December 12, 2009 |
He has helped his team beat storied Long Beach Poly twice and knock off archrival Santa Ana Mater Dei for the first time in 21 years. Tonight, he will try to lead Anaheim Servite High to its first Southern Section title since 1983. So much for quarterback Cody Fajardo's being "under the radar." That was the phrase reality television publicists used to describe Fajardo last summer, when the senior competed against seven mostly unheralded quarterbacks from across the country on a show called "The Ride."
November 9, 2013 |
First-year Crespi Coach Troy Thomas was confident his team deserved a Pac-5 Division at-large playoff berth despite a 4-6 record. He cited the fact the Celts' only losses were to teams that won league championships, and that Crespi finished third in the Serra League. And sure enough, the selection committee announced Saturday that Crespi and Orange Lutheran (7-3) had been given the two at-large berths. JSerra (7-3), the fifth-place finisher in the Trinity League, was left out. Crespi players were at school on Saturday night watching video and preparing for next week's playoffs when Thomas informed them their season would continue at least another week.
March 14, 2012 |
Bill Redell, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Southern Section history, announced his retirement from coaching on Wednesday after 12 seasons at Westlake Village Oaks Christian and 24 overall. Redell, 70, started the Oaks Christian program from scratch, and in 12 years built it into a powerhouse, winning seven Southern Section titles. He also won a Division I championship when he coached at Encino Crespi in 1986 and also coached at St. Francis. His career record is 233-65-3.
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 1, 2003 |
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.