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February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Fountain Valley Coach Ron La Ruffa will be inducted into the school's baseball Hall of Fame on Feb. 15 at 9:45 a.m. during a ceremony on the school's baseball diamond. He came to Fountain Valley in 1989 and had three head coaching tenures: 1989-98, 2000-02 and 2010-12. He won seven Sunset League championships and two Southern Section titles. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Fountain Valley Coach Ron La Ruffa will be inducted into the school's baseball Hall of Fame on Feb. 15 at 9:45 a.m. during a ceremony on the school's baseball diamond. He came to Fountain Valley in 1989 and had three head coaching tenures: 1989-98, 2000-02 and 2010-12. He won seven Sunset League championships and two Southern Section titles. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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June 16, 1998 | YUNG KIM
Ron La Ruffa, who led Fountain Valley High to consecutive Southern Section baseball titles, resigned as the Barons' coach Monday, Athletic Director Mike Hennigan said. Over the last 10 seasons, La Ruffa, 49, was 202-92 at Fountain Valley. His teams won six Sunset League titles. In 1989, his first season as Baron coach, La Ruffa took over a team that had not been to the playoffs since 1985, finished 17-9 and won the league title.
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June 16, 1998 | YUNG KIM
Ron La Ruffa, who led Fountain Valley High to consecutive Southern Section baseball titles, resigned as the Barons' coach Monday, Athletic Director Mike Hennigan said. Over the last 10 seasons, La Ruffa, 49, was 202-92 at Fountain Valley. His teams won six Sunset League titles. In 1989, his first season as Baron coach, La Ruffa took over a team that had not been to the playoffs since 1985, finished 17-9 and won the league title.
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May 16, 1995 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron La Ruffa, Fountain Valley baseball coach and everyone's favorite enigma, seems to have so many reputations to maintain. His assistant coaches call him "the Great Communicator." There's more than a hint of sarcasm involved. At Edison High, where he coached for 12 seasons, people once referred to him as traitor. They weren't always joking. A former college teammate and current coaching colleague calls him, "Mr. GQ."
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April 9, 1996
* Fountain Valley Coach Ron La Ruffa won his 400th game last week, against Laguna Beach. * Calvary Chapel softball handed Long Beach Millikan its first loss. * Century's Dave Gomez Jr. has thrown out 20 of 32 base stealers. * Dana Hills, ranked No. 2 at the time, lost its first boys' tennis match of the year, to Woodbridge.
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November 11, 1997
Brian Ackerson, a right-handed pitcher from Fountain Valley High, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Missouri, Fountain Valley Coach Ron La Ruffa said Monday. Ackerson was 2-2 with a 2.50 earned-run average last season.
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May 8, 1990
Coach Dan DeLeon of El Toro High School has named La Quinta's Dave Demarest and Fountain Valley's Ron LaRuffa as his assistants for the South team in the Orange County All-Star baseball game June 12 at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. North Coach Chris Pascal of Kennedy selected Anaheim's Dave Torres and Sunny Hills' Doug Elliot as his assistants. Pascal and Elliot were teammates on the North team in 1976.
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May 9, 2002 | From Staff reports
Fountain Valley High baseball Coach Ron LaRuffa registered his 500th career victory Tuesday when the Barons defeated Huntington Beach Edison, 5-4, to clinch the Sunset League title. LaRuffa, who is retiring after this season, has led Fountain Valley to seven league titles in 13 seasons. Before he arrived, the school had won two league titles in 24 years. LaRuffa also led Edison to four league titles in 12 seasons.
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August 15, 1989
Two girls' coaches at Edison High School have resigned, girls' athletic director Bruce Belcher said Monday. Ron LaRuffa, girls' tennis coach, and Joey Davis, girls' basketball coach, quit this week. LaRuffa, who also coaches baseball at Fountain Valley High School, will remain at Edison as a teacher. Davis has accepted a teaching position at Charter Oak High School. "The district is trying to work out a transfer for Ron (to Fountain Valley), but so far they've been unsuccessful, " Belcher said.
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May 16, 1995 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron La Ruffa, Fountain Valley baseball coach and everyone's favorite enigma, seems to have so many reputations to maintain. His assistant coaches call him "the Great Communicator." There's more than a hint of sarcasm involved. At Edison High, where he coached for 12 seasons, people once referred to him as traitor. They weren't always joking. A former college teammate and current coaching colleague calls him, "Mr. GQ."
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May 18, 1991 | HEATHER SMALLEY
Fountain Valley took advantage of nine walks and 10 hits to defeat Rialto Eisenhower, 11-4, Friday in the first round of the Southern Section 5-A baseball playoffs. Fountain Valley (23-5) will play Katella (17-10) Tuesday in the second round. Eisenhower scored twice in the first inning, aided by two Fountain Valley errors (the Barons committed a total of six errors), but the Barons responded with six in the bottom of the first inning.
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April 29, 1992
Ara Petrosian pitched a no-hitter to lead Fountain Valley past Westminster, 1-0, in a Sunset League baseball game Tuesday at Westminster High School. Petrosian (4-2), a junior right-hander, struck out five, walked three and lowered his earned-run average to 1.25, said Coach Ron La Ruffa of Fountain Valley (13-10, 5-3 in league). Petrosian is no stranger to close games, losing decisions to third-ranked Huntington Beach, 1-0, and 10th-ranked Ocean View, 3-2, earlier this season.
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