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January 28, 2003
Erik Boal The University of New Mexico pulled out all the stops to land St. Francis High senior Jason Turner, and, as a result, the Lobos secured one of the best inside linebackers on the West Coast. The 2002 News-Press All-Area Player of the Year gave his verbal commitment to the up-and-coming Mountain West program Monday and is expected to sign his national letter of intent Feb. 6. "I could tell from the start that they were [up front]," said Turner, who recorded 122 tackles, six sacks, four pass deflections, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 11 games for the Golden Knights.
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By Charles Rich | October 23, 2007
Cue the video and the music. It’s not a test for Hannah Hand to see if she can master technology. Instead, it’s an opportunity for the former Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy star soccer player to critique what’s she done from a positive standpoint on the field for the University of New Mexico women’s program. Hand is ready and willing to spend time away from the field analyzing her contributions that have helped the Lobos get off to a fine start this season.
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By Grant Gordon | October 25, 2008
GLENDALE — While 2008 began inauspiciously for mixed martial arts fighter Alberto Crane, the year certainly seems to be ending on a high note for the Glendale resident. With his wife expecting and his own business soon to open, the 32-year-old now finds himself on a two-fight winning streak, as well. Crane improved to 10-3 in his MMA career with a first-round submission of Richard Villes on Saturday at Eminent Domain Productions’ “Breaking Point” at the Santa Ana Star Center in New Mexico.
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By Grant Gordon | October 14, 2008
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level .   Ramses Barden (Flintridge Prep, 2004) senior wide receiver, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football : Even during a bye-week, the former Rebels three-sport standout is making news during a stellar senior season. The Mustangs wide receiver has accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game. The 84th annual college all-star football event is on Jan. 17 in Houston and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 22, 2013
Though not in class Thursday, a group of Harvard University student-athletes surprisingly managed to earn high marks. The Harvard men's basketball team caught the nation's attention after pulling off a shocking victory in the second round of the NCAA West Regional Tournament and making program history. It featured a local tie in Kenyatta Smith, a Flintridge Prep graduate who helped the Rebels win the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA championship in 2011. Smith finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to help 14th-seeded Harvard register a 68-62 upset win against third-seeded New Mexico in Salt Lake City.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 3, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Sinead Fleming (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2009) senior, New Mexico University women's soccer: While it was just her first year as a full-time starter, Fleming received a nice send off in her senior season. She earned a second-team nod when the Mountain West Conference unveiled its all-conference squads Tuesday, being just one of two Lobos to be included on the list. Fleming cemented herself as the best defender on a New Mexico team that set a school record for consecutive shutouts with five this year and is giving up an average of 0.89 goals per game.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 21, 2013
After helping the Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team make history, Kenyatta Smith accomplished it at the collegiate level Thursday night. Smith, a former All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year who helped lead the Rebels to a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA title in 2011, registered 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to help 14th-seeded Harvard to a 68-62 upset victory against third-seeded New Mexico in an NCAA West Regional second-round game...
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August 26, 2005
Sacramento State's goal of winning the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) title in 2005 may seem farfetched with nationally ranked New Mexico in the conference, but the Hornets are coming off an impressive season and are returning eight starters, so a run for the NCAA Tournament might not be out of the question. The quest will start on Sunday afternoon as the Hornets hone their skills for the first time in 2005 with an exhibition match against Cal State Stanislaus at 4 p.m. at Hornet Field.
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By Grant Gordon | August 6, 2008
GLENDALE — For a feat such a long time coming, in reality, it didn’t take all that long for Alberto Crane to take care of Adrian Valdez on Saturday night. The Glendale resident returned to his native New Mexico and, in turn, returned to his winning ways by dispatching Valdez via guