November 14, 1996
Ishmael Abdullah's pin in the 177-pound match turned out to be the deciding factor in Rancho Santiago's 26-19 victory over Mt. San Antonio in South Coast Conference wrestling Wednesday at Mt. San Antonio. Abdullah's 2 minute 59 second pin came after Mt. SAC recorded a pin to come within two points of catching Rancho Santiago (14-4, 5-2). Carlos Miranda (190) and Jose Gomez (275) put the match away for the Dons after winning their matches, 3-2 and 6-4.
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January 24, 1996 |
The Rancho Santiago Community College District has struck a deal with Garden Grove to reestablish a comprehensive education center in that city. In 1992, Rancho Santiago closed its education center on Newhope Avenue in Garden Grove. The district operated a Sheriff's Academy, which is now at another location in Garden Grove, and a number of other vocational programs, which were moved to the district's Orange campus. Garden Grove has leased a 30,000-square-foot building at 11277 Garden Grove Blvd.
May 24, 1995 |
Dana Pagett, Rancho Santiago men's basketball coach for the last 13 seasons, is going on sabbatical next fall, he said Tuesday. Ray Rodriguez, Pagett's assistant the last five seasons, will take over in his one-season absence. Pagett has been the object of several rumors this spring, including one that had him becoming an assistant at USC. "There has been talk of me going a lot of different places," Pagett said.
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June 9, 1992
Rancho Santiago College has received a $60,000 grant to study whether staff development seminars result in improved student learning. The college will lead a consortium of five community colleges in Southern California--including Orange Coast, Golden West and Saddleback colleges in Orange County--in studying staff development programs on their campuses. The colleges received the grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, said Henry Kertman, spokesman for Rancho Santiago.
April 4, 1987
Jim Reach, who coached the Rancho Santiago softball team to the state title the last two seasons, Friday announced his resignation, effective at the end of this season. Reach, 47, who is in his sixth season of coaching the softball team, has a 172-49 record. Rancho Santiago is 17-7 overall this season and is 10-2 in the Orange Empire Conference, tied for first place with Saddleback. Reach said he plans to take some time off and travel and work on a book about working with female athletes.
November 14, 1993 |
Kwabene Idelette caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Gabe Garcia late in the fourth quarter to lift Rancho Santiago to a 41-35 victory over Fullerton in a Mission Conference Central Division game Saturday at Santa Ana Stadium. The play completed an afternoon of rallies for the Dons (3-5-1, 1-3 in the division). Fullerton (3-6, 0-4) held leads of 14-0, 21-7, 28-24 and 35-31 before finally falling. The winning score came with 1 minute 21 seconds left.
June 11, 1988
Kraig Washington and Nick Santa Cruz of the Rancho Santiago College baseball team have signed contracts to play professional baseball, the college announced Friday. Washington, a sophomore center fielder, was drafted in the 21st round by the Chicago Cubs. Santa Cruz, a sophomore shortstop, was drafted in the 14th round by the Philadelphia Phillies. Washington will report to the Cubs' Appalachian Rookie League team at Wytheville, Va. He hit .
March 5, 1992 |
The El Camino College men's basketball team made a strong run late at Rancho Santiago but lost, 78-74, in the second round of the regional tournament Wednesday night in Santa Ana. Rancho Santiago, the two-time state defending champion, led, 46-35, at the half and maintained a 10-point lead for most of the second half. El Camino rallied to close the margin in the final three minutes.
December 27, 1988
The 12th annual Rancho Santiago Holiday men's basketball tournament starts tonight. Long Beach plays Los Angeles Trade Tech at 6 p.m. and the host Dons play Marymount at 8. The first round continues Wednesday when Santa Monica plays Mt. San Antonio at 6 p.m. and defending champion Saddleback plays Washington Skagit Valley at 8. Thursday, the consolation-round games are at 2 and 4 p.m. and the championship-round games at 6 and 8.
March 8, 1991 |
Rancho Santiago, which has dominated most of the competition in Southern California this season, took its act on a statewide level Thursday. The Dons demolished Kings River, 74-58, in front of about 1,500 in the opening round of the state tournament in Bren Center. Rancho Santiago set a single-season victory mark, improving to 33-2. Rancho Santiago goes looking for No. 34 tonight at 8 p.m. against Compton in one semifinal. Cypress plays Long Beach at 6 p.m. in the other. Both are at Irvine.