February 13, 2000 |
Debate is stirring on cul-de-sacs, at the beach and at horse shows. In 2002, a reluctant Southern Section has said it will review sports it might add to its 22-sport lineup, but no matter the outcome, it will be controversial. On one side is the section's new commissioner, Jim Staunton, who in recent interviews was skeptical about taking on new sports. "Adding another sport just crowds an already crowded field," he said.
February 10, 2000 |
Debate is stirring on cul-de-sacs, at the beach and at horse shows. In 2002, a reluctant Southern Section has said it will review sports it might add to its 22-sport lineup, but no matter the outcome, it will be controversial. On one side is the section's new commissioner, Jim Staunton, who in recent interviews has drawn a line in the sand. "Adding another sport just crowds an already crowded field," he said.
February 8, 2000
The San Diego section of the CIF recently approved roller hockey as a sport. What new sports should Southern Section consider adding? TRAVIS PENDLETON Esperanza, Track and Field "I definitely think roller hockey should by added. I have a friend, Brandon Carl, who plays and his team basically represents our school. I also think the hammer and javelin events should be added to track.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1999 |
The Orange Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider establishing roller hockey as an interscholastic sport in January. Trustee Robert Viviano requested the board consider the official establishment of roller hockey after receiving a number of requests from constituents. Currently, informal hockey clubs operate at Villa Park and Canyon high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1999
The Camarillo Parks and Recreation Department wants to let a private developer construct a roller hockey complex in the open grass area next to Las Colinas Elementary School. I went to Carpinteria, where the same developer has already built a rink. This is not just a small piece of concrete, as some people say. It is a sports complex complete with walls, high fences, bleachers and permanent portable toilets. Carpinteria placed it in a commercial area, next to the Santa Barbara County sheriff's substation beside Highway 101. The nearest homes sit across the freeway.
September 8, 1999 |
With the clock winding down and his team trailing by a goal, roller hockey player Shawn Favilla took the puck from behind his own net, determined to make something happen. Eluding two defensemen, he took a slap shot that careened off the goalie's pads and trickled into the net. Score! Pumping his fist in the air, he exchanged high-fives with exultant teammates. "I love playing this game," said Favilla, a 28-year-old Garden Grove resident with a shaved head, goatee and bulky 6-foot-1 frame.