October 30, 2013 |
St. John Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen and Mater Dei quarterback Chase Forrest figure to face one of their toughest challenges of the season on Friday night from secondary talent that is overflowing in a Trinity League showdown at St. John Bosco. St. John Bosco has the college-bound foursome of Jaleel Wadood (California), Naijiel Hale (Arizona), Chandler Hawkins (Air Force) and Brett Baldwin (undecided). Mater Dei has Jonathan Lockett (Washington), Johnny Johnson and Matthew Rockett, all of whom are fast, aggressive and tough.
August 26, 2013 |
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora greeted reporters Monday with an announcement: "I'm going to give you my first and last in-season injury report. You ready? Everybody is fine; everybody is good. " Mora laughed, but then actually did read off a list. Most important was who was not mentioned. All-American linebacker Anthony Barr and starting left tackle Simon Goines weren't on the list. Both are expected to be in the Bruins' lineup when UCLA opens against Nevada on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
August 23, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora went into name-dropping mode Friday. Asked what first-year freshmen would, or could, see action, Mora named 17 of the team's 25, though he noted that cornerback Johnny Johnson is injured. But, he said, "Playing well is one thing. Playing well enough to win is another. That is still to be determined. My sense about these kids, and hopefully it's confirmed as we go through the season, is it's not too big for them. " The Bruins used 12 first-year freshmen in 2012.
February 6, 2013 |
UCLA lost three senior starters from the defensive secondary, and it was not a unit that overly distinguished itself in 2012. Help is on the way. Defensive backs Tahaan Goodman and Johnny Johnson have signed letter of intents to play for the Bruins. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Goodman, a safety from Rancho Cucamonga High School, is ranked seventh at his position by Scout.com and ninth by Rivals.com. Johnson, a cornerback from Fresno Central High School, is ranked eighth at his position by Scout.com.
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April 14, 2005 |
Johnnie Johnson, the St. Louis pianist whose popular early-1950s trio was the launching pad for a young guitarist named Chuck Berry and who played a key role in the sound of Berry's genre-defining hits, such as "Rock and Roll Music" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Wednesday. He was 80. He died of natural causes, his publicist said. A friend said he had been hospitalized last month with pneumonia and was on dialysis for a kidney ailment. One of Berry's best-known songs, "Johnny B.
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February 4, 2001 |
Johnnie Johnson, who shot down 38 enemy aircraft, making him the Royal Air Force's top gun in World War II, has died. Johnson died Tuesday at his home in Buxton in Derbyshire after an illness, said his friend, retired Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. He was 85. Johnson's career began inauspiciously. At first rejected by the Auxiliary Air Force, he joined the RAF Volunteer Reserves in the summer of 1940. He crashed a Spitfire on his fourth flight.