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January 8, 1987
Glendale College quarterback Rob Huffman and offensive lineman Bill Schultz have been named first-team All-Americans by the JC Gridwire. Huffman, a 6-3, 200-pound sophomore from Verdugo Hills, was the Western State Conference player of the year. Schultz (6-5, 250), a sophomore from Granada Hills, also earned All-American honors last year. Glendale finished the season 10-1. The Vaqueros were upset by Riverside, 28-10, last week in the Pony Bowl.
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November 7, 2010
SANTA YNEZ, CALIF. Vaquero Show & Sale When, where: Friday, Saturday and Nov. 14, Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks Highlights: This annual event showcases Western gear to peruse and purchase, food, live music, a raffle and an auction. Friday opens with a gala dinner and preview party attended by honored vaqueros and craftspeople. Cost: $7 for two-day pass. The Friday preview party is $20, or $75 with dinner. Info: (805)
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SPORTS
January 21, 2000 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine ended its mini-lapse Thursday night--barely. The 10th-ranked Vaqueros, who started the season 14-0 and then endured a 2-3 stretch in which both victories came against teams with losing records, pulled out a 58-53 victory over feisty Woodbridge at Irvine to move into first place in the Sea View League. The Vaqueros (17-3, 3-0) appeared back on track to accomplish their goal: draping a league championship banner on the gym wall for the first time in school history.
TRAVEL
August 8, 2010 | By Arnie Cooper, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Getting ready to set out on the gravelly trail, Diego and his girlfriend, Cash, are rubbing noses. It's a warm spring-feverish day in April in the Santa Ynez Valley, and the two can't seem to get close enough. And I can't avoid watching. Diego, my horse for the next 90 minutes, has a thing for this mare, and because I'm just along for the ride, who am I to intercede? Besides, as a novice equestrian, I welcome Diego's distraction - anything to avoid being thrust into a full gallop as once happened to me in the rocky desert outside Palm Springs.
SPORTS
October 16, 1994 | JIM COLEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The scoreboard was on the blink Saturday when Glendale College visited West Los Angeles for a Western State Conference interdivisional game. But opponents don't have much use for a scoreboard anyway when facing the Glendale defense. The Vaqueros held the West L.A. offense without a touchdown, limiting the Oilers to 182 yards while posting a 19-10 victory. The Glendale defense has allowed one touchdown and three field goals in three games.
NEWS
January 8, 1987 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
There were many people who were shocked in December when Glendale College was upset by Riverside, 28-10, in the Pony Bowl. The loss ruined an otherwise perfect season for the Vaqueros (10-1), who had spent much of the season as the top-ranked junior college team in the nation. There is nothing surprising, however, about the current rush on Glendale players by universities looking to restock their football programs for next season.
SPORTS
September 16, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Sean Cheatham of Rancho Alamitos High School spent five days in football hell, and never stopped smiling. Cheatham, The Times' Player of the Week, was the only player to survive the Vaqueros' Hell Week last month without a single complaint. "We were always asking ourselves, 'What can we do to break this kid?,' " Rancho Alamitos Coach Mark Miller said. "But no matter what we did or how much we put him through, he never lost that silly grin.
SPORTS
December 9, 2000 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the kind of play that, a couple of years from now, will cause Irvine fans to wear out the rewind button on their VCRs. Newport Harbor fans might opt for the eject button. With the Vaqueros' Southern Section Division VI championship game Friday against the Sailors scoreless in the second quarter, Irvine receiver Eric Patton turned a spectacular catch into a 77-yard touchdown that propelled the Vaqueros to a 14-0 victory and their first title since 1993.
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
When David Djolakian is on the basketball court, his game is much like the D in his last name. Silent. The 6-7 center for Glendale College has helped lead the Vaqueros to an 18-2 record and No. 4 ranking in the state, but he has done it almost unobtrusively. When Djolakian threads the net with a jump shot, the swish seems to be replaced by a sh-h-h-h . "He's very effective because he does what he does quietly," Moorpark Coach Al Nordquist said.
SPORTS
December 7, 1995
Irvine High's Joel Sugg has orally committed to play football at USC, said his father, Dan Sugg. Sugg, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive lineman, is a two-year letterman for the Vaqueros. He was selected first-team All-Orange County and first-team All-Sea View League this season.
