November 25, 1997
Capistrano Valley. 17-10, 6-4 in 1996-97. Coach: Brian Mulligan (third year, 33-19). Two starters, 6-9 center Josh Garrett (7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds) and 6-2 junior guard/forward Mike Stowell (7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds) return. Stowell is expected to take over point guard responsibilities. Junior guard Jermaine McDaniel is back, as is senior forward Matt Dalton. Top newcomers include senior forwards Ryan Badrtalei and Omar Sosa, sophomore forward Lucas Pace and junior forward Tom Pincott.
July 26, 1995 |
It took Monty Moritz a few weeks to do what many high school students do in the summer. "I stopped thinking," he said. It appears to have helped his hitting. After an 0-for-18 start, the Ventura catcher decided to stop thinking about pitches or his swing. Moritz has hit .403 since the early slump, leading his team into a tie for the District 16 title and a berth in the Area 6 playoffs, which begin Thursday at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
April 12, 1996
No. 1 singles player David Brown and all three doubles teams won two of three sets as Harvard-Westlake High edged Santa Barbara, 10-8, handing the Dons their first defeat in three seasons in a nonleague boys' tennis match Thursday at the Studio City Tennis and Golf Center. Santa Barbara has won eight Southern Section titles in a row and is ranked No. 1 in Division I. The Dons (14-1) were without their top player, Adam Webster, who is competing in the Easter Bowl National Junior Championships.
May 21, 1994
Jabbar Craigwell walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Notre Dame High a 3-2 victory over Diamond Bar in a Southern Section Division I first-round playoff game Friday. Rich Igou (10-2) went the distance for the Knights (19-5), scattering eight hits and walking none while striking out 10. Notre Dame trailed, 2-1, with two out in the bottom of the seventh, but Chris Crowley's double drove in Ryan Benner.
June 23, 1994
Player of Year: Hankins Pitcher of Year: Clinton Coach of Year: Richard Duran, Rio Mesa Pos Player School Yr C Jeff Bennett Newbury Park Sr. IF Rick Collier Moorpark Sr. IF Ryan Hankins Simi Valley Sr. IF Jason Kimble Buena Sr. IF Joel Mellinger Royal Sr. IF Keith Smith Newbury Park Sr. OF Jason Adamson Moorpark Sr. OF Johnny Espinoza Rio Mesa Sr. P Ray Clinton Newbury Park Sr. P Maki Kramer Royal Sr. P Dan Rodriguez Buena Jr. P Rene Sanchez Channel Islands Sr. P Richard Soliz Rio Mesa Jr.
March 12, 1993
Chris Leveque pitched a three-hitter and struck out 12 to lead Notre Dame High to a 3-0 victory over visiting Westchester in a Red Division semifinal game of the Westside tournament Thursday. Notre Dame (4-0) will play Buena (4-0) in the Red Division final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Redondo High.
June 23, 1994
Coach: Richard Duran School: RIO MESA Duran guided Rio Mesa to the Channel League championship, a 21-7 record and a trip to the Southern Section Division II semifinals one year after the Spartans finished last in the league. Student: Jason Adamson School: MOORPARK Position: OF A 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior, Adamson helped Moorpark to the Frontier League championship. He hit .435 with four home runs and 24 RBIs. Adamson was a 33rd-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
March 5, 1993
Buena COACH: Stan Hedegard, 9th season LAST SEASON: 12-8; 2nd in league at 8-6 PLAYERS TO WATCH: The Bulldogs plan to "hit with authority," Hedegard said. "This is the most powerful team I've had, as far as hitting the long ball." Senior third baseman Gary Paul (.350) will bat third or fourth. Senior Brandon Knight, a right-hander who will play second base between starts, batted .391 with nine doubles.
February 4, 1995
ANTELOPE VALLEY CO-COACHES: Tom Feickert and Joe Watts, third season 1994 RECORD: 14-19; seventh in Foothill Conference, 8-16 PLAYERS TO WATCH: Many teams are stocked with better pitching this season and the Marauders are one of them. "Last year we had very little pitching," Feickert said. "That's one of our strengths this year." Sophomore right-hander Will Wallace, who was 4-5 with a 7.