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September 24, 1997
Brendan McGraw Saddleback, Sophomore Football/Running Back McGraw, from Laguna Hills High, learned that he needed to be stronger to be more effective his first year at Saddleback. So he worked hard and the results were evident Saturday. He gained 142 yards in 32 carries and scored a touchdown as the Gauchos beat El Camino, 24-21, in overtime. Both his yardage and carries were highs for McGraw at Saddleback. * Cross-Country Dan Gaston * Saddleback, freshman.
March 21, 1987
Rog Middleton, who averaged 22.5 points this season for Tustin High School, and Markus Muller-Stach, who averaged 21 points for Corona del Mar, have been named Sea View League players of the year in a vote of the league's boys' basketball coaches. Corona del Mar, Tustin and University each placed two players on the first team.
February 8, 1996
Prep football: Kevin Badii, a 6-4, 190-pound wide receiver from El Dorado (Hawaii); Chris Boden, a 6-1, 195-pound quarterback from San Clemente (Villanova); Kevin Braga, a 5-10, 175-pound defensive back from Mater Dei (Montana); Kevin Cooper, a 6-6, 245-pound tight end from Brethren Christian (Washington); Kostas Hatzidakis, a 6-3, 255-pound offensive lineman for Esperanza (Navy); Ricky Jenkins, a 6-2, 170-pound wide receiver/defensive back for Woodbridge (Reno); Richard Nichols, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound center and linebacker for Corona del Mar (Southern Methodist)
April 1, 1993
Irvine Valley won its first Orange Empire Conference softball game, defeating Golden West, 3-2, Wednesday in Irvine. Irvine Valley stopped a 31-game conference losing streak. The Lasers (4-17, 1-10 in conference) rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cheryl Rivet's single drove in the tying run and Terri Fobell scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Marcy Rainwater. Julie Ehret allowed only a second-inning bunt single to Shelley Nelson. Golden West is 5-12, 2-9.
December 18, 1987
Kenny Ammann scored 23 points and Alonzo Jamison had 19 to lead Rancho Santiago College to an 81-62 victory over Washington Clark Thursday in the first round of the Cypress College men's basketball tournament. Chris Martin added 12 points for Rancho Santiago (10-2), which plays Santa Monica tonight at 6 in one semifinal. Rancho Santiago is the tournament's defending champion.
December 26, 1987
We have been enjoying the new format of the Calendar section and so decided to take in the performance of Saddleback's play "Two Gentlemen of Verona." Our decision to see this performance was based on our previous good experiences with community/college theater and on Cathy de Mayo's review ("Saddleback's 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' as 'California Promise,' " Calendar, Nov. 12). It was absolutely terrible. We couldn't believe that she had actually seen the production! She may not be a Champlin or Bernheimer, but she can at least be honest.
November 16, 1985
The Golden West College women's volleyball team clinched its third straight South Coast Conference championship Friday night with a 15-1, 15-6, 15-5 victory over Cypress at Golden West. Sophomore Cecelia Elias had eight kills and five blocks to lead the Rustlers (12-1 in conference, 12-3 overall). Setter Julie Boland had four assists. In other South Coast Conference action: Orange Coast 3, Cerritos 2--The Pirates scored a comeback victory, 15-10, 8-15, 10-15, 15-10, 15-9.
March 1, 1986
Jeff Fryer of Sea View League champion Corona del Mar High School and Bryant Walton of Saddleback were named the league's co-Most Valuable Players in a vote of the league's basketball coaches recently. Fryer averaged 27.8 points per game during the regular season to lead the county in scoring. Walton, who will attend California, was one of only two players to be among the county's top 20 in scoring, field-goal percentage, rebounding and assists throughout the season.
June 3, 1986
University High School shortstop Al Contrera and Saddleback pitcher Jeff Rowe have been named the Sea View League's Players of the Year in a vote of league baseball coaches. Contrera, a senior, batted .456 for the league champion Trojans. Rowe, also a senior, had an 8-2 record with a 2.36 earned-run average for the Roadrunners, who finished second. First team: Pitchers--Pat Norville (Estancia), Jr.; Coby Naess (Laguna Beach), Sr.; Todd Krueger (University), Sr.
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