June 9, 1995
Amy Skieresz SCHOOL: Agoura YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: The two-time state cross-country champion ran school records of 10 minutes 16.42 seconds in the 3,200 meters and 4:52.70 in the 1,600 to move to third and seventh on the all-time region lists. She won the 3,200 in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in April and placed second behind Anaheim Esperanza's Courtney Pugmire in the 1,600 and 3,200 in last month's Southern Section Division I finals.
December 24, 1994
Amy Skieresz SCHOOL: Agoura YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Skieresz won her third consecutive Ventura County, Marmonte League and Southern Section titles and placed first in the State Division II championships after winning the Division I title as a junior. In addition, she qualified for the Foot Locker national championships for the second time in the last three years by finishing fifth in the West regional.
May 19, 1993 |
Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" opens on a fantastic note. Women throughout history meet in a chi-chi restaurant to salute one of their own, a modern executive on the way up. They're happy for Marlene, who's just been promoted to managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency (Churchill offers Marlene as the symbolic apex of feminism, both with good and bad repercussions), but the gab always falls back on individual stories.
December 25, 1992
The Times' top 20 high school girls' basketball poll, with teams from the City and Southern sections. '92 School Sect. Div. Rec. 1.Buena SS I-A 25-4 2.Lynwood SS I-AA 28-3 3.Thousand Oaks SS I-A 29-2 4.Brea-Olinda SS II-AA 32-2 5.Alemany SS III-A 28-5 6.Peninsula SS I-AA 33-0 7.Palmdale SS I-AA 21-8 8.Crenshaw City 4-A 20-5 9.Morningside SS III-AA 18-12 10.St. Bernard SS IV-AA 23-4 11.Millikan SS I-AA 22-6 12.Westlake SS II-A 22-6 13.Santa Ynez SS IV-AA 25-4 14.Capo. Valley SS I-AA 27-2 15.B.
November 14, 1992 |
Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" is what industry sages like to call "a great read." Fascinating and problematic, it's a polemical and dense piece that investigates the price of making it in a man's world through a double lens of bacchanalian fantasy and data-cold dissection.
April 2, 1992 |
Experience paid off for players chosen to The Times' 1992 Southeast Prep Girls All-Star Basketball Team. Eight of the 10 players selected are seniors. Senior center/forward Faye Hagan of Glenn High in Norwalk, who averaged 28.3 points, 15.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists, was chosen player of the year. Eleanor Dykstra, who led Valley Christian in Cerritos to a Southern Section championship, was named coach of the year. Members of the team will be honored during a breakfast at 9 a.m.
April 2, 1992 |
Notre Dame Academy Coach Ed Aronin took a struggling girls' basketball program and elevated it to a new level during the 1991-92 season. University High forward Alana Collins could outleap most of her opponents, but she earned her reputation as an aggressive player by frequently diving to grab a loose basketball. For their accomplishments, Aronin has been named The Times Westside Coach of the Year and Collins is the Player of the Year.
March 29, 1992 |
By any measurement, Kristen Mulligan was one of the top players for a Peninsula High girls' basketball team that finished 33-0, won the State Division I title and was ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today. But Mulligan, a 5-foot-7 senior, was surprised to learn that she had been named the 1992 Gatorade Circle of Champions California High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. After all, she wasn't even the Panthers' leading scorer. Mulligan averaged 10.
November 22, 1991
Marion Jones was a unanimous choice for Track & Field News' 1991 high school girl athlete of the year, earning an unprecedented triple of being ranked first in the girls' 100, 200 and 400 meters. The national leader in the 100 (11.17 seconds), 200 (22.76) and 400 (52.91), Jones became the first sophomore, the second Rio Mesa High athlete, and the fourth sprinter from the region to win the award. Sherri Howard of Kennedy won the award in 1980, followed by her sister Denean Howard in 1981 and '82.
April 13, 1991 |
Forty-nine area athletes and 11 local relay teams will compete Saturday night in the Arcadia Invitational track and field meet at Arcadia High. Among those scheduled to compete are Rio Mesa sprinter Marion Jones and distance runners Deena Drossin of Agoura and Nikki Shaw of Fillmore. Jones, a sophomore who leads the nation in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, will compete in the 100 and 200 races despite injuring her left ankle during workouts Monday at Rio Mesa.