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September 20, 1997
Shortstop Scott Dragicevich of Westlake High has committed to Stanford. Dragicevich, a straight-A student and three-year starter, batted .359 with nine doubles, three triples and 30 runs scored last season. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Antelope Valley will be without standout running back Lafayette Bailey for the second consecutive week when the Marauders play host to Kings River in a nonconference game tonight.
June 10, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld, Los Angeles Times
As California's general election campaign officially opened Wednesday, each party's line of attack began to take shape, with an energized Republican Party appearing to seize the early momentum. At a time when many Californians are struggling financially and skeptical of government, the Republicans sketched out a narrative on the day after a gubernatorial primary that appeared to have the lowest voter turnout in the 96 years on record: that their candidates offer a new path. The 24.8% showing among registered voters is expected to rise somewhat when final mail-in ballots are counted, but it remains well below the previous low, a 33.6% turnout in 2006.
April 16, 1989 | Rob Fernas
It's been 10 years since Miraleste fielded what was arguably the best baseball team in the school's history. The 1979 Marauders featured a star-studded lineup that included three future professional players (second baseman Joe Redfield and pitchers Matt Dorin and Mark Delatorre), a sophomore who became a four-year starter for Harvard University (first baseman Chris Schindler) and an All-CIF shortstop (Chris Herpin). With that kind of talent, winning became a habit. The Marauders tied Leuzinger for the Pioneer League title and reached the semifinals of the Southern Section 2-A playoffs.
March 17, 2010 | STEVE LOPEZ
I was sleeping lightly Tuesday morning and the shaking woke me up, but I didn't think it was an earthquake at first. I thought it was raccoons or skunks tearing up the frontyard again. I jumped off the sofa with my camera, ready to take their pictures, then realized my mistake. Let me explain. I had been asked by an animal communicator to photograph the invaders if at all possible. Dana Miller, of the Sunland-Tujunga area, says she is better able to "connect" with animals if she's got their photos.
Sheriff's investigators said they plan to seek criminal charges today against five members of the Antelope Valley College football team for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a party. Authorities said the incident occurred Oct. 4 at a Lancaster apartment during a party hosted by members of the college's Marauders football team. Two players were arrested Friday and remained in custody Monday night in lieu of $30,000 bail.
September 8, 1985 | JEANMARIE MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was a shame that all but the most dedicated Pierce College fans knew who was doing what on the Shepard Stadium playing field Saturday night. Without programs, Pierce's 28-26 victory over Antelope Valley was played out in virtual anonymity--not exactly the best way to open the season. But, programs or no programs, it was an exciting way to open. Up 28-7 with 14:27 left in the game, Pierce suddenly found itself overrun by the Marauders.
September 20, 1986 | JOHN FAWAZ, Times Staff Writer
Looking at the scene after the game, you couldn't tell that neither team had won. On one side of the field, the Diamond Bar High School football team stood in disbelief, shocked at what had transpired in the fourth quarter. On the other side, the Rancho Palos Verdes Miraleste team celebrated on its home field as if it had just won a conference title. Such emotion for a 14-14 early-season game filled with penalties and mistakes? It wasn't your ordinary tie.
The most-exciting race of the afternoon in the junior college track and field State championships Saturday at Cerritos College was the men's 5,000 meters. The race lasted 14 minutes 53.93 seconds, but all of the excitement was packed into the final half-minute as 31-year-old Bashir Hussain of Riverside outkicked 34-year-old Peter Magill of Glendale for the victory, after Magill had blown past Hussain with 100 meters to go. Magill clocked 14:54.25.
August 25, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA
Danny Haag of Northridge will get a chance to compete in the Pan American Junior (ages 14-19) championships after all. The former Granada Hills High standout totaled a personal best of 7,148 points in the decathlon to finish third in the USA Track & Field Junior championships in June, but that appeared to have left him one place shy of earning a spot on the U.S. team that will compete in Santiago, Chile, Sept. 1-3.
