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Savanna used some well-timed misdirection to change its early-season fortunes with a 31-21 victory over Katella in a nonleague game Thursday at Glover Stadium. Savanna (1-1) opened the season last week with a 41-9 loss to Garden Grove. Katella (1-1) opened with a 49-0 drubbing of Magnolia. But Thursday, the Rebels took an 18-7 lead when quarterback Paul Waldrop completed a 48-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Rani Kahouch with 34 seconds left in the half.
April 10, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
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Fred DiPalma, Savanna football coach, learned that the best defensive game plan to use against Magnolia was not to have one. "We wanted to keep it as simple as we could," DiPalma said after the Rebels held Magnolia to only seven yards total offense in the second half of a 17-8 victory Thursday night at Glover Stadium. "We really didn't have much of a game plan. We felt our defensive front could do a good job. We don't try anything fancy. We just play good defense."
December 25, 2010 | From CNN
Scientists have discovered a new species of elephant, and it's been right under their noses the whole time. A paper published this week in the journal PLoS Biology shows that African elephants are in fact two species that diverged millions of years ago. "We'll need to rewrite some basic biology textbooks," said study leader David Reich, a geneticist with Harvard Medical School. Modern savanna, or bush, elephants weigh about twice as much as their forest-dwelling cousins and have significantly different body shapes, with the savanna breed standing nearly 3 feet taller than the forest elephants.
November 10, 2000 | RUSS BANKS
Michael Gonzalez rushed for 167 yards in 38 carries and scored one touchdown as Savanna earned its first victory in the last game of the season, defeating Magnolia, 23-14, Thursday night in an Orange League game at Western High. Magnolia (1-9 overall, 0-5) took an early 6-0 lead after receiving the opening kickoff and driving 57 yards in 10 plays to score on sophomore Tim Beaty's four-yard run.
Two years ago, Savanna shortstop Matt Crockwell struggled with a decision a lot of high school athletes make. Football, basketball or baseball? Crockwell played all three as a freshman and sophomore. He spent a year at the freshman level but was promoted to the varsity level in baseball and basketball as a sophomore. In addition, he started at quarterback for the junior varsity. But Crockwell thought he was spreading himself too thin.
May 20, 1987
Tom Caspari, an assistant wrestling coach at Loara High School for the past five years, was named head coach at Savanna Tuesday, Savanna assistant principal John Dahlem said. Caspari, 24, was a heavyweight wrestler at Kennedy High. After graduating in 1981, he wrestled at Cypress College. Caspari replaces Dana Coleman, who resigned to concentrate on football.
February 25, 1993
Savanna's Sara Works scored 24 points, but had only eight in the second half as host Westlake blew open a close game to win, 47-38, in a second-round Division II-A girls' basketball playoff game Wednesday. Marlee Organ scored 17 points and Tracy Young added nine for Westlake (14-14), which outscored Savanna (13-13) by 11 points in the third quarter to take a 45-29 lead.
The idea was to be more physical than Anaheim and control Reuben Droughns. It's a great idea. Savanna settled for getting some breaks and sending Droughns home frustrated and disappointed. Savanna took advantage of two kick returns for touchdowns and scored a 27-24 victory over Anaheim Saturday at Western High. With the victory, the Rebels (7-2, 3-1) still have a chance to win the Orange League title.
September 3, 1999
1998 RECORD: 7-3 overall, 2-3 in league COACH: Fred Di Palma (70-38-5 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 5 on offense, 5 on defense TOP RETURNERS Raul Diaz, LB/FB, 5-11, 200, Jr.; Teo Fonseca, OL/DL, 5-11, 270; Sr.; Keith McNeal, OL/DL, 5-11, 200, Sr.; Jeff Plant, OL/LB, 6-2, 245, Sr.; John Shaputis, OL/DL, 5-10, 210, Sr.; Lou Sutter, OL/DL, 6-3, 250, Sr.; Tom Sutter, QB/DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Thomas Tuvalu, TE/LB, 6-2, 230, Jr. TOP NEWCOMERS Frank Buford, RB/DB, 6-1, 185, Sr.
