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May 29, 1998 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quality pitchers abound in the City Section 4-A Division baseball playoffs. Kurt Birkins of El Camino Real High, Jack Cassel of Kennedy, John Ennis of Monroe and Mike Kunes of Chatsworth are all capable of leading their teams to Dodger Stadium for the June 11 final. But none may be more valuable to his team than Ivan Hernandez of Sylmar. "It's like we're a better team when he pitches," catcher Mario Pacheco said of the junior right-hander. "We hit better, we field better.
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SPORTS
November 22, 1997 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They shared a gym in this year's playoffs and have taken turns in the spotlight of the City Section 3-A Division. Sylmar High and Poly now share a common opponent--each other. The Valley Pac-8 Conference rivals play in the 3-A girls' volleyball championship game tonight at Occidental College. Last season, Sylmar eliminated Poly in the semifinals en route to its second 3-A title in three years.
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August 3, 1997 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS and STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Summer was slow in coming, but it arrived with pent-up fury this weekend, breaking records all over Southern California and extinguishing memories of what had been an unusually cool season until now. Record high temperatures were reached Saturday in Chatsworth, where the high reading of 106 degrees beat the old mark of 104. In Burbank it was 102, erasing the previous high for the date of 100.
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July 2, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The Sylmar Woman's Club awarded scholarships totaling $9,000 to area students who intend to continue their educational careers at vocational schools, community colleges and four-year institutions. The scholarships--awarded in grants of $400, $500 and $1,000--will be applied directly to tuition, said Sharon DeMetz, the club's first vice president. Students were awarded scholarships based on their academic performance, Sylmar residency and the cost of continuing their education, DeMetz said.
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June 26, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three minutes into a War on the Floor tournament basketball game against Compton Dominguez High on Wednesday, Sylmar's Brandon Jacobs was stealing the show from the giant Dons who surrounded him. Jacobs hit his first three shots--including a pair of three pointers--and Sylmar raced to a 10-4 start against the two-time defending Division II state champions. The impressive run was nothing new for the 5-foot-8 point guard.
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March 6, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE and ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three recent members of the Sylmar High School marching band were killed Tuesday night when their car, sometimes traveling at speeds approaching 100 mph, swerved to avoid traffic during an apparent drag-race and flew 400 feet off the Foothill Freeway into a drainage ditch below, authorities said.
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