June 13, 2001
Vern Broadnax, girls' basketball coach at Rancho Alamitos for three seasons, has been named boys' varsity coach, Athletic Director Dan Rankin said Tuesday. Broadnax, who played at Tustin High, Santa Ana College and Chapman, replaces Dave Kirksey, who resigned to spend more time with his family. Kirksey will continue to coach boys' varsity tennis at Rancho Alamitos. Broadnax coached the Vaquero girls from 1997-2000 and compiled a 19-54 record.
April 20, 2001
In other Freeway League games: Fullerton 4, La Habra 3 (11)--Ashley Chadwick hit a home run with two out in the 11th for visiting Fullerton (11-6, 3-1). Gina Saucedo and Courtney Crosley each had two hits and drove in a run for the Indians. In the Century League: El Modena 4, No. 2 Canyon 0--Lindsay Klein (10-6-1) pitched a three-hitter and Jessica Hejna and Lauren Smith each had two hits for the host Vanguards (12-6-1, 3-0-1). Lisa Geer (8-2) took the loss for Canyon (17-6-1, 1-2-1).
April 4, 2001
Heather Saltarelli singled home the tying run in the seventh inning, singled home two more runs in the ninth, then scored on a passed ball as Marina defeated eighth-ranked Los Alamitos, 7-4, Tuesday in a Sunset League softball game at Los Alamitos. The Vikings took a 3-0 lead in the second, but the Griffins responded with four runs in the fifth with a chance to close out a 4-3 victory in the seventh.
January 5, 2001
Thanh Phan's pin at 119 pounds was a key win that helped Rancho Alamitos to a 50-30 victory over visiting La Quinta in a Garden Grove League wrestling meet Thursday night. Phan's win, which came in 3 minutes 12 seconds, followed La Quinta's two wins in the opening rounds of the dual meet. Zeke Rodriguez scored the fastest pin for Rancho Alamitos (13-9, 1-0), winning his match at 215 pounds in 18 seconds.
November 10, 2000 |
Javon Smith's Pacifica jersey was ripped in two places, covered in dirt and even had a few blood stains, but his face had a wide smile as he talked about the Mariners' 24-13 victory over Rancho Alamitos Thursday at Garden Grove High. The victory clinched the Garden Grove League title and No. 1 berth into the Southern Section playoffs for Pacifica (6-4, 5-1 in league).
November 9, 2000 |
7 TONIGHT GARDEN GROVE HIGH After two off years, Rancho Alamitos is back in the playoff hunt with its first-year coach, Mike Enright, an assistant last year at Esperanza. If the Vaqueros win, they will probably tie for second with Los Amigos. A loss means the Vaqueros probably miss the playoffs for a third consecutive year. If Rancho is going to win, it must move the ball with its three-week-old "fly offense" and keep it away from Javon Smith, 11th in the county with 1,132 yards rushing.