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September 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 D.J. Riggins has scored three touchdowns and Brandon Dawkins has passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns to help Oaks Christian take a 36-7 halftime lead over Upland at Oceanside High in the Honor Bowl. Riggins has TD runs of three and 10 yards and caught a 69-yard screen pass for another score. Darik Holmes has a 30-yard TD run. Tyler Hilinski passed eight yards to Rene Sanchez for Upland's only score. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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September 25, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Oaks Christian running back D.J. Riggins has committed to Hawaii, Coach Jeff Woodruff said. Riggins has scored four touchdowns rushing for the Lions (3-1). Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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NEWS
December 4, 1988
On weekends when the networks are running football or some other sports event, why can't the other stations offer some first-rate movies for the women? No silly movies, I mean some with plot, story and leading ladies like Ann Sheridan, Ann Sothern, Rosalind Russell, Irene Rich and Lana Turner. V. Riggins, Arcadia
SPORTS
September 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 D.J. Riggins has scored three touchdowns and Brandon Dawkins has passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns to help Oaks Christian take a 36-7 halftime lead over Upland at Oceanside High in the Honor Bowl. Riggins has TD runs of three and 10 yards and caught a 69-yard screen pass for another score. Darik Holmes has a 30-yard TD run. Tyler Hilinski passed eight yards to Rene Sanchez for Upland's only score. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
November 20, 1988
The recent "Head of the Class" episode done on location in the Soviet Union left me touched, impressed, overwhelmed. It was exciting to see the gamut of emotions and experiences the students and staff encountered as they and the Soviet people touched each other's lives. My praise to all who helped create this quality viewing of intercultural awareness. S. Riggins, Los Angeles
SPORTS
June 15, 1986 | TONY KORNHEISER, The Washington Post
What's new with Joe Theismann today? Any codicils in his contract that we aren't aware of? Is the payout greater for making the squad, or for promising not to show up? How about his insurance policy? Any rider in there pertaining to frequent flyer miles while attempting a bicoastal recovery? It's tough keeping track of Theismann these days. Who do you call for the status report: his multiple agents, Lloyd's of London, People magazine or the Journal of the American Medical Association?
SPORTS
October 1, 1986 | STEVE DOLAN
Chana Perry, the women's basketball All-American who transferred to San Diego State from Northeast Louisiana this fall, will not compete in the 1986-87 season, it was announced Tuesday. Perry is enrolled at SDSU, majoring in criminal justice. She will have two years of eligibility remaining. "The Student Affairs office, Coach (Earnest) Riggins and I have reviewed Chana's situation," Athletic Director Fred Miller said.
SPORTS
January 4, 1985 | CHRIS ELLO
The return of Aztec Tina Hutchinson and the appearance of the nation's fifth-ranked women's basketball team will highlight the Kangaroos Shoot-Out, which begins tonight in Peterson Gym. Hutchinson, who has missed San Diego State's last four games because of a knee injury, is expected to play some tonight when the 12th-ranked Aztecs face Hardin-Simmons at 8:05. In tonight's first game at 6:05, fifth-ranked Northeast Louisiana will face Texas-San Antonio.
SPORTS
August 21, 1985 | BOB OATES
After winning the Super Bowl two years ago, the Raiders fell short last year when their quarterbacks, Jim Plunkett and Marc Wilson, were both handicapped by injuries, often at the same time. Thus the most significant plays of the Raider exhibition season so far were the long passes Plunkett and Wilson threw for touchdowns Sunday against the Washington Redskins. It really wasn't important that each play was nullified by a penalty.
SPORTS
December 15, 1992
School: Valencia High Sport: Football Position: Running back Class: Senior Riggins might not have been Valencia's biggest offensive threat during the regular season, but he loomed large in the Tigers' 25-13 victory over Duarte in the Division VI championship game Friday. Riggins carried the ball 13 times for 122 yards, including an 80-yard run that gave Valencia a 25-7 lead in the third quarter. "He's just a real tough runner," Coach Mike Marrujo said. "He broke a lot of tackles this season.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2008 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Welcome back, Panther fans, and Happy New Year. Must say I found it very easy to get sucked right back into "Friday Night Lights" after the holiday break. Nothing like a good injection of testosterone to get the Panther blood going again -- those jerks from neighboring Larabee High, with their jerk coach, invading Panther-ville after a tornado sweeps through the area and levels the rival school.
