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November 3, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Misdemeanor battery charges were filed Thursday in Torrance against two men who allegedly assaulted South Torrance High's football coach last month because of a relative's lack of playing time. John Blaz Martinez, 34, of Lomita was charged with one count each of battery, battery against a school employee and battery on school property, said Robert Acciani, Torrance's chief deputy city attorney.
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December 1, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC center Marcus Martin and offensive guard Aundrey Walker suffered injuries and were carted off the field during No. 22 UCLA's 35-14 victory over the No. 23 Trojans on Saturday night at the Coliseum. Martin suffered a knee injury on the Trojans' first possession with 12:14 left in the first quarter. Martin, a junior who played at Crenshaw High, was a two-year starter at guard. He moved to center during spring practice and started every game this season. Martin was replaced by Abe Markowitz, a sixth-year senior.
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November 29, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men who assaulted South Torrance High football Coach Brett Peabody because of a relative's lack of playing time pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of battery against a school employee and were sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years' probation. John Blaz Martinez, 34, and his brother, Anthony Julio Martinez, 23, both of Lomita, agreed to the plea bargain at their arraignment before Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr. in Los Angeles Superior Southwest District Court in Torrance.
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October 28, 2013 | By Gary Klein
A nearby swim stadium is under construction, so USC players and coaches are accustomed to hearing heavy machinery during practice at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field. But on Monday, interim Coach Ed Orgeron introduced the Trojans to something new. Technicians repeatedly blared the recorded sound of a chainsaw to prepare players for the trademark sound effect that rumbles through Oregon State's Reser Stadium on third downs, energizing Beavers fans and players. USC offensive lineman John Martinez remembers what it was like in 2010, when Oregon State defeated the Trojans, 36-7.
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November 22, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brett Peabody, the football coach at South Torrance High, said if he had his wish, his name would never "be mentioned in a courtroom, period." But Tuesday, Peabody found himself immersed in two unrelated but emotionally charged proceedings in Los Angeles Superior Southwest District Court in Torrance. In a case that affects the 29-year-old Peabody directly, Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr.
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August 24, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler were listed as co-starters Saturday when USC released its depth chart for Thursday's opener at Hawaii. The chart said Wittek "or" Kessler, but Coach Lane Kiffin obviously will have to choose one to take the first snap at Aloha Stadium. Quarterback was one of nine positions with two or more starters. The other eight were: Right guard: John Martinez or Aundrey Walker. Fullback: Jahleel Pinner or Soma Vainuku. Tailback: Tre Madden Silas Redd or Justin Davis.
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August 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Aundrey Walker started last season at left tackle for USC. But with redshirt freshman Chad Wheeler making a big impression during Walker's absence because of injury last week, there could be a reshuffling of the Trojans' offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Walker spent most of Sunday's practice at right guard, where John Martinez started the last two seasons. "It would not be a permanent thing right now," Coach Lane Kiffin said of Walker's move to guard. "This is the time of year you look at different things.
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October 28, 2013 | By Gary Klein
A nearby swim stadium is under construction, so USC players and coaches are accustomed to hearing heavy machinery during practice at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field. But on Monday, interim Coach Ed Orgeron introduced the Trojans to something new. Technicians repeatedly blared the recorded sound of a chainsaw to prepare players for the trademark sound effect that rumbles through Oregon State's Reser Stadium on third downs, energizing Beavers fans and players. USC offensive lineman John Martinez remembers what it was like in 2010, when Oregon State defeated the Trojans, 36-7.
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December 1, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC center Marcus Martin and offensive guard Aundrey Walker suffered injuries and were carted off the field during No. 22 UCLA's 35-14 victory over the No. 23 Trojans on Saturday night at the Coliseum. Martin suffered a knee injury on the Trojans' first possession with 12:14 left in the first quarter. Martin, a junior who played at Crenshaw High, was a two-year starter at guard. He moved to center during spring practice and started every game this season. Martin was replaced by Abe Markowitz, a sixth-year senior.
