November 10, 2000 |
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."
November 9, 2000 |
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.
November 8, 2000 |
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.
November 7, 2000 |
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.
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November 4, 2000 |
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.
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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 |
1920--Orange County's oldest league began play with a small roster. Only four schools were members in the inaugural season: Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange and Santa Ana. But competition got off to a memorable start as Fullerton and Santa Ana both went unbeaten, tying, 7-7. In that era, ties for league position were played off, and Fullerton won the rematch, 10-0, to claim the first title.