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July 16, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Festival this week at Oklahoma City will provide different opportunities for the 75 or so Orange County athletes who will participate. For athletes such as 1988 Olympic shotputters Jim Doehring and Bonnie Dasse and Peter Campbell, a two-time Olympic water polo player, the Olympic Festival represents a chance to get together with friends--and rivals--while competing largely free of high stakes and pressure.
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February 28, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
This is so right. Orange County Grizzlies. Or Smoothies. Or Surfies. Or whatever you want to call our maybe soon-to-be NBA team. With sports today it usually doesn't happen this way. The right time, the right arena, the right team--right team being any team with a negative checkbook balance, an antsy owner and a moving van parked outside. But when the Vancouver Grizzlies' owner, Michael Heisley, came real estate shopping Tuesday in Anaheim, he should have noticed something.
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SPORTS
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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February 27, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
This is so right. Orange County Grizzlies. Or Smoothies. Or Surfies. Or whatever you want to call our maybe soon-to-be NBA team. With sports today it usually doesn't happen this way. The right time, the right arena, the right team--right team being anyone with a negative checkbook balance, an antsy owner and a moving van parked outside. But when the Vancouver Grizzlies' owner, Michael Heisley, comes real estate shopping today in Anaheim, he should pay attention.
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February 1, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Tom Lewis was the scoring sensation and Rich Branning was a point guard extraordinaire. LeRon Ellis was the graceful center, and Wayne Carlander was a powerful blue-collar forward. Matt Beeuwsaert was the ultimate team player, and Mark Wulfemeyer was a legend. For the past 20 years, some of the Southern Section's most talented basketball players have gained fame, notoriety and scholarships to some of the nation's top major colleges while playing for Orange County high schools.
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December 11, 1989
FOOTBALL ANGELUS First Team Offense: WR--Tino Chavez, Mater Dei; Steve Corpus, St. Paul; Mike Kroll, Servite. TE--Jason Green, Bishop Amat. Line--Robert Cena and Chris Garcia, St. Paul; Ryan Motherway and Jay Shinnefield, Mater Dei; Joe Patterson, Bishop Amat. QB--Danny O'Neil, Mater Dei; Zack Zertuche, Bishop Amat. RB--Kealii Clifford, Mater Dei; Marvin Negrete, Bishop Montgomery; Kent Weiss, Servite. K--Eric White, Bishop Amat.
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July 25, 1990 | ADAM STEINHAUER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a strange mix of players running through drills at a recent tryout for the Orange County Rhinos, one of three semi-professional football teams in Orange County. "Some of these guys have never played high school ball," Rhinos' co-owner/defensive coach Carl Babb said as he watched them go through drills at Brookhurst Park in Anaheim. "And if you get into it with them, you'll find that some who have (played in high school) never got on the field. But there's nothing here we can't work with."
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August 7, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the tender age of 13, Tanya Carr felt burned out and washed up as a gymnast. "I got tired of practicing for 24 hours a week," she said. "I wanted to have a life." Carr also felt buried in the gymnastic hierarchy, too old even as a teen-ager to have a decent shot at achieving national ranking. So she quit gymnastics and turned to power tumbling.
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June 23, 1989 | STEVE KRESAL, Times Staff Writer
Joe DiMaggio played there with the Santa Ana Air Base team during World War II. Connie Mack brought his Philadelphia Athletics there for spring training in 1940. Mack later told The Sporting News it was the best spring training site he had used in 50 years in baseball. The St. Louis Browns trained there in 1946. Many of the stars of the Pacific Coast League in the late 1930s and '40s played there during spring training, including Johnny Vander Meer, who pitched consecutive no-hitters for the Cincinnati Reds in 1938.
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December 5, 1994 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Peters swung his 94-pound female partner over his head and onto his shoulders with one graceful, seamless effort, then held her as she hooked one small foot around his arm and extended the other into a perfect point. All this while riding a fast-moving, crashing wave onto shore. "It felt incredible," Peters said of the perfect tandem surfing lift, the "arrow," that he and partner Mel Ferrer completed Sunday at the U.S. Team Trials at the San Onofre State Beach.
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December 25, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only two weeks removed from a retirement party marking the end of an improbable and often brilliant professional soccer career, Thomas Dooley is beginning the next phase of his life in Orange County. "I've had great success playing soccer, but everything I've done before is history," said Dooley, a former U.S. national team captain who played professionally for 16 years in his native Germany and four years in Major League Soccer with Columbus and New York/New Jersey. "I'm starting from zero."
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October 18, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
Chances are the ABA isn't coming to Orange County. Thank goodness. The people who were pouring into the Pond Tuesday night by the ones and twos and sometimes even in huge groups of three to see the most famous basketball team in the world, had two questions about the ABA. What is it? And why would we want it? Answer No. 1 is easy. It is a minor-league attempt to bring an alleged version of pro basketball to arenas with empty dates in January. Answer No. 2 is easy also. We don't.
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September 4, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the morning after, just before noon. Peter Vidmar sat alone outside his apartment in West Los Angeles. He had boosted himself up onto a cement planter. His legs dangled as he waited for his wife, Donna, to return from work and ferry him across town, back to the Olympic Village and the other athletes. It was 1984, the summer of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. But the traffic wasn't so terrible, and Vidmar wasn't at all concerned that he had to wait.
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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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August 18, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amanda Beard slipped quietly back to Tucson. Aaron Peirsol, Gabrielle Rose, Jason Lezak and Staciana Stitts received a hero's welcome at John Wayne Airport. Chad Carvin finally came home, after lingering at the U.S. Olympic swim trials as long as possible. After nearly two weeks of intense competition in Indianapolis, members of U.S. team returned to neutral corners. They will have two days to revel in making the team.
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July 16, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chris Kluwe, Tia Bollinger and Giuliana Mendiola all belong in the Southern Section record book, but whether they actually get there depends on their schools. They are among the high school athletes who should be included--but could be excluded--in the next edition of the All-Sports Press Guide and Record Book unless schools notify the section office before the end of the month.
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May 2, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few believed Chris Kostoff when he announced his intention to quit basketball. Kostoff, a Capistrano Valley High School senior, had just capped his high school career by scoring an average of 20 points a game. He had been invited to play in the Orange County all-star game. He had received scholarship offers from several universities. But he also had a severe case of burnout--one that, he says, stemmed from nearly 10 nonstop years of competitive basketball.
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June 7, 2000
Four Orange County high school baseball players were selected to compete in this weekend's three-game North-South California all-state series at Cal State Fullerton. Villa Park pitcher Brandon Averill, Capistrano Valley first baseman Scott Cheo, Mission Viejo pitcher John Hudgins and Servite outfielder Pat Breen will play for the South. Three incoming Cal State Fullerton freshmen, Kyle Boyer, David Garcia and Darric Merrill, also will play for the South.
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April 11, 2000
The Oldsmobile Beach Volleyball Olympic Challenge Series begins Thursday at Deerfield Beach, Fla. Karch Kiraly of San Clemente and Adam Johnson (Laguna Beach High), who won the inaugural event last May in Huntington Beach, are the top-seeded men's team in the main draw. Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs (El Toro High), who won the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event in February in Brazil, are the top-seeded women's team.
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