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December 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Forced by a court to have equal playing fields for both sexes, Merritt Island High School has decided to tear down existing amenities for the boys rather than build new ones for the girls. As a result, the baseball field scoreboard will be disconnected, the baseball concession stand will close and some baseball field bleachers will be roped off. "If there was money available, we would try to have a softball field as good or better than the boys . . .
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March 31, 1998 | DAVE DESMOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was 38 years ago that Dan Berry was asked to switch to batting left-handed, a move to better utilize the Belmont High track star's speed on Los Angeles-area men's softball diamonds. Berry, 52, has been a master of the turnaround ever since. Berry, coach of the Crescenta Valley High softball team, has been making the same suggestion to his own players for four decades. "About half the girls we've coached, we have suggested that to," Berry said of reversing batting stances.
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June 23, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beth Calcante, a former Cal State Northridge All-American, has been named coach of the Westlake High softball team. Calcante, 22, played for the Matadors from 1991-94. Her only high school coaching experience was this spring, when she was an assistant at Chaminade. She becomes the youngest coach in the Marmonte League. "I was talking to someone and I said I applied for a job and they said, 'Wow, that is kind of young to get a coaching job,' " Calcante said.
SPORTS
December 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Forced by a court to have equal playing fields for both sexes, Merritt Island High School has decided to tear down existing amenities for the boys rather than build new ones for the girls. As a result, the baseball field scoreboard will be disconnected, the baseball concession stand will close and some baseball field bleachers will be roped off. "If there was money available, we would try to have a softball field as good or better than the boys . . .
SPORTS
March 31, 1998 | DAVE DESMOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was 38 years ago that Dan Berry was asked to switch to batting left-handed, a move to better utilize the Belmont High track star's speed on Los Angeles-area men's softball diamonds. Berry, 52, has been a master of the turnaround ever since. Berry, coach of the Crescenta Valley High softball team, has been making the same suggestion to his own players for four decades. "About half the girls we've coached, we have suggested that to," Berry said of reversing batting stances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
The Olympic excitement about the women's basketball and softball teams, women's gymnastics, swimming and volleyball and, of course, track and field, is a measure of how far American women's sports have come. Most observers give much of the credit to Title IX, the 1972 requirement of equal spending for boys' and girls' sports in federally supported institutions. Today, high-school girls can think seriously about basketball scholarships and even a pro career.
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July 19, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The believers shook their tambourines and reached for the heavens. A woman fell to her knees as tears and mascara raced into the neckline of her cardigan. It was, in many ways, an old-fashioned church revival. Indeed, many of the 300 worshipers were seeking salvation that night--from their homosexuality. The Rev.
SPORTS
June 23, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beth Calcante, a former Cal State Northridge All-American, has been named coach of the Westlake High softball team. Calcante, 22, played for the Matadors from 1991-94. Her only high school coaching experience was this spring, when she was an assistant at Chaminade. She becomes the youngest coach in the Marmonte League. "I was talking to someone and I said I applied for a job and they said, 'Wow, that is kind of young to get a coaching job,' " Calcante said.
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