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January 22, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
Irvine High linebacker Ryan Jones has turned down football scholarship offers from Oregon and Fresno State in hopes of landing a baseball scholarship in the spring. Jones, a first baseman who missed half of last season with a knee injury, said USC and Nevada have shown interest in him for baseball. "I think I'll be happier playing baseball," he said. "I'm not putting any of the (football) programs down, but I just couldn't see myself playing football in college."
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July 25, 1999 | MIKE TERRY
A solid 1999 season is putting Ryan Jones back on track to fulfill his dream of playing major league baseball. Jones, 24, signed out of Irvine High in 1993. He had enjoyed an excellent senior season, batting .466 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in, and was a Times Orange County first-team selection. Toronto took him in the draft's second round. "The most dominant high school player I ever coached was Bobby Hamelin," Irvine Coach Bob Flint said. "Just a click behind was Ryan.
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May 12, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days of Matt Jones shocking his fellow shotputters with his ability to heave the 12-pound ball probably came to an end in the Valley Pac-8 Conference track and field finals at Birmingham High on Thursday. Although the North Hollywood High senior carries a rock-solid 192 pounds on his 6-foot frame, he is small as shotputters go. Therefore, unknowing competitors and officials were often surprised when Jones put the shot over 50 feet. Jones still laughs about last year's Mt.
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June 27, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The air is heavy but the park is fair, and the 10 home runs hit by Irvine's Ryan Jones are indicative of his burgeoning power. In other words, it's no fluke that Jones is highly regarded in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization. Jones, a right-handed first baseman, is playing in Dunedin, Fla., a member of the Blue Jays' Class-A affiliate in the Florida State League. And Jones, 20, has been going deep. "At his age, he's just beginning to develop," Dunedin Manager Jim Nettles said.
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July 25, 1999 | MIKE TERRY
A solid 1999 season is putting Ryan Jones back on track to fulfill his dream of playing major league baseball. Jones, 24, signed out of Irvine High in 1993. He had enjoyed an excellent senior season, batting .466 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in, and was a Times Orange County first-team selection. Toronto took him in the draft's second round. "The most dominant high school player I ever coached was Bobby Hamelin," Irvine Coach Bob Flint said. "Just a click behind was Ryan.
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September 5, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Jones was tired of pushing that blocking sled. He and four other members of the Irvine High School football team had been at it for a while, trying to get it right. What was holding them up was a sophomore who was having trouble with his end of the sled. Jones, frustrated, decided it was time for a little pep talk. Well, it was sort of a pep talk. OK, it was actually a head butt. "We were all exhausted," Jones said. "We wanted him to pick it up, so I hit him a little bit."
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June 27, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The air is heavy but the park is fair, and the 10 home runs hit by Irvine's Ryan Jones are indicative of his burgeoning power. In other words, it's no fluke that Jones is highly regarded in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization. Jones, a right-handed first baseman, is playing in Dunedin, Fla., a member of the Blue Jays' Class-A affiliate in the Florida State League. And Jones, 20, has been going deep. "At his age, he's just beginning to develop," Dunedin Manager Jim Nettles said.
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September 11, 1993 | MIKE YEAMAN
North Hollywood 31, Narbonne 21--Junior wide receiver Ryan Jones caught touchdown passes of 80, 70 and 27 yards as the host Huskies rallied from a 21-7 first-half deficit. When quarterback Alvaro Castillo hit Damien Foster with a 60-yard touchdown pass, North Hollywood took a 25-21 lead in the fourth quarter.
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October 2, 1993 | JON MICHAELS
Paraclete 41, Mojave 18--Robbie Wood passed for 246 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two touchdowns to lead Paraclete (2-2) at Antelope Valley College. Wood completed 13 of 29 passes, including a 32-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Jones in the second quarter. The junior quarterback also rushed for touchdowns from 10 and one yard in the fourth quarter.
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September 9, 2000 | GILLEE SHERMAN
Santa Paula 29, Kilpatrick 18--Xavier Ramirez rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in eight carries for the Cardinals at Santa Paula. Ramirez scored on runs of nine and 47 yards in the first and third quarters. Ryan Jones of Kilpatrick carried 24 times for 186 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown run. Kilpatrick played without five starters who are serving two-game suspensions for in-house violations.
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May 12, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days of Matt Jones shocking his fellow shotputters with his ability to heave the 12-pound ball probably came to an end in the Valley Pac-8 Conference track and field finals at Birmingham High on Thursday. Although the North Hollywood High senior carries a rock-solid 192 pounds on his 6-foot frame, he is small as shotputters go. Therefore, unknowing competitors and officials were often surprised when Jones put the shot over 50 feet. Jones still laughs about last year's Mt.
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January 22, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
Irvine High linebacker Ryan Jones has turned down football scholarship offers from Oregon and Fresno State in hopes of landing a baseball scholarship in the spring. Jones, a first baseman who missed half of last season with a knee injury, said USC and Nevada have shown interest in him for baseball. "I think I'll be happier playing baseball," he said. "I'm not putting any of the (football) programs down, but I just couldn't see myself playing football in college."
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September 5, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Jones was tired of pushing that blocking sled. He and four other members of the Irvine High School football team had been at it for a while, trying to get it right. What was holding them up was a sophomore who was having trouble with his end of the sled. Jones, frustrated, decided it was time for a little pep talk. Well, it was sort of a pep talk. OK, it was actually a head butt. "We were all exhausted," Jones said. "We wanted him to pick it up, so I hit him a little bit."
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October 29, 1994 | SCOTT WRAIGHT
In other Valley Pac-8 Conference games: North Hollywood 32, Canoga Park 18--Dante Clay rushed for 85 yards and three touchdowns in 14 carries to lead North Hollywood at home. Quarterback Jesus Acosta completed 11 of 19 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown for North Hollywood (2-6, 2-3). Ryan Jones paced the Husky receiving corps with six catches for 157 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown reception.
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October 2, 1993 | FRANK CARULLI
Poly 22, North Hollywood 15--Gerrod Taylor rushed 24 times for 55 yards and two touchdowns to lead host Poly (1-3) over North Hollywood (2-2). North Hollywood quarterback Alvaro Castillo completed nine of 20 passes for 234 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Jones in the fourth quarter. Patrick Fields returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter for the Huskies. Jose Deras caught two passes for 70 yards for the Parrots (1-3).
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