December 12, 1993 |
Field position, instead of field conditions, dictated Irvine's 41-14 romp over Moreno Valley Canyon Springs in the Division IV final Saturday night at Orange Coast College. Irvine's defense, led by Chuck Gates and Geoff Hatcher, took advantage of the slippery field, forcing four first-half turnovers, to turn the contest into a rout early. It allowed the Vaqueros to record their third consecutive CIF championship. "The whole defense was really pumped up," Gates said.
December 10, 1988
Moreno Valley Canyon Springs, a school that has a senior class for the first time, breezed to an easy 30-7 victory over San Bernardino in the Southern Section Division V final at San Bernardino. Rudy McGriff paced the Cougars with two touchdowns, a 17-yard run in the second quarter and a 31-yard run in the fourth quarter. Eric Zomalt scored on a 41-yard run to open the final period for Moreno Valley and Chris Perea added the final Cougar touchdown late in the game.
August 11, 1990 |
It is a hot, dry summer day in this desert town, but conversation lingers over the events of a December night and the following eight months. In this city of 40,000, 90 minutes northeast of Los Angeles on Interstate 15, it is simply known as the Ollie Butler case. It began with a postgame incident on Dec.
February 6, 1991 |
Three wide receivers, including El Camino College standout Shannon Thompson, are among seven players who have made oral commitments to play football at Cal State Fullerton, high school and community college coaches said Tuesday. Thompson, 5-feet-10 and 170 pounds, caught 44 passes for 650 yards and scored eight touchdowns last season. The Morningside High graduate was a first-team All-Mission Conference and all-state selection and an honorable-mention All-American.
February 15, 1997
The Southern Section playoffs begin today, and Orange County prep teams figure to play prominent roles. Here's a guide to the playoffs: BOYS' BASKETBALL * How participating teams are determined: Automatic berths are given to the top two finishers in four-team leagues, the top three in five- and six-team leagues, and the top four in seven-, eight- and nine-team leagues. At-large qualifiers must have at least 10 victories.
March 3, 1994 |
It was a tumultuous freshman year at Esperanza High School for Rich Hills. His father, Rick Hills, died in a Blythe mining accident in the summer of 1987, just before Rich was to enroll at Moreno Valley Canyon Springs High School. Rich had to move from Riverside, where he lived with his father, to Yorba Linda to live with his mother and stepfather.