SPORTS
October 21, 2001 | Mal Florence
John Riggins, Hall of Fame running back who played for the Washington Redskins, doesn't pull his punches when criticizing Redskin Coach Marty Schottenheimer on television and radio. "I definitely think he's lost the players. I don't see how he's going to hang onto these guys. He's mucked things up so bad [that] he doesn't even have any talent to bail himself out to possibly get 'em back. ... They could lose all 16 games."
SPORTS
January 13, 1996 | STEVE KRESAL
Michael Riggins, who started at point guard because Caleb Ashley was ill, made three key plays in the closing minutes of Saddleback's 70-66 victory over host Orange Coast in an Orange Empire Conference men's basketball game Friday. Orange Coast went ahead, 62-59, with 5 minutes 10 seconds left but Saddleback tied it, 62-62, on a Riggins three-pointer with 3:07 left.
SPORTS
December 15, 1992
School: Valencia High Sport: Football Position: Running back Class: Senior Riggins might not have been Valencia's biggest offensive threat during the regular season, but he loomed large in the Tigers' 25-13 victory over Duarte in the Division VI championship game Friday. Riggins carried the ball 13 times for 122 yards, including an 80-yard run that gave Valencia a 25-7 lead in the third quarter. "He's just a real tough runner," Coach Mike Marrujo said. "He broke a lot of tackles this season.
SPORTS
December 12, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was Mike Mebane's 30-yard interception for a touchdown. There was Matt Estes' fumble recovery and blocked punt, and there was Jerry Stewart's fumble recovery. But Valencia's 23-15 victory over Duarte in the Southern Section Division VI championship game Friday night came down to the simplest of defensive plays. A tackle.
SPORTS
December 12, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ace Riggins, a spectator last season, was spectacular this time around for Valencia. A year ago, he could only watch as the Tigers ran away with the Southern Section Division VI championship. Others did the watching Friday as Riggins ran. Riggins, a senior running back, gained 122 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown run, in the Tigers' 23-15 victory over Duarte in the Division VI title game Friday at Citrus College. It was a performance Riggins reveled in--and he had a right to.
SPORTS
August 11, 1985
The Washington Redskins are expected on Monday to sign John Riggins to the richest one-year contract ever for an NFL running back. Team sources said the contract will pay close to $850,000. The previous one-year high for a running back was the $737,000 O.J. Simpson received from the San Francisco 49ers in the late '70s. Riggins, a 13-year veteran, made $695,000 last season.
NEWS
August 12, 1985 | United Press International
John Riggins, the bull-like running back and mainstay of the Washington Redskins' ground attack, ended his three-week holdout today by signing a one-year contract reportedly worth nearly $1 million. Specifics of the pact were not released, but reports said Washington owner Jack Kent Cooke offered Riggins, the NFL's oldest running back, a one-year pact just under the $1-million mark. Riggins was seeking a one-year package of about $1.4 million.
SPORTS
August 2, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rainstorms have been drenching northeastern Ohio for a month. The Canton area took more than 11 inches of rain in July--within half an inch of the record for the month--and Friday it poured again. But when Raider owner Al Davis got up Saturday morning and headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there wasn't a cloud in sight. "That was no coincidence," a friend said. "It didn't dare rain on Al."
SPORTS
January 21, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is most often remembered for two memorable performances: --In the 1983 Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl, on fourth and one in the fourth quarter, he won the game for the Washington Redskins with a 43-yard touchdown run. --Two winters later, seated with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and others at a black-tie dinner in Washington, he suggested: "Loosen up, Sandy baby. You're too tight."
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