November 12, 1988
The Mission Viejo High School football team capped an unbeaten regular season Friday night by defeating host Dana Hills, 34-0, in front of 1,000. The Diablos, the South Coast League champions and the No. 1 ranked team in Orange County, finished the season 10-0 overall and 5-0 in league play. Dana Hills finished at 3-6-1 overall and 2-3 in league play. Mission Viejo quarterback Troy Kopp threw 3 touchdown passes and scored another touchdown on a 12-yard run.
November 21, 1987 |
Mission Viejo won its Southern Conference first-round playoff game in a convincing manner, defeating Katella, 28-0, Friday in front of 4,000 at Mission Viejo Stadium. Diablo quarterback Troy Kopp passed for 269 yards and a touchdown. Running back Eric Ekdahl carried 18 times for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jay Williams gained 124 yards and scored once in 14 carries. Ekdahl scored the Diablos' first touchdown on a two-yard run with 11 seconds left in the first quarter.
November 2, 1991 |
Cal State Long Beach will play host to the University of the Pacific at Veterans Stadium tonight at 6 in a Big West Conference football game that should be dominated by passing. Benched in a 31-20 loss to Hawaii a month ago, Pacific quarterback Troy Kopp has passed for 1,560 yards and 16 touchdowns in his last four games. He leads the nation in total offense, averaging more than 324 yards per game.
November 9, 1991 |
San Jose State, undefeated in five Big West Conference play, is expected to deal Cal State Fullerton another lopsided loss tonight at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans, 5-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference, may be without starting quarterback Matt Veatch, who sat out last week's game against Nevada Las Vegas because of a knee injury, but there is not much drop-off to backup Jeff Garcia.
October 1, 1989 |
Scott Lubow scored two touchdowns and Jon Derr hit two 42-yard field goals as the University of the Pacific overcame a 25-16 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Cal State Long Beach, 26-25, in a Big West Conference game. Derr's second 42-yarder, with 1:16 remaining, was the difference. Troy Kopp completed 23 of 39 passes for 320 yards and rushed for 40 yards to lead Pacific. Pacific overcame a 12-0 deficit to take a 13-12 halftime lead.
June 9, 1989
Pitchers Pete Janicki and Jay Hassel of El Dorado High School were taken in baseball's amateur draft, it was announced Thursday. Janicki, a right-hander, was taken by the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round. He was 8-1 this season including a three-hit, 2-0 shutout over Millikan in the 5-A Southern Section championship game at Dodger Stadium Saturday. He also has signed to attend UCLA in the fall. Jay Hassel, also a right-hander, was taken in the 26th round by the Kansas City Royals.
September 1, 1991 |
Jim Crouch kicked a 47-yard field goal with 4:25 left to put Cal State Sacramento ahead en route to a 43-40 victory over University of the Pacific Saturday night. The Tigers had 590 yards of total offense to Sacramento's 458. Sacramento running back Troy Mills rushed for 193 yards, including a touchdown, and caught five passes for 75 yards. Wide receiver Joe Little had four receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
October 6, 1991 |
University of the Pacific running back Ryan Benjamin came within 29 yards of the NCAA single-game, all-purpose yardage record, amassing 388 yards and scoring two touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 56-28 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the Big West Conference opener for both schools. Benjamin rushed for 150 yards in 15 carries, caught seven passes for 99 yards and returned two kickoffs for 139 yards.
September 6, 1992
Running back Anthony Daigle, a transfer from Arizona State and former El Camino College player, ran for 196 yards and four touchdowns to lead Fresno State to a 42-21 victory over Pacific Saturday night at Stockton. Pacific pulled even with Fresno State, 21-21, with 12:49 remaining in the third quarter, but Fresno countered with an eight-play, 78-yard drive capped by Daigle's two-yard touchdown run. Fresno State dominated the Tigers, 536-312, in total yards.
April 26, 1993 |
Greg Bishop, a University of Pacific tackle, became so bored watching the NFL draft at his parent's home in Lodi on Sunday, he fell asleep. Shortly after he woke up, he heard screaming coming from downstairs, where his father and sister were watching television. "Greg, get down here . . . you've just been drafted," shouted his father, Larry. Bishop's name had just flashed on the screen as the 93rd pick, to the New York Giants in the fourth round.