October 5, 2010 |
Advanced Placement physics B is considered by some to be the hardest class at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake High. So what in the name of common sense is Tiana Woolridge , a volleyball and basketball player, doing in the class? "There are budding rocket scientists in there, and I might be one," Woolridge said. Well, if not a rocket scientist, the 6-foot-2 Woolridge might settle for neurologist. She has a 4.1 grade-point average, starts for the nationally ranked girls' volleyball team and is a member of the state championship girls' basketball team.
January 18, 2007 |
When 6-foot-8 Renaldo Woolridge steps onto a basketball court, inquiring minds want to know how long it takes the junior to slip on all of his fashion accessories. From three pairs of socks with alternating colors to black wrist bands, from a black headband to black leg pads, Woolridge appears as if he's preparing to be on the cover of a fashion magazine. "I was going to wear an arm sleeve, but they made a rule you can't wear it on your elbow," he said.
February 15, 2004 |
On the day Zachary Jarrod Woolridge was born in 1986, the Chicago Bulls' general manager at the time, Jerry Krause, sent a contract to the hospital declaring that if he grew to a certain height and could shoot a basketball, the Bulls would sign him. Now that Woolridge is a 6-foot-6 senior starter for North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake and headed to Princeton, he wouldn't mind finding that long-lost contract, if only to have a laugh with his friends. Woolridge is much more than a basketball player.
March 3, 2001 |
Orlando Woolridge, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons and a former Spark head coach, was arrested Monday at a Chatsworth motel for being under the influence of drugs. Woolridge, 41, was booked at the Van Nuys jail on a misdemeanor count and released on his own recognizance, Sgt. John Pasquariello said. Woolridge played for six NBA teams, including the Lakers from 1988-90.
October 1, 1999 |
Orlando Woolridge, coach of the WNBA's Sparks, got his reward Thursday for turning a losing franchise into a winner: He was fired. Hours after saying that Woolridge had not been fired, Buss sent out a news release that said: "Citing an ongoing reorganization of the club and philosophical differences, the Los Angeles Sparks and head coach Orlando Woolridge parted ways amicably [Thursday] after a successful season."
August 25, 1999 |
The Sparks moved along to round two in the WNBA playoffs, but it took a towering halftime rage by their towering coach, 6-foot-9 Orlando Woolridge, to get them there. Outplayed and outhustled Tuesday in the first half and down 11 points at the break against a team missing perhaps the league's best player, the Sparks stitched together a withering second-half onslaught that defeated Sacramento, 71-58, before 8,569 at the Great Western Forum.