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.
May 16, 2009 |
Southern Section Division III preliminaries Today at Costa Mesa Estancia High, noon Why it matters: A week after logging the fastest time in the 100 meters in California in 17 years, sprinter Randall Carroll of Los Angeles Cathedral will try to break Henry Thomas' 1985 state record of 10.25 seconds. The UCLA-bound Carroll ran the 100 in 10.30 at the Del Rey League finals and ran the 200 in 21.03, the best time in the state this year.
February 5, 2009 |
WEDNESDAY'S RESULT La Habra 58, No. 12 La Habra Sonora 44 Leading contributors: Senior guard Randall Nygren scored 19 points and senior guard Jordan Sachs had 16 for host La Habra. Senior guard Christopher Bearden scored 16 points and senior forward Nathan Kuester had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Sonora. The scoop: Sonora made only five of 26 three-point shots and eight of 26 shots from inside the arc. "We just couldn't make a shot," Coach Mike Murphy said.
January 26, 2009 |
Asked in 2002 to describe the "ultimate" search engine, Google co-founder Sergey Brin half-jokingly pointed to HAL 9000, the supercomputer from the Stanley Kubrick film "2001: A Space Odyssey." "HAL . . . had a lot of information, could piece it together, could rationalize it," Brin told a PBS reporter. "Now hopefully . . . it would never have a bug like HAL did where he killed the occupants of the spaceship. But that's what we're striving for, and I think we've made it a part of the way there."
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January 11, 2009 |
Don Randall, the dynamic sales and marketing force behind legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender's phenomenal success during his company's first two decades, has died. He was 91. Randall, one of the founders of what is now the Scottsdale, Ariz.-headquartered Fender Musical Instruments Corp., died of age-related causes Dec. 23 at his home in Santa Ana, said his son, Tim.