October 12, 1994 |
Busiest Bruin? It might well be Derek Ayers, who is a slot receiver, still takes an occasional turn at tailback in practice and is on the kickoff, kickoff receiving and punt receiving teams. "It makes you keep your head in the game," Ayers said. "You have to know the down and the distance, because when it's third down you have to be warming up and ready to go in." Ayers returns kickoffs, and his 23.1 yards per return this season is second in the Pacific 10.
October 22, 1997 |
Eric Scott caught some passes from Drew Bennett in practice, which was nothing new, except that Bennett was throwing from punt formation and Scott was standing well downfield. It's all part of UCLA's search for a punt returner to back up Jim McElroy, who is still recovering from a concussion suffered Oct. 11 at Oregon. Bennett was throwing because the Bruins have no punter to back up Chris Sailer, who was resting his leg.
October 17, 1993 |
Washington High won a football game for the ages Thursday night, defeating Banning, 7-6, in a Southern Pacific Conference game at Daniels Field in San Pedro. Which age isn't quite clear. "No one here ever remembers Washington beating Banning in the last 20 years," Washington Coach Edmund Johnson said. "This win has been a long time coming." With Banning clinging to a 6-0 fourth-quarter lead, Washington defensive back Jim McElroy picked up a fumble by Banning tailback Sean Turner.
August 25, 1998 |
He comes from out of the shadows, and from the volleyball team, to take over the featured role among UCLA receivers, a change of position and of prominence. "I'm looking forward to getting those opportunities," Danny Farmer said. He won't have to look hard. The move from split end to flanker for his senior season is not just semantics, but a promotion. Farmer gets the spot occupied in 1997 by Jim McElroy, the speedster who had 47 receptions and 10 touchdowns, and the role as the No.
November 5, 1989 |
Father Jim (Father Jim). Shooting in Chicago. Dennis Waterman and Roger Daltrey star in this modern-day drama set in the rougher sections of the Windy City. Waterman's the charismatic title character who affects Chicagoans in surprising ways, but doubts are soon raised as to his sincerity. Executive producer Paul Shakespeare and Carey Shakespeare. Producers Ross Cameron and Dennis Waterman. Director/screenwriter Terry Green. Thick as Thieves (DiMarco). Shooting in Toronto.
October 27, 1997 |
By completing 11 of 20 passes against California on Saturday, UCLA quarterback Cade McNown moved into first place in the NCAA passing efficiency statistics. McNown threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the 12th-ranked Bruins' 35-17 victory over Cal, and has completed 127 of 208 passes for 2,139 yards and 16 touchdowns in eight games. He has thrown four interceptions and has an efficiency rating of 169.0.
August 24, 1997 |
Preseason practice was declared over Saturday, with a scrimmage before about 500 people at Spaulding Field, and game-week practice begins Monday in preparation for UCLA's traveling to Washington State. And the reports are in. Or, at least, the good things have been noted by the coaching staff. One has been the play of Larry Atkins at strong safety, Coach Bob Toledo said after watching about 100 plays.
October 6, 1994 |
As one of several freshmen getting playing time at UCLA, wide receiver Jim McElroy is more than pulling his weight. That's one of his problems. He weighs only 147 pounds. "I just can't seem to put any on," he said. McElroy, who played at Washington High, impressed UCLA coaches with his speed in preseason practice, not his ability to catch the ball.
December 26, 1993 |
Dorsey lineman Norman Ysaguirre and Crenshaw linebacker Dennis Fomond have been selected to the inaugural 1993 Coaches Poll All-State Football Team, selected by coaches and sportswriters. Ysaguirre, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound senior, was selected to the first team defense after leading Dorsey to the City Section 4-A Division finals. Despite injuries, Ysaguirre had 52 tackles. He was named City Times' 1993 lineman of the year. Fomond, a 5-10, 192-pound senior, made the All-State second team defense.