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September 11, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve-year-old Luis Santos of Van Nuys waited five years to play for a team in the East Valley Trojans Youth Football Club. This year was going to be his year. He had worked out for a month with his teammates at Valley Plaza Park on Whitsett Avenue to get in shape for his first home game Saturday.
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September 11, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve-year-old Luis Santos of Van Nuys waited five long years to play for a team in the East Valley Trojans Youth Football Club. This year was going to be his year. He had worked out for a month with his teammates at Valley Plaza Park on Whitsett Avenue to get in shape for his first home game Saturday.
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August 15, 1998
Golfers will tee up next week in a fund-raising tournament to benefit the Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for at-risk youngsters, officials said. The Friends of Youth tournament, scheduled for Thursday, is the 15-year-old organization's first golf-oriented fund-raiser, said program director Tom Martin. He said he hopes the tourney will gross $25,000 for the foundation and become an annual event.
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July 5, 1998 | JOEL SAPPELL
If I were working for the Fox Group--those guys who've been swinging some pretty mean axes over at Dodger Stadium--I'd probably be designated for reassignment to T-ball. It all started so hopefully, our season of heart and heartache. In the spring, a friend and I decided to balance the grind of work by coaching a rag-tag team of kids who, by virtue of their advanced ages of 7 and 8, had graduated to "Pee Wees" in the Eagle Rock Recreation Center's baseball league.
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May 16, 1998 | Associated Press
Cardinal John O'Connor wants an end to youth baseball and soccer games on Sunday mornings. "Is it more important for a youngster to go to church than to play baseball or soccer?" O'Connor asks in his most recent column in Catholic New York. "Don't we normally give prime time to what we believe is most important? Surely, prime time for church for families continues to be Sunday morning."
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May 2, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casey Wong, a star basketball player from Panorama City with a 4.0 grade-point average, has been trying to decide what school to attend. He toured four campuses, took an entrance exam, interviewed with school officials and sought advice from coaches, family and friends. Hundreds of college-bound students face such gut-wrenching decisions each spring. But Wong isn't a high school senior. He is just 13 and picking a high school. "It's a big thing in my life," he said.
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April 18, 1998 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite fears of gang violence, a determined group of parents, teachers and neighborhood activists today will celebrate the start of a new children's baseball league at David M. Gonzales Park. "This is a good beginning," said Francisca Gutierrez, whose 10-year-old son, Jose, woke up at 5 a.m. on Friday because he was so anxious to play ball. "We need to fight to get a safe place for our children. If we are going to be afraid all the time, this isn't good for us."
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April 3, 1998 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cash-hungry youth leagues and their powerful corporate sponsors are now asking parents to buy more than peanuts and Cracker Jack when they bring slugger to the ballpark for a weekend youth league game. Borrowing pages from marketing game plans crafted by pro teams and collegiate programs, youth leagues are expanding their sponsorship rosters to include credit card companies, airlines and health plans that are eagerly staking claims to the last open territory in sports.
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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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March 3, 1998 | ALLISON COHEN
Eighth-grader Steve Moss brought home three gold medals last weekend from the AAU National Youth Indoor Track and Field championships in Indiana. Steve, 14, won the top prize in the pentathlon--consisting of 55-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and 1,000-meter run. "I was really tired," the Brentwood School student said Monday. "I wasn't really expecting to win. But I was in kind of a groove and everything just came naturally."
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