May 15, 1998
The third time was the charm for Phil Sheng of Thousand Oaks, who upset top-seeded Anders Oding of Royal, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, to win the Marmonte League singles championship Thursday afternoon at Agoura High. The third-seeded Sheng lost to Oding twice during the league season but wound up handing the Swedish exchange student his first loss of the season. Seventh--seeded Mike Mancini and Andrew Gold of Camarillo won the doubles title with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Brad Wong and Albert Kim of Westlake.
August 1, 1999 |
Travis Taylor, a Crescenta Valley High senior, finished third in the Speedo Junior Championships West boys' 400-meter freestyle race Friday at Cal State Bakersfield. Taylor timed 4:03.67. He finished sixth in the 1,500-meter freestyle, in which he timed 16:15.23 on Saturday night, and he anchored Rose Bowl Aquatics' 800-free relay team, which included Falcon junior William Ban, and finished sixth in 7:55.78.
May 10, 1997
Crescenta Valley High broke six Pacific League swimming records and won its fifth consecutive league title Friday at Arcadia High. Sophomore Kenny Carpenter set league records in the 100-yard butterfly (51:34) and 100 backstroke (53.88) for the Falcons. Steve Kim set a league record in the 200 freestyle, finishing in 1:44.56, and Evan Robb set the standard in the 200 individual medley, timing 1:56.65.
March 2, 2001 |
Seven foreign oil workers--including four Americans--kidnapped in October in Ecuador's petroleum-rich northeastern jungle were freed Thursday. An oil industry source said a $13-million ransom was paid. Ecuador's Defense Ministry said the men, who included a Chilean, an Argentine and a New Zealander, were released before noon and picked up by a military patrol. President Gustavo Noboa's office said they were "in good condition."
June 13, 1996
FIRST TEAM * MATT CARTER Buena, Junior 200, 500 freestyle Placed third in the 800-meter freestyle at the U.S. National meet in March and was second in the 500 at the Southern Section Division I finals. * KENNETH CARPENTER Crescenta Valley, Freshman 100 butterfly Captured third place in the 100 butterfly at the Division II championships while turning in a season-best time of 51.85.
July 31, 1999 |
Amy Jones, The Times' regional girls' swimmer of the year from Cleveland High, finished second in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:05.32 at the Speedo Junior Championships West meet Thursday night at Cal State Bakersfield. Keiko Amano of Buenaventura Swim Club, a junior at Villanova Prep, finished fourth in the girls' 200 freestyle in 2:055.97. Aron Gyuris, of Thousand Oaks High and Conejo Simi Aquatics, was fifth in the boys' 100 freestyle in 53.31 seconds on Wednesday.