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May 28, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seth George tells himself that leaving soccer behind and returning to school was the right decision. He knows the sport that brought him such joy and adulation for most of his life has dealt him only heartache and grief the last few years. But it has been only three months since he retired from soccer at the age of 25 after being released by Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire in the preseason. So the wounds are still a little too fresh and the shock too great to completely move on.
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May 28, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seth George tells himself that leaving soccer behind and returning to school was the right decision. He knows the sport that brought him such joy and adulation for most of his life has dealt him only heartache and grief the last few years. But it has been only three months since he retired from soccer at the age of 25 after being released by Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire in the preseason. So the wounds are still a little too fresh and the shock too great to completely move on.
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October 16, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It shouldn't come as a much of a surprise that senior striker Seth George scored both goals in UCLA's national championship victory over Virginia last December, or that he's steadily climbing up the Bruins' all-time goal-scoring list--seventh now with 42--or that he has scored a goal or had an assist in nine of 10 games this season. After all, he had a soccer ball at his feet when he first learned to walk and he has been unmercifully driven to be the best he can be ever since.
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October 16, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It shouldn't come as a much of a surprise that senior striker Seth George scored both goals in UCLA's national championship victory over Virginia last December, or that he's steadily climbing up the Bruins' all-time goal-scoring list--seventh now with 42--or that he has scored a goal or had an assist in nine of 10 games this season. After all, he had a soccer ball at his feet when he first learned to walk and he has been unmercifully driven to be the best he can be ever since.
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July 15, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His season lasted only six games. He was the guy most everyone forgot about. He watched his Splash teammates win the division title. They did it, mostly, without him. Sam George watched and wondered. Wondered about his feet--no small thing for an indoor soccer player--and what might happen if he broke them again. "Scared," he called it.
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June 26, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam George missed the Splash's final 22 regular-season games last year because of a fractured right foot. In the off-season, he also had surgery on his left foot. One year and one day since George returned to the lineup, he delighted the largest crowd in Splash franchise history with an overtime goal, giving the Splash a 7-6 Continental Indoor Soccer League victory over Portland on Sunday. George, a 1988 Mater Dei graduate, scored two goals for the Splash and now has three in two games.
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December 22, 1987
Sam George scored three goals in two games to lead Mater Dei High School into the final of the South Bay Soccer tournament at South Torrance High School. George scored two goals in the Monarchs' 2-1 victory over Rolling Hills in the quarterfinals. He scored one goal and Paul Oldham two in a 4-2 victory over Torrance in the semifinals. Mater Dei (7-0) will face West Torrance in the final today at 3. The teams played to a 1-1 tie in the Southern Section 4-A championship game last year.
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September 17, 1995
Jean Harbor scored 5 minutes 21 seconds into overtime to lead the Seattle SeaDogs past the Splash, 6-5, in front of a crowd of 2,946 Saturday night at the Seattle Center Arena. Harbor also scored Seattle's first goal. The Splash led, 5-4, late in the fourth quarter when Seattle's Marcelo Fontana scored at the 13:55 mark to tie the score. The SeaDogs had pulled their goalkeeper in favor of a sixth attacker. Sam George led the Splash with two goals.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2004
I was astounded and disappointed to read Manohla Dargis' review of "Riding Giants" ("Before the Culture Began an Industry," July 9). It was as if, through some personal bias or blind spot, she saw a different movie than the one that was made. Certainly not the movie I saw. I plead guilty to being a surfer and coming with my own biases and blind spots -- but they are ones of greater sensitivity and sense of protectionism for the sport. And what director Stacey Peralta and his co-writer, Sam George, achieved is not some "back-slapping boy talk" but rather a thoughtful, insightful and compelling documentary.
SPORTS
January 17, 1988
Mater Dei High School's Paul Oldham scored three goals for the sixth time this season, helping the Monarchs to a 5-0 Angelus League boys' soccer victory over Bishop Amat Saturday at Mater Dei. Oldham assisted on Chris Mastropaolo's goal two minutes into the first half, then scored two goals before halftime to give Mater Dei a 3-0 lead. Oldham scored again in the second half, and Mike Ammann scored the final goal for Mater Dei (17-1-1, 3-0). Sam George had two assists and John Coggins had one.
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July 15, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His season lasted only six games. He was the guy most everyone forgot about. He watched his Splash teammates win the division title. They did it, mostly, without him. Sam George watched and wondered. Wondered about his feet--no small thing for an indoor soccer player--and what might happen if he broke them again. "Scared," he called it.
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June 26, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam George missed the Splash's final 22 regular-season games last year because of a fractured right foot. In the off-season, he also had surgery on his left foot. One year and one day since George returned to the lineup, he delighted the largest crowd in Splash franchise history with an overtime goal, giving the Splash a 7-6 Continental Indoor Soccer League victory over Portland on Sunday. George, a 1988 Mater Dei graduate, scored two goals for the Splash and now has three in two games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1988
Wright's appearances on TV to defend his position were a sad commentary on a man in his distinguished position. His facetious pitch for his books on "This Week With David Brinkley" (June 12) was an affront to those watching, as well as to commentators Sam Donaldson, George Will, and Brinkley. The only book he should be concerned with at this time is the Bible--which he sorely needs to get him out of his present predicament. Prediction: The final chapter to his mess will carry a book title: "Gone With The Wind."
SPORTS
August 25, 1996
The Splash gave up seven unanswered goals in the second half and lost, 8-3, to the Houston Hotshots in a Continental Indoor Soccer League game Saturday at The Summit in Houston. The loss, its fourth in the last six games, drops the Splash (9-7) a game behind San Diego (11-7) in the Western Division. The Splash was outshot, 39-24, in the game, including, 25-10, in the second half. Goalkeeper Ruben Fernandez stopped 21 shots.
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