August 29, 2009 |
This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at the top high school football players in the Southland by position. Today: Tight ends. Randall Telfer wanted to make the world a better place. A proposed sewage sludge recycling plant in Rialto planned to truck in waste from coastal counties and convert it into a coal-like fuel. Telfer figured his neighborhood could do without such a business, so he sprung into action. He and his classmates called local newspapers. They toured a wastewater treatment plant.
August 26, 2009 |
Years ago, Randall Terry and Troy Newman were brothers in arms in the struggle against legal abortion. "Troy was my son in the movement," said Terry, 50, a onetime used-car salesman from upstate New York who founded Operation Rescue in 1986. Terry rose to fame leading clinic blockades until lawsuits, jail terms and finally a stunning 1998 legal settlement forced him to abandon his militant tactics, and he faded from the forefront of the struggle. Newman, meanwhile, was an up-and-coming activist in San Diego and a spokesman for Operation Rescue there.
August 19, 2009 |
Freshman Randall Carroll found an able and willing instructor at UCLA even before classes began. Carroll, a speedy wide receiver from Los Angeles Cathedral High, sought out Terrence Austin this summer to tap the senior's experience. The tutoring has helped. Carroll is on the verge of securing one of the receiver spots, with the Bruins expected to rotate five at the position. Austin and Taylor Embree are locks for the position, with Nelson Rosario and Gavin Ketchum expected to be in that mix. Carroll appears to be holding off fellow freshman Ricky Marvray for the final spot.
August 9, 2009 |
All that was missing were the chicken wings, because the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony had a distinct Buffalo flavor. Bills owner Ralph Wilson opened by loosening up the crowd with a few humorous anecdotes. And the chants of "Bruuuce!" resounded through Fawcett Stadium on Saturday night, even before former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith had taken the podium. And once he took the stage, the cheers didn't stop for the player who had a record 200 sacks. Smith acknowledged the fans -- a large contingent wearing Bills jerseys -- by saying, "This certainly feels like a home game."
June 21, 2009 |
The Angels signed their top pick in the June 9 draft, 17-year-old high school outfielder Randal Grichuk, to a bonus of $1.225 million on Saturday. Grichuk, a first-round selection who was the 24th overall pick, hit .613 (46 for 75) with 21 home runs and 46 runs batted in, 23 walks and 11 strikeouts in 28 games for Lamar Consolidated High in Texas.
June 10, 2009 |
Angels scouting director Eddie Bane isn't much for convention. "I'm a little bit of a maverick, I guess," he confessed. So he wasn't about to play it safe Tuesday, gambling the team's first first-round draft pick in three years on Texas high schooler Randal Grichuk, a slugging outfielder many draft-watchers considered a second-round selection at best. "Everybody has a good opinion. But we can't worry about [that]," said Bane said, who took Grichuk with the 24th overall selection.
June 7, 2009 |
Randall Carroll wasn't idle about the chatter. Dismissing talk that he couldn't repeat a pair of state titles, the Los Angeles Cathedral standout sprinted his way to championships in the 100 and 200 meters Saturday night at Clovis Buchanan High. "Everyone had something to say about it," Carroll said of repeating as champion. "But I think I handled it well." The UCLA-bound senior won the 100 in 10.38 seconds, slower than the 10.34 he posted in his preliminary heat Friday and the 10.
May 30, 2009 |
No matter what happens in Clovis, Ameer Webb will always have Cerritos. The Tustin High senior sprinter pulled the upset of the Southern Section Masters Meet on Friday night at Cerritos College, edging Los Angeles Cathedral's Randall Carroll in the boys' 200 meters. "I've always got that on my record," said Webb, who finished in 21.59 seconds. "I beat Randall Carroll." Webb made a strong final push, saying he figured he had a chance to win when he saw Carroll "cruising" toward the finish.
May 24, 2009 |
The title of fastest high school sprinter in California, if not the nation, belongs to Randall Carroll of Los Angeles Cathedral, and he showed at Saturday's Southern Section track and field championships he's not ready to relinquish it any time soon. The UCLA-bound Carroll won the Division III 100 meters in 10.39 seconds at Cerritos College and came back to take the 200 in 20.93, the third-fastest time in the nation this year.
May 23, 2009 |
Southern Section Championship Preview Today at Cerritos College. Field events at 11 a.m., running events at 1 p.m. Why it matters: In the Division III 100-meter final, defending state champion Randall Carroll of Los Angeles Cathedral will try to hold off his future UCLA football teammate, Sheldon Price of La Puente Bishop Amat. In Division I, Kyle Middlebrooks of Huntington Beach Fountain Valley and Kaelin Clay of Long Beach Poly will challenge Charles Saseun of Rancho Cucamonga.