March 11, 2001 |
When Oak Park High puts away the girls' basketball uniforms this week for the last time this season, the Eagles can at least hang their jerseys on the fact that they were the last area team standing. Not national girls' power Buena, not traditional state playoff participant Harvard-Westlake. Not Crespi's boys. Spunky little Oak Park. But that wasn't enough to keep Oak Park from falling, 66-41, to La Jolla Bishop's on Saturday in the Division IV Southern Regional final at the Great Western Forum.
March 10, 2001 |
Once more, the Oak Park High girls' basketball team will be the underdog. But the Eagles wouldn't have it any other way. Oak Park (25-5) has become the Cinderella team of the postseason, advancing to the Southern Regional Division IV championship game against La Jolla The Bishop's (23-6) today at 10 a.m. at the Great Western Forum.
March 10, 2001
Division IV-AA Championship OAK PARK (25-5) vs. LA JOLLA BISHOP'S (23-6) Today, 10 a.m. The Great Western Forum OAK PARK *--* No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 10 Shelia Gluzer G 5-4. So. 12 Jamie Rauchwarger G 5-6 Fr. 20 Tiffany Adams F 5-8 So. 21 Cara Yellin G 5-4 Jr. 22 Alexis Stiny F 5-10 Jr. 23 Jannel Buckley G 5-4 Jr. 25 Kim Bryan G 5-8 Sr. 30 Kelly Britton G 5-6 So. 31 Shir Raanan G 5-6 Fr. 32 Michelle Bregar G 5-9 Jr. 33 Kelly Smith F 5-7 So. 35 Holly Stewart F 5-10 Jr. 44 S.
November 21, 2000 |
Dream volleyball seasons continue for Harvard-Westlake and La Reina highs. Two other teams from the region received morale boosts, too. Harvard-Westlake received the top seeding in the Southern Regional of the state Division III playoffs. La Reina received the top seeding in Division IV. Harvard-Westlake (22-2), which won its fourth Southern Section title in six seasons, hosts Tollhouse Sierra (9-7) in a first-round match tonight at 7.
July 5, 2000 |
Hundreds of wildfires burned across southern Europe, which remained in the grip of a heat wave that has driven temperatures as high as 120 degrees. The sizzling weather accompanied the worst drought to strike the Balkans in 50 years, which has already caused record crop losses since it began in late May. Ambulances patrolled the streets in southern Romanian cities to pick up people who had fainted in the 106-degree heat.
November 10, 1999 |
University High continued its season-long dominance by posting a 19-stroke victory Tuesday in the Southern Section South team regional at Los Serranos Golf Course in Chino Hills. Angela Won led the top-ranked and undefeated Trojans with a four-over-par 78 on the difficult 5,954-yard South Course that played longer because of the damp fairways created by Monday's rain.
May 16, 1999 |
Glendale College must remain satisfied with winning the Western State Conference Southern Division championship, its first outright title in 19 years. The Vaqueros failed to take the next step, as fourth-seeded Palomar completed a two-day, two-game sweep with an 11-9 victory in the first round of the Southern California regional Saturday at Palomar. "I think we're the top program in our conference," Glendale Coach Denny Barrett said.
March 14, 1999 |
It started in November, over forkfuls of pancakes and sausage. B.J. Ward and Nick Jones, already signed and sealed and all but delivered to UC Santa Barbara, were eating with their coach, Lou Cvijanovich, a week or two before to his 41st season at Santa Clara High. Before Cvijanovich reached for the bill at Uncle Herb's restaurant, he had one important point to get across to his two stars. "He told us this was our team," Ward said. "He put a lot of responsibility on us."
March 12, 1999 |
If you think pronouncing Omelogo Udeze's name is difficult, just try guarding Harvard-Westlake High's senior forward. Wasco High tried valiantly Thursday night in a Division III Southern Regional girls' basketball semifinal. But ultimately, the Tigers failed. Udeze made 16 of 20 shots and scored 33 points in Harvard-Westlake's 65-54 victory before a raucous capacity crowd of about 1,500 at Shafter High.
November 24, 1998 |
As expected, Royal and Harvard-Westlake high schools each earned high seedings for the state girls' volleyball playoffs. Royal (31-4), the Southern Section Division I-A champion, was seeded No. 2 in the Division I Southern region and, in a unique twist, will play on the road at unseeded Palisades, the City Section champion. The Dolphins (23-0) had a higher "travel priority number" than Royal and will host the Highlanders at 7 tonight in the first round. Harvard-Westlake was seeded No.