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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Amid reports that Long Beach is making a pitch to keep the Riptide baseball team, the City Council on Monday will consider formalizing the terms of a deal to bring the minor league club to South County. Still contingent on approval from Saddleback College to build a 4,500-seat ball park on campus for the Riptide, the proposal before the City Council would in effect make the city a minority partner with the ballclub.
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SPORTS
July 10, 1998 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only good thing about Mission Viejo's 7-6 victory over Pacific Thursday is that the game did not go into extra innings. Those wanting to see Western Baseball League action in the worst way got their wish. The announced crowd of 1,253 at Saddleback College saw the teams combine for nine errors, five by the Vigilantes.
SPORTS
October 23, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As an ugly divorce between the Vigilantes and the city of Mission Viejo proceeds, officials from the baseball team could declare their intention today to sell the franchise. Cedric Sampson, chancellor of the South Orange County Community College District, said Vigilantes managing partners Pat Elster and Paula Pyers are attempting to sell the franchise after playing two seasons in Mission Viejo.
SPORTS
August 15, 1998
Erica Sorgi of Mission Viejo finished third in the one-meter springboard Friday at the U.S. Diving Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta. Sorgi (254.10) edged San Juan Capistrano's Kristin Marquis, who finished fourth with 252.93 points. Defending champion Katie Beth Bryant of Chatham, Ill., won with 259.26 points. Huntington Beach's Kellie Brennan finished 12th, Laguna Niguel's Michelle Brown finished 22nd and Kristen Walls of Aliso Viejo 28th.
SPORTS
December 6, 1986
Monica Lamb had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the USC women's basketball team to a 92-83 victory over Oklahoma State Friday night in the first round of the Lady Ute Rainbo Tournament at Salt Lake City. Lamb, a transfer from Houston, had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half as the Trojans turned an early 8-6 deficit into a 53-38 halftime lead. Oklahoma State (2-2) could not get closer than six points in the second half.
SPORTS
February 12, 1988 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
USC may have been looking ahead to a pivotal women's basketball game against Cal State Long Beach next week. UCLA may also have been looking ahead, to better days. But the present was not much different than the past. As they had earlier in the season, the Trojans soundly defeated the Bruins, 86-63, in a Pacific 10 Conference game Thursday night in front of 400 in the Sports Arena. Trojan center Cherie Nelson dominated, scoring a career-high 38 points and 12 rebounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Mission Viejo beat its old minor league baseball team in court last week, when an Orange County Superior Court judge declared the city a winner by default in its $135,000 lawsuit against the not-so-dearly departed Vigilantes. Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann also threw out the Vigilantes' $400,000 countersuit against the city. The city can now ask the judge to approve an itemized list of damages and authorize their collection, attorney Douglas J. Evertz said Monday.
SPORTS
December 7, 1986
Southern Illinois held off a late San Diego State rally to win the 7th annual Dial women's basketball tournament, 59-57, Saturday night at San Diego State's Peterson Gym. It was the second time in the tournament's seven-year history that Southern Illinois (2-1) has defeated San Diego State (1-3) to win the Dial tournament. The Aztecs have won the other five Dial tournaments.
SPORTS
February 17, 1988 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Often the promise of a much-anticipated game is greater than that which is produced. Sometimes these rabid rivalries fizzle. Sometimes they sizzle. The USC-Cal State Long Beach women's basketball game Tuesday night was in the latter category. The 12th-ranked 49ers, finally, beat the 15th-ranked Trojans, 80-78, in front of 1,457 in the Sports Arena. Neither team could rid itself of the other. Neither team dominated.
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