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May 30, 1996 | STEVE KRESAL
Saddleback basketball player Anthony Carter and Cypress softball player Christa Saindon have been named Orange County community college athletes of the year. Carter, a sophomore guard from Crimm High in Atlanta, was the co-most valuable player in the Orange Empire Conference for the second consecutive season. He averaged a state-best 27.6 points a game and was the leading scorer in 33 of Saddleback's 36 games.
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May 25, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany Tim Burnette of San Clemente High and Kristen Mann of Foothill were named Orange County athletes of the year by the Orange County Athletic Directors Assn. Burnette, a 6-foot-7 defensive end who will attend Washington State on a football scholarship, is also one of the county's top volleyball players, leading his team to the section quarterfinals. He also was his school's most valuable basketball player after leading the Tritons to the section quarterfinals.
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October 8, 2000
The nation is justifiably proud of its athletes at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games. They won a total of 97 medals, more than any other nation. But Orange County can be especially proud of its local athletes. They won almost 15% of the U.S. total. About 50 athletes who were born and raised in Orange County, attended school here or relocated here to train for the Olympics won 20 medals in Sydney. Fourteen of them are county residents.
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May 25, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany Tim Burnette of San Clemente High and Kristen Mann of Foothill were named Orange County athletes of the year by the Orange County Athletic Directors Assn. Burnette, a 6-foot-7 defensive end who will attend Washington State on a football scholarship, is also one of the county's top volleyball players, leading his team to the section quarterfinals. He also was his school's most valuable basketball player after leading the Tritons to the section quarterfinals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2000
The nation is justifiably proud of its athletes at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games. They won a total of 97 medals, more than any other nation. But Orange County can be especially proud of its local athletes. They won almost 15% of the U.S. total. About 50 athletes who were born and raised in Orange County, attended school here or relocated here to train for the Olympics won 20 medals in Sydney. Fourteen of them are county residents.
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July 21, 1991 | CRAIG STANKE
Orange County athletes have had an impact on the Festival, to put it mildly. Computer generated tabulations through Friday's competition showed they had won 55 medals--30 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze. This was more than the totals listed for all but three states outside California--Texas (62), Pennsylvania (57) and Florida (57). To no one's surprise, Californians have dominated, with 279 medalists through Friday, including 110 gold.
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May 17, 1998 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time in four years, Orange County athletes failed to win at least one title at the Southern Section individual badminton championships Saturday night at the Orange County Badminton Club. "I think this is a down year for Orange County," said Garden Grove Coach Vicki Toutz. "Hopefully, we'll do better in the team tournament." Of the eight seeded competitors, only two made it to the finals. Both were swept.
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February 3, 2000
High school athletes can make commitments to attend colleges any time, but today is the first day they can sign letters of intent in women's volleyball, field hockey, soccer, water polo and football. The signing period that begins today ends April 1 for football players and Aug. 1 for all others. Basketball has another signing period that begins April 5 and ends May 15.
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September 17, 1994 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chris Ponchak, ace relief pitcher on the Fountain Valley baseball team, is still getting used to his new starting role--for the Baron football team. But as you might expect from someone who is accustomed to bailing out his team, Ponchak came through late Friday, leading Fountain Valley to a 14-13 victory over Lakewood in a nonleague game at Huntington Beach High.
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September 2, 2000 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve years after listening to the radio as Jesse Owens won four track and field gold medals and smashed Adolf Hitler's theory of Aryan supremacy at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, diver Sammy Lee won a gold and a bronze of his own in London. As a child, swimmer Bruce Furniss entertained his parents with an imitation of TV announcer Keith Jackson introducing the field in an Olympic final. All grown up by 1976, Furniss won two gold medals in Montreal.
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February 3, 2000
High school athletes can make commitments to attend colleges any time, but today is the first day they can sign letters of intent in women's volleyball, field hockey, soccer, water polo and football. The signing period that begins today ends April 1 for football players and Aug. 1 for all others. Basketball has another signing period that begins April 5 and ends May 15.
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July 23, 1999
Volleyball player Misty May, swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Kaitlin Sandeno and diver Erica Sorgi and her coach, Hongping Li, are among the many Orange County athletes in Winnipeg, Canada, for the Pan American Games, which begin today and continue through Aug. 8. May, a graduate of Newport Harbor High, was named college volleyball player of the year for the second time this spring after leading Long Beach State to a 36-0 season.
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May 17, 1998 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time in four years, Orange County athletes failed to win at least one title at the Southern Section individual badminton championships Saturday night at the Orange County Badminton Club. "I think this is a down year for Orange County," said Garden Grove Coach Vicki Toutz. "Hopefully, we'll do better in the team tournament." Of the eight seeded competitors, only two made it to the finals. Both were swept.
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April 1, 1998 | BOB ROHWER
LEHIGH SOFTBALL * County connections: Patty Godwin (Mater Dei), Stephanie Rapel (Trabuco Hills High) and Jessica Roche (Laguna Beach High). * Worth noting: Godwin, a senior from Fountain Valley, is 0-5 with a 5.01 earned-run average. In 22 1/3 innings, she has given up 40 hits and 16 earned runs, struck out 11 and walked seven. She is batting .341 with two runs batted in. Right fielder Rapel, a sophomore from Mission Viejo, is batting .319 with one home run and a team-leading 12 RBIs.
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March 17, 1998
LONG BEACH STATE BASEBALL * County connections: Mike Hota of Marina, Scott Redfox of Canyon, Curt Lee of Mater Dei and Fullerton College, Jeff Leuenberger of Canyon, Chris Toomey of Dana Hills, Paul Day of Capistrano Valley and Saddleback College. * Worth noting: Leuenberger improved to 2-0 on the season Sunday, giving up only three hits in seven innings as Long Beach defeated UC Santa Barbara, 9-1. Day hit his fifth home run of the season for the 49ers (13-8, 6-0).
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May 21, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON
Distance runner Shelley Taylor of Edison High School and two-sport star Terry Mann of Sunny Hills were the recipients of the Orange County athlete of the year awards Wednesday night at the Orange County Athletic Directors' spring meeting at the Anaheim Stadium Club. Taylor led Edison to the State Division II girls' cross-country championship last fall and has continued to sparkle in track and field competition this spring. She has the nation's fastest time in 1,600 meters at 4 minutes 51.
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July 23, 1999
Volleyball player Misty May, swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Kaitlin Sandeno and diver Erica Sorgi and her coach, Hongping Li, are among the many Orange County athletes in Winnipeg, Canada, for the Pan American Games, which begin today and continue through Aug. 8. May, a graduate of Newport Harbor High, was named college volleyball player of the year for the second time this spring after leading Long Beach State to a 36-0 season.
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