver Mike Cockrell after Banning's victory over two-time defending City champion San Pedro two weeks later.
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November 25, 1998
BIRMINGHAM 1997-98: 17-2-5, second in Northwest Valley Conference In August, 10th-year Coach Jose Freire predicted a City title for his team. Now, he's just hoping for some cooperation. With a loaded roster that includes 10 returning starters, two talented transfers from North Hollywood and several promising freshmen, Freire certainly has the players to fulfill his prediction.
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November 21, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If history repeats itself, Natalie Stein of North Hollywood High will win her second consecutive girls' title in the City Section cross-country championships today at Pierce College. If not, Valerie Flores of San Pedro will become the seventh individual champion since Robin Snowbeck of University won consecutive titles in 1990 and '91. There will be 74 other runners in the girls' race, but it would be a monumental upset if any of them beat Stein, a sophomore, or Flores, a junior.
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November 13, 1998
The field for the 16-team City Championship tournament will be selected Saturday morning. Only conference champions are guaranteed berths. The rest of the teams are chosen based on records and strength of schedule. The next 16 teams will play in the Division Championship (formerly 3-A) playoffs. Northwest Valley Conference * IN: Granada Hills (9-0, 6-0 in conference play) and Taft (8-1, 6-0) play for the conference title tonight. The loser probably will get into to the City tournament, too.
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June 25, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miguel Fletcher of Alemany High and Justin Fargas of Notre Dame. It was hard to mention one without the other when talking about the top 100-meter sprinters in the region the last two years. So it should come as no surprise that when it was time to choose The Times' regional boys' track and field athlete of the year, Fletcher edged Fargas to earn the honor for the second time in three years.
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