May 16, 2001 |
Tyler Johnson, a left-handed pitcher from Newbury Park High, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Johnson was a 34th-round draft pick in June and the Cardinals had until a week before this year's draft to sign him. He will be assigned to Johnson City, Tenn., of the Class-A Appalachian League. "Tyler has a wicked slider and great movement on his fastball," said Chuck Fick, a scouting supervisor for the Cardinals. "He has a lot of potential."
May 2, 2001 |
With the Marmonte League race looking more and more like a stampede to the finish line, Newbury Park High kept it interesting Tuesday by beating second-place Moorpark, 1-0, at Borchard Park. Katie Stokx pitched a one-hitter, struck out nine and escaped a few jams to keep the Panthers in the playoff hunt. With Moorpark's loss, Thousand Oaks (17-4, 8-1 in league play) clinched the league title. Nothing is certain beyond that.
January 27, 2001 |
A student production of South Pacific is drawing raves this week at Newbury Park High, but it's an ensemble cast a few yards away from the performing arts theater that continues to upstage everyone. The girls' basketball team continued its two-year run Friday night, routing Moorpark, 65-24, to extend its Marmonte League winning streak to 22 games. The Panthers (16-7, 8-0 in league play) have stars. They have depth. They have their second consecutive league title virtually wrapped up.
January 23, 2001 |
Aaron Bobik, the leading scorer for Newbury Park High, did not play in Friday's Marmonte League game against Thousand Oaks after he allegedly directed a racial epithet at Agoura guard Johnny Gray during a game last Wednesday, The Times has learned. Gray, who is black, said Bobik, who is white, used the epithet "three or four times" during Agoura's 81-73 double-overtime victory at Newbury Park.
January 10, 2001 |
Anybody remember John Martens? How about Monte Harrick? The 1981 Newbury Park High basketball team, which was 25-1 and lost in the Southern Section semifinals to San Marcos at the Sports Arena, will celebrate its 20-year reunion Friday night at halftime of the Panthers' Marmonte League home game against Westlake. Ken Barone, who coached the team before becoming coach at Ventura College and an assistant at UCLA, is retiring as a teacher and will be presented with a gift by the team.
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January 8, 2001 |
Six years ago, Leodes Van Buren was a rising star, chasing football dreams like so many spiraling passes. A senior at Newbury Park High, he was the state's all-time leading pass receiver, a kid who escaped South-Central Los Angeles' gritty streets to earn a football scholarship at the University of Colorado. But two months shy of graduation, he threatened his girlfriend with a gun, ending his promising athletic career.