June 22, 1986 |
They were the top guns of the Class of 1986, the ones on the podium last week speaking to their classmates on graduation day. As much as their words, however, it was the distance they covered to become class valedictorians and commencement day speakers that delivered the strongest message: There was Korean-born Charles Park who entered Warren High School in Downey four years ago understanding little or no English.
June 4, 1989 |
A couple days ago, El Dorado High School's Pete Janicki found out he would be pitching against Millikan for the Southern Section 5-A baseball title Saturday night in Dodger Stadium. He tried to approach it as he would any other start. All he wanted to do was relax, and get into a good grove early. "It was like any other game," he said. "I felt the same as always." Janicki, a senior right-hander, also did pretty much the same as always--pitch very well. He pitched a three-hit shutout with four strikeouts and no walks as El Dorado won, 2-0. His only real mistake was a hit batter in the second inning.
March 1, 1990 |
One week after the Southern Section forced a soccer playoff game between Santa Barbara San Marcos and Long Beach Millikan to be replayed because of an apparent conflict of interest, some questions remain unanswered. Why was this 3-A Division second-round game first officiated by a member of the Millikan faculty? Was it coincidence that two San Marcos players and an assistant coach were thrown out of the first game, which Millikan won?
June 2, 1991 |
Finally, Edison High School played like the so-so third-place team it was when the regular season ended. After backing into the Southern Section 5-A playoffs and then running over three teams to get to the championship game, the Chargers' wild ride came to an end. Behind the three-hit pitching of Brian Keller, Millikan put them in their place with a 8-2 victory at Anaheim Stadium. "You get into the playoffs and you think that's going to make you happy," Edison Coach Paul Harrell said.
June 2, 1991 |
Josh Gingrich kept reminding himself that pitching is sometimes a sport of survival. "I figured that if I could get through the fourth inning," he said, "I could keep going." But Gingrich, the Edison High School baseball team's starter, watched the end of the fourth inning as an outfielder instead of the mound. Long Beach Millikan tagged him for three hits and four runs in the fourth on the way to an 8-2 victory in the Southern Section 5-A championship game Saturday night at Anaheim Stadium.
March 3, 1991 |
Rodney Harris scored 15 points--including eight in the fourth quarter--and Darryl Bryant made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give Long Beach Jordan a 69-67 victory over Long Beach Millikan in the Southern Section Division I-AA championship basketball game before a crowd of 7,669 at the Sports Arena Saturday night.
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April 23, 2011 |
A Long Beach high school student was facing charges Friday in connection with threats against four classmates through a fictitious Facebook account, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy is accused of setting up a Facebook profile under a fake name and using it to send threatening messages to four students at Millikan High School, said Sgt. Rico Fernandez of the Long Beach Police Department. "Posting a threat online is no different than making a threat face to face," Fernandez said.
April 29, 1993
Five Southeast-area seniors, including three from Whitney High School in Cerritos, have won $2,000 National Merit Scholarships. The Whitney winners are Christian Chen of Westminster, Julie Park of Buena Park and Andy Hong of Cypress. Darren Gates of Millikan High School in Long Beach and Alfred Lew, a Bellflower resident who attends Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, also received scholarships.
April 25, 1985
Former Millikan High School track star Mike Tully, the American outdoor record holder in the pole vault, will compete at the Pepsi Invitational track meet May 18 at UCLA's Drake Stadium. Tully, 28, set the record last year with a vault of 19 feet, 1 inch at Eugene, Ore. He won a silver medal in last year's Olympics with a vault of 18-6 1/2, second to the 18-10 of Pierre Quinon of France.