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SPORTS
June 12, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bobby Patel, Fullerton High School outfielder, knows frustration. He had experience with it during most of his senior year. Last fall, Patel's promising football season came to an abrupt end in Fullerton's second game, when he leaped in an attempt to intercept a pass and tore ligaments in his right knee. He walked off the field, but never played again after arthroscopic surgery.
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June 16, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jennifer Lee, 13, throws a softball fast and hard and with more than a little pride that she can do it better than boys years older than she is. When she and her teammates play pickup games at school, some of the boys "get mad and jealous that we play better than them. They're just amazed and say: 'You throw like a boy,' " she said. Boys will be boys.
NEWS
June 19, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Foudy was 6 years old when two boys in her first grade class at Del Cerro Elementary in Mission Viejo asked her to come outside and play soccer at recess. Joy Fawcett was about the same age when the boys and girls in her Huntington Beach neighborhood asked her to join their games. Neither had any thoughts about finding a club team that would offer the most exposure to college recruiters.
SPORTS
April 15, 1990
Don Baylor, Nolan Cromwell, Steve Timmons and Paul Cleary have been elected to the Orange County Hall of Fame. They will be inducted July 19 at the Hall of Fame's 10th banquet at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Their induction will increase the Hall's membership to 48. Baylor, a coach with the Milwaukee Brewers, played for the Angels from 1977 through 1982.
SPORTS
January 4, 1991 | Researched by ARA NAJARIAN
10 YEARS AGO The catch-phrase of the year was "Who shot J.R.?" from the TV show "Dallas." So when the La Quinta basketball team showed up at Bolsa Grande with 6-foot-9 All-American forward Johnny Rogers, they were greeted by a banner that read: "Who Will Snuff J.R.?" The answer? Nobody. Rogers scored 39 points in the Aztecs' 80-59 Garden Grove League victory. Rogers made 17 of 22 shots, which impressed USC Coach Stan Morrison, who was in attendance.
NEWS
December 24, 1992 | Researched by APRIL JACKSON and ZAN DUBIN / Los Angeles Times
Starting a new sport can be intimidating and, sometimes, dangerous. To reduce the risk of injury--both physical and ego-wise--visit the rink when it is less crowded. But before venturing onto the ice, it pays to watch other skaters in action. At some rinks, skaters may travel in a clockwise direction then, after ice resurfacing, change to a counter-clockwise motion. Beginners should always follow the flow of traffic and skate near the outside portion of the rink.
NEWS
July 27, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach, circa 1970--Brad McCaul of Newport Beach won the U.S. Surfing Championship at the Huntington Beach Pier, but he wasn't about to take his winnings to the bank. To the winner went a trophy: a cast-bronze surfer riding a cast-bronze surfboard through cast-bronze waves. No prize money was offered. "Money's not a big factor in my life," McCaul said. "It's nice to have around, but I'm not going to revolve my life around it."
SPORTS
March 14, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the Mater Dei High School baseball team won 21 games with a talented outfield of Mike Basse, Larry Sutton and Jim Austin, all of whom signed with Division I colleges. Last year, Mater Dei won 22 games with an equally talented pitching staff that featured Tony Pena (12-1) and Scott Corliss (7-2). This season, Mater Dei should continue its winning ways with a stellar infield that Coach Bob Ickes thinks could be comparable to his previous outfield and pitching stars.
SPORTS
July 19, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Sports Hall of Fame will induct four members tonight at its annual banquet at the Disneyland Hotel. Three of the names are highly recognizable; Bobby Grich, Dennis Harrah and Reggie Jackson had distinguished careers in Orange County. The fourth, the late John Ward, may not be as well-known, but his contributions to sports in the county are equal to the others. Ward is the only one of the four to grow up in the county.
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