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April 26, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrie Frederick knows how to put a basketball game in perspective. Frederick, a 5-foot-5 senior guard from Savanna High School, will play for the North team in the 14th Orange County girls' basketball all-star game Saturday afternoon at Saddleback College. She considers it an honor to be on the same court with so many talented players, but thinks of the game as more of an opportunity for a good time than a pressure situation in which nothing less than a victory will do.
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February 23, 2008 | Dave McKibben
More than half the student body was absent Friday at Savanna High School, where a cryptic note in the campus newspaper raised fears of a potential violent act. Of the school's 2,200 students, more than 1,400 did not show up for classes, district officials said. The note was among 150 messages printed in the "Love Gram" section of the school paper last week. It read: "To Metal Destroyer Militia. Remember guys -- We all go down 2/22!! Let's quit stalling!! Much Love! 666! All the way baby!"
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SPORTS
May 22, 1991
Tony Okada of Savanna High School was one of 13 wrestlers named to Wrestling USA Magazine's High School All-American Dream Team, Savanna wrestling Coach Tom Caspari said. Okada, a 135-pound senior, will also participate in the Junior Greco-Roman Wrestling World Championships, July 26-28, in Barcelona, Spain, Caspari said.
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September 6, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the past year, Anaheim native Bernice Orwig has had one goal in mind: winning an Olympic medal. Together with her teammates, Orwig--the goalie for the U.S. women's water polo team--has spent at least six hours a day working out. In the pool and on land, they practiced. They ran, swam, lifted weights, tackled obstacle courses and survived drills at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center's swimming facility.
SPORTS
May 2, 1990
Savanna High School's baseball team has forfeited four victories because it used an ineligible player who did not live within the school's attendance boundaries. Savanna forfeited nonleague victories against University, Huntington Beach and Buena Park and an Orange League victory against Western. Savanna's record drops to 4-17, 3-8 in league play.
NEWS
July 30, 1988
The article "Roll Call" (July 23) listing the famous people and the high schools in Orange County they had attended was interesting, but I saw no mention of anyone from Magnolia High School or Savanna High School. What about Brian Downing (Magnolia) and Steve DeBerg and Al Hrabosky (the Mad Hungarian) (Savanna)? I'm sure just as many people have heard of them as some of the other celebrities listed. LaVonne Maurer Buena Park
SPORTS
July 2, 1989
Forward Mustaphi Abdi of Savanna High School, the Orange League's most valuable player as a sophomore, has transferred to Huntington Beach High for his junior season. Abdi, 6-foot-3, averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds last season to lead Savanna to a 24-3 record. He became only the third sophomore in 15 years to earn The Times' All-County honors, joining Tom Lewis of Mater Dei and Jamal Garner of Huntington Beach.
SPORTS
October 5, 1993
Ken Stegall, a former standout wrestler at Cypress College, has been named wrestling coach at Savanna High School, the school announced Monday. Stegall, 23, won a State title in the 191-pound class for Cypress in 1990. He is an instructional aid at Savanna as well as a coach. "I'm pretty excited about the opportunity," he said. "It happened kind of fast." Stegall applied for the position last week. He replaces Tom Caspari, who resigned in June.
SPORTS
March 18, 1989
Savanna High School Principal William Wong said Friday he will recommend to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees that Fred DePalma be hired as the school's football coach. DePalma, who led Santiago to a playoff berth in 1985, has been an assistant coach at Valencia since 1987. "I liked the fact that he was very organized and has worked in a successful program at Valencia," Wong said. "We're hoping he can bring some of that enthusiasm over here."
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December 21, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anaheim police tried Monday to piece together sketchy details about the fatal shooting of two 15-year-old high school students over the weekend. "It's puzzling," Sgt. Joe Vargas, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, said of the incident late Saturday afternoon in the 1800 block of West Crescent Avenue, an industrial part of town. The two youths were identified as Cuong Minh Nguyen and Jerry Laliemthavisay, both students at Anaheim's Savannah High School.
SPORTS
February 9, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD
Savanna expects to forfeit two boys' basketball games for use of an ineligible player, school Athletic Director Tom Voigt said. Solomon Brown, a sophomore guard, received a limited transfer from the Southern Section prohibiting him from playing on the varsity level when he left Mater Dei for Ocean View this fall, Ocean View Coach Jim Harris said.
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November 25, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ and MIMI KO CRUZ
Hanzel Tuitea, 17 Savanna High School senior Hanzel, who recently moved to Anaheim from Compton, says he's witnessed racial tensions in both cities and wishes all people would become more tolerant. "We all need to come together because if we all come together, everybody would benefit. . . . We should learn about different cultures at school along with math and everything else."
SPORTS
October 26, 1996
Terry Evans has been promoted to varsity boys' basketball coach at Savanna High, boys' Athletic Director Tom Voigt said Friday. Evans, who coached the junior varsity team last season, replaces Jim Perez, who resigned after one season because of scheduling conflicts. Savanna was 4-21, 1-9 in the Orange League last season.
SPORTS
October 13, 1995 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Di Palma probably would have had a great career at Valencia High if he had stayed there. * After joining Mike Marrujo's football staff in 1987 as an offensive line and defensive end coach, Di Palma was considered one of the reasons the Tigers won a Southern Section Central Division title and reached the Division VI finals the next year. Who knows? If Marrujo had moved on, Di Palma--who had been a head coach at Santiago before going to Valencia--could have been a candidate to replace him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1994
I have been reading and hearing much lately about all the reasons why high schools should not be allowed to have MEChA clubs on campus ("School to Continue Restrictions on Clubs," April 18). There seems to be a pervading feeling or fear that by having clubs of this kind our schools are creating an atmosphere for potential racism and discrimination. This can happen, but it doesn't need to. Savanna High School in Anaheim has had a successful MEChA club on its campus for five years.
SPORTS
January 9, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Tony Okada of Stanton, a 1991 graduate of Savanna High School, is top-seeded in the 132-pound class for the U.S. Olympic Judo Trials Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Okada is among five finalists for the 132-pound championship. He must win two matches to clinch a berth on the team. "I feel pretty good about my chances," Okada said. "I've competed against the other four (finalists) and beat them the last time we met." Okada won the U.S.
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February 23, 2008 | Dave McKibben
More than half the student body was absent Friday at Savanna High School, where a cryptic note in the campus newspaper raised fears of a potential violent act. Of the school's 2,200 students, more than 1,400 did not show up for classes, district officials said. The note was among 150 messages printed in the "Love Gram" section of the school paper last week. It read: "To Metal Destroyer Militia. Remember guys -- We all go down 2/22!! Let's quit stalling!! Much Love! 666! All the way baby!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1994
A former Savanna High School wresting coach was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to undergo counseling after pleading guilty to misdemeanor child annoyance and lewd conduct charges, a prosecutor said Thursday. Tom Caspari, 31, of La Palma, will begin serving his sentence June 6 and will be on three years' probation after his release from the Orange County Men's Jail, said prosecutor Mark Logan. North Orange Municipal Judge Carla M.
SPORTS
January 1, 1994 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's trying to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. The hitch is that it hasn't much time, the course of the 1993-94 wrestling season, to be exact. * It is a season of transition for the Savanna wrestling team. The program features a new coach, new attitude, and, over the summer, a new low. When former Savanna Coach Tom Caspari resigned suddenly in June, the program lost a huge part of its identity.
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