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April 18, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in his high school career, Ryan Nielsen is not playing baseball this spring. Royal High's three-sport star and Big Man On Campus is far too busy eating. "Huge meals," he said. "My mom packs me big lunches." Two sandwiches, four pieces of fruit, two drinks, a bag of cookies (usually Fig Newtons) and a fruit roll. Plus a big breakfast and dinner. Plus big snacks.
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October 11, 2001 | David Wharton
Fitted with a brace, defensive lineman Ryan Nielsen returned to practice Wednesday after missing two weeks because of a separated shoulder. Coach Pete Carroll wasn't ready to proclaim him fit for Saturday's game against Arizona State, but Nielsen had no doubt. "I'll play definitely," he said. "As much as they need me ... that's how good it feels." It felt just as good for the rest of the line, which learned earlier this week that Bernard Riley is out for the season.
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September 14, 1996 | CHRIS BRESNAHAN
In nonleague Southern Section games: San Marcos 29, Royal 14--In a game dominated by special teams, Kevin Bixler returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for host San Marcos and Richard Sleiman recovered a poor punt snap in the end zone for the Royals' second score. Braden Fien, younger brother of Ryan Fien (Idaho), passed to tight end Ryan Nielsen for a six-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Bryant Phipps set up the score with a 36-yard interception.
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September 30, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think big and play big. To do that, Ryan Nielsen had to get big. "I've put on 38 pounds from last summer to the end of this summer," Nielsen said. Weighing 280 pounds and counting, the USC sophomore defensive tackle from Royal High is not done bulking up. "I'd like to be around 290, 295," Nielsen said. "That's if I can keep my speed." For a shorter man, that might be a problem. But Nielsen is a muscular 6 feet 5, not a Gilbert Brown wannabe, and he has the mind-set to succeed.
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October 11, 2001 | David Wharton
Fitted with a brace, defensive lineman Ryan Nielsen returned to practice Wednesday after missing two weeks because of a separated shoulder. Coach Pete Carroll wasn't ready to proclaim him fit for Saturday's game against Arizona State, but Nielsen had no doubt. "I'll play definitely," he said. "As much as they need me ... that's how good it feels." It felt just as good for the rest of the line, which learned earlier this week that Bernard Riley is out for the season.
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December 29, 1996 | MITCH POLIN
It will be an all-Simi Valley matchup in the Hart High boys' basketball tournament final Monday night. Royal set up a meeting against Simi Valley with a 53-35 upset over Hart in the semifinals Saturday night. The Highlanders (8-5) were boosted by the return of 6-foot-5, 240-pound forward Ryan Nielsen. The senior, who led Royal in scoring last season but missed the first two games of the tournament because of the flu, came off the bench to score 10 points.
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January 20, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The player best equipped to dominate a game was wandering the court during the first half like a lost puppy. What's a coach to do? "I told him at halftime, 'Hey, have fun,' " Royal High Coach Larry Wiksell said. Ryan Nielsen scored 21 points in the second half as the Highlanders defeated Agoura, 78-70, on Friday night at Royal and assumed sole possession of first place in the Marmonte League.
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January 9, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through seasons good and bad, Royal High has produced more than its share of Division I football players. In the opinion of the man who should know, Highlander Coach Gene Uebelhardt, the best is Ryan Nielsen, The Times' Ventura County defensive player of the year. "Ryan is the most heavily recruited player I've had, he was the most dominant at the high school level, and I believe he has the most potential," Uebelhardt said. Nielsen's senior season supports Uebelhardt's beliefs.
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January 4, 1997
Two of the top football recruits in Ventura County have made their college commitments. Camarillo quarterback Joe Borchard, who led the Scorpions to the Southern Section Division III title, committed to Stanford on Friday. Borchard, 6 feet 4 and 202 pounds, chose the Cardinal over California. He was also considering Nevada Las Vegas, San Jose State and Oregon State. Borchard threw for 6,047 yards and 51 touchdowns as a three-year starter for Camarillo.
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September 30, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think big and play big. To do that, Ryan Nielsen had to get big. "I've put on 38 pounds from last summer to the end of this summer," Nielsen said. Weighing 280 pounds and counting, the USC sophomore defensive tackle from Royal High is not done bulking up. "I'd like to be around 290, 295," Nielsen said. "That's if I can keep my speed." For a shorter man, that might be a problem. But Nielsen is a muscular 6 feet 5, not a Gilbert Brown wannabe, and he has the mind-set to succeed.
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April 18, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in his high school career, Ryan Nielsen is not playing baseball this spring. Royal High's three-sport star and Big Man On Campus is far too busy eating. "Huge meals," he said. "My mom packs me big lunches." Two sandwiches, four pieces of fruit, two drinks, a bag of cookies (usually Fig Newtons) and a fruit roll. Plus a big breakfast and dinner. Plus big snacks.
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January 9, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through seasons good and bad, Royal High has produced more than its share of Division I football players. In the opinion of the man who should know, Highlander Coach Gene Uebelhardt, the best is Ryan Nielsen, The Times' Ventura County defensive player of the year. "Ryan is the most heavily recruited player I've had, he was the most dominant at the high school level, and I believe he has the most potential," Uebelhardt said. Nielsen's senior season supports Uebelhardt's beliefs.
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January 4, 1997
Two of the top football recruits in Ventura County have made their college commitments. Camarillo quarterback Joe Borchard, who led the Scorpions to the Southern Section Division III title, committed to Stanford on Friday. Borchard, 6 feet 4 and 202 pounds, chose the Cardinal over California. He was also considering Nevada Las Vegas, San Jose State and Oregon State. Borchard threw for 6,047 yards and 51 touchdowns as a three-year starter for Camarillo.
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December 29, 1996 | MITCH POLIN
It will be an all-Simi Valley matchup in the Hart High boys' basketball tournament final Monday night. Royal set up a meeting against Simi Valley with a 53-35 upset over Hart in the semifinals Saturday night. The Highlanders (8-5) were boosted by the return of 6-foot-5, 240-pound forward Ryan Nielsen. The senior, who led Royal in scoring last season but missed the first two games of the tournament because of the flu, came off the bench to score 10 points.
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September 14, 1996 | CHRIS BRESNAHAN
In nonleague Southern Section games: San Marcos 29, Royal 14--In a game dominated by special teams, Kevin Bixler returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for host San Marcos and Richard Sleiman recovered a poor punt snap in the end zone for the Royals' second score. Braden Fien, younger brother of Ryan Fien (Idaho), passed to tight end Ryan Nielsen for a six-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Bryant Phipps set up the score with a 36-yard interception.
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January 20, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The player best equipped to dominate a game was wandering the court during the first half like a lost puppy. What's a coach to do? "I told him at halftime, 'Hey, have fun,' " Royal High Coach Larry Wiksell said. Ryan Nielsen scored 21 points in the second half as the Highlanders defeated Agoura, 78-70, on Friday night at Royal and assumed sole possession of first place in the Marmonte League.
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August 14, 1996
Wide receiver Cody Joyce and offensive lineman Mike Wambolt of Division II champion Hart High head a list of nine high-school seniors from the area who have been selected by Street and Smith's College Football magazine as players to watch this season.
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