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May 6, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Tellers has waited for a lot of calls that never came. After going 27-6 over three seasons as a pitcher at Western High School, he hoped he would be drafted, or get scholarship offers from prominent college programs. No professional team chose him, and the only four-year schools that showed much interest were Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Irvine and Cal State Long Beach.
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December 8, 2004 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
The Anaheim Western football team is hoping its second trip to the Southern Section Division IX championship game will be remembered more fondly than its first. Fortunately for the top-seeded Pioneers, it would be difficult to perform any worse.
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March 24, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Western High School took top place in this week's annual Kiwanis Bowl competition, scoring victories over 40 other Orange County high schools and the top high school from Clark County, Nev. The 10-member team of sophomores, juniors and seniors won the championships for the first time in the school's history, Principal Craig Haughen said. The school has participated in the annual event between the two counties for about the past 10 years. This year's competition took place at Western High School.
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June 7, 2000
501 S. Western Ave. Anaheim 92804-1699 (714) 220-4040 * Enrollment: 1,594 * Established: 1954 as a junior high; became a high school in 1957 * Team name: Western Pioneers * Principal: Doug Munsey * Student president: Audra Ratajczak * Famous alumnus: Tiger Woods * Winning moments: Academic Decathlon; girls' basketball playoffs; football playoffs; girls' golf playoffs; girls' tennis playoffs; girls' volleyball playoffs * In the works: Prepare for Western Assn.
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December 21, 1993
Robert Harrison has been hired as varsity baseball coach at Western High School, Athletic Director Jim Howell said Monday. Harrison has been a lower-level coach at Western the last three seasons. He led the freshman team to the Orange League title last season. He replaces Jeff Broussely, who resigned at the end of last season.
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May 19, 2000 | Ana Beatriz Cholo, (714) 966-5890
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.
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December 31, 1997 | JULIO V. CANO and LISA ADDISON and VANESSA DeRUYTER and JOHN POPE
The California School Board Assn. has honored Western High School for its Building Bridges of Understanding Program, which promotes awareness of multicultural diversity. The association bestows Golden Bell Awards to California schools having outstanding educational programs. In the past five years, three high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District have received the award. School officials received the award in a ceremony this month at the Anaheim Hilton & Towers Hotel.
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February 22, 1985
Randy Sheets, a Times' all-Orange County defensive lineman from Western High School, has signed a national letter of intent with Cal State Northridge. The 6-foot 2-inch, 205-pound Sheets will play linebacker for the Matadors, who finished 3-7 last season. Sheets was named the Orange League's Lineman of the Year. He also is Western's student body president.
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July 19, 1997
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church of Cypress has awarded six scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The recipients are Nancy Hsieh, Buena Park High School; Rosalyn Brown, Buena Park High; Kerith Blombery, Brethren Christian High School; Melissa Miller, Pacifica High School; Nancy Parker, Pacifica High; and Michael Keslo, Western High School.
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May 25, 2000 | BEN BOLCH
Memo from Western to the rest of the Orange League: What do you think of us now? The Pioneers, which finished third in league and were left for dead as the lowest seeded team in the Division IV baseball playoffs, are still standing after upsetting top-seeded La Quinta in the first round and defeating defending division champion Corona del Mar in the second round. Valencia and Brea Olinda, the top two finishers in the Orange League, both lost in the first round of the Division III playoffs.
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May 19, 2000 | Ana Beatriz Cholo, (714) 966-5890
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.
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December 30, 1999 | MIKE PENNER, ANAHEIM WESTERN HIGH, CLASS OF 1975
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.
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December 4, 1999 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 3, 1999 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Will Ruffin has been underrated to the point of being unknown. Overshadowed enough to be invisible. If the Western High senior did make a name for himself, it was usually because of someone else. But that can happen when you spend two seasons sharing the offensive backfield with Trevell Jackson, who rushed for 3,321 yards and 44 touchdowns for the Pioneers during that period. "I was more of a decoy on offense," Ruffin said. "I didn't get the ball as much as I wanted."
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September 3, 1999
1998 RECORD: 10-3 overall, 4-1 in league COACH: Toby Howell (19-15 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 7 on offense, 4 on defense TOP RETURNERS Dwayne Alexander, LB, 6-0, 195, Sr.; Tre Ballard, SE/DB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Jacob Chavira, OL, 6-3, 285, Sr.; Gilbert Esquivel, OL/DL, 6-1, 210, Sr.; David Gober, SE/DB, 5-9, 170, Jr.; Pete Kim, OL, 5-9, 205, Sr.; Jeff LaMendola, TE, 6-0, 180, Sr.; Will Ruffin, WB/DB, 5-10, 185, Sr.; William Thomas, OL, 6-5, 325, Sr.; Rich Trujillo, OL, 6-1, 215, Sr.
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November 29, 1989
Mike Penner, a Times staff writer since 1983, has been named Orange County Edition sports columnist. Penner, a resident of Anaheim for 18 years and a Western High School graduate, holds a degree from Cal State Fullerton. Before joining The Times, he worked for the Anaheim Bulletin for six years, the last three as its sports editor. He has covered the Angels the past four seasons. Prior to that, he covered tennis, UC Irvine basketball and high school athletics. His column will regularly appear Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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September 14, 1990
Larry Stephenson said Thursday that he has been hired as the baseball coach at Western High School. Stephenson, who is also a substitute teacher, will be a walk-on coach for the Pioneers. He was the coach at Holtville High the past two seasons. In 1989, Holtville was 14-7 and the San Diego Section 1-A runner-up. Last season, Holtville was 17-5 and lost in the semifinals of the playoffs. Stephenson, a graduate of Northern Kentucky, was also the head coach at Prescott, Ariz., for two seasons.
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March 21, 1999 | ANGIE WAGNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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