March 30, 2008 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
For spring break this year, Paris and Madrid seemed too tame, so high school sophomore George Tew chose to visit Costa Rica, where he and 17 classmates studied the ecosystem and worked on conservation projects. "When Costa Rica came up this year, it stood out from the rest because it's small and not in Europe," he said a few days before departing on the weeklong journey. "Just a chance to go to the rain forest and a volcano I thought would be so cool."
February 23, 2008 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
More than half the students were absent Friday at an Anaheim high school where a cryptic note in the campus newspaper raised fears of a potential violent act. Of the 2,200 students at Savanna High, more than 1,400 failed to show up for classes, district officials said. Absences at the school are usually only a fraction of that, said Pat Karlak, a spokeswoman with the Anaheim Union High School District. "The scare did have an impact," she said. "No doubt about it." Supt.
February 9, 2006 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
IT is a hard heart that doesn't break a little in the presence of a bird in a cage or -- in the case of the parrots of California -- cheer at an escape. One Los Angeles species to elude the pet trade has so thoroughly transcended entrapment that it is fast becoming an urban natural wonder.
February 20, 2005
Styled by Lisa Michelle; hair: Peter Savic/Solo Artists; makeup: Frank B/Wall Group; model: Michelle Hicks/IMG Models. Location: Joshua Tree National Park and Smashbox Studios. Head wraps created from wool fabric from International Silks & Woolens, Los Angeles.
September 30, 2004 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
A 29-match winning streak by the girls' golf team at San Clemente, Palm Desert or Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula would probably not be out of the question. But Anaheim Savanna? With softball players who, for the most part, had never picked up a golf club until the start of the season? Well, the Rebels accomplished just that. "If you can hit a moving ball with a bat," said senior Melissa Vigoren, Savanna's most experienced golfer, "it couldn't be much harder hitting one sitting still."
December 16, 2003
In November, almost 2,900 acres of rolling oak savanna became ours when the Santa Monica Conservancy purchased this parcel on the southeastern edge of Ventura County. The drama over developing this land -- cherished by the Chumash, who first claimed it -- rivals that of the many Westerns filmed there. In the end, preservationists ran the bulldozers off the ranch.
May 16, 1986
Zac Shinall pitched a four-hitter to lead El Segundo High School to a 6-2 win over Savanna in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section 3-A baseball playoffs Thursday night in El Segundo. Jose Sanchez had a two-run double in the first and Scott Talanoa added a solo home run in the sixth for El Segundo (24-5-1). The Orange League third-place Rebels end the season 7-14.
November 26, 1988 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
The Orange League boys' basketball race boils down to experience and size. All six teams have plenty of experience, but only two have good size. Not coincidently, the two with the size--Brea-Olinda and Savanna high schools--are favored to take the league title. The other four teams--Anaheim, Magnolia, Valencia and Western--figure to fight it out for the third playoff spot.
September 30, 2001 | TATJANA DEARY, Tatjana Deary is a freelance writer living in Weston, Mass
2 p.m. The guest lodge at Hato Pinero. My eyes follow the blades of the ceiling fan: eight revolutions ... nine. By the 10th I am asleep. It is siesta time at Hato Pinero, where Mother Nature sets the pace. The 350 species of birds and more than 100 species of mammals here have the sense to slow down when the midday sun climbs into the sky and temperatures approach 100 degrees. They should know. They've been here a lot longer than we have.
February 28, 2001 | PETER YOON
Tim O'Hara, who has guided the Santa Margarita golf team to three CIF-SCGA championships and two Southern Section titles since 1993, is leaving the school and will become football coach at Savanna effective April 2, he said Tuesday. O'Hara replaces Fred Di Palma, who resigned in December after 12 years, during which his teams were 75-53-4 and made nine playoff appearances, winning the Southern Section Division VI title in 1993.
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