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August 31, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  First-year Crespi Coach Troy Thomas wasn't pleased with the conduct off the field by his players this week, so he took away what they like best: football. The team didn't practice on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. "I want these guys to understand everything they do matters," Thomas said. Despite not practicing, the Celts defeated Taft, 67-0, on Friday. Two defensive linemen, Brandon Lawless and Talalemotu Uili, each had touchdowns. Next up for Crespi is a home game on Saturday, Sept.
January 4, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
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 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 College recruiters coming to Encino Crespi will be able to compare the best safeties around after seeing Marvell Tell. His scholarship offers are up to 15, including UCLA and USC, Coach Troy Thomas said. "The guy is one of the most serious as far as football goes that I've been around, but he's also serious about his academics," Thomas said. "It's real cool. " Thomas said Tell is closing in on 6 feet 3 and weighs 186 pounds. "He's getting bigger," he said. "When he matures, he'll be a huge individual.
February 17, 1989 | TIM BROWN
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.
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 1, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
Upset after missing a 44-yard field-goal attempt in the third quarter, Sean Sehnem received a pep talk from an assistant coach, then provided the decisive points Friday night, making a 17-yard field goal with five seconds left to give Encino Crespi a 17-15 victory over Gardena Serra in a Del Rey League game that probably decided the title. The victory puts Crespi (7-1, 3-0) in command of the league race and speaks plenty about the rebuilding job accomplished by third-year Coach Troy Thomas.
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