November 19, 1997 |
Kevin Bentley is most excited when his back is against the wall and a running back is diving in his direction. Just the anticipation of such a situation makes his voice rise and his speech quicken. "I love [goal-line stands]," said Bentley, an inside linebacker on the Montclair Prep football team. "They don't have anywhere to run and hide. They have to come right at me." Mountie opponents have learned to run away from Bentley whenever possible.
October 19, 1999 |
The flamboyant Kevin Bentley continues to adapt like a chameleon. As a football and basketball standout at Montclair Prep, Bentley changed the color of his hair so often it nearly obscured the fact that he had talent to dye for. As a linebacker struggling to break into the lineup this season at Northwestern, Bentley had to adjust to a new coach, a prospect that can be daunting. Often, a first-year staff implements a new scheme that renders personnel recruited by the previous regime obsolete.
July 17, 1998 |
The guy who dyed his hair blond with purple stripes before playing in a basketball game is up at 5:30 every morning for four-hour workouts with a personal trainer. The guy who wore a different-colored sock on each foot during basketball games accepted a football scholarship from Northwestern over offers from Cal and Arizona State because, during a campus visit, he was impressed by the players' sincere interest in academics.
October 31, 2000 |
Big Ten, Pac-10, same trend. A defense can consider itself staunch despite allowing 30, even 40 points in a game. As long as a victory results. Northwestern is a prime example. The Wildcats appear headed for a bowl game because of defense. No matter that they allowed Wisconsin 44 points, Minnesota 35 and Indiana 33. All victories. No apologies. Linebacker Kevin Bentley touts the Northwestern defense every chance he gets.
December 28, 1997
Linebacker Kevin Bentley of Montclair Prep has committed to Arizona State. Bentley is highly regarded for his speed and aggressiveness and had 10 sacks for the Mounties this season. He also considered California and Wisconsin. SOFTBALL Registration and tryouts for the West Valley Girls' Softball League are Jan. 10 and 17 at Woodland Hills Park. The tryouts are open to girls age 6 to 18. Information: (818) 382-2966.
October 7, 1995 |
Chatsworth 32, Granada Hills 19--Ron Atkins gained 146 yards in 16 carries and got the host Chancellors (2-3, 1-2) rolling with a 16-yard first-quarter touchdown run. Chatsworth's second touchdown was scored by Kevin Bentley, who recovered a punt blocked by teammate Nathan Venerwielen. Granada Hills' Ricky Mathiesen completed seven of 19 for 138 yards and three touchdowns. Ernest Quinley had three catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns for the Highlanders (0-5, 0-2).