November 28, 2003 |
It takes a lot to impress a group of teenage jocks, but Mark Sunga of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame finally pulled it off. Starting at catcher on the varsity baseball team as a sophomore was no big deal. What blew his friends away was Sunga receiving permission from football Coach Kevin Rooney to become the first part-time position player in Rooney's 24 years as coach. All Sunga does is practice long snapping for about an hour, then is cut loose to do whatever he wants.
October 19, 1997 |
Two weeks ago, Notre Dame High's football team was unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Division III. Now, after a stunning 28-24 loss to St. Francis in a Mission League opener Friday night, the Knights are 4-2 and need to regroup. "We just hope we can get better and battle for the league championship and make the playoffs," Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney said. "We'd like a second chance to play St. Francis [in the playoffs], but if we don't improve, that won't happen." St.
July 5, 1997 |
Justin Fargas of Notre Dame High rushed for 2,945 yards and scored 38 touchdowns last fall. He won the boys' 100-meter dash in the state track and field championships at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento on June 7. So what does Fargas do for an encore? He improves. Whether slashing through opposing defenses with a football cradled in his arm or blasting down the straightaway against some of the state's top sprinters, Fargas wants to do it better as a senior than he did this past year.
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November 8, 1997 |
When Notre Dame High's top-ranked football team lost back-to-back games last month, the sports editor of the school newspaper decided to write a commentary examining the Knights' future. The team could be headed for difficult times, he argued, when it moves to a tougher league next year. The story was never published.
October 15, 1994 |
Doctors believe a severe sinus infection caused the mysterious illness of lineman Peter Forlano of Notre Dame High, who underwent brain surgery earlier this week, the player's father said Friday. Forlano, 17, remains hospitalized in serious condition at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was admitted Oct. 7 after complaining of dizziness, blurred vision and numbness of his right arm. On Tuesday, doctors relieved pressure from the left side of Forlano's brain.
January 9, 1997 |
Deceptive strength. Excellent balance. Above-average speed. And, above all, the ability to break tackle after tackle. All of which seemingly no one was prepared for when junior tailback Justin Fargas of Notre Dame High burst into the spotlight with a 215-yard, season-opening performance against Alemany.
January 6, 1999 |
The ball is snapped and Travis Johnson is causing a ruckus in the opponent's backfield. What else is new? Only a junior--best wishes to offensive coordinators and linemen who must prepare for him next season--Johnson made an impression in many ways at Notre Dame High and is The Times' Valley defe1853057398 The 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive tackle had 17 sacks, forced five fumbles, blocked three punts and two extra points, forced 13 hurried passes and had 62 unassisted tackles.
June 23, 2000 |
Tommy Barber of Notre Dame High swung his first golf club--a miniaturized version--a few months after he began to walk. His grandfather Jerry won the 1961 PGA Championship. His father Tom played in PGA Tour events in the late 1960s and early '70s and has been the head professional at Griffith Park's Harding and Wilson courses since 1972. Yet the youngest Barber made an important discovery this year. Improving your short game can make a huge difference on the golf course.