March 6, 1991 |
The start of the high school baseball season has been disrupted by storm clouds, but the forecast calls for clearing skies and then a championship at Tustin, which has six returning starters from a team that finished 26-4 last year. Tustin was runner-up in the Southern Section 4-A division last season, losing to La Serna, 1-0, in the final at Anaheim Stadium. The Tillers finished first in the final Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. poll of 1990, followed by Esperanza and El Toro.
May 8, 1991
High school sports are no longer contested only in athletic arenas. They're contested in courtrooms, district school board meetings and section committee hearings. Among the recent issues: --County high school principals voted last month to allow four Catholic schools--Mater Dei, Santa Margarita and Servite/Rosary--to play in public leagues on a two-year cycle beginning in 1992.
March 15, 1989 |
Will this finally be the year that El Dorado High School wins a Southern Section baseball title? El Dorado has come close several times in Coach Steve Gullotti's nine seasons, advancing to the championship game in 1981 and reaching the semifinals in two of the past three seasons. Last year, El Dorado was the top-seeded team entering the 5-A division playoffs but was upset by Beverly Hills, 13-11, in the second round. "We still haven't won the big one," Gullotti said.
April 23, 1993 |
When high school athletes move from school to school, they aren't signing million-dollar contracts. But like professionals, they are changing teams in record numbers. With college tuition skyrocketing and scholarships dwindling, Orange County high school athletes are becoming increasingly aggressive in seeking out schools with sports programs that showcase their talents. And parents are going to great lengths to help them.