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July 17, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-square-foot elevated ring with a bright blue canvas and four taut ropes is centered within the tiny arena. Noted ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr., attired in tuxedo, swings a leg between the ropes and reaches for the microphone as the first bell sounds. It looks like a boxing match. It sounds like a boxing match. It just doesn't smell like a boxing match.
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July 10, 1998 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drive is worth it. Standing on the 17th tee at Elkins Ranch Golf Course, 120 feet above the long, straight fairway, golfers can look around and see the entire Santa Clara Valley. Tee shots launched toward the fairway fly high above the ground against a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and bright, blooming orange groves.
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April 30, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
About 300 athletes from around Ventura County are expected to participate in the 25th annual Ventura County Special Olympics on Saturday, officials said. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. at Ventura High School's Larrabee Stadium. More than 30 events will be featured, including the 30-meter slalom manual wheelchair race, the 800-meter run and the 25-meter dash.
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June 20, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
Boxing is back at the Warner Center--for now, at least. This time with some new faces and, perhaps, more pizazz. Oxnard promoter Robert Valdez, still on his feet trying to eke out a career in the fight game, climbed into a new arena this week when he announced his next program will take place Aug. 15 at L.A. Fitness Center in Woodland Hills.
SPORTS
January 2, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the Olympic Games to the Little League World Series, the sporting events of 1996 were brought to life with help from Valley and Ventura County newsmakers. From sprawling Cal State Northridge to tiny St. Bonaventure High, schools in the region made headlines.
NEWS
November 8, 1996 | LORENZA MUNOZ and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Beating neighboring Ventura to the plate, officials will announce today a preliminary agreement to bring minor league baseball to the city--specifically a Palm Springs ballclub that won notoriety last summer for promoting "Nude Night." The deal, still to be finalized, calls for the Palm Springs Suns, an independent AA Western League team without major league affiliation, to relocate to Oxnard City College in time for games next summer.
SPORTS
July 10, 1998 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drive is worth it. Standing on the 17th tee at Elkins Ranch Golf Course, 120 feet above the long, straight fairway, golfers can look around and see the entire Santa Clara Valley. Tee shots launched toward the fairway fly high above the ground against a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and bright, blooming orange groves.
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March 29, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
The Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame will honor five longtime champions of countywide athletics at its 11th annual induction ceremony and banquet May 22 in Oxnard. Event Chairman Chuck Eskew said the inductions are a good way to celebrate county-bred athletes who go on to succeed in state and national competitions, and coaches or organizers who come to the county and make a difference.
SPORTS
June 20, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
Boxing is back at the Warner Center--for now, at least. This time with some new faces and, perhaps, more pizazz. Oxnard promoter Robert Valdez, still on his feet trying to eke out a career in the fight game, climbed into a new arena this week when he announced his next program will take place Aug. 15 at L.A. Fitness Center in Woodland Hills.
SPORTS
December 24, 1994 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is any word in our society more loaded than "handgun"? Certainly, few are less associated with legitimate sport. That might all change if Yank Price and his pistol-packing legion of competitors have their way. "This is turning itself into a sport for a broad range of people," says Price, director of the Southwest Pistol League, an organization that stages monthly competition on a remote ranch in northeast Ventura County and boasts some of the nation's best shooters.
SPORTS
December 31, 1997 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Professional golf has had a significant presence in the Valley-Ventura County region for quite some time, but in 1998 the sport will impact the region like no other sport ever has. The PGA Tour, at an all-time high in popularity, will visit Valencia Country Club during the last week of February for the Nissan Open. And when it does, it will not only be the biggest golf event to take place in the region but the most prominent sporting event. It's hard to point a finger at exactly who is responsible for bringing an event of such import to the region, but Valencia Country Club President Ken Kikuchi and his staff certainly deserve some of the credit.
SPORTS
July 17, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-square-foot elevated ring with a bright blue canvas and four taut ropes is centered within the tiny arena. Noted ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr., attired in tuxedo, swings a leg between the ropes and reaches for the microphone as the first bell sounds. It looks like a boxing match. It sounds like a boxing match. It just doesn't smell like a boxing match.
SPORTS
March 29, 1997 | LAUREN PETERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Success has bred more success for five Ventura County sports figures who have been selected as 1997 inductees to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. They are Thousand Oaks High cross-country Coach Jack Farrell, former Moorpark College wrestling Coach John Keever, former Ventura High and Ventura College two-sport star Gerald Haflich Jr., 1984 Olympic shotput bronze-medalist Dave Laut and the late Don Green, former track and field coach at Cal Lutheran.
SPORTS
January 2, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the Olympic Games to the Little League World Series, the sporting events of 1996 were brought to life with help from Valley and Ventura County newsmakers. From sprawling Cal State Northridge to tiny St. Bonaventure High, schools in the region made headlines.
NEWS
November 8, 1996 | LORENZA MUNOZ and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Beating neighboring Ventura to the plate, officials will announce today a preliminary agreement to bring minor league baseball to the city--specifically a Palm Springs ballclub that won notoriety last summer for promoting "Nude Night." The deal, still to be finalized, calls for the Palm Springs Suns, an independent AA Western League team without major league affiliation, to relocate to Oxnard City College in time for games next summer.
SPORTS
June 15, 1995 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Five members will be added to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony and banquet tonight at 6 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ventura. This year's inductees are Philip Mathews, Ventura College men's basketball coach and athletic director; Bob Ferguson, Royal High boys' and girls' volleyball coach; Joe Magdaleno, Santa Paula High boys' soccer coach; Jacque Cunningham, boat drag racing champion, and Jack Davis, former Oxnard High football coach.
SPORTS
July 13, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Olympic Festival slogan was "Gateway to the Gold." Gateway to the Games might have been more appropriate. While the Olympic Games in Atlanta still are two years away, top national and international competition is just around the corner for many Festival athletes, including several from the Valley and Ventura County regions. This year's biggest games: The Goodwill Games. Already set for the Goodwill Games, which begin July 23 in St.
SPORTS
October 21, 1994 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting sail upon a frozen sea, the Ventura Mariners hockey team opens its home season tonight at the Easy Street Arena. The team of teen-aged players, classified as "Junior B" and comparable to high school teams in U.S. hockey hotbeds in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, squares off against the Anaheim Junior Ducks at 9 p.m. in the Mariners' first home contest of a 30-game season that runs until the end of February. The teams play again Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
SPORTS
December 24, 1994 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is any word in our society more loaded than "handgun"? Certainly, few are less associated with legitimate sport. That might all change if Yank Price and his pistol-packing legion of competitors have their way. "This is turning itself into a sport for a broad range of people," says Price, director of the Southwest Pistol League, an organization that stages monthly competition on a remote ranch in northeast Ventura County and boasts some of the nation's best shooters.
SPORTS
October 21, 1994 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting sail upon a frozen sea, the Ventura Mariners hockey team opens its home season tonight at the Easy Street Arena. The team of teen-aged players, classified as "Junior B" and comparable to high school teams in U.S. hockey hotbeds in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, squares off against the Anaheim Junior Ducks at 9 p.m. in the Mariners' first home contest of a 30-game season that runs until the end of February. The teams play again Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
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