September 21, 1990 |
The Rancho Alamitos High School football team, which has been oh-so-close to the Southern Section playoffs the past three seasons, sent a message to the rest of the Garden Grove League Thursday night. Judging by the Vaqueros' 74-0 rout of Magnolia, they don't plan to be denied this season. Rancho Alamitos (3-0) equalled the third-highest point total in Orange County history, tying Whittier Christian, which defeated Brethren, 74-0, in 1989.
November 13, 1992 |
Ryan Martinez, a backup wide receiver and cornerback, made the most dramatic play of his five-game varsity career by picking up Leon Vickers' fumble and running it 45 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 2 minutes 57 seconds left in the game as Los Amigos defeated Rancho Alamitos, 18-17, in the Garden Grove League season finale for both teams Thursday at Bolsa Grande High.
November 2, 1996 |
Just in case anyone forgot who the best running back in the Garden Grove League is, Leo Kosi reminded them Friday night. Kosi ran over, under, through and away from Los Amigos defenders, rushing for 283 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-16 Rancho Alamitos victory that gave the Vaqueros their second league title in three seasons. The talk of the Garden Grove League last week was Los Amigos running back Najja Kee and his 311-yard rushing performance.
October 27, 1995 |
Covina, top-ranked in the Division VII football poll, didn't arrive at Bolsa Grande High until about 20 minutes before Thursday night's nonleague game against Rancho Alamitos. "Traffic on the 22 wasn't moving at all," Colt Coach Dick Sheehan said. The Garden Grove Freeway did a more effective job of stopping Covina than did the Vaqueros, who fell, 37-7.
February 27, 1985
Dave Ursini scored 16 minutes into the first half Tuesday to give Estancia High School a 1-0 win over host Rancho Alamitos in a second-round game of the Southern Section 2-A boys soccer playoffs. Jorge Cruz, the Sea View League's Most Valuable Player, had the assist on Ursini's goal, which helped improve the Eagles' record to 17-2-4. Rancho Alamitos ended the season at 13-6-2.
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.
January 25, 1990
Shellie Tsuji made the front end of a one-and-one with four seconds left to give Rancho Alamitos a 73-72 victory over Kennedy in a Garden Grove League girls' basketball game Wednesday night. Jenny Newsome led Rancho Alamitos (12-2, 7-1) with 25 points. Valerie Ruiz paced Kennedy with 26 points. In other Garden Grove League girls' basketball: La Quinta 73, Pacifica 18--Playing without Amy Jalewalia, the team's leading scorer who was benched for disciplinary reasons, La Quinta rolled on the road.
November 1, 1991 |
Rancho Alamitos scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions Thursday night to defeat Santiago, 28-0, in a Garden Grove League football game Thursday night at Garden Grove High. Jeff Byrd, the county's top rusher and No. 2 scorer, scored twice for the Vaqueros (7-0-1, 5-0 in league). His first touchdown came on a 25-yard run on Rancho Alamitos' fifth play with 8 minutes 50 seconds left in the first quarter.
October 3, 1992 |
There ought to be a law against what the Rancho Alamitos High football team is doing to its opponents this season. The Vaqueros unleashed their offense with gusto Friday night to defeat Garden Grove, 43-13, in a Garden Grove League opener in front of 3,000 at Garden Grove High. It was the fourth time this season the Vaqueros (3-1, 1-0) have scored 30 or more points in a game and the second time they have surpassed 40 points. They have allowed 29 points in four games.
March 14, 1992
RECORDS--Rancho Alamitos (23-2), Brea-Olinda (30-2) RANCHO ALAMITOS--Coach Bob Becker has built a fine program in his three years with the Vaqueros, winning the first Southern Section title in any sport in school history last week with a 68-66 victory over West Covina South Hills in the Division III-A title game. But Thursday night, that same South Hills squad traveled to Brea for the Southern California Regionals Division III semifinals and got pummeled by the Ladycats, 74-25.