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July 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Servite High Coach Ron Smeltzer has won many friends during his five months with the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Riders. But he has incurred the wrath of the team's most famous player--Dexter Manley. Manley, a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Washington Redskins before being banned for life by the NFL because he violated that league's drug policy four times, was benched for tonight's game against the Edmonton Eskimos. "I'm flabbergasted. That's my favorite word right now.
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July 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Servite High Coach Ron Smeltzer has won many friends during his five months with the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Riders. But he has incurred the wrath of the team's most famous player--Dexter Manley. Manley, a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Washington Redskins before being banned for life by the NFL because he violated that league's drug policy four times, was benched for tonight's game against the Edmonton Eskimos. "I'm flabbergasted. That's my favorite word right now.
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July 30, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flashback to February. The Ottawa Rough Riders hire Ron Smeltzer as coach. The news didn't exactly send shock waves through the Canadian Football League. Nor did it whip Rough Rider fans into a frenzy. About the most positive statement made was a collective, "Ron Who?" The negative side, on the other hand, brought some rather blunt real estate advice. "I did a speaking engagement after I got hired," Smeltzer said.
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July 30, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flashback to February. The Ottawa Rough Riders hire Ron Smeltzer as coach. The news didn't exactly send shock waves through the Canadian Football League. Nor did it whip Rough Rider fans into a frenzy. About the most positive statement made was a collective, "Ron Who?" The negative side, on the other hand, brought some rather blunt real estate advice. "I did a speaking engagement after I got hired," Smeltzer said.
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November 25, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON
EDISON vs. SERVITE 1981 Big Five Conference, first round A banner on the Edison sideline read: "Edison lose? Let's get serious." Obviously, Servite did. Edison came into the Big Five Conference first-round game on Nov. 21, 1981 at Orange Coast College with a 32-game winning streak. The Chargers were ranked No. 1 in the nation. Servite had joined the 16-team playoffs as an at-large entry.
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February 11, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Larry Toner, who coached the freshman football team for 15 years, was named Friday to replace interim varsity coach Jerry Person at Servite High School. Toner, 48, was a popular and successful freshman football and assistant varsity basketball coach at Servite from 1970-84 before leaving to accept a position at Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore. Toner was among 30 candidates who applied to run one of the most successful high school football programs in Southern California.
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November 12, 1987 | STEVE LOWERY and CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writers
If, as Leo Hand says, he was meant to be the football coach at Servite High School, one has to wonder whether the job is his reward or penance. In four years of coaching Orange County's richest football program--in dollars and pomp--he has endured a legacy of abuse from the stands and of petitions for his removal being distributed in the school parking lot. "Looking back, I'm glad I came here," Hand said.
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February 24, 1986 | Tom Hamilton
The football coaching fraternity in the Sunset League could have a new look for the 1986 season with some changes likely to happen in the next three weeks. Ocean View High School is concluding its search to find a replacement for former Coach Karl Gaytan, who resigned last month to enter private business in Fresno after two seasons. The school received 31 applications and 10 finalists were interviewed.
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January 4, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Check the roster. His name appears at the very bottom, down at No. 99. The fact is, Daved Benefield plays for the San Francisco 49ers. He plays second-string linebacker and special teams. That means he will be on the field for the kickoff of today's NFC divisional playoff game at Green Bay. Still, it does not seem possible. In the late 1980s, Benefield played two solid, if unspectacular, seasons at Cal State Northridge.
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September 19, 1995 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ted Hovorka walked across the football field at Cypress High, joking with his assistant coaches while eating one of the Popsicles he brought to reward his players for a good practice. Moments later, assistants gone, Hovorka sagged to a bench and ran his fingers through his wavy blond hair in despair. These are two faces of Hovorka. Most people see the one that reflects a 29-year-old with no head coaching experience who seems confident he can elevate a perennial bottom feeder.
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September 13, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
Bruce Rollinson thought he knew the risks when he took the the job. Last December, Rollinson was asked to take over the Mater Dei High School football program, replacing Chuck Gallo. For more than two years, Gallo had been under pressure from parents and alumni to win . . . and win a lot. When he didn't, petitions were circulated for his removal, negative critiques were passed along to school administrators and general criticism prevailed in the stands.
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November 29, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
He had played the best football game of his life, in a game that remains the most memorable in a lot of peoples' lives, and now, in his moment of glory, Dan Honikel could feel only one thing . . . sick. Honikel was an outside linebacker on the 1981 Servite High School football team. A team he described as, "suffering through a miserable season." Servite finished the regular season 6-4, having lost three of its last four games before qualifying for a wild card berth in the playoffs.
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