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December 13, 1991
Those who thought junior guard Sam Sarpong of El Camino Real High would be greatly out of shape for his team's Northwest Valley Conference basketball opener Wednesday against Taft were badly mistaken. Sarpong had been sidelined for four weeks while tests checked on a possible heart murmur, but he was far from bedridden. In fact, Sarpong admitted that he conducted a few secret workouts on the side. Layoff equaled layups.
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July 2, 1995 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cellular phone rang and Sam Sarpong wasted little time answering it. "Hey, how are you?" Sarpong asked the caller. "I haven't talked to you for a long time." Sarpong sat on the desk in his bedroom and chatted for a few minutes. He laughed repeatedly and seemed especially pleased several times during the conversation. "[The caller] just saw me in a commercial for a movie I'm going to be in," Sarpong said afterward. "That's wild."
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July 2, 1995 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cellular phone rang and Sam Sarpong wasted little time answering it. "Hey, how are you?" Sarpong asked the caller. "I haven't talked to you for a long time." Sarpong sat on the desk in his bedroom and chatted for a few minutes. He laughed repeatedly and seemed especially pleased several times during the conversation. "[The caller] just saw me in a commercial for a movie I'm going to be in," Sarpong said afterward. "That's wild."
SPORTS
December 13, 1991
Those who thought junior guard Sam Sarpong of El Camino Real High would be greatly out of shape for his team's Northwest Valley Conference basketball opener Wednesday against Taft were badly mistaken. Sarpong had been sidelined for four weeks while tests checked on a possible heart murmur, but he was far from bedridden. In fact, Sarpong admitted that he conducted a few secret workouts on the side. Layoff equaled layups.
SPORTS
April 16, 1993
Tim Laker, a former Simi Valley High standout, was optioned to Ottawa of the triple-A International League on Thursday by the Montreal Expos. Laker, who has not played at the triple-A level, had a strong spring but batted only .176 (three for 17) as the No. 1 catcher to start the season. "We want him to play every day and get some swings where there is less catchers and less pressure," Expos Manager Felipe Alou said. "We want him to get more seasoning."
SPORTS
December 24, 1992
Dante Cain scored 16 points to help Monroe High to a 70-41 victory over Canoga Park on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the L.A. Invitational tournament. Monroe (8-2), which will meet Leuzinger in the final, held Canoga Park scoreless for eight minutes in the first half. In other boys' basketball games: El Camino Real 76, Grant 73 (2 OTs)--Sam Sarpong scored 10 of his team's 12 overtime points to lead El Camino Real to a come-from-behind victory in a consolation game of the L.A.
SPORTS
November 29, 1990
Hart High opened its season on a strong note Wednesday night by defeating Palmdale, 79-69, in a first-round game of the Saugus Shootout at Saugus High. Palmdale, considered a favorite to win the Golden League, trailed by six at halftime and could not mount a comeback. Hart was led by Marty Downen with 23 points and Tony Valenzuela with 17.
SPORTS
March 10, 1993
Junior guard Javier Ramos of San Fernando High has been selected the most valuable player of the North Valley League in a vote of basketball coaches. Ramos averaged 18.2 points to lead the Tigers to the league title and the City Section 3-A Division semifinals. First-team selections are Trenton Cross and David Horesh of Reseda, Markee Brown and Sam Sarpong of El Camino Real, and Jerome Elliott of San Fernando.
SPORTS
February 11, 1993
In other games: North Hollywood 92, Poly 37--Host North Hollywood (21-1, 8-0) clinched the East Valley League title behind Damon Ollie's 20 points and eight rebounds. Fantasia Johnson (18 points), Arthur Lee (14) and Anson Credille (10) also scored in double figures. San Fernando 70, El Camino Real 69--Javier Ramos (24 points) made a free throw with seven seconds to play to decide the North Valley League game at El Camino Real. Sam Sarpong scored 18 for El Camino Real.
SPORTS
December 12, 1991 | VINCE KOWALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The only problem with living by the three-point shot is that one can just as easily die by it. Taft High nearly did both in Wednesday's Northwest Valley Conference opener against visiting El Camino Real but hung on for a 64-56 victory. The torrid Toreadors fired 18 shots from behind the 19-foot, 9-inch perimeter. They made seven of their first 12, including three in the third quarter to build a 16-point lead and seemingly ice the game.
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December 5, 1991 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High point guard Sam Sarpong, who was expected to help the Conquistadores make a run at the West Valley League basketball title, will be re-examined Friday to determine whether he has a heart murmur that could sideline him permanently. Sarpong, a junior, said he was told by a school nurse that the testing was mandated by the Los Angeles Unified School District to prevent another "Hank Gathers-type of situation."
SPORTS
January 16, 1991
Faith Baptist High, the defending Southern Section 1-A Division basketball champion, stumbled to an 0-2 start in tough Delphic League play last week, losing games to Campbell Hall and Brentwood. The weather may have warmed up outdoors, but where the Contenders played last week, a roster-wide Arctic chill has left the team battling to get back in the league race. In fact, if shooting percentages were converted to degrees, the Contenders were close to a full freeze-out.
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