May 31, 1989 |
Sean Henson, hedonist? A couch potato? Spud or stud? Can this be the guy who struck out nine in a 4-2 win over San Fernando High in the first round of the City Section 4-A Division playoffs last Friday? Consider the Monroe High junior left-hander's less-than-stressful workout regimen during the recent teachers' strike, which forced cancellation of play and official team practices for two weeks. It seems that Henson spent most of his time hanging out, rather than ironing out his hanging curves.
December 31, 1989 |
1988 Middleweight Michael Nunn and the Monroe High baseball team rose from obscurity to become champions and CS Northridge also took a huge step. As North Hollywood boxer Michael Nunn fought his way through the middleweight ranks toward a title shot, criticism of his light-hitting style accompanied his ascent. Nunn kept his record perfect but his failure to deliver a knockout punch frustrated his supporters and provided ammunition for his critics. But the 6-foot-2 southpaw silenced many of his critics with a big year in 1988.
May 26, 1989 |
A matter of hours after many of his placard-toting compatriots finally finished stalking the sidewalks, Chatsworth High Coach Bob Lofrano and nine other Valley-area City Section 4-A Division baseball coaches hit the streets in search of their players. "I can't find some of the guys," Lofrano said Thursday afternoon. "I've been calling, and some of them aren't around." It was no small wonder, since most players figured that postseason play had been legislated out of existence earlier this week when the United Teachers-Los Angeles' strike prompted the cancellation of the 4-A Division baseball playoffs.
March 12, 1992
Cal State Northridge, which started the season 0-4, re-entered Collegiate Baseball magazine's Top 20 this week in the No. 19 position. The Matadors' nine-game unbeaten streak was snapped Wednesday by host UC Santa Barbara. Northridge (9-5-1) announced it will make up a rained-out game against UC Irvine at 7 p.m. on April 9 at Anteater Field. The Cal Lutheran baseball team moved up to third in the American Baseball Coaches' Assn. NCAA Division III Top 20 poll this week.
June 22, 1988
Joel Wolfe led a group of four Chatsworth High players selected to the All-City Section 4-A Division baseball team chosen by a panel of sportswriters. The senior third baseman batted .406 and had 29 runs batted in and was named City 4-A Player of the Year. He has signed a letter of intent with UCLA and was taken in the 30th round of the free-agent draft by the Seattle Mariners.
March 29, 1989 |
Monroe High left-hander Tim Costic struck out 10 and allowed only four hits--two in the seventh inning--in leading the Vikings to a 2-1 Mid-Valley League victory over previously unbeaten Van Nuys on Tuesday at Monroe. However, Costic (3-0) wasn't the only pitcher to have a good day. Van Nuys starter John House (2-1) pitched a no-hitter through 3 1/3 innings and finished with eight strikeouts and a two-hitter. "We didn't swing the bat well," Monroe Coach Kevin Campbell said.