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January 16, 1986
Volleyball Assistants--Rita Crockett and Debbie Green, members of the 1984 Olympic women's volleyball team, have been named assistant women's volleyball coaches at Cal State Long Beach.
November 25, 2006
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August 5, 1993
Gail Castro's memories of Italy go beyond her professional volleyball career. After suffering from a toothache, she decided to visit a dentist, who advised that Castro have a root canal. She agreed, only to learn that the procedure would be performed without anesthesia. "The dentist had a cigarette in his mouth and he was in my face with that cigarette," Castro said. "Then about seven nurses grabbed me to hold me down and he started drilling. I couldn't move.
July 1, 1993
Scholar Athletes--Four teams from area high schools have been honored for achieving the highest grade-point average in their respective sports among the more than 500 schools in the CIF Southern Section. They are the Millikan girls cross-country team (3.80), Whitney girls swimming (3.66) and volleyball (3.63) teams, and the Wilson water polo team (3.49). The annual awards are based on cumulative grade-point averages of team members in 23 sports.
June 10, 1993
Grant Winners--Five area youth sports organizations have been awarded grants by the Amateur Athletic Foundation. The largest went to the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, which received $41,358. The Long Beach Poly Junior Athletic Assn., which runs a youth football program, was awarded $5,000, and $4,000 each was given to Downey Youth Football, North Long Beach Pop Warner Assn. and the Long Beach Swim Club. The award to the Poly Junior Athletic Assn.
December 24, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD
It's long overdue, but the worn floor of the Cal State Long Beach gymnasium is expected to be resurfaced in time for the women's basketball game with Stanford on Wednesday. Construction crews were scheduled to begin sanding the surface immediately after Wednesday night's men's basketball game with Howard. Men's basketball Coach Seth Greenberg has complained for months that the floor, last resurfaced in August, 1991, has become slick and might cause a serious injury if something isn't done.
December 3, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD
The men's basketball game between Cal State Long Beach and Southern California College at the campus gym in Long Beach, originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, has been changed to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 in order to avoid a possible conflict with the NCAA women's volleyball regional tournament. Cal State Long Beach will play host to the volleyball event if it defeats Arkansas State at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
September 24, 1992
The California Generals, a semiprofessional football team, will play the California Bears at 5 p.m. Saturday in a Pacific Football League game at Wilson High School in Long Beach. The Generals moved to Wilson because of poor attendance at Veterans Stadium, said team owner and coach Lee S. Gliddon. He had hoped for crowds of 4,000 or more at Veterans Stadium, but the turnout was only in the hundreds for four games. The team will continue to practice in Orange, Gliddon said.
June 25, 1992 | PAUL MCLEOD
Four girls teams with Ichiban Volleyball Club of Long Beach begin competing today at the Junior Olympics in Albuquerque, N.M. Two-time champion Ichiban 18, made up of players 18 or younger, is seeking its fifth consecutive medal in the event. The team is led by Poly High middle blocker and hitter Tanisha Larkin, who was voted the most valuable player of last year's Junior Olympics. Other area players include setter Heather Hofmans of St. Joseph in Lakewood and outside hitter Maureen Cox of St.
June 11, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD
The Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission has approved Marine Stadium as a city historical site and passed the issue along to the Planning Commission for consideration July 16. If the Planning Commission approves, the proposal will be sent to the City Council in late July. Local approval is required before the state Department of Parks and Recreation will consider whether to declare the site a state landmark.
May 14, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD
Harbor College catcher Rene Lopez injured a knee in a playoff game last weekend and will be out of action indefinitely. Lopez, a graduate of Bell High School, was invited to participate in tryouts for the United States Olympic team, but that now seems impossible, a team spokesman said. Olympic Coach Ron Fraser of the University of Miami said he is disappointed in the loss of Lopez. "I was looking forward to seeing him play because I had heard so many good things about him," Fraser said.
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