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September 19, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
Jim Courier, who lost to Pieter Aldrich, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, Monday in the first round of the Volvo/Los Angeles tournament at the L.A. Tennis Center at UCLA, was unhappy to see that female chair umpire Joan Vormbaum and a lineswoman were working his match. Courier said he doesn't think female officials belong on the court in men's matches. "I don't know what I'm supposed to say about officiating, but it was very poor," Courier said.
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November 5, 1998 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crystal Nichols stood her ground as 900 pounds of Jordan and South Gate High football players barreled toward her at the goal line. It was a short-yardage sweep. Linemen pulling, linebackers pursuing and a ballcarrier fighting his way to the corner of the end zone. Nichols did not flinch as the bodies tumbled in a heap at her feet just inside the orange sideline marker. She stood at attention and blew her whistle as her hands shot straight to the sky: touchdown.
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June 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two women were officials of a U.S. Basketball League game between Atlanta and Philadelphia, the first time an all-female officiating crew has handled a men's professional basketball game. Sandhi Ortiz DelValle of East Orange, N.J., and Bonita Spence of Edison, N.J., were the groundbreaking pair. They called 59 fouls as the Atlanta Eagles beat the Philadelphia Spirit 118-105.
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November 9, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Maggie Belker walked into a preseason meeting in 1991, before her second year as a high school football official in the San Gabriel Valley, she made the 50-plus men in the room alter their traditional thinking. No one had expected her back, and perhaps the men chuckled a little at "that woman" who had tried to join them the year before. "I walked in that room and I think a lot of jaws dropped," Belker said.
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November 9, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Maggie Belker walked into a preseason meeting in 1991, before her second year as a high school football official in the San Gabriel Valley, she made the 50-plus men in the room alter their traditional thinking. No one had expected her back, and perhaps the men chuckled a little at "that woman" who had tried to join them the year before. "I walked in that room and I think a lot of jaws dropped," Belker said.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle became the first woman to officiate a men's professional basketball game, working a United States Basketball League game between the New Haven Skyhawks and the Philadelphia Spirit.
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November 1, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the only female officiating high school football games in Orange County this year, Minochka Taylor often has run into stiff opposition on the field. "Of course I got flack, always, " said Taylor, 22, who studied sports medicine and played flag football at Pepperdine University. Taylor remembers a coach who wanted her to make a call that she felt wasn't warranted. "The coach started yelling. He started cussing and acting a fool," she said.
SPORTS
January 25, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Constance Hurlbut shattered the glass ceiling in athletic administration last month when she was named executive director of the Patriot League, becoming the first woman to head an NCAA Division I combined men's and women's conference. When Hurlbut steps into the Bethlehem, Pa., office on July 1, she hopes she will be blazing a trail into the upper echelons of athletic administration for other women to follow.
SPORTS
November 5, 1998 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crystal Nichols stood her ground as 900 pounds of Jordan and South Gate High football players barreled toward her at the goal line. It was a short-yardage sweep. Linemen pulling, linebackers pursuing and a ballcarrier fighting his way to the corner of the end zone. Nichols did not flinch as the bodies tumbled in a heap at her feet just inside the orange sideline marker. She stood at attention and blew her whistle as her hands shot straight to the sky: touchdown.
SPORTS
January 25, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Constance Hurlbut shattered the glass ceiling in athletic administration last month when she was named executive director of the Patriot League, becoming the first woman to head an NCAA Division I combined men's and women's conference. When Hurlbut steps into the Bethlehem, Pa., office on July 1, she hopes she will be blazing a trail into the upper echelons of athletic administration for other women to follow.
SPORTS
June 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two women were officials of a U.S. Basketball League game between Atlanta and Philadelphia, the first time an all-female officiating crew has handled a men's professional basketball game. Sandhi Ortiz DelValle of East Orange, N.J., and Bonita Spence of Edison, N.J., were the groundbreaking pair. They called 59 fouls as the Atlanta Eagles beat the Philadelphia Spirit 118-105.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle became the first woman to officiate a men's professional basketball game, working a United States Basketball League game between the New Haven Skyhawks and the Philadelphia Spirit.
SPORTS
November 1, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the only female officiating high school football games in Orange County this year, Minochka Taylor often has run into stiff opposition on the field. "Of course I got flack, always, " said Taylor, 22, who studied sports medicine and played flag football at Pepperdine University. Taylor remembers a coach who wanted her to make a call that she felt wasn't warranted. "The coach started yelling. He started cussing and acting a fool," she said.
SPORTS
September 19, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
Jim Courier, who lost to Pieter Aldrich, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, Monday in the first round of the Volvo/Los Angeles tournament at the L.A. Tennis Center at UCLA, was unhappy to see that female chair umpire Joan Vormbaum and a lineswoman were working his match. Courier said he doesn't think female officials belong on the court in men's matches. "I don't know what I'm supposed to say about officiating, but it was very poor," Courier said.
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