July 16, 1996
The San Fernando Valley-area and Ventura County athletes representing the United States in the Olympic Games are: Larry Amar, field hockey, Camarillo; Nick Butcher, field hockey, Simi Valley; Gail Castro, volleyball (beach), La Crescenta; David Collins, rowing, Thousand Oaks; Sheila Cornell, softball, Taft High; Rich Corso, water polo (head coach), Van Nuys (Harvard-Westlake High coach); Mark Crear, track (110-meter hurdles), Valencia.
July 31, 1996
Although it has managed just three goals in five losses, the U.S. men's field hockey team still has a chance to make history today if it defeats South Africa in the ninth-place semifinals. A win would be the first ever for U.S. men's field hockey, which is 0-24-4 in its Olympic history. It won't be easy, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1998 |
When Tom Harris built it, he knew they would come. Not just the neighborhood kids, but teams from places like Nigeria, Taiwan and India. Nestled on the Moorpark College campus is one of this nation's few field hockey arenas that meet Olympic standards. The artificial turf plays host every Memorial Day weekend to an international field hockey tournament called the California Cup.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1996 |
With a Boy Scout color guard leading the way and the combined power of two school bands blasting a processional march, three of Simi Valley's four Olympic athletes strode into the courtyard outside City Hall on Monday to receive the congratulations of hundreds of their neighbors. Olympians Nick Butcher, Justin Huish and Jeff Weaver were honored by city officials and more than 200 cheering, screaming residents at a ceremony late Monday afternoon.
July 14, 1991 |
Chatsworth's Brian Spencer scored early and often in the opening match of the U. S. Olympic Festival field hockey tournament Saturday at Loyola Marymount. Spencer, a forward on the West team, scored three goals in the first half of the West's 3-0 victory over the South at Sullivan Field. And the 1984 Olympian should be dishing out scores more of high-fives off the field in the next few days. His wife, Josephine, is expecting the couple's third child momentarily.
July 25, 1996 |
Things are looking up for the U.S. men's field hockey team. The first sign of that came Monday in a game against Argentina, when the Americans scored twice, equaling a 64-year-old Olympic team record for most goals in a game. More good news was delivered Wednesday. For the first time in these Games, the U.S. made it past the midway point of the first half without falling behind by as many as three goals. Sometimes progress is measured in small steps.