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February 24, 1993
College: Saddleback Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Class: Sophomore When Molle transferred to Saddleback from San Diego State, people assumed he was doing so in an effort to score more than the two points he averaged at SDSU. But Molle said he was more interested in winning as a team than in any individual accomplishments, He turned in some impressive individual accomplishments this season that helped Saddleback win the Orange Empire Conference title.
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February 24, 1993
College: Saddleback Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Class: Sophomore When Molle transferred to Saddleback from San Diego State, people assumed he was doing so in an effort to score more than the two points he averaged at SDSU. But Molle said he was more interested in winning as a team than in any individual accomplishments, He turned in some impressive individual accomplishments this season that helped Saddleback win the Orange Empire Conference title.
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January 13, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Molle rattles off a long list of things he liked about playing Division I basketball at San Diego State. He can go on at great length about the rush that comes from playing in front of crowds as large as 18,000. He remembers the plane trips to places such as Utah, Wyoming and Hawaii, even though they didn't get to spend much time in the islands. The thing he liked best was the camaraderie that came from spending long hours on the road with his teammates.
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January 13, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Molle rattles off a long list of things he liked about playing Division I basketball at San Diego State. He can go on at great length about the rush that comes from playing in front of crowds as large as 18,000. He remembers the plane trips to places such as Utah, Wyoming and Hawaii, even though they didn't get to spend much time in the islands. The thing he liked best was the camaraderie that came from spending long hours on the road with his teammates.
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November 28, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON
Former Irvine basketball standout John Molle, a freshman reserve at San Diego State, will have his own rooting section Saturday night in UC Irvine's Bren Center when the Aztecs play UCI. About 30 players in Irvine High's basketball program and Coach Steve Keith plan to attend the nonconference game to cheer on Molle, who was named to The Times' All-County basketball team last season after averaging 28.1 points. "We'll be there to support John even if he plays only five seconds," Keith said.
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October 18, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
John Molle, a three-year starting forward at Irvine High School, has made an oral commitment to attend San Diego State and will sign with the Aztecs during the early-signing period in November, according to Irvine Coach Steve Keith. Molle, who averaged 20.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, shot an Irvine record 89% from the free-throw line. "He's one of those do-everything types," Keith said. "His versatility is his best feature. He rebounds, yet he plays point guard.
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February 26, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Steve Dunmeyer got defensive, John Molle made the big shot and Bryan Allred took control down the stretch Saturday night. All of which added up to an Irvine High School upset that put Coach Steve Keith in another Southern Section boys' championship basketball game. Keith, who led Glendale to two titles before moving to Irvine last season, has masterminded another trip to the finals.
SPORTS
February 18, 1989
Senior center Raphael Molle and sophomore forward John Molle each scored 16 points to lead Irvine High School to a 76-42 victory over Gahr in the second round of the Southern Section 5-A playoffs Friday at Irvine. Guard Bryan Allred added 12 points and Todd Trout had 10. Ray Johnson scored 12 points and Mark Charbonet added 11 for Gahr, which ends the season, 17-9. Irvine led, 34-27, at the half and moved to a 52-35 lead after three quarters.
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January 27, 1990
Irvine 56, San Clemente 48-- Forward John Molle had 19 points, nine rebounds, five steals and three assists to lead Irvine (11-12, 3-4). Eddie Morgan led San Clemente (6-15, 0-7) with 15 points. El Toro 65, Dana Hills 59--El Toro made seven three-point shots and 22 free throws to remain in contention for the league title.
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December 15, 1991
Team League Overall Irvine 9-1 24-4 Capistrano Valley 8-2 22-6 Dana Hills 5-5 14-12 San Clemente 4-6 14-13 El Toro 4-6 13-13 Mission Viejo 0-10 League MVP: John Molle (Irvine).
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November 28, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON
Former Irvine basketball standout John Molle, a freshman reserve at San Diego State, will have his own rooting section Saturday night in UC Irvine's Bren Center when the Aztecs play UCI. About 30 players in Irvine High's basketball program and Coach Steve Keith plan to attend the nonconference game to cheer on Molle, who was named to The Times' All-County basketball team last season after averaging 28.1 points. "We'll be there to support John even if he plays only five seconds," Keith said.
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October 18, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
John Molle, a three-year starting forward at Irvine High School, has made an oral commitment to attend San Diego State and will sign with the Aztecs during the early-signing period in November, according to Irvine Coach Steve Keith. Molle, who averaged 20.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, shot an Irvine record 89% from the free-throw line. "He's one of those do-everything types," Keith said. "His versatility is his best feature. He rebounds, yet he plays point guard.
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February 26, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Steve Dunmeyer got defensive, John Molle made the big shot and Bryan Allred took control down the stretch Saturday night. All of which added up to an Irvine High School upset that put Coach Steve Keith in another Southern Section boys' championship basketball game. Keith, who led Glendale to two titles before moving to Irvine last season, has masterminded another trip to the finals.
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February 20, 1991 | HEATHER SMALLEY
Irvine 48, Cerritos 32--John Molle's 22 points and Irvine's strong defense helped the Vaqueros win at Cerritos High School. Irvine (24-3) outscored Cerritos, 16-4, in the second quarter and led at halftime, 28-11. "In the first 16 minutes I think we just took them out of the game," Irvine Coach Steve Keith said. "The (Cerritos) offense just really broke down."
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April 27, 1993
Saddleback College's John Molle, the co-most valuable player of the Orange Empire Conference, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Hawaii. Molle, a 6-foot-4 swingman, averaged 19 points and five rebounds for Saddleback (26-8), which won the Orange Empire Conference. Molle, who played at San Diego State as a freshman, attended Irvine High School. He chose Hawaii over UC Santa Barbara, Utah, New Orleans and Lamar.
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