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January 6, 1997 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The girls' water polo season kicks into high gear this week when league play begins and most of the county's best will play in a key tournament. Since 1979, Irvine's Scott Hinman has been waiting to hear words like that. Hinman, in his second season at Irvine, has coached girls' water polo for 22 years and has seen the sport reach a new threshold. The sport has grown at the college level, giving it a stamp of legitimacy.
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October 16, 2000 | MELANIE NEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quan Vu is co-captain of the Santiago High girls' field hockey team, a title that goes to players who are loyal and inspirational and exhibit a team-first attitude. Captains are also, quite often, stars of the games. Not Vu. You have to play to be considered a star, and Vu has been banned from competition because the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section has ruled that you have to be a girl to play field hockey. Vu, a boy, doesn't qualify.
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November 15, 1990 | ERIC SHEPARD
Rebecca Andreas of Lee Vining High is believed to be the first female football player voted to an all-league first team in the CIF Southern Section. Andreas, a 5-foot-6, 145-pound junior, was unanimously chosen a first-team offensive guard by the Hi-Lo League coaches last Friday. Lee Vining, located 25 miles north of Mammoth, competes in the eight-man small schools division. Andreas, 15, starts at offensive and defensive guard for the Tigers, who were 1-7.
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October 16, 2000 | MELANIE NEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quan Vu is co-captain of the Santiago High School girls' field hockey team, a title that goes to players who are loyal and inspirational and exhibit a team-first attitude. Captains are also, quite often, stars of the games. Not Vu. You have to play to be considered a star, and Vu has been banned from competition because the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section has ruled that you have to be a girl to play field hockey. Vu, a boy, doesn't qualify.
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October 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
He has become accustomed to the taunts and snickers. He has learned to ignore fans who call him names and make fun of his skirt. His tires were slashed. But what hurt Niles Draper most was when other schools forfeited to Chatham High, refusing to play the girls' field hockey team because he's on it. Under state rules, the forfeits knock Chatham out of the state tournament. But the school is set to challenge that decision before the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Assn.
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February 2, 1993 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite its somewhat genteel image, girls' soccer can get pretty ugly. Take the rivalry between Dana Hills and El Toro, for example. There was a time when putting these teams on the same field wasn't such a wise idea. Elbows were thrown, harsh words exchanged, bodies and feelings bruised. Players made tackles that wouldn't look out of place on a high school football field. "I really don't think they liked each other," Dana Hills Coach Ken Ezratty said. "There definitely was some animosity."
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May 6, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Katella softball Coach Rhonda Weyer was ejected in the seventh inning of Thursday's 3-2, 12-inning loss to Esperanza, after knocking down an official and then pushing an opposing player. Umpire Mike Callahan, who said he will mail a report to the Southern Section office today, said Esperanza catcher Julia Cappelli dived to tag Mandy Van Son and landed on top of her. Van Son never reached the plate.
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October 21, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Remember the cooties, those whatever-they-ares that little boys say little girls have--and vice versa? Well, there were times last year when Kim Mortensen felt like she had a case. Whenever she tried to run with members of the Thousand Oaks High boys' cross-country team, they made it clear they didn't appreciate her tagging along. "It was a lot more competitive last year," Mortensen said. "Their attitude was like, 'You're a girl, we don't want to run with you.'
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November 19, 1991 | ERIC SHEPARD
Rebecca Andreas, who gained recognition last year after being voted to an all-league football team as a lineman, is being recruited by at least one junior college. The Lee Vining senior has received several letters from the coaching staff at Sierra College in Rocklin, near Sacramento, according to her coach, Ed Blankenship. Andreas, 5 feet 6 and 140 pounds, had a banner senior season, leading the school to its first playoff appearance since it began playing the sport in 1962.
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September 11, 1994 | MATT FARMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Starring in two sports is not unusual, but Jessica Corbin's combination is. Last fall, she helped lead the Irvine cross-country team to the State Division I championship. In the spring, she played on the Vaqueros' softball team, which shared the Sea View League title and reached the second round of the Southern Section Division III playoffs. A unique combination indeed, especially considering the number of training miles put in by most successful distance runners in the off-season.
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June 6, 1999 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lauren Fleshman of Canyon High has won a slew of races with a variety of strategies during her illustrious high school career. But she did something she had never done before in the state track and field championships at Hughes Stadium on Saturday. She forced the pace from the outset of a race and didn't look back.
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December 5, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury deadlocked Friday in the case of an El Toro High School track coach accused of fondling student athletes, with some jurors saying the deliberations were marked by gross misconduct. After hearing that the jury could not reach a verdict, Judge Leonard H. McBride declared a mistrial in what is the latest of several high-profile cases involving alleged molestations at local schools. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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November 30, 1998 | DIANE PUCIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wayne Thobe grew up in a family in which his three athletic brothers received college basketball scholarships. Now Thobe's son is a wrestler at Mater Dei High, and his daughter is a junior high softball player. And basketball player. And thinking about trying some other sports too. Who can blame her for keeping her options open? By the time 12-year-old Elaine Thobe is ready for college, she will have a smorgasbord of sporting opportunities to choose from.
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February 18, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
I have a confession to make. While attending high school in Los Angeles during the 1970s, it never occurred to me how inferior facilities were for girl athletes. Remember the structure known as the "girls' gym?" It was good only for a rainy day. It had no scoreboard, no bleachers and was so tiny that a player driving in for a layup had to worry about crashing into an unpadded wall. There was no vision of the future.
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October 23, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To a casual observer the scene at a recent high school football game might have seemed a little odd. A kicker makes a short field goal, jumps up and down in celebration and finally into the arms of a 280-pound lineman, who smothers the 5-foot-6, 116-pound kicker with a big, long bear hug. While most would likely reward their teammate with a pat on the behind for a good kick, Monroe players and coaches treat their kicker altogether differently--and for good reason. Their kicker is a girl.
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March 21, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many things are factored into success, often unique to a team's particular situation, its personnel, its coaching and its opponents. Laguna Hills is no different. The Hawk girls' basketball team has a chance to become Orange County's ninth consecutive state champion. This season, they are the county's only hope. They don't have the tradition of past state champions or the catch-lightning-in-a-bottle whirlwind of a Cinderella team.
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May 7, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after Katella softball Coach Rhonda Weyer pushed an umpire and a player during a game against Esperanza, people who viewed the incident on videotape have questioned umpire Mike Callahan's version of what transpired. Katella Athletic Director Tom Danley said Friday night that three school administrators viewed the tape and told him that Callahan remained on his feet.
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February 8, 1995
The CIF State Federated Council has voted to adopt girls' pole vault as a scoring event at the league, section and state level beginning this spring. California was the first state to sponsor a pole vault exhibition for girls at the state championship level in 1994. California also was the first state to propose the addition of girls' pole vault as a scoring event, though Oregon became the first state to adopt its inclusion. The Southern Section, at its Jan.
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March 21, 1997 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If this city had a center, it would be its high school. There is, after all, no main street, no civic center, no community theater, no monuments and no downtown. There are beautiful homes tucked away among rolling hills. There is Leisure World. And now there is the winningest girls' basketball team in the school's history.
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February 13, 1997 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Capistrano Valley girls' water polo Coach Craig Fransen didn't know what to expect. Fransen, who hadn't coached water polo in 15 years, took over the Cougars last summer to prepare for the inaugural season. Although Fransen's team lost its first game by 17 goals, it rebounded to challenge for the South Coast League championship. But he had a little help.
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