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November 5, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Len Whitacre, who had a successful two-year run at Villa Park High, accepted the girls' basketball coaching position at Costa Mesa, the school announced Friday. Whitacre compiled a 35-11 record with the Spartans after the program had gone 19-61 the previous four seasons. He takes over a program that played for the 1993 State championship and has gone 47-12 the last two years.
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November 5, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Len Whitacre, who had a successful two-year run at Villa Park High, accepted the girls' basketball coaching position at Costa Mesa, the school announced Friday. Whitacre compiled a 35-11 record with the Spartans after the program had gone 19-61 the previous four seasons. He takes over a program that played for the 1993 State championship and has gone 47-12 the last two years.
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January 10, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Villa Park girls' basketball Coach Len Whitacre had the strangest dream as he lay on the ground, unconscious after taking a tumble on his bicycle, while his two sons scrambled to find a phone so they could call 911. He dreamed he was playing left field for the Chicago Cubs, a team he hated, and there was a runner on second base, and he had just crashed into the ivy wall at Wrigley Field while making the catch. And he had to rise so he could throw the ball into the infield.
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January 10, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Villa Park girls' basketball Coach Len Whitacre had the strangest dream as he lay on the ground, unconscious after taking a tumble on his bicycle, while his two sons scrambled to find a phone so they could call 911. He dreamed he was playing left field for the Chicago Cubs, a team he hated, and there was a runner on second base, and he had just crashed into the ivy wall at Wrigley Field while making the catch. And he had to rise so he could throw the ball into the infield.
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January 8, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Cathy Joens' transfer from Woodbridge to Calvary Chapel immediately made the Eagles a favorite for the Olympic League title. Calvary Chapel may find out where its title hopes rest at 6 tonight when it hosts Cerritos Valley Christian, long the league's dominant force. In a South Coast League game, San Clemente Coach Mary Mulligan directs her second-ranked team against Dana Hills and its first-year coach--her husband, Shawn.
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October 6, 1998
Len Whitacre, who led Villa Park to three Century League girls' basketball titles in three seasons, will not return to the school as coach, he said Monday. Whitacre, a walk-on who had a record of 54-17, moved from South Orange County to Carlsbad during the summer. He said he intended to commute to practice by train, but was told late last week by Villa Park Principal Fran Roney that the position was being opened. "I'm very distraught, to say the least," Whitacre said.
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January 17, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Len Whitacre, who left a successful program he helped build at Villa Park High to take over an established program at Costa Mesa, has resigned as the school's girls' basketball coach. Whitacre, whose decision came after a recent illness, said he wanted to spend time on a writing project and felt alienated within the program.
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November 13, 1994
Standings League Overall School W L W L Villa Park 9 1 21 3 Canyon 7 3 14 9 El Modena 7 3 11 10 Santa Ana Valley 4 6 8 14 Foothill 2 8 6 17 Orange 1 9 4 17 Highlights Villa Park won back-to-back Century League titles for the first time. Coach Len Whitacre, in his second year, led the Spartans to their best overall record (21-4). Villa Park was led by Maureen Skehan, the league's player of the year. Skehan led the team in scoring (17.2 points per game), assists (six) and tied in rebounds (9.7).
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December 15, 1992
Villa Park 1991-92 RECORDS OVERALL: 7-13 LEAGUE: 4-6 COACH: RECORD AT SCHOOL Len Whitacre: 0-0 RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Tara Earl Sr. 5-5 G Sylvia Salgado Jr. 5-9 F Ashley Thurston Sr. 5-8 F TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Michelle Jacquot Jr. 5-4 G Ray Anne Burd So. 5-11 C TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Theresa Castellanos Sr. 5-11 C Kim Lebrecht Jr 5-10 C Michelle Miyake Fr. 5-4 G Felicia Perez Jr. 5-6 G Marci Price Sr. 5-11 C Maureen Skehan Jr. 5-9 F Kendra Wood Fr.
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January 18, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Not even Costa Mesa Coach Len Whitacre's best plans could help his team avoid its second straight loss after 32 consecutive Pacific Coast League victories. University got a career-high 19 points from freshman Monique Mathews and scored a 44-39 victory Tuesday over the visiting Mustangs. University (12-4, 3-0 in league), a first-year member of the league, leads Costa Mesa (12-5, 2-2) and Estancia by two games in the loss column and has already beaten second-place Laguna Hills.
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