May 11, 1992 |
Howard Enstedt loves to rattle off certain numbers. Ask him and Enstedt will tell you that in his 29 years as boys' volleyball coach at Palisades High the Dolphins have won eight championships. The City started awarding titles in 1974. He also points out that Palisades has reached the championship game 11 times and has missed the playoffs only once: in 1980 when an undefeated season ended prematurely because the Dolphins used an ineligible player.
May 22, 1986
One team won its first and another its fifth straight, yet it was a first for both. When the Palisades High School girls swim team won its fifth straight Los Angeles City championship last week and the Palisades boys took their first, it was the first time in the history of the championships that girls and boys from the same school captured titles at the same time.
November 21, 1992 |
Sarah Schroeder led a balanced attack with 15 kills, guiding Palisades High to a 15-9, 15-12, 8-15, 15-0 victory over University in the City Section 4-A girls' volleyball championship Friday night at Cal State Northridge. It was the fourth consecutive title for top-seeded Palisades (15-3), which defeated University twice during the season in Western League play. "We're a little quicker than they are and that was the key," Palisades Coach Howard Enstedt said.
April 23, 1988 |
Volleyball teams from Chatsworth, Harvard and El Camino Real highs will try to do something no Valley-area school has ever done as the 12th Palisades Invitational gets under way today--win the tournament. The only Valley-area team to make the tournament final was Taft in 1976, led by Olympian Craig Buck. "The team that wins this tournament can be considered one of the best in the area," Palisades Coach Howard Enstedt said.
May 16, 1992 |
The Palisades High School boys' volleyball team failed to defend its City 4-A championship Friday night, losing to top-seeded L.A. University, 17-15, 15-10, 7-15, 3-15, 15-8, in front of 350 at Cal State Northridge. Palisades rallied behind the play of Colin Wellman, a 6-foot-3 junior middle-blocker, and John Lee, a senior outside hitter who finished with 18 kills and 10 blocks. University, however, regained its composure and won the match by taking control of the fifth, and deciding, game.