November 29, 1995
Referees usually make the calls. But Monroe High's Kenyatta Burris made a unique call of his own in last Wednesday's City Section 3-A Division quarterfinal football game against Bell. Burris was so certain he would burn Bell's kickoff coverage at the start of the second half, he turned to a referee and predicted it. "I told him to get ready to run," said Burris, who accentuated his remark by raising his arms in the air. The referee started laughing. He was soon huffing and puffing.
September 3, 1997 |
Coach Scott Squires says more is better for the Cal Lutheran football team, which has more players executing more plays than last season. "We are significantly better this year," said Squires, entering his second season as coach. "Things that took us to the fifth week of the season to learn last year are already being done. We're much farther along at this point. We've improved all over the field."
August 10, 1997
Jason Gore cried when the national anthem was played during the opening ceremonies for the 36th Walker Cup on Friday at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. On Saturday, he helped the United States team nearly make the Great Britain-Ireland team cry uncle by building an 8 1/2-3 1/2 lead after the first day of the biennial competition that is amateur golf's version of the Ryder Cup. Gore and John Harris defeated Gary Wolstenholme and Keith Nolan, 6 and 4, as the U.S.
October 23, 1997
Bryan Paul won't be uttering any I-told-you-so's Saturday night at Valley College. That's simply not his style. Then again, Paul, starting quarterback for West L.A., didn't make any parting proclamations when he transferred this season from Valley. "I just want to focus on winning," Paul said. "There are no hard feelings because I learned a lot at Valley and I have a lot of friends on the team. "But I guess it does mean a lot to me because I want to show that I can play."
September 8, 1993 |
Larry Edwards approaches his job with a sense of humor. And when it comes to talking about his Calabasas High football team, Edwards usually punctuates his conversation with punch lines. Example. Edwards, describing the strength of players, said, "If the bus breaks down, we'll be able to pull it." Edwards on why his players can pull the bus: "Our weight room. It's not Bally's, but it's one of the best in the Valley."
April 23, 1998 |
Nobody has to tell Coach Marty Slimak what lies ahead for his Cal Lutheran baseball team. "Basically, the entire conference season comes down to this weekend," Slimak said. Cal Lutheran, two-time defending Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, faces Redlands in a three-game series this week with the conference title at stake. The Kingsmen, ranked No. 5 in Division III, lead the SCIAC with a 17-1 record, 2 1/2 games ahead of Redlands (13-2).
December 13, 1995
The problem with Trenton Cross' 15 minutes of fame, besides the fact that it keeps popping up on reruns, is that he's kind of ashamed of it now. Cross, Cal State Northridge's point guard, and redshirt freshman Walter Jefferson, appeared as part of the "dating pool" last spring on the MTV show "Singled Out," a dating game for the '90s. Part of the process by which the 50 men are whittled down to one involves the men embarrassing themselves.
November 17, 1995
Although it's been 25 years since Lynn Shackelford attended UCLA, the former basketball standout still has a passion for the Bruins. Shackelford, owner and operator of Sinaloa Golf Course in Simi Valley, is quite confident UCLA will defeat USC in its annual cross-town rivalry football game Saturday. As a gesture of his confidence, Shackelford is offering a day of golf with no greens fees if the Bruins defeat the Trojans. But what if UCLA loses?
September 14, 1995 |
Joe Harper, in his sixth season as Cal Lutheran football coach, laughed then paused for a moment when asked what kind of team he has. "I wish I knew," he said. "I really don't know. We have a lot of new people that I haven't really seen play." One thing is for sure though. Cal Lutheran's offensive line will be better than last season's, when quarterback Ryan Huisenga was sacked 17 times and the Kingsmen rushed for a mere 1,388 yards and passed for 1,805.
August 28, 1997
During the early days of fall practice, a steady stream of NFL scouts has visited Cal Lutheran for a look at some of the Kingsmen. All eyes have been on senior Jeff Shea, a preseason All-American who led Division III punters with an average of nearly 45 yards per kick in 1995 and a 45.3-yard average last season. "Jeff will have probably every opportunity to sign as a free agent," Kingsmen Coach Scott Squires said.