October 11, 2003 |
Had they not been forced to leave home and return to Southern California to live with their father, Bryan and Jeremy Payton might never have played football. And Bryan might not have his scholarship to UCLA, and Jeremy might not be headed to Arizona State. And Covina South Hills, undefeated and ranked No. 17 by The Times among Southland high school football teams, might not have won the Southern Section Division VII title in 2002.
June 6, 1998 |
Outfielder Mikey Brin of Westlake High was talking while leaning against a fence Wednesday at the Warriors' baseball field when a carload of girls drove past. Although Brin was all but standing on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, the car's passengers directed their shouts at a player standing 20 yards behind him. "Hi, Kevin!" the girls called to third baseman Kevin Howard. Such is life for the anonymous Brin.
June 7, 1998 |
During introductions for the Southern Section Division III title game between Westlake and West Covina South Hills highs, a group of Westlake fans held a banner in support of pitcher Ethan East. "We came from North and South to see East," the banner read. Presumably the sign's creators didn't plan on seeing East ejected with the Warriors leading by a run in the sixth inning, beginning a downward spiral that resulted in a 9-3 South Hills victory.
February 23, 1992
Dominic Tu, a senior at Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park, won first place in the Challenge of a Free Society essay contest sponsored by the Covina Optimist Club. Christina Castro, also a senior at Sierra Vista, won second, and Mario Aloway, a senior at South Hills High School in West Covina, won third. The three were given medals by the local club.
June 14, 1988
Shortstop Mark Razook of Cal State Fullerton has signed to play with the Seattle Mariners, Seattle scout Ken Houp said Monday. Razook, a junior, hit .246 with 1 home run, 11 doubles and 27 runs-batted in this season. He will report to the Mariners' Class A team in Wausau, Wis., at the end of the week. Razook attended South Hills High School in West Covina, where he was the athlete of the year in 1985. He was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school but elected to play at Fullerton.