TRAVEL
July 6, 2008 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The HEIFERS are acting surly, but my horse pushes forward. My young crew of 10 or so cowpunchers encircles about 30 head of cattle on a wide pasture in the shadow of a sawtooth mountain just west of Bridgeport. Our horses slowly lead the cattle toward a gate at the far end of the field. "Move on," I yell, as I nudge my mount with the heel of my boot. "Heeeaaah!" For a moment, I think I'm a cow-herding, range-riding, genuine cowboy. Whom am I fooling?
NEWS
September 27, 2005 | Jane Smiley, Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including "Horse Heaven."
EVERY year in mid-September, I go to a rodeo in my neighborhood of Carmel Valley. It is so close that I can see the arenas from the deck of my house and hear the announcer's voice wafting through my front windows. The presiding spirits of this rodeo, known as the Carmel Valley Ranchers' Days, are the brothers Bill and Tom Dorrance, inventors of what is often called natural horsemanship. The Dorrances are legendary in this part of the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
More than a century ago, the family of a Mexican vaquero settled in San Juan Capistrano, building a modest two-bedroom house and tending its large garden. The forebears of the vaquero, Jose Manuel Polonio Rios, would ultimately lend their name to the neighborhood -- the Los Rios Historic District. For the descendants of Jose Rios, the old wood-frame house has been a source of frustration.
NEWS
June 28, 2005 | Carolyn Huffman Kimball
As a child, Luis Ortega learned to braid rawhide from a 104-year-old Chumash vaquero, or cowboy. Ortega grew up on a ranch near Santa Barbara and went on to become the go-to guy for braided rawhide horse gear. His ornate reins, lariats and other works adorned the best vaquero kits and collector cases for a good chunk of the 20th century. The craftsman, who died in 1995, was a vaquero himself and today might be dubbed a horse whisperer as well.
SPORTS
May 4, 2001 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teams combined for eight home runs, three doubles and a triple, so it figured somebody would clobber one over the fence to decide the see-saw baseball battle between Citrus and Glendale colleges Thursday at Stengel Field. Not exactly. It took a chopper through a drawn-in infield by designated hitter Tom Rochin in the bottom of the eighth inning to score two runs and give Glendale a 13-12 victory in a 3 1/2-hour Western State Conference Southern Division game.
SPORTS
April 15, 2001 | MELANIE NEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the typical swimming invitational, coaches can follow their teams' progress throughout the event by keeping an eye on the team standings. Not so at Saturday's Mission Viejo Invitational. Coaches and fans were kept in the dark until 15 minutes after the meet was over. In the end it was worth the wait for the Irvine boys' team, which came out on top at the Marguerite Aquatics Complex in Mission Viejo.
NEWS
December 16, 1997
LB RANCHO ALAMITOS SR. Maybe the county's best all-around player, Vickers rushed for 1,890 yards, fourth highest in the county, and scored 29 touchdowns. He also led the Vaqueros in tackles--he had 96--a third straight year, and had six interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four sacks.
SPORTS
November 2, 1989
Fullback Wes Bender of Glendale College and tailback Donald Dozier of Valley were selected Western State Conference offensive players of the week. Bender rushed for 113 yards in 11 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Vaqueros' 62-26 victory over L. A. Harbor last Saturday. Dozier carried 13 times for 153 yards and four touchdowns in Valley's 62-3 win over West L. A.
SPORTS
March 29, 2001 | MELANIE NEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The top-ranked boys' and girls' swim teams from Irvine High are expected to continue their domination of county competitors at the Foothill Swim Games beginning today at Foothill High School. The Vaquero girls are aiming for their sixth consecutive Foothill Games title, while the boys are going for their fourth in a row at the 29-year-old meet. The girls' preliminaries begin at 3 today. The boys' prelims begin at 3 p.m. Friday, with the finals at 10 a.m. Saturday.
SPORTS
March 28, 2001 | JOHN KLIMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ryan Noll got a second chance and didn't waste it. Noll, No. 8 hitter for Glendale College, lined out with the potential winning run on second base to end the ninth inning. But in the 11th, he deposited Chris Vega's full-count, two-out fastball over the center-field fence for a grand slam to give the Vaqueros a 6-2 victory over Oxnard in a battle of Western State Conference divisional leaders Tuesday at Stengel Field.
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