August 29, 1999 |
Bob Wickman wasn't about to let victory get away two nights in a row. After blowing a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday, Wickman worked a perfect ninth and the Milwaukee Brewers used three sacrifice flies for a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Hideo Nomo (11-6) labored through five innings for the victory, giving up three runs and seven hits with five walks and seven strikeouts.
November 9, 1989 |
The bright spot in Pius X High School's most recent loss, other than that a touchdown finally was scored to end a bleak succession of five shutouts, was a 125-pound running back. With one game left on its schedule, Pius X has an 0-8 record, due mainly to lack of talent. The Warriors, winless last year, have scored four touchdowns this season and given up an average of 44 points a game. But the team's hard times have induced in the Downey school a hopefulness that a breakthrough lies just ahead.
March 4, 1992 |
Any way he looks at it, repeating first grade hurt Sergio Yamayo. "Students would say things like 'Hey, flunker, what's up?' That would really get me mad," says the Canoga Park teen-ager, now 15. "Sometimes I hit them. Then I would go to the principal. He suspended me two or three times." The taunting intensified his loneliness. "It was hard looking for new friends," he says. "I didn't know anyone in the new class." He acted out his frustration by refusing to work.
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September 5, 1989 |
She strolled up to her desk wearing a short dress, carrying a partial six-pack of Diet Pepsi in one hand, an overstuffed bag in the other. She plopped everything down and opened her grade book. "Sorry I'm late, class, but traffic was terrible on the freeway," she told the assembled students, who were pulling each other's hair and throwing things around the classroom. Smacking her gum, she told the class to settle down and started calling the roll.