December 3, 1993
Listed are the high school football players of the year. The California state selections are by Cal-Hi Sports (Mark Tennis, Nelson Tennis). The Southern Section and Los Angeles City Section selections are by the First Interstate Bank Sports Board chaired by Braven Dyer Jr. of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. California high schools are members of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Positions: ap--All-purpose. b--Back. bb--Blocking back. c--center. db--Defensive back.
August 31, 2013 |
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.
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.
July 9, 2013 |
In the Trinity League, where there is no shortage of athletic, tough players, get ready for the emergence of junior linebacker Jack Savage of Anaheim Servite as a defensive standout this season. He's 6 feet 2, 190 pounds and will probably end up playing tight end in college, but for Servite, he's going to be a defensive attacker. “He's so athletic,” Coach A.J. Gass said. “He's so natural at pass rushing, covering and filling the gap.” Savage's father is UCLA baseball Coach John Savage.
September 27, 2013 |
A trio of Marmonte League teams face a final challenge in nonleague games before switching to league play next week. The games are important for possible Pac-5 Division playoff seeding. Oaks Christian travels to face Crenshaw, which knocked off the Lions last season. Westlake travels to take on Crespi, whose coach, Troy Thomas, used to be an assistant at Westlake. St. Bonaventure travels to Alemany, which is 4-0 and moving up the Pac-5 rankings. It's tricky scheduling, because the Marmonte League teams all have tough openers next week and want to get healthy in preparation.
November 17, 2000 |
Ron Gueringer, football coach at Crespi High the last two seasons, announced his resignation on Thursday. The Celts were 1-19 under Gueringer, who was forced to play mostly sophomores and juniors after several top players transferred. "I think Crespi and I both need to go in different directions," Gueringer said. "It was the best decision for both. I think there's no doubt next year's team is going to win some games. They played their butts off this year."
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.