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May 20, 1998 | LAUREN PETERSON
Kim Wood is trying to fill the shoes her sisters left behind, and she's on the verge of doing it. A senior right-hander for the Verdugo Hills High softball team, Wood is making a strong pitch for a City Section 3-A Division championship and 3-A player of the year honors. Her two older sisters each pulled off the double play. "There were some expectations, maybe, but I think I've done pretty well for myself," Wood said. "And they've done well for themselves, too."
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March 27, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watching Ignacio "Nacho" Pineda talk about running is like watching him run. The 17-year-old holds his head up as he talks. Determination spreads across his face. His arms pump in even strokes. "Step by step, every day, keep pushing yourself until you get it," he said, his arms pumping the air as he sat outside his home in Sunland. "That's how I got it." On Sunday, Ignacio, who has been in foster care since he was in the fifth grade, will compete in the Los Angeles Marathon.
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November 14, 1997 | MICHAEL LAZARUS
For Evan Armstrong, the low point in Verdugo Hills' winless season came three weeks ago, sitting on the bench with a dislocated thumb following the Dons' 37-12 loss to Lincoln. "I'd been to every practice, every game, never missed one. Quitting never entered my mind," Armstrong said. "But sitting there I really began to wonder if it was worth it." No team has struggled like Verdugo Hills this season. In nine losses, the Dons have been outscored, 314-61.
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December 4, 1996
Andrea Standley has been named softball coach at Verdugo Hills High, replacing Dan Balkey, who resigned after the Dons won the City Section 3-A Division title last season. Standley, mother of senior shortstop Rian Standley, will be a walk-on coach. She has not coached at the high school level but has coached club softball.
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November 27, 1996 | MICHAEL LAZARUS
The knee still aches, but it won't keep Sean Standley off the field. The Verdugo Hills High senior isn't the swiftest of running backs, but at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, his straight-ahead, pounding style has been effective for the Dons. Standley was third among area City Section rushers in the regular season with 1,430 yards and 18 touchdowns.
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October 25, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
For the second consecutive year, a Verdugo Hills High School student will help lead the Los Angeles Unified School District's All-District Honor Band in the annual Tournament of Roses parade. Drum major Melvin Reyes, a senior at Verdugo Hills High, was one of three students selected to lead the all-star band, which will make its 25th consecutive appearance at the parade on New Year's Day. "Being a drum major is a very important position," said Don Doyle, a music advisor for L.A. Unified.
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May 18, 1996 | MICHAEL LAZARUS
Just imagine what Verdugo Hills High shortstop Rian Standley could have accomplished if she had played the entire softball season. Despite missing the first four games of the year, she has belted a school-record 10 home runs, leads area City Section players with 43 runs batted in and has a slugging percentage of 1.190. Standley, a junior, has become a catalyst for an impressive lineup that has led Verdugo Hills to its fourth consecutive City Section 3-A Division final.
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November 14, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
In a whirlwind day of performances Saturday, the Granada Hills High School marching band captured top honors in a citywide contest in Glendale hours before playing host to a separate competition on its home turf. The day began early at Verdugo Hills High School where the group won its third consecutive first-place award in the Los Angeles City Band and Drill Team Championships. The annual event drew 37 Los Angeles Unified School District schools, band director Al Nelson said.
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January 27, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JEANETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"Some fool had it in a cup," said sophomore Oscar Martinez, 15. "It looked like the stuff from the movie 'Terminator,' " said Oscar Castaneda, 17, a senior. "I was curious. I didn't even know what it was." Apparently not many of the students at Verdugo Hills High School knew the identity of the liquid metal they were playing with and passing around school Thursday: mercury, which can be a very dangerous poison with lifelong aftereffects, especially if ingested or inhaled as a vapor.
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