December 1, 1995
Re "The Blame Game" (Nov. 24): I am very pleased that you chose to run a piece on prejudice. However, I was saddened to note that your commentators, presumably leaders in the field, all spoke on the prejudice of other people. It saddens me because it means they just don't get it. Here are the leaders, endorsing the destructive victim ideology, blaming others, not seeing past their noses. This is the thinking that allows people to substitute blame and self-righteousness for positive action.
June 5, 1994
Cal State Northridge senior Joe Hicks finished 13th in a field of 17 shotputters Saturday night at the NCAA Division I track and field championships at Boise State. Hicks, competing for the first time in a national meet, had a best distance of 58 feet 1 inch--more than two feet under his personal best of 60 feet 6 3/4 inches.
June 2, 1994 |
One of them has been competing on an injured knee that will require surgery after the season. Another did not compete last week because of a strained hamstring. The third was the last qualifier in her event. Still, Cal State Northridge assistant John Frazier figures that javelin thrower Kristin Dunn, shotputter Joe Hicks and discus thrower Teresa Stricklin are capable of earning All-American honors in their respective events in this week's NCAA track and field championships at Boise State.
January 17, 1991 |
Memories of Joe Hicks were spread on a table the day after his funeral. An old black-and-white picture showed the coach sitting on a dugout fence at Long Beach City College as his two batboy sons stood nearby. In another, taken in color years later and similarly posed, his sons had become his players. "We were always on the field, as batboys, playing catch or sitting on some ballplayer's lap," said Jay Hicks, 36. "Mom brought us to every game.
January 5, 1989
Joe Hicks, former coach at Long Beach City College, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Baseball Coaches Assn. He is the only California junior college coach ever inducted.
March 11, 1988 |
Two guys with the same last name coach baseball at El Camino College, but only one turns around when the players yell, "Hey, coach!" That would be Coach Tom Hicks, who begins his fifth year at the El Camino helm next Tuesday when the Warriors play host to Fullerton in the South Coast Conference opener for both teams. The other guy is pitching coach Joe Hicks, Tom's father. Tom and the players call him Joe.