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April 16, 2007 |
Jack Williams, a top Hollywood stuntman who got his first taste of stunt work on a horse at age 4 -- he was tossed from one rider to another in the 1926 silent film "The Flaming Forest" -- and later worked his way through USC riding horses and doing stunts in films such as "Gone With the Wind" and "Dodge City," has died. He was 85. Williams, a charter member of the Stuntmen's Assn.
March 20, 2014 |
Seven players have been selected as John R. Wooden Award winners for high school basketball as players of the year. They are Westchester's Elijah Stewart (City Section); Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson (Division I); St. John Bosco's Daniel Hamilton (Division II); Chaminade's Jack Williams (Division III); Bishop Montgomery's Justin Bibbins (Division IV); San Gabriel Academy's Marcus LoVett Jr. (Division V), and Trinity Classical Academy's Ryan Brooks (Division VI). They will be presented their awards on April 11 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
March 29, 2014 |
Thomas Welsh, the 7-foot center from Los Angeles Loyola, has been selected the MVP of the Mission League. He has signed with UCLA. First-team all-league: Jack Williams, Chaminade, Sr.; Kyle Leufroy, St. Francis, Jr.; Max Hazzard, Loyola, Jr.; DJ Ursery, Crespi, Sr.; Brandon Boyd, Alemany, Sr.; Alex Copeland, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.; Derick Newton, Harvard-Westlake, Sr.; Michael Oguine, Chaminade, Jr. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org ...
March 25, 2014 |
Dan Monson, the basketball coach at Long Beach State, will feel like a proud father this weekend in Sacramento as he watches not one, not two, not three, but four high school players he signed to letters of intent last November play for state championships. "I can cheer for every one of them because they're in four different games," he said. Shooting guard Deontae North of Corona Centennial, forward Jack Williams of West Hills Chaminade, point guard Justin Bibbins of Torrance Bishop Montgomery and power forward Temidayo Yussuf of Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame form a recruiting class like few others in 49ers history.
March 28, 2014 |
There are NBA and college players who have struggled trying to make shots in the challenging setting of Sleep Train Arena, but 17-year-old Michael Oguine of West Hills Chaminade calmly and confidently made clutch shots on Friday night in the Division III state championship game. The 6-foot-2 junior guard finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds, making three of five shots from three-point range, in Chaminade's 71-51 victory over San Anselmo Sir Francis Drake. “He was phenomenal,” Chaminade Coach Todd Wolfson said.
January 31, 2014 |
What a week it has been for 7-foot center Thomas Welsh of Los Angeles Loyola. On Wednesday, the UCLA-bound Welsh was selected to play in the McDonald's All American Game, quite an achievement for someone who didn't start on junior varsity as a freshman or on varsity as a sophomore. "It was euphoric and an amazing accomplishment for an amazing young man," Coach Jamal Adams said. "T is the ultimate grinder. He shows up with a lunch pail every day. " He also has become one of the elite center prospects in California.