October 27, 2001 |
Marijon Ancich, the venerable coach at Santa Fe Springs St. Paul, feared the homecoming game Friday against La Puente Bishop Amat would be decided by big plays. With a team that was smaller and slower than Bishop Amat's, No. 14 in The Times' rankings, Ancich's fears were well-grounded. Bishop Amat scored on four drives, each including a play of at least 30 yards, to beat St. Paul, 24-23, in front of 7,000 at Msgr. Cranham Stadium in a Del Rey League opener.
October 15, 1999 |
No. 3 Mater Dei (3-2) vs. Santa Fe Springs St. Paul (5-0) 7:30 TONIGHT ST. PAUL HS Bruce Rollinson knows that St. Paul Coach Marijon Ancich, who picked up his 300th victory last week against Alta Loma, is after a bigger trophy this week. "I see this as a statement game for them," Mater Dei's coach said. "Our dilemma is convincing our kids what a Catholic school war is all about." The Monarchs' problem is stopping the Swordsmen's running game, which rolled up 571 yards on Alta Loma.
October 4, 2012 |
It still seems a little strange when the starting quarterback at a Catholic high school is Jewish, but in reality, it has been happening so often that it's no longer considered a big deal. Last season, Logan Scott and Jared Lebowitz were the starting quarterbacks at West Hills Chaminade and La Cañada St. Francis, respectively. This season, sophomore Josh Rosen has taken over as the starting quarterback at Bellflower St. John Bosco, and his center, Elijah Zabludoff, is also Jewish.
September 16, 1989 |
While Visko Ancich rushed, leaped, caught, scrambled and scored to spark Tustin High School to a 21-20 upset of Mater Dei Friday night, his father, Tustin Coach Marijon Ancich, could only sit as if he were cemented to his chair. But let it be known that these were not normal circumstances. The elder Ancich, having broken his leg last week during practice, was burdened by a leg cast, and was forced to coach from a platform 30 feet above the 2,500 fans at Tustin High School.
November 18, 1993 |
Woe are they. As they tell it, every South Coast League representative in the Southern Section Division I football playoffs has a difficult opponent for Friday's opening round, as if that's breaking news. "Anyone who tries to sit down and figure out the luck of the draw is wasting a lot of energy," Mater Dei Coach Bruce Rollinson said. Not that it stopped Rollinson from puzzling over the Monarchs' first opponent. Mater Dei meets Santa Fe Springs St.
September 13, 1990 |
The Tustin High School football team will likely face its toughest test at 8 tonight when it plays Mater Dei at Orange Coast College. The Tillers (2-0) have had few problems this season. They routed Honolulu Pac-5, 37-7, in their opener two weeks ago and shut out Foothill, 20-0, last week. Neither opponent was able to control running backs Ron Goods and Visko Ancich. Goods is second in Orange County with 242 yards rushing; Ancich has gained 131 yards.
October 17, 1998 |
If revenge wasn't enough incentive, St. Paul was trying to extend a four-game shutout streak when it took the field Friday at St. John Bosco. The streak is alive as the Swordsmen won, 57-0. The victory avenged a loss last season that sent the Braves to the playoffs. Last week against Alta Loma, St. Paul (6-0) relied on its running game, amassing 216 yards on the ground. Against Bosco (3-3), it was quarterback Jon Montes' passing that did the damage.
October 26, 1990
Loyola High, coming off a loss to Santa Ana Mater Dei, rebounded Thursday night with a 28-17 Angelus League victory over St. John Bosco at Glendale High. The Cubs, ranked ninth in the Times' Southern Section poll, trailed, 14-0, at halftime but rallied with four second-half touchdowns. Junior running back Matt Vandis put Loyola on the board with a six-yard run with nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. Seven minutes later, senior running back Alex Yeboah scored on a 15-run to trim St.
November 19, 2004 |
James Keefe of Santa Margarita, a 6-foot-8 junior forward who is considered the top college basketball prospect in Southern California in his class, announced Thursday that he had committed to UCLA. Keefe, who averaged 10 points and 10 assists as a sophomore, was a critical recruit for Bruin Coach Ben Howland because of his size and rebounding ability. Girls Volleyball The City Section title games in both divisions will take place tonight at Occidental College.
November 23, 1991 |
With junior running back Jason Powell rushing for a touchdown and a career-high 175 yards in 12 carries, Tustin rolled to a 24-7 victory over Troy Friday night in the first round of the Division VI playoffs at Northrup Field. The victory advances the Tillers (10-1), the No. 3 seed in Division VI, to Friday's second round against Bassett. Last season, Tustin defeated Pacifica and Bassett in the playoffs en route to the Division VI championship game.