December 16, 2000 |
Several high school soccer coaches in Orange County rallied Friday to the defense of Huntington Beach boys' Coach Kevin Smith, who is taking a leave of absence while the Southern Section reviews an investigation of a possible rule violation.
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December 8, 2000 |
The city plans to recognize its winning high school athletic teams with a special parade and celebration Saturday at City Hall. La Habra High School's varsity football team, which will compete tonight against South Hills of West Covina for the Division IX Southern Section CIF Title, will be honored along with La Habra High School's varsity volleyball team and Whittier Christian High School's girls' volleyball team.
November 24, 2000 |
At El Modena, the lure of the mat is supreme. It's not like that at every high school in Orange County, where some coaches plead with athletes to come out for wrestling. Then again, there's only one Alan Clinton, a coach who looks like a drill sergeant but endears himself to his team through his encouraging methods and love for the sport. Since Clinton took over in 1985, El Modena is 192-60 and has won three Southern Section and seven league titles.
November 19, 2000
Edison won a coin toss Saturday and will host its Southern Section second-round Division I playoff game Friday against second-seeded Los Angeles Loyola. The game will be played at Orange Coast College. Mater Dei and Esperanza, the other two Orange County teams alive in Division I, will play on the road. The Monarchs lost a coin flip and will play at third-seeded Rialto Eisenhower.
November 18, 2000 |
The top high school singles and doubles players in Orange County are spread out across Southern California today as they participate in the Southern Section individual preliminaries. Four singles players and four doubles teams from each of the four sites will advance to the section championships at the Claremont Club for the Round of 16 and quarterfinals on Nov. 30. The semifinals and finals also will be at the Claremont Club on Dec. 1.
November 16, 2000 |
The Southern Section Executive Committee denied Santa Margarita's appeal Wednesday to move from the Parochial Area into the Orange County Area for the 2002-06 releaguing cycle. Then, using the same set of criteria, it overturned a previous decision and will allow Orange Lutheran and Calvary Chapel to participate in Orange County public school leagues. Calvary Chapel and Orange Lutheran will look for a new home outside the Olympic League, probably the five-team Sea View or Golden West leagues.
November 14, 2000 |
The decision to disqualify University High last week was scoffed at by the Southern California Golf Assn., the governing body for amateur golf in Southern California. John Alber, director of rules and competitions for the SCGA, applauded the decision by Southern Section Commissioner Jim Staunton to overturn the disqualification, saying that disqualifying the Trojans would have been misuse of the rules of golf.
November 13, 2000 |
Three of the eight Orange County football teams vying for at-large berths in the Southern Section playoffs were rewarded Sunday, but two of those three paid the price in the bracketing process. Servite and Fountain Valley received two of the three available berths in Division I, and Ocean View was awarded the lone berth in Division VI. Three county schools were shut out in Division IX in favor of Baldwin Park as each vied for the one playoff berth.