April 9, 1988
Bret Johnson, El Toro High School quarterback, heads the list of selections for the South team that will play in the 29th Orange County All-Star football game July 8 in Orange Coast College's LeBard Stadium. Johnson was named the state's player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports of Sacramento after he led El Toro to its second consecutive Southern Conference title last fall. El Toro placed four players on the 35-man roster.
December 30, 1992 |
When it was over, when Fresno State finally accomplished what its coach and players say they always knew could be done, they began the celebration of their dreams. "Fresno State is for real," offensive tackle Ron Collins screamed as the final seconds ticked off in the Bulldogs' 24-7 victory over USC in the Freedom Bowl Tuesday night in Anaheim Stadium. The cry was a mere warm-up for the party that followed.
November 16, 1991 |
It will be strength against strength--OK, strength against the phase of the game Cal State Fullerton has least embarrassed itself in this season--when the Titans play Fresno State tonight in Bulldog Stadium. Fresno State leads the nation in total offense (546.2 yards per game) behind a ground attack that has a Big West Conference-leading 299.3 yards rushing per game.
November 27, 1990
San Jose State tailback Sheldon Canley was named Big West Conference offensive player of the year, Spartan linebacker Lynell Mayo and Fresno State free safety Marquez Pope shared defensive player of the year honors, and San Jose's Terry Shea was named coach of the year in a vote of conference coaches Monday. Cal State Fullerton running back Reggie Yarbrough, punter Phil Nevin and defensive lineman Gary Thornton made the second team.
December 12, 1986 |
You've heard of Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard, the famous "Mr. Inside" and "Mr. Outside," the running backs for the great Army teams of the 1940s. Well, meet Mr. Introvert and Mr. Extrovert: Travin Lui and Ricky Lepule of Bolsa Grande High School. "They really are two opposite-type runners--Travin Lui is more of the fullback type and Lepule uses his speed outside well," said Vern Nelson, a Bolsa Grande backfield coach. "Off the field, Lui would be more of a talker than Lepule."
December 21, 1987 |
Who is the best basketball team in Orange County? Santa Ana High School, at least for the time being. The Saints have earned that ranking, rolling to 10 straight wins without a loss. They've also won championships at the Santa Ana Elks and Irvine World News tournaments. Santa Ana was ranked second behind Marina in the first Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. poll, but should move into the top spot this week. Marina was upset by Estancia, 63-62, in the second round at Irvine.