CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2000 |
Spin it a little and you could say that the boys on the Saddleback Valley Christian football team have enjoyed a storybook season. Storybook in that they're like football's version of the make-believe Bad News Bears or Mighty Ducks. There's just one flaw: With an 0-6 record, there is no hope of a comeback leading to an unlikely championship when the Warriors play their final game today against Riverside's Bethel Christian.
October 25, 2000 |
The Orange County Championships for high school track and field athletes have been rescheduled for April 7, race director Al Britt said Tuesday. The race was originally scheduled for April 14, but a conflict arose when the Arcadia Invitational also chose that date. The Arcadia Invitational is considered the top high school meet on the West Coast. The Orange County Championships are usually held the third week of April, but several schools have conflicts with spring breaks.
September 26, 2000 |
Changes in the Olympic League, an alliance of private high schools, might alter the look of some Orange County public school leagues next year. What is a six-team league will be missing at least one of its current members. Brethren Christian's move to the Academy League already has been approved by the Southern Section. Then, earlier this month, Sierra Madre Maranatha announced that it intends to join the Christian League.
September 1, 2000 |
1974--One of three new leagues created by a major releaguing in the county, the Empire League's first roster of teams included Anaheim, Cypress, Foothill, Huntington Beach, Katella, Kennedy, Orange and Saddleback, with the first title going to Foothill. 1992--Top-ranked Esperanza had the Immovable Object, Travis Kirschke, on the defensive line, and second-ranked Los Alamitos countered with the Irresistible Force, Tim Carey, at quarterback.
August 29, 2000 |
Counting down to the first football game of the season is one thing, but ticking off every second until the preseason scrimmage? They're ready for some football over at Santa Margarita, where the team's Web site, http://www.eaglesfootball.com, continuously marks off every second until the team's scrimmage against Trabuco Hills at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Mission Viejo. Real games also will be played this week, though few people in Orange County will see them.
June 14, 2000
Newport Harbor High won only one Southern Section title this spring, in boys' golf, but strong showings at the section swimming, track and field and boys' volleyball finals helped the Sailors to their first Times Orange County All-Sports award. After winning section titles in football and girls' volleyball to take a commanding lead in the large-school division in the fall, Newport Harbor fell behind defending champion Mater Dei and Esperanza at the end of the winter season.