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March 1, 1990 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One week after the Southern Section forced a soccer playoff game between Santa Barbara San Marcos and Long Beach Millikan to be replayed because of an apparent conflict of interest, some questions remain unanswered. Why was this 3-A Division second-round game first officiated by a member of the Millikan faculty? Was it coincidence that two San Marcos players and an assistant coach were thrown out of the first game, which Millikan won?
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March 1, 1990 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One week after the Southern Section forced a soccer playoff game between Santa Barbara San Marcos and Long Beach Millikan to be replayed because of an apparent conflict of interest, some questions remain unanswered. Why was this 3-A Division second-round game first officiated by a member of the Millikan faculty? Was it coincidence that two San Marcos players and an assistant coach were thrown out of the first game, which Millikan won?
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March 1, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All season, Los Alamitos' boys' soccer team lived by its strong defense. But Wednesday in the Southern Section Division I semifinals--on a narrow, sloppy field--the Griffins' defense fell on its face. Second-seeded Long Beach Millikan rallied twice in the second half and scored with five minutes left in overtime to beat Los Alamitos, 3-2, before about 800 mud-soaked fans at Millikan. Millikan (26-1-4) will meet top-seeded Dana Hills in the finals, at 10 a.m. Saturday at La Mirada High.
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February 26, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disconsolate Thomas Serna had a hard time explaining top-seeded Saddleback's heartbreaking loss to Long Beach Millikan in the second round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs, but he gave it a try. "You can't play against luck," Serna said. "You can't fight it." Serna's words were not sour grapes. They were the truth.
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March 4, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, From Staff Reports
Jose Barragan stopped Forrest Smith on two breakaways in the final minutes of the second half as the Long Beach Millikan boys' soccer team held off top-seeded Dana Hills, 1-0, to win the Southern Section Division I championship at La Mirada High. "I was touch and go," Millikan Coach Rod Petkovic said. "I kept waiting for the whistle to blow. That was the longest half in history."
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March 4, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dana Hills couldn't have asked for much more in the last five minutes of Saturday's Southern Section Division I final against Long Beach Millikan. Twice, Dolphin scoring leader Forrest Smith broke loose for breakaways on goalkeeper Jose Barragan. But Smith came up empty both times and Millikan hung on for a 1-0 victory before about 1,500 at La Mirada High. "It was touch and go," Millikan Coach Rod Petkovic said. "I kept waiting for the whistle to blow. That was the longest half in history."
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January 31, 2002
Are rival coaches in the Moore League choosing to play host to the Long Beach Millikan High boys' soccer team on smaller fields to improve their chances of ending Millikan's Southern Section-record unbeaten streak in league play? Millikan Coach Rod Petkovic says yes, but two coaches from Lakewood say that when the Lancers played visiting Millikan to a 0-0 tie last week, it was on the same field they've played on since the late 1980s.
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February 8, 2002 | John Ortega
It was humiliating, embarrassing and disappointing. But a 6-1 loss to Irvine Woodbridge on Dec. 11 was far from devastating to the Riverside Poly boys' soccer team. The loss marked a turning point for a Poly team that finished the regular season with a 22-3-1 record after a 1-0 victory over Moreno Valley Valley View on Wednesday. "I took it very personally," Coach Tom Tilson said of the whipping by Woodbridge. "I was in a depression for a couple of days....
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January 15, 2004 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
A list of firsts continued to grow Wednesday for the Long Beach Cabrillo boys' soccer team. The host Jaguars defeated Long Beach Wilson, 3-2, in a hard-fought Moore League game to record their first victory over the Bruins in nine tries and gain sole possession of first place in the league for the first time in the program's five-year history.
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December 19, 2001 | John Ortega
Long Beach Millikan High has yet to put its top 11 boys' soccer players on the field at the same time this season, but that hasn't hurt the Rams. Millikan, the defending Southern Section Division I champion, did lose to Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills, 2-1, in its own tournament on Dec. 1 when it was missing eight starters who were taking the Scholastic Assessment Test. But the Rams (9-1) won seven consecutive games since that loss heading into Tuesday's Moore League opener at Long Beach Cabrillo.
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December 30, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in two days and the third time in less than three weeks, the Dana Hills boys' soccer team knocked off a No. 1 team. The victim Friday was Long Beach Millikan, the top-ranked team in the Southern Section Division I poll. The Dolphins ambushed Millikan with two early goals and cruised to a 3-0 victory in the final of the Marina tournament. On Thursday, Dana Hills (12-1-2) upset Mater Dei, 1-0, in a quarterfinal. The Monarchs were ranked No.
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