CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 |
Three teenagers were hospitalized after police found them unconscious Tuesday morning in an apartment where a group of high school boys who had ditched school had been drinking, authorities said. Two of the seven boys, ranging in age from 14 to 17, were taken to Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, another to Granada Hills Community Hospital. They were expected to be held "until they sobered up," said Lt. Steven Dodson of the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department.
November 17, 2000 |
It wasn't a lack of opportunity that cost Kennedy High against Banning on Thursday night. The Golden Cougars had plenty of chances. They simply couldn't take advantage of them in a 27-22 loss in the first-round of the City Championship playoffs at Kennedy. It started on Kennedy second possession, when the Golden Cougars (8-2-1) drove 47 yards only to be stopped on three consecutive plays at Banning's one-yard line.
October 25, 2000 |
The Kennedy High field will be named for John Haynes, the school's first football coach, Friday night before the Cougars' game against Van Nuys. Haynes was head coach from 1971, the year Kennedy opened, until 1986, when Bob Francola took over. Haynes remained as an assistant through 1989. Francola is still the coach. "John Haynes is my mentor," Francola said. "I bounce a lot of things off him. This was a lucky place to become a head coach for the first time.
October 15, 2000 |
Paraclete 33, Village Christian 14--After being held to 45 yards rushing for more than three quarters, Curtis Brown saved his best for the final nine minutes. He rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns during that span to help the Spirits (5-1) pull away for a victory in an Alpha League opener at Kennedy High. Brown, who finished with 130 yards in 13 carries, scored on runs of 20 and 31 yards, breaking numerous tackles on both touchdowns.
October 7, 2000 |
A big-play first half gave way to a big-heart finish. And Kennedy High did the thumping. The Cougars ground down Granada Hills, 40-28, Friday night in a nonleague cross-town rivalry between unbeaten teams that began with fireworks and ended with a down-and-dirty Kennedy drive that chewed up more than six minutes and any chance of a Highlander comeback. "I'm so proud of our effort I can hardly speak," Kennedy Coach Bob Francola said. "I love our five guys up front.
September 29, 2000 |
Star light, star bright, did Troy Starr show up last night? Or was that an impostor of the normally savvy Taft High coach making an embarrassing blunder that cost his team in a 27-22 loss to Kennedy on Thursday night at Taft. Kennedy faced a fourth-and-10 situation at its 28-yard line with one minute to play and Taft leading, 22-21. Time out was called. Starr believed possession had changed and he jogged onto the field and huddled with his offensive unit.
September 16, 2000 |
There was a little something for everybody. Kennedy High fans saw the Golden Cougars' explosive offense roll up 574 yards. Palmdale fans saw quarterback Terry Furlow throw, juke and scramble for 385 all-purpose yards, almost single-handedly rallying his Falcons, who finished with 487 yards. And those who plunked down $6 to watch the City Section officials, witnessed them throw 42 flags and assess 293 yards in penalties. And everybody walked away happy. And frustrated.