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April 6, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The words, spoken in jest, conveyed a world of meaning to Trevor Ariza. Maybe we don't need you. It was halftime of Westchester High's most important game of the season, and Coach Ed Azzam was trying to loosen up his star forward, who had just watched his teammates rally from 10 points down to tie Oakland Tech while seated on the bench with three fouls. Maybe we don't need you.
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November 13, 2002 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
For the second time in two years, Westchester High was placed on athletic probation for one year because of violations committed by its boys' basketball team. Westchester violated a California Interscholastic Federation rule preventing contact with a student before he enrolled at the school, a City Section rules committee found Tuesday. As part of the punishment, its athletic director is barred from attending the Comets' first two Western League games.
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November 7, 2002 | Eric Sondheimer
There's nothing that can damage an athletic program faster than arrogance. And make no mistake, arrogance is the reason Westchester High's defending state champion boys' basketball team has lost two top transfers for this season and might be sanctioned for alleged rule violations. Too many people associated with the Comets failed to heed warning signs when junior guard Gabriel Pruitt checked in from Compton Centennial and sophomore forward Ray Reese arrived from Carson.
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November 7, 2002 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Two top high school basketball players have been suspended from competition for one year because they provided false information in transferring to Westchester High, a City Section rules committee determined. Gabriel Pruitt, a junior guard who transferred from Compton Centennial, and Ray Reese, a sophomore forward who transferred from Carson, were declared ineligible.
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November 5, 2002 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Westchester High, the reigning state boys' basketball champion, will appear before a special City Section rules committee today on allegations it has recruited top players from other schools. Ray Reese of Carson High and Gabriel Pruitt of Compton Centennial transferred to Westchester this fall under unusual circumstances, officials from their former schools contend.
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March 3, 2001 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brandon Heath joined fans and other interested observers at Los Angeles Southwest College last weekend and watched Fremont High advance to the City Section boys' basketball championship game with a victory over Fairfax. Heath had a special interest in the outcome. The standout junior guard for defending champion Westchester wanted to know what he and his teammates would be up against in the City final today at 2 p.m. at the Forum. Afterward, Heath did not bother to feign concern.
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October 26, 2000 | GARY KLEIN
Westchester's football team started the season by committing six turnovers in a shutout defeat at Crenshaw. Not exactly the way an annual contender for the City championship wants to begin. "We worked hard on eliminating those mistakes and getting the timing down after that game," Westchester Coach Larry Wein said this week. "We're just much better now." How much better is reflected in the Comets' 6-1 record.
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March 18, 2000
Students from throughout California tapped their feet, bit their fingernails and furrowed their brows Friday morning as they waited to begin the first round of testing in the 21st annual California Academic Decathlon. More than 400 students from 50 California high schools converged on the Los Angeles Airport Marriott for the two-day battle of the brains. The teams are vying for the title of state champion and the chance to compete in the national finals in San Antonio next month.
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March 18, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
Students from throughout California tapped their feet, bit their fingernails and furrowed their brows Friday morning as they waited to begin the first round of testing in the 21st annual California Academic Decathlon. More than 400 students from 50 California high schools converged at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott for the two-day battle of the brains. The "acadeca" teams are vying for the title of state champion and the chance to compete in the national finals in San Antonio next month.
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March 16, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When rumors began flying this week about a celebrity guest coming to Westchester High School, possibly Vice President Al Gore, no one guessed the truth. The mystery was solved Wednesday when students learned that Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Duke of Edinburgh, was on campus to meet them and to help launch the Congressional Award Program in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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