May 12, 1994
Long Beach Poly guard Dion Holton, who earlier indicated he had committed to Cal State Fullerton, has signed to play basketball with Portland. A Portland athletic department spokesman confirmed this week that the school had received his signed letter of intent.
June 8, 2002 |
When Long Beach Poly won the boys' and girls' 400- and 1,600-meter relays in the state track and field championships at Cerritos College last Saturday, it marked the first time that a school had taken all four relay events in the same year. Nine girls' teams have won both relays since girls began competing in the state championships in 1974. Six boys' teams have also been double relay winners during that time.
February 22, 2002 |
Shantae McKinney, a two-time City Section champion in the girls' 800 meters for Westchester High, will run track for Long Beach Poly this season. McKinney, a junior who transferred to Poly at the start of the school year, has career bests of 2 minutes 12.38 seconds in the 800 and 55.21 in the 400.
February 7, 2002
Lorenzo Bursey, a junior running back at Beverly Hills High who rushed for 1,591 yards last season, has transferred to defending Southern Section Division I champion Long Beach Poly along with his brother, Loronzo, a freshman defensive end. They enrolled at Poly on Monday. Last year, quarterback Leon Jackson transferred to Poly from Beverly Hills and served as a backup. He's a top candidate to start this fall.
June 21, 2002 |
Long Beach Poly has been named school of the year by Cal-Hi Sports for the second consecutive year. The Jackrabbits didn't finish No. 1 in the state in any sport, according to the publication's rankings, but are considered to have the best combination boys' and girls' track and field and basketball programs. Poly had previously been honored in 1980-81.
February 5, 1995
Woodbridge continued its run toward the top seeding in the Division II-AA Southern Section playoffs by beating another nonleague opponent Saturday. The Warriors beat Long Beach Poly, 72-42, at home to extend their winning streak to 10 games. Woodbridge, ranked No. 1 in Orange County, No. 1 in the Southern Section Division II poll, and No. 1 in the Cal-Hi Sports overall state rankings, led by 13 points at halftime. It blew out the Jackrabbits in the third quarter with a 17-6 scoring edge.
September 18, 1993 |
Fittingly, a defensive play clinched Long Beach Poly High's 15-0 victory Friday night over Wilmington Banning at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. After all, the offenses sputtered for much of the game. Lamont Morgan, a Jackrabbit cornerback, intercepted a pass and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to seal the intersectional victory for Long Beach Poly (1-1), ranked 16th by The Times. "That was a huge play," Poly Coach Jerry Jaso said.
November 16, 1998 |
Long Beach Poly, the defending champion, is the top-seeded team in the Southern Section Division I playoffs. The Jackrabbits (10-0) play Huntington Beach (6-3-1) in a first-round game Friday. Second-seeded Los Alamitos (10-0) plays Lakewood (5-5), No. 3 Santa Ana Mater Dei (9-1) plays Fountain Valley (7-3) and No. 4 Bishop Amat (9-0-1) plays host to Redlands (7-3), which earned a berth after Rialto Eisenhower forfeited all of its victories for using an ineligible player.
June 4, 1998 |
Long Beach Poly High, led by junior sprinters Darrell Rideaux and Kareem Kelly and senior distance runner Chad Durham, will be favored to win its second consecutive boys' title when the state track and field championships start at Cerritos College on Friday. Qualifying in the field events begins at 2 p.m. on Friday with heats in the running events beginning at 5. The finals will be held Saturday, starting with the field events at 2 p.m. and the running events at 4.
June 8, 1997 |
After waiting 10 years to host the state high school track and field meet again, Northern California discovered Saturday that it will take a lot longer before its schools can compete against the best teams from Southern California. Before a crowd of 15,875 at Sacramento City College, Long Beach Poly used its all-around depth to become the first school to win both the boys' and girls' team titles in the same year since Berkeley did it in 1981.