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SPORTS
November 13, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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SPORTS
November 12, 2000
A brief look at the six Southern Section football divisions that include Orange County schools (pairings to be announced today): DIVISION I League champions--Rialto Eisenhower (9-1, Citrus Belt), Los Angeles Loyola (9-1, Del Rey), Long Beach Poly (10-0, Moore), Santa Margarita (8-2, Serra), Esperanza (9-1, Sunset). Overview--Defending co-champions Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei, along with traditional powers Eisenhower, Redlands, Loyola, Santa Fe Springs St.
SPORTS
November 10, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He might not immediately come to mind when considering Orange County's best high school football player, but some say Tyler Thompson is an unheralded jewel, a gem that shines on offense, defense and special teams for Santa Margarita. "Tyler's the heartbeat of our team," Santa Margarita Coach Jim Hartigan said. "When he plays well, we play well. When I ask him to step up, everyone else follows. He's the pulse of our football team."
SPORTS
November 9, 2000 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reaffirming a recent ruling by Southern Section Commissioner James Staunton, a section hearing committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to sustain the athletic suspension of Villa Park basketball player Martin Iti. Tom Byrnes, a former state and section commissioner who served as chair of the three-person committee, said there was insufficient evidence to overturn Staunton's decision last week to uphold Villa Park Principal Fran Roney's one-year suspension of Iti.
SPORTS
November 8, 2000 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University High girls' golf team received new life Tuesday when Southern Section Commissioner Jim Staunton overturned a decision that disqualified the Trojans from the South Divisional tournament. University, which won the tournament Monday but was disqualified for violating the advice rule, has been awarded the tournament title and will advance to the Southern Section finals.
SPORTS
November 7, 2000 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prep golf avalanche known as the advice rule, tenuously perched above the sport for three years, fell in on University High during the Southern Section South Divisional tournament Monday, leaving Orange County's top-ranked team in limbo. The tournament committee disqualified tournament champion University for violating a rule that prohibits players from communicating on the course.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2000 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You could say the boys on the Saddleback Valley Christian School football team have enjoyed a storybook season--a real-life version of the Bad News Bears. There's just one problem: With an official record of 0-6, there is no hope of a miraculous championship when the Warriors play their final game today against Riverside's Bethel Christian School. Finishing out the season is victory enough for this scrappy, start-up team of 14 boys who have far more spunk than skill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2000 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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