January 4, 2011 |
From the moment Troy Niklas stepped on campus at Anaheim Servite, he had the look of a future All-American. He was physically imposing because of his size and willingness to work hard day and night. In the weight room, people would see him and predict greatness. In his senior year, everything came together for the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Niklas, who has been chosen The Times' lineman of the year. He was a two-way starter, playing offensive guard and defensive tackle, and he was the player opposing teams had to try to neutralize.
February 17, 1989 |
City Section wrestling teams will complete their league seasons this weekend while their Southern Section counterparts compete in divisional finals at selected sites. Heavily favored El Camino Real High, the defending City champion, plays host to the Valley League finals at 10 a.m. Saturday, and Poly will compete in the Central League finals at Wilson. The Conquistadores have won four consecutive league titles and two of the past three City titles. They are 26-6 overall, 5-0 in league meets.
November 22, 1991
Alo Sila, a two-time All-Western Football Conference choice on the defensive line, was honored as Cal State Northridge's most valuable player at an awards ceremony Thursday night in Granada Hills. Receiver Cornell Ward and linebacker Ken Vaughn were offensive and defensive most valuable players. Ward, a senior, led the Matadors with 31 receptions and also passed for seven touchdowns (in eight attempts) on a variety of reverse options and trick plays.
January 11, 2001
A proposal to form an association between the Tri-Valley and Frontier leagues was defeated Wednesday. Principals of the five Tri-Valley high schools voted unanimously not to pursue an association in which the leagues would have formed two divisions made up of stronger and weaker teams. Tri-Valley administrators felt it was in the best interest of their students and communities to keep the league in its traditional form, comprised of Bishop Diego, Carpinteria, Fillmore, Oak Park and St.
December 10, 1989
Glendora came back from a 28-7 deficit to tie Ramona, 28-28, in the Southern Section Division IV title game Saturday night at Citrus College. Glendora opened the scoring a 46-yard pass play from J.J. O'Laughlin to Bill Zernickow in the first quarter. But Ramona's Troy Thomas--who had 171 yards rushing for the game--countered with first-half touchdown runs of 62, two and nine yards. Ramona (9-3-1) increased its lead to 28-7 on Marc Johnson's 51-yard run in the third quarter.
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June 18, 1990
Two Los Angeles police officers, one a rookie on his first night of duty, were seriously injured early Sunday when their patrol car crashed into a power pole on Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys, police said. Eight-year Officer Russ Carr, 29, was listed in serious but stable condition at Northridge Hospital Medical Center with a broken leg, broken ribs, internal bleeding and a concussion. Officer Troy Thomas, the rookie, was listed in good condition with facial cuts, and chest and leg injuries.
March 10, 1999
Howard Abrams and Greg Patterson have been rehired as co-coaches of the Montclair Prep boys' basketball team, Principal Vernon Simpson said Tuesday. Abrams, who coached at the Van Nuys campus for 22 years, resigned before the season and was replaced by Bob Webb, Montclair Prep girls' coach. The Mounties struggled this season to a 7-18 record. FOOTBALL Oxnard High has hired John Reardon, who led Rio Mesa to 13 playoff appearances in a 26-year career that ended in 1993, as head coach.
November 3, 2013 |
It has been an up and down season for Encino Crespi and first-year Coach Troy Thomas, but with one week to go in the regular season, the Celts still control their own destiny. "This is when we play the best football _ when it matters at the end of the year," Thomas said. If Crespi (4-5, 2-1) can defeat Alemany (7-2, 2-1) on Friday at Alemany, the Celts will finish in a tie for first place in the Serra League with Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and earn a Pac-5 Division playoff berth.
August 30, 2013 |
La Puente Bishop Amat came up with five interceptions and rallied behind quarterback Koa Haynes to knock off Santa Margarita, 38-28. San Fernando defeated Sierra Canyon, 27-13. Cristian Solano completed 15 of 25 passes for 150 yards and rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns. San Pedro received 150 yards rushing from Pete Palacios in a 21-0 road victory over Morro Bay. Harvard-Westlake defeated Loyola, 27-21. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated Mira Costa, 42-6. Chris Colarossi rushed for 192 yards.
August 24, 2013 |
There were lots of scrimmages on Thursday and Friday, and one of the most competitive was Corona Centennial taking on Santa Margarita. Centennial's Tre Watson rushed for nearly 100 yards. Santa Margarita's Jeremy McNichols had 106 yards rushing and one touchdown. Sophomore quarterback KJ Costello passed for 177 yards and one touchdown. Crespi held Pasadena to two first downs in its scrimmage. First-year Coach Troy Thomas said running back Armani Cook and linebacker Michael Mason were standouts.