June 7, 2000
Bim Okunrinboye, a former Sonora High guard, has signed with San Jose State, his club basketball coach, Oscar Abreu, said. Okunrinboye committed to Pepperdine out of high school in 1999 but did not achieve a qualifying score on college entrance exams. He was a part-time student this past year at San Joaquin Delta College, where he worked out with the men's basketball team but did not play.
February 7, 2000
Two athletes from Sonora High School have made their college choices, Sonora Athletic Director John Link said Friday. Allison Merchant, an All-Freeway League outside hitter and middle blocker on the Raider girls' volleyball team, signed a letter of intent with Saint Louis. Dawn Ramynke, an All-Freeway League pick in softball who plays catcher and first base, committed to Indiana. She will sign during the late signing period in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000 |
The Fullerton man who speaks four languages and coaches aquatic sports took state honors Friday for yet another ability: being a great day-to-day science teacher. John M. "Jack" Hawkins of La Habra's Sonora High School was honored as one of California's five teachers of the year. "I'm humbled, I'm overwhelmed and I'm exhilarated," Hawkins said Friday after a Sacramento luncheon where he and the other four were feted by state schools Supt. Delaine Eastin. "Teachers aren't used to getting honored.