November 17, 1985 |
It could have been a happy anniversary. Tony Eason would trot onto the field to play Seattle again. He would look across the line of scrimmage at the same players he beat last year to win New England's quarterback job. It could have been a day of pleasant memories and new triumphs for the talented youngster who seemed destined to guide the Patriots well into the 1990s. But with 1985 not yet over, Eason calls himself "just one-forty-fifth of the team."
October 5, 1985 |
St. Paul High School capitalized on three early Ocean View mistakes Friday night to win an otherwise even nonleague football game, 22-0, in Cranham Memorial Stadium at Santa Fe Springs. The Swordsmen (4-0) used big plays such as Mondo Costello's 81-yard run, the second longest run from scrimmage in St. Paul history, to beat the Seahawks. Ocean View (1-3) controlled the line of scrimmage most of the game, and Seahawk fullback Marc Ohm gained 89 yards on 22 carries mostly running up the middle.
February 28, 1987 |
As expected, two seniors bound for major colleges, Brian Williams and Jason Matthews, dominated St. Monica High School's Southern Section 5-A quarterfinal game against Ocean View Friday night. Williams, a 6-foot 10-inch center who is headed for the University of Maryland, scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 9 shots. Matthews, a 6-3 guard who will play at Pittsburgh next fall, scored a game-high 24 points.
June 2, 1985 |
In the course of a softball season, especially a perfect one, the sacrifices asked of players are great. On Saturday at Mayfair Park, perhaps the ultimate sacrifice was asked of the Seahawks. They had to miss the prom. Ocean View made sure this was all not in vain, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Westminster, 2-0, to win 4-A Southern Section championship. The win completes a 32-0 season for the Seahawks, who didn't even qualify for the playoffs last season.
December 10, 2012 |
In a roundabout way, Brandon Jacobs told the San Francisco 49ers how he really felt. And Monday, in a direct way, the 49ers told Jacobs to take a hike. The team suspended the disgruntled running back for the final three games of the regular season, thereby docking him three $55,000 game checks, a punishment he will probably appeal. Jacobs, once a prominent player for the New York Giants, has played in two games for the NFC West-leading 49ers, and has five carries for seven yards.
September 25, 2012 |
Jerry Markbreit was an NFL official for 33 years, the referee in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls. He never saw anything close to what he witnessed Monday night. Markbreit was at home outside of Chicago, watching Green Bay play at Seattle, and - like millions of other viewers - he was stunned by the officiating calls that were made, the ones that weren't made, and the Seahawks' game-winning Hail Mary that wasn't a catch but an interception. Photos: Was it a touchdown or an interception?
October 3, 1986 |
Ocean View High School wasted several scoring opportunities, including one in which it had a first down at the St. Paul 19-yard line with 1:55 remaining, and lost to the Swordsmen, 17-12, Thursday night in a nonleague game at Westminster High.
December 21, 1986 |
Dominguez High School guard Michael Elliott scored on an off-balance shot at the buzzer to give the Dons a 48-46 win over Ocean View Saturday night in the championship game of the 15th Tournament of Champions in Cal Poly Pomona's Kellogg Gymnasium. The victory was the ninth straight for the Dons and snapped Ocean View's 18-game winning streak spanning two seasons. It also marked the second time Ocean View has lost in the championship game in three years.
December 28, 1987 |
Seattle's Steve Largent became the National Football League's all-time reception leader Sunday in the Seahawks' 41-20 loss to Kansas City. Largent had 6 catches to increase his career total to 752, which surpasses the 750 by the San Diego Chargers' Charlie Joiner. Largent, a 12-year veteran from Tulsa, also extended his NFL record for consecutive games with a reception to 152. He entered the game needing 5 catches, 201 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns for career records in all three categories.
April 25, 1987 |
The unlikely scenario has almost become routine for Ocean View High School's baseball team. The scene: It is late in a Sunset League game, and designated hitter David Holdridge steps to the plate. He hits a long home run that gives Ocean View another victory, keeping the Seahawks atop the league standings. Routine? Hardly. But Holdridge is certainly making it look that way.