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January 13, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the 1996 Olympic Games ended, Joanna Hughes, who represented Australia in Atlanta, decided her gymnastics career was over. "After 12 years of really heavy training, I was ready to give it up," Hughes said. "I was practicing about 35 hours a week, plus going to high school. It had gotten to be too much for me." But her retirement didn't last. Hughes, who finished 34th in the Olympic all-around competition, is competing again at age 22 for Cal State Fullerton.
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January 13, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the 1996 Olympic Games ended, Joanna Hughes, who represented Australia in Atlanta, decided her gymnastics career was over. "After 12 years of really heavy training, I was ready to give it up," Hughes said. "I was practicing about 35 hours a week, plus going to high school. It had gotten to be too much for me." But her retirement didn't last. Hughes, who finished 34th in the Olympic all-around competition, is competing again at age 22 for Cal State Fullerton.
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January 10, 2000
Carey Sauer scored 18 points and Jennifer Madkins added 17 to help San Francisco defeat Cal State Fullerton, 90-59, in a nonconference women's basketball game Sunday at San Francisco. The Dons (7-6) made 21 of 31 shots from the field (68%) in the first half to take a 52-29 lead. Fullerton (1-11) shot 38% from the field for the game.
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January 24, 2000
Alli Nieman, the conference's leading scorer, had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Idaho hold off Cal State Fullerton, 72-69, in a Big West Conference women's basketball game Sunday in Moscow, Idaho. Fullerton scored 14 consecutive points to take a six-point lead midway through the second half, but Idaho (10-7, 3-1 in conference) rallied.
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March 11, 2001
Freshman pitcher Darric Merrell earned his first collegiate victory Saturday as Cal State Fullerton beat host Houston, 8-2, for the Titans' second consecutive win. Merrell (1-1) gave up five hits and two runs in seven innings. David Bacani, Aaron Rifkin and Shawn Norris each had two hits for the Titans (10-8). Bacani scored three times. Fullerton broke open a 3-1 game by scoring three runs in the fifth inning for a 6-1 lead. Houston dropped to 6-15. The teams finish the three-game series today.
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February 5, 2000
Erin Buescher had 26 points and 13 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara defeated UC Irvine, 75-58, in a Big West Conference women's basketball game Friday night at Santa Barbara. The victory extended No. 13 Santa Barbara's winning streak to 14 games. Megan Stafford led the Anteaters (10-9, 3-4) with 20 points, and Wendy Gabbe scored 14. Kristi Rohr added 13 points for the Gauchos (18-3, 6-0), Tawnee Cooper had 12 points and Nicole Greathouse had 12 rebounds.
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April 6, 2001
Newport Harbor High's Tyson Wahl, Woodbridge's David Chun and Capistrano Valley's Jordan Harvey have been selected to the final 18-man roster for the U.S. under-17 men's national soccer team that will compete in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in St. Louis, April 18-22. Wahl, Chun and Harvey are defenders and are members of the Irvine Strikers club team. The U.S. team will compete in the Group A qualifying tournament at Saint Louis University with Canada, Jamaica and El Salvador.
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February 13, 2000
Cal State Fullerton used a 22-hit attack to defeat Baylor, 16-4, Saturday in front of 1,115 at Titan Field. Third baseman Shawn Norris went four-for-four, including two doubles, and had three runs batted in and designated hitter Brett Kay had three hits and three RBIs for the Titans (2-3), who hit 12 doubles and two home runs. Baylor is 3-2, with its two losses coming against Fullerton.
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March 22, 2000
Corey Kelly has resigned as Edison boys' basketball coach after four seasons, school officials announced. The Chargers finished last in the Sunset League this season with a record of 1-9. They were 8-16 overall. Kelly, a walk-on coach, will pursue full-time teaching opportunities, Edison Athletic Director Bruce Belcher said. Kelly's best season came in 1997-98, when he led Edison to a 16-9 record and the second round of the Southern Section playoffs. He compiled a 44-54 record at the school.
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August 21, 1999 | LON EUBANKS
The Cal State Fullerton women's gymnastics team is going to get a boost from the land down under. Joanna Hughes, a member of the 1996 Australian Olympic gymnastics team, has said she will enroll at Fullerton in January and compete for the Titans next season, according to Julie Knight, associate head coach. Hughes is a freshman at Monash University in Melbourne. Knight said her friendship with Hughes' former coach in Australia led to Hughes choosing Fullerton.
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May 19, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Mary Lou Retton hasn't won a thing since the 1984 Summer Olympics. As for Dorothy Hamill, you need to visit the archives to find her moment of triumph--the 1976 Winter Games. Yet the two golden oldies rank as the most popular athletes in the nation, according to an Associated Press poll on 809 athletes. Other findings: Most unpopular athlete--Mike Tyson, easily outdistancing Pete Rose, John McEnroe and Jose Canseco. Most unpopular team owner--Surprise!
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