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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1996
Goodnight Laguna, a once-a-month promotion for city businesses, will take a new tack today with a "Junior Olympics" contest for children. Youngsters from ages 5 to 14 can enter a variety of events, from the long jump and water balloon toss to the gunny sack race. All participants are eligible to earn "Olympic medals." Goodnight Laguna, held every third Wednesday, is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
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July 28, 2002 | From staff reports
Lionel Larry of Compton won the 15-16 boys' 200-meter dash in 21.48 seconds Saturday at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships in Omaha. Michael Haddan of Irvine finished second in the 15-16 boys' 800 meters in 1:52.9. Elizabeth Olear of Granada Hills won the 13-14 girls' 200 in 24.00. De Ana Carson of Moreno Valley was second in 24.37. Michael Andraszczyk of Laguna Niguel won the 11-12 boys' 800 meters in 2:10.72.
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August 3, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ
Ben Swartout of the Buena Swim Club finished second in the 800-meter freestyle in the National Junior Olympics West at the Mission Viejo International Swimming Complex on Friday. Swartout, 17, was timed in 8 minutes 19.91 seconds, 2.5 seconds slower than Antony Brazzale of Fort Worth, Tex. Swartout, who finished 10th last year in 8:28.05, swam in a different heat than Brazzale. Both swimmers dominated their heats. The performance by Swartout not only qualifies him for the Senior Nationals, Aug.
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July 11, 2002 | From staff reports
The Junior Olympic Sailing Festival begins today with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. and runs through the weekend with competition in five classes from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Santa Barbara's West Beach. There will be 130 competitors ranging in age from 12 to 20. As part of the festival, sailors will receive instruction from professional coaches as well as participate in competition sponsored by U.S. Sailing. Closing ceremonies and awards presentations will begin at 4 p.m.
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August 3, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after finishing a disappointing third in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles at the Junior Nationals, Derras Wilmington of Missouri City, Tex., wanted to end his summer track season on a good note. In his last meet before beginning college football practice at Rice, Wilmington won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and finished second in the 110-meter high hurdle races in the young men's division Sunday on the final day of the National Junior Olympics at Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1999 | MAIJA-LIISA NAGARAJAN
Kids played a sort of hooky from Glenwood Elementary School late last week. It's called the Junior Olympics. The PTA-organized event, now in its 10th year, allowed 250 students to participate in eight field activities in the morning and four track events in the afternoon. Students in kindergarten through third grade competed Thursday; Friday was for fourth- through sixth-graders. "It's a really fun day. They look forward to it," said organizer Cindy Escobar.
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July 12, 1985
The Los Angeles Rockfish, a club team featuring some of the best high school basketball talent in Southern California, will represent the state in the AAU Junior Olympics National Basketball tournament, 17-and-under division, in Memphis, Tenn. The tournament will run Monday through July 20. The Rockfish, coached by David Benezra and Doug Mitchell, won two spring leagues, Slam 'N' Jam and American Roundball Court.
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July 13, 1991
Three Mission Viejo Nadadore divers won their events at the Junior Olympic Zone D championships Friday at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena. Nate Smith won the boys' 16-18 three-meter event with a score of 510.50. Sandy Zubrin won the girls' 14-15 platform (276.40), and Tyce Routson finished first in the boys' 14-15 platform (325.45). The top seven finishers in each event advance to the national championships July 25-28 in Clayton, Mo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
At the pool where former Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans got her start, young athletes who hope to reach the same heights competed Friday at the 1996 Southern California Junior Olympic Swimming Championships. Evans' sixth-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle competition Thursday at this year's Olympics in Atlanta had saddened members of Fullerton Aquatic Swim Team, who had waved "FAST loves you" and "Swim fast" signs while they watched her on television.
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July 31, 1992 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confidence is not a problem for Obea Moore, 13, of Highland Park. "Next year I want to hold seven national records," he said Thursday after qualifying for Saturday's youth boys' 800-meter final at the Junior Olympics track and field meet at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. His goal is to hold records in the 100, 200, 400 and, 800, and the 400, 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
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November 22, 2000 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
Billy Chavez, the leading rusher for Loara High, will be sidelined because of a broken collarbone when the Saxons meet Tustin in a Southern Section Division VI playoff game Friday night at Glover Stadium, Loara Coach John deFries said Tuesday. Chavez was injured in Loara's 31-14 first-round victory over Cerritos last week. Chavez, a senior who also plays in the defensive backfield, has gained 1,440 yards and scored 17 touchdowns this season.
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August 11, 2000
The SoCal girls' 16-and-under team defeated San Diego Shores, 10-9, in overtime, to win the National Junior Olympic water polo tournament final at El Toro High Thursday. Breana Allison, from Foothill High, scored the winning goal, her second, in overtime. Grace Reynolds, who will be in seventh grade this fall, scored twice for SoCal and goalie Emily Feher had nine saves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1999 | MAIJA-LIISA NAGARAJAN
Kids played a sort of hooky from Glenwood Elementary School late last week. It's called the Junior Olympics. The PTA-organized event, now in its 10th year, allowed 250 students to participate in eight field activities in the morning and four track events in the afternoon. Students in kindergarten through third grade competed Thursday; Friday was for fourth- through sixth-graders. "It's a really fun day. They look forward to it," said organizer Cindy Escobar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Practice makes perfect, even in sweltering heat. Despite temperatures that rose above 100 degrees, the Balboa Park All Stars soccer team, made up of 9- and 10-year-old boys from the West Valley, was determined to perfect its passing and ball-handling skills at a recent practice in Encino. "They're a great, great group of kids with great attitudes," said Penny Pourat, the All Stars' head coach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1998
Students at Meadows Elementary School took part Friday in the third annual Junior Olympic Games, an event designed to educate them about the countries around the world that participate in the games and to test the students' physical fitness. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders were divided into teams, with each team representing a different country. Over the weeks they have learned the national anthems and history of their respective countries.
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February 13, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
Finding time for fencing isn't easy for Wesley and Alec Bellanca of La Crescenta. The brothers are gifted students immersed in rigorous academic schedules. But their lives are hardly a case of all work and no swordplay. Wesley, 17, and Alec, 16, foil competitors who began fencing two years ago, will compete in the Junior Olympics starting today in Oakland. They qualified for the Junior Olympics during U.S. Fencing Assn.
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December 11, 1986 | SUSAN PERRY, Perry is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Swords clashed sharply at Los Angeles Valley College's Women's Gymnasium in Van Nuys on Sunday. Scoring boxes sounded high electronic tones and judges called out "Touch!" as some 50 fencers under the age of 20 competed in several events at the Junior Olympic Qualification Tournament. "Fencing has that swashbuckling look to it, like the old Errol Flynn movies, yet it's so different when you actually get seriously into the sport," observed Edward Francis, 31, a Newbury Park fencer.
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August 10, 1997 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Villa Park Orca and Tustin SoCal water polo clubs have plenty of history between them. And Saturday, in the U.S. Water Polo National Junior Olympic tournament finals at El Toro High, the two added another exciting chapter. The gold-medal game featured numerous players from Orange County high schools, and tournament MVP Joey Pacelli, from Villa Park, scored with 2 minutes 17 seconds remaining to help Orca win, 5-4, in the boys' 17-and-under division.
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August 8, 1997 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For now, silver medals were small consolation for some members of the Trabuco Hills Aquatics Program girls' water polo team. While TRAP pondered its missed opportunities, San Diego Sunset celebrated after seizing its chances to post a 5-4 victory in the 15-and-under division gold-medal game at the U.S. Water Polo National Junior Olympic tournament Thursday at El Toro High.
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