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February 12, 1987 | WILLIAM QUINN
California Angels pitcher Don Sutton was emcee of the sixth annual Faith, Family and Football Awards Night held at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers last week. The $125-per-person event was sponsored by parents of students attending Catholic high schools in counties from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The affair turned out to be a night of good cheer and good news for 23 young men who received plaques of recognition for scholarship, leadership, community involvement and prowess on the gridiron.
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SPORTS
September 18, 1999
Not long ago, high school athletics was a way to build character, to learn valuable lessons about teamwork, effort and determination, and ultimately to have fun. While these still remain the objectives of any legitimate athletic program, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain these goals. Adults in education, parents and the media have taken the innocence out of the endeavor and turned it into a cynical activity solely based on winning and material reward. The most recent phenomenon is the "free agency" of student-athletes created by open enrollment, promoted by high school coaches, administrators and parents, and subsequently highlighted by the media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993
Richard L. (Dick) Minasian, a Burbank High School athletic director and teacher for more than three decades, has died at his Laguna Beach home. He was 85. A Burbank resident from 1938 to 1970, Minasian died Tuesday of congestive heart failure, said his granddaughter, Dana L. Morris. Born in Fresno, Minasian received his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1933 from USC, where he was a three-year varsity letterman in baseball. He received a master's degree from USC two years later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990
Funeral services for Uriel Fernandez, a 16-year-old pitcher for San Fernando High School's junior varsity team who was killed in a car accident last week, have been scheduled for Sunday and Monday. Uriel, who was recently promoted to the varsity team, had hoped to study electrical engineering at UCLA or Stanford. He died June 1 in San Fernando following an accident in Mission Hills. A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Sunday at J.T. Oswald Chapel, 1001 N. Maclay Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
For a moment Friday afternoon, the playing field was level for developmentally disabled students at Lokrantz School as they romped with members of the Van Nuys High School football team and cheerleading squad. The ability gap between the athletic teens and the disabled elementary school children seemed to narrow as they tossed footballs, waved pom-poms and ran a Hula-Hoop obstacle course.
NEWS
May 21, 1987 | LARRY ALTMAN, Times Staff Writer
James Merriweather, who plays second base for Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, wants his friends to think of him as being "as slick in the kitchen as I am on the field." Wearing a frilly purple apron to protect his baseball uniform, the 17-year-old was one of about 85 students who stayed after school recently to create gourmet meals during the Catholic high school's weeklong cooking contest. "This is the biggest function in La Puente," claimed home economics teacher Barbara Hansen.
NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Kentucky cross-country athlete Codie Thacker was told at a recent meet she had to wear bib number 666. So, she decided not to race. And that gives her something in common with Ronald Reagan (see below). Thacker told local NBC affiliate LEX 18 she had trained for Saturday's race for months.  But she could not bring herself to put on that number. She felt it put her relationship with God at risk . Some background: The number 666 is the biblical mark of the beast.  In the book of Revelation, two beasts arise -- the first a seven-headed beast from the sea. It's this monster whose number must be imprinted on everyone's right hand or forehead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1989
A Brea-Olinda High School junior and varsity football player was killed Wednesday night when his car failed to negotiate a curve on Carbon Canyon Road and landed at the base of a 10-foot embankment, police said. Brian Arredondo, 17, of Brea had left the home of his girlfriend in the Olinda Village area of the city about 11 p.m. Wednesday night and was heading home when the accident occurred. The coroner's office and the Brea police are investigating.
SPORTS
May 5, 1993 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
They're using terms like "access points," "brand allegiance" and "prime demographic markets." They're analyzing everything from "expendable incomes" and "discretionary spending" to the advantages of "guerrilla marketing." What does all this gobbledygook have to do with high school sports? Plenty, now that the California Interscholastic Federation's marketing strategy is in full swing.
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