CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000 |
The Cypress School District will host the 33rd annual Little Olympics event tomorrow at Handel Stadium at Western High School in Anaheim. Almost 800 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will compete in a variety of Olympic-style events such as running and field competition from 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. Information: (714) 220-6960.
December 30, 1999 |
High school sports serve as a rite of passage for the athletes who play them, the student, friends and families that gather to watch them and the sportswriters who cut their professional teeth covering them. High school football games in Los Angeles date to 1896, but it wasn't until 1934 that the Los Angeles City Section was born. The Southern Section was established in 1912 and held its first athletic competition in 1913.
December 4, 1999 |
They attempted to hold a Southern Section playoff game Friday night at Western High. Problem was, apparently no one told the officials. Western's Division IX semifinal against Brea Olinda was delayed about 1 hour 15 minutes after the scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff before officials from both schools decided it would be unreasonable to hold the game with a makeshift officiating crew composed of officials who had never before worked with each other. The game will be made up at 7 tonight at Western.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 |
Mike Kyner didn't give much thought to college last year after graduating from high school in the small town of Beatty. All he could think about were the big paychecks down the highway in Las Vegas. Now 18, he's earning $10.14 per hour washing dishes at Harrah's on the Strip. And that's fine with him. "I thought about it [college], but the money wasn't there," he said.
December 4, 1998 |
There was a certain degree of angst when the Western football team assembled to watch videotape of its last-second loss to El Toro the night before. From accounts on both sides of the field, the Pioneers appeared to have scored the winning touchdown with 53 seconds left. But after some delay, referees waved off Jason Baughman's 27-yard pass to receiver Will Ruffin, saying that Ruffin stepped out of bounds before entering the end zone.
September 8, 1998
Anaheim Last appearance: 1996. Record: 46-31-5 in 37 appearances. Highlights: Played in front of the biggest crowd in championship game history, tying Downey, 13-13, for the 1956 Major Division title in front of 41,383 at the Coliseum. Beat Santa Ana for the 1967 championship and won a Minor League title in 1940. Brea Olinda Last appearance: 1997. Record: 31-20 in 24 appearances since 1945.