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June 7, 1994 | JANE HUANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Summer is the time when badminton players can leave the confines of the gymnasium and venture to the great outdoors. Well, at least most of them. There is no time rest period for Garden Grove's Judy Pak, The Times Orange County girls' badminton player of the year. A week after leading the Argonauts to the Southern Section Division I finals, the junior was readying her racket for the string of summer junior tournaments that start in San Diego.
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June 7, 1994 | JANE HUANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Summer is the time when badminton players can leave the confines of the gymnasium and venture to the great outdoors. Well, at least most of them. There is no time rest period for Garden Grove's Judy Pak, The Times Orange County girls' badminton player of the year. A week after leading the Argonauts to the Southern Section Division I finals, the junior was readying her racket for the string of summer junior tournaments that start in San Diego.
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May 20, 1994
In another Division I match: Garden Grove 11, Alhambra 8--David Nguyen and Dung Cu won their doubles matches and Judy Pak won her singles and mixed doubles matches for Garden Grove (14-1), which will face La Puente Nogales in a semifinal Monday. Nogales beat La Habra, 11-8, Thursday.
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May 25, 1995
Garden Grove's badminton team, which lost to Alhambra Keppel in the Southern Section final last season, will again face the Aztecs in the Division I title match 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cypress College. In the Division II final, also at 2:30 p.m. at Cypress, top-seeded Katella will meet Lakewood, a team the Knights defeated, 10-9, this season. Third-seeded Garden Grove (16-1) is led by Judy Pak, The Times Orange County girl player of the year in 1994.
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May 25, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD and JANE HUANG
Today's pairings (at Cypress College): Division I--Alhambra Keppel (17-0) vs. Garden Grove (15-1), 2:30 p.m.; Division II--Long Beach Jordan (15-2) vs. Rosemead (13-1), 2:30 p.m. Last year's champions: Division I--Keppel; Division II--Etiwanda. Outlook: Garden Grove will have its hands full in the Division I championship; Keppel has won its last 96 matches, dominating a sport that was introduced to the Southern Section in 1980.
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May 24, 1995 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Katella Coach Dave Green is happy his team reached its goal, but he also knows the next step is going to be the hardest. The Knights advanced to the Division II badminton final by defeating Magnolia, 13-6, Tuesday at Magnolia. Katella, which was ousted in the first round of last year's Southern Section playoffs, will face third-seeded Lakewood in the championship game Thursday at Cypress College. Katella beat Lakewood, 10-9, earlier this season.
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May 14, 1995 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Katella's Ying Chansawangpuvana and Corona del Mar's Jerome Poyyak won the Southern Section singles badminton titles, as expected, Saturday at Cypress College. Chansawangpuvana, top-seeded in girls' singles, swept Garden Grove's Judy Pak, 11-3, 12-9, in the title match. Pak, last year's Orange County player of the year, was no match for Chansawangpuvana, who was undefeated. "It was a tense game for me," Chansawangpuvana said. "Since it is my last year, this was very important to me.
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September 17, 1996 | Staff reports
THE CLASS OF '95 Badminton: Judy Pak, Garden Grove. Finished second in the girls' individual and mixed double finals (with partner Sang Kim) in the Southern Section Division I. A second-team all-county choice, she is attending Long Beach State and hopes to try out for the U.S. national team. Softball: Marcy Crouch, Marina. She entered the year hailed as a winner, having already won two section titles in girls' soccer and one in softball.
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May 12, 1995
Corona del Mar's Jerome Poyyak, The Times Orange County 1994 player of the year, is the top-seeded player in boys' singles at the Southern Section badminton individual championships, which begin at 1 p.m. today at Cypress College. Katella's Ying Chansawangpavana and Garden Grove's Judy Pak, The Times girls' player of the year last season, are seeded Nos. 1 and 2 in girls' singles. Ed Soetanto from Katella is seeded No. 2 in boys' singles.
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June 5, 1995 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In badminton circles she is known as just "Ying." Probably because nobody can pronounce her last name, including Dave Green, her coach at Katella. But by any name, Ying Chansawangpuvana is without a doubt the best high school female badminton player in the county. "I don't even try to say her last name," Green said. "But she is the best athlete I have ever seen. I have coached football for over 20 years and had a CIF wrestler and I still say she is the best athlete.
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