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August 18, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Chad Wheeler played only a few years of high school football, was a redshirt last season at USC and sat out most of spring practice because of a knee injury. Now, in a major surprise of training camp, a player who has never played a down in college is on track to start at left tackle for the Trojans in their Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii. Wheeler's emergence at the line's most high-profile position is one of several changes for a unit that must protect an inexperienced quarterback and help USC resurrect its running game.
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August 24, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler were listed as co-starters Saturday when USC released its depth chart for Thursday's opener at Hawaii. The chart said Wittek "or" Kessler, but Coach Lane Kiffin obviously will have to choose one to take the first snap at Aloha Stadium. Quarterback was one of nine positions with two or more starters. The other eight were: Right guard: John Martinez or Aundrey Walker. Fullback: Jahleel Pinner or Soma Vainuku. Tailback: Tre Madden Silas Redd or Justin Davis.
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August 18, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Chad Wheeler played only a few years of high school football, was a redshirt last season at USC and sat out most of spring practice because of a knee injury. Now, in a major surprise of training camp, a player who has never played a down in college is on track to start at left tackle for the Trojans in their Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii. Wheeler's emergence at the line's most high-profile position is one of several changes for a unit that must protect an inexperienced quarterback and help USC resurrect its running game.
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August 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Aundrey Walker started last season at left tackle for USC. But with redshirt freshman Chad Wheeler making a big impression during Walker's absence because of injury last week, there could be a reshuffling of the Trojans' offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Walker spent most of Sunday's practice at right guard, where John Martinez started the last two seasons. "It would not be a permanent thing right now," Coach Lane Kiffin said of Walker's move to guard. "This is the time of year you look at different things.
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November 29, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men who assaulted South Torrance High football Coach Brett Peabody because of a relative's lack of playing time pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of battery against a school employee and were sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years' probation. John Blaz Martinez, 34, and his brother, Anthony Julio Martinez, 23, both of Lomita, agreed to the plea bargain at their arraignment before Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr. in Los Angeles Superior Southwest District Court in Torrance.
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November 22, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brett Peabody, the football coach at South Torrance High, said if he had his wish, his name would never "be mentioned in a courtroom, period." But Tuesday, Peabody found himself immersed in two unrelated but emotionally charged proceedings in Los Angeles Superior Southwest District Court in Torrance. In a case that affects the 29-year-old Peabody directly, Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr.
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November 3, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Misdemeanor battery charges were filed Thursday in Torrance against two men who allegedly assaulted South Torrance High's football coach last month because of a relative's lack of playing time. John Blaz Martinez, 34, of Lomita was charged with one count each of battery, battery against a school employee and battery on school property, said Robert Acciani, Torrance's chief deputy city attorney.
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November 2, 2000 | GARY KLEIN
Formal charges may be filed today in the case of a high school football coach who was allegedly assaulted by members of a player's family, but felony convictions will not be sought, a spokesman for the Torrance Police Department said Wednesday. John Martinez Sr., 34, and his brother, Anthony Martinez, 23, both of Lomita, were arrested after the incident that occurred shortly after South Torrance High's 24-21 loss at North Torrance on Oct. 20. John Martinez's son, John Jr.
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October 29, 1988 | MATT GOLDSTEIN
North Hollywood 26, Grant 20--Running back Mike Goldsmith scored 4 first-half touchdowns and ran for 161 yards in 36 carries to lead North Hollywood (3-4, 3-2) to its third consecutive win and ruin Grant's homecoming at Valley College. Shawn Booker rushed for 196 yards and a touchdown but Grant (2-5, 1-4) could not overcome a 26-7 halftime deficit. Trailing, 26-20, with 2:14 remaining, Grant recovered an onside kick but John Martinez intercepted a Matt Westmore pass at the Husky 33-yard line.
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