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September 15, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER
Ruben Vaughan has been cleared to play football this week for Foothill, Coach Tom Meiss said Wednesday. Vaughan, a 15-year-old freshman, was set to attend Santa Margarita but was severely beaten during an attack in Portola Hills in August. The incident, which his stepfather Melvin Aaron alleges was racially motivated, led the family to enroll Vaughan at Foothill. Vaughan suffered a broken jaw, nose and several stab wounds, but he practiced in full pads with the Foothill team Monday.
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March 1, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor Tuesday described a teen-ager's desperate attempt to defend himself against a large group of youths who allegedly attacked and knocked him unconscious as they sought revenge against a rival high school. He "was terrified," Deputy Dist. Atty. Matthew S. Anderson told jurors. "He was in fear of his life."
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August 14, 1994
Your article, "Attack at Party Probed as Hate Crime," (Aug. 9) was discussed the next day at Los Amigos of Orange County. Ours is a cross-section of Latino community leaders that has met weekly since 1978. We were appalled to learn of the brutal Portola Hills ambush, Aug. 5, that put 15-year-old Ruben Vaughan in Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center with a broken nose and jaw, a five-inch gash on his left cheek and stab wounds to his lower back and left knee. It is reported that a gang of 20 to 30 young men witnessed and/or participated in this setup for mayhem.
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September 30, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruben Vaughan, defensive end and poet, stood up to face his teammates. This was his first week of action for Foothill High School, his adopted school. His first game. His first pregame meal. The end-of-meal entertainment, the Knights' weekly pregame ritual, had bailed. Team captains were searching for a stand-in. They asked Vaughan to recite a poem. "I wrote it down real quick," said Vaughan, a sophomore. "I talked about not giving up. I talked about staying with it until the end.
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September 30, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruben Vaughan, defensive end and poet, stood up to face his teammates. This was his first week of action for Foothill High School, his adopted school. His first game. His first pregame meal. The end-of-meal entertainment, the Knights' weekly pregame ritual, had bailed. Team captains were searching for a stand-in. They asked Vaughan to recite a poem. "I wrote it down real quick," said Vaughan, a sophomore. "I talked about not giving up. I talked about staying with it until the end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor Tuesday described a teen-ager's desperate attempt to defend himself against a large group of youths who allegedly attacked and knocked him unconscious as they sought revenge against a rival high school. He "was terrified," Deputy Dist. Atty. Matthew S. Anderson told jurors. "He was in fear of his life."
SPORTS
September 9, 1995 | RYAN T. BLYSTONE
Tyler Lang and Cody Clemmons hooked up on two touchdown passes and Tramel Robinson ran for another to give Foothill a 21-18 nonleague victory over Tustin Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Foothill, ranked fourth in Orange County, lost one of its top players, junior defensive lineman Ruben Vaughan, when he left at the end of the first quarter with a strained left knee. As a result, Tustin put together an effective rushing attack.
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August 19, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
Sheriff's deputies have arrested a fourth male suspected of taking part in the beating of a black teen-ager three weeks ago, an attack being probed as a possible hate crime. Russell T. Scarce, 19, of Lake Forest, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant after returning home from an out-of-state trip, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Tom Garner.
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October 14, 1994 | FORREST LEE
Foothill scored 19 points in the final five minutes to upset previously unbeaten and ninth-ranked Villa Park, 33-14, in a Century League opener Thursday at Tustin High. Nick Sveslosky scored two of his three touchdowns in the final quarter and his interception led to another score. It was a matchup of two teams expected to contend for the league title.
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September 10, 1996
1995 RECORD: 5-4-1 overall, 2-2-1 in league. COACH: Tom Meiss (29-18-1 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 3 on offense, 5 on defense TOP RETURNERS Josh Arhart, DT, 5-11, 215, Jr.; Steve Burns, OG, 5-11, 175, Sr.; Matt Hall, WR, 6-2, 180, Jr.; Jake Jacobs, LB, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Tyler Lang, QB, 6-2, 190, Sr.; Lawrence Mariner, LB/TE, 6-1, 225, Sr.; Ruben Vaughan, DE, 6-2, 230, Sr. TOP NEWCOMERS Mike Brizuela, C, 5-11, 250, Sr.; Eric Davidson, OG, 5-11, 250, Jr.; Dana Dempsey, LB/TE, 6-0, 185, So.
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September 15, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER
Ruben Vaughan has been cleared to play football this week for Foothill, Coach Tom Meiss said Wednesday. Vaughan, a 15-year-old freshman, was set to attend Santa Margarita but was severely beaten during an attack in Portola Hills in August. The incident, which his stepfather Melvin Aaron alleges was racially motivated, led the family to enroll Vaughan at Foothill. Vaughan suffered a broken jaw, nose and several stab wounds, but he practiced in full pads with the Foothill team Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1994
Your article, "Attack at Party Probed as Hate Crime," (Aug. 9) was discussed the next day at Los Amigos of Orange County. Ours is a cross-section of Latino community leaders that has met weekly since 1978. We were appalled to learn of the brutal Portola Hills ambush, Aug. 5, that put 15-year-old Ruben Vaughan in Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center with a broken nose and jaw, a five-inch gash on his left cheek and stab wounds to his lower back and left knee. It is reported that a gang of 20 to 30 young men witnessed and/or participated in this setup for mayhem.
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April 1, 1995 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Friday ordered two young men to spend 13 years in prison for trying to kill a Rancho Santa Margarita High School student, saying the attack showed great "cruelty, viciousness and callousness." As their families and friends wept, Derek Thomas Jones, 20, of Huntington Beach and Russell Takeo Scarce, 19, of Lake Forest bowed their heads and were led out of court in handcuffs.
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September 16, 1995 | FORREST LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When an offensive lineman leads the team in rushing, it's a signal of an offense with trouble. Woodbridge High's turnovers and ineffective offense gave fourth-ranked Foothill an easy 36-0 nonleague victory Friday night at Irvine High. Woodbridge (0-2), which has not scored this season, managed only 52 yards of offense, only 19 rushing. The Warriors also committed three turnovers, two of which led to Foothill scores.
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