September 15, 1985
I am researching World War II Ninth Air Force history for a book, "Whitetail Marauders--323 Bomb Group in World War II." I would be pleased to hear from veteran 323 BG combat crew and ground support personnel who may have interesting information or experiences that should be included. I would also be pleased to hear from B-26 "Marauder Men" of other bomb groups. RALPH WEFEL Ninth Air Force Historian Oxnard
August 16, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan
Talk about pirate booty. In a dramatic shift of fortunes on the high seas, 34 Egyptian fishermen kidnapped by Somali pirates four months ago overpowered their captors and were sailing home Saturday with eight marauders locked up in a room and ready to be delivered to police. Usually it's the pirates who get away with bragging rights and ransoms, but the fishermen, whose two vessels had been seized in the notorious waters around the Gulf of Aden, were steaming toward the Egyptian coast with an impressive haul.
June 3, 2009 | Robyn Dixon
Possession is nine-tenths of the law. That's Mike Campbell's bitter motto. "The moment you move off, you're finished," is how he puts it. The thugs who want his farm almost finished him. They beat the 75-year-old so badly last July that he hasn't been quite the same since. They broke his wife's arm. But the Campbells weren't finished yet. Ignoring their nightmares and their forebodings, they went home to their farm.
July 2, 2007 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
The moral of the story is: Don't judge a pirate by his skull and crossbones. How daffy. How instructive. How sweet. Such a message could be delivered by only one show. No, not "Pirates of the Caribbean." Think back a tad further, to "The Pirates of Penzance," the 1879 operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
March 26, 2007 | Gene Seymour, Newsday
Here we go again: a soundtrack of stringed instruments stirred up like hornets, punctuated by sudden thuds; limbs separated from torsos; anguished screams; congealed brain matter that looks like doughnut discharge; and grown men cavorting around in makeup that looks like.... Never mind. What else is there, really, to say about "The Hills Have Eyes 2," the sequel to last year's remake of the 1977 Wes Craven splatter classic about marauding mutants in the southwestern U.S.?
January 8, 2005 | Rosie Mestel, Times Staff Writer
Not long after Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World, hordes of viciously stinging ants assailed the island of Hispaniola, pouring into homes and ravaging the Spanish colonists' newly planted crops of oranges, pomegranates and cassia trees. People had to place the legs of their beds in containers of water to avoid being covered in ants during the night. Two centuries later, a different plague of ants laid waste sugar plantations in the islands of Martinique, Barbados and Grenada.
December 5, 2004 | Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press Writer
This remote farming town in northwestern Mexico has tried just about everything to rid itself of rats: cats, poison and even cash rewards for killing the thousands of rodents infesting businesses and destroying the corn harvest. So when retired Massachusetts salesman Stephen Petren called and said he had a foolproof method, local officials took him up on it. Now, Petren, who speaks no Spanish, is using hand signals to teach Mexicans how to exterminate vermin. Petren, 71, from Holliston, Mass.
December 11, 1997
Despite Talaya McDaniel and Kristin Phillips each scoring 21 points, Antelope Valley lost to Irvine Valley, 85-58, in a nonconference women's basketball game in Irvine on Wednesday. McDaniel was five of eight from the field and 11 of 14 from the free-throw line. Phillips was seven of 18 from the field. Irvine Valley outscored Antelope Valley, 46-26, in the first half. The Marauders (2-5) were also outshot, 50% to 34.6%, in the half.
If Brent Carder has learned anything in his 26 seasons at the helm of the Antelope Valley College football program it is to speak guardedly about his teams. No sense getting caught up in hyperbole and then trying to explain unrealistic predictions made through rose-colored glasses. Perhaps that's the reason Carder offers a modest opinion of his team for 1996, one sprinkled freely with qualifiers that won't come back to haunt him.
July 4, 2004 | Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press Writer
Sudan's president promised to send troops to stop militia violence that has forced 1 million people from their homes in the state of Darfur, a Sudanese official said Friday after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The pledge came as the United States raised the possibility of sanctions against Sudan if the government failed to act quickly to end attacks by Arab militias and allow humanitarian aid to reach displaced people.
December 9, 2001 | ED WRAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Without a sound, eight masked men armed with machetes, hunting knives and an assault rifle storm aboard the cargo vessel MV Pioneer in the Malacca Straits. They get control of the ship and crew within minutes. Less than 20 minutes later, Indonesian navy commandos seize the ship back. Then they sit down to lunch with the "pirates," swapping jokes and congratulations on another successful anti-piracy exercise. If only it went this way in real life.
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