December 22, 1994 |
Jeff Clayton of Orange Coast and Jim Wren of Fullerton, All-Mission Conference players, signed with four-year colleges Wednesday. Clayton, a running back from Trabuco Hills High, is going to Texas. Wren, a punter from Esperanza High, will attend USC. Clayton set the OCC career rushing mark with 2,507 yards in 21 games. He gained 1,442 yards and was a J.C. Grid-Wire All-American as a freshman. He had 1,065 yards last season. Wren averaged 42.
September 9, 1994 |
Jeff Clayton knows he's running faster this year than last. He has seen plenty of evidence. He's getting to holes quicker and able to pull away from defenders who were catching him a season ago. But don't ask for any proof such as a 40-yard dash time. Clayton cringes at the mention of the race, necessary information to most recruiters at four-year colleges. His reluctance to race isn't because he's trying to hide anything. Instead, he's trying to prevent something--another hamstring injury.
December 3, 1991
School: Trabuco Hills High Sport: Football Position: Tailback Class: Senior Because he plays on a team with 2,000-yard passer Pat Barnes, Clayton doesn't get the carries or the attention given more celebrated running backs. Clayton, a two-time, first-team, All-Pacific Coast League back, averaged 12 carries and 80 yards during the regular season. In the first round of the Division VII playoffs, Clayton rushed seven times for 31 yards. In that 42-21 victory over St.
August 22, 1991 |
The eighth and final session Monday in the big band series at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room succeeded on every level: a record-breaking crowd, a superlative ensemble--the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra--and a couple of surprises, notably pianist Dudley Moore sitting in, and emcee Steve Allen playing one of his own songs with the band. John Clayton conducts, writes all the arrangements, and occasionally picks up his bass to play a bowed solo; his "Li'l Darlin' " was a gem.
August 19, 1989 |
No crystal ball is needed to determine that John Clayton has an extremely promising future as a major force in jazz. With his two partners, brother Jeff Clayton on saxes and drummer Jeff Hamilton, he took the 17-piece Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra through a collection of his own brilliantly crafted arrangements, receiving a thunderous ovation Thursday from a jam-packed house at the Loa. While drawing on his roots, Clayton blends them with contemporary concepts of his own.