February 17, 1990 |
Marc Ziegler's head was clear Friday night. Just one thing to think about . . . basketball. So, in the last game of the regular season, he did a few nice things for Mira Mesa (17-8, 6-2) and a few not-so-nice things to third-ranked Patrick Henry. He scored a game-high 25 points. He grabbed 12 rebounds. And he picked his spots perfectly, which resulted in a 70-67 Mira Mesa victory that sent visiting Patrick Henry (21-4, 7-1) home with its first City Eastern League loss and a few frowns.
January 27, 1990 |
Mira Mesa had this good luck charm of sorts sitting on the scorer's table at Patrick Henry High Friday night. It was a plastic crocodile. Every starter went by and touched it before taking the court, and every time a sub entered the game, he touched it, too. Well, they all might as well have been touching ice. Yep, we're talking cold. Mira Mesa missed its first four shots of the game, then made one, then missed . . .
January 13, 1990 |
If Morse was the team starting two freshman, why was it that Mira Mesa lacked composure in the first half of the City Eastern opener for both teams? Maybe because the Marauders didn't listen to their coach. Lucky for Tim Cunningham that a 10-minute halftime allows coaches to reinforce their points. Cunningham used the intermission to do just that, and this time the Marauders listened. They then let their actions speak louder than Cunningham's "pep talk," finishing with a 65-62 victory.
December 21, 1989
The Patrick Henry boys' basketball team, which held a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, lost much of it but still managed to hold off Serra, 52-48, in the third round of the Kiwanis Tournament at Serra Wednesday night. Patrick Henry will play Poway, a 43-41 winner over Point Loma Wednesday, for the championship tonight at 8:15 at Serra. Butch Reese and John Pike both scored 17 points for Patrick Henry. Serra (4-3) was led by Rodrick Alexander with 15 points and Desi Dixon with 14.
September 9, 1989
Helix 18, Madison 10--Jarred Parr scored twice and ran for 133 yards on 19 carries and Rob Ippolito was 9 of 12 passing for 194 yards to lead Helix at home. Ale Campos caught five passes for 105 yards, including a 47-yarder for a touchdown. After Parr scored on a 3-yard run to give Helix a 6-0 lead, Madison took a 7-6 lead on a 15-yard pass by Mike Jones. Campos' touchdown gave Helix a 12-7 lead at the half. Parr's 20-yard scoring reception from Ippolito made it 18-7. Keg Parker added a 34-yard field goal in the third quarter for Madison.
August 26, 1989 |
Lance Lowrey, the Mesa College quarterback, looked at another recent publication and matter-of-factly pointed out, "Hey look, they spelled my name wrong again." Indeed they had. The name is Lowrey--not Lowery or Lowry, as it often has been spelled. During Lance's two years as the starting quarterback at Patrick Henry High, his surname was repeatedly misspelled by a number of publications--including this one. But it also was misspelled on the Patriots' roster.
June 8, 1989
The Chargers continued their raid on Washington Redskins personnel, announcing they had hired as head trainer George (Keoki) Kamau, who has been with the Redskins since 1981. A native of Honolulu, Kamau graduated from San Jose State with a degree in physical education in 1980. BASEBALL DRAFT Several more area players have been selected in major league baseball's summer draft. Among them were three from U.S. International and two more from San Diego State. The USIU players taken were: left-handed pitcher Jeff Oswalt (Madison)
May 13, 1989
In other Grossmont 3-A League games: Monte Vista 15, Mt. Miguel 3--Winning pitcher Vern Mullis (4-3) was three for three with three runs and an RBI, and Mike Cone was three for four with three runs and four RBIs for Monte Vista (16-7-2). Mt. Miguel is 3-23, 0-8. Grossmont 2-A League Grossmont 8, El Cajon Valley 7--Jim Early hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to give Grossmont (15-8-1, 4-1) a come-from-behind victory over El Cajon Valley (5-18, 0-5). John Tatum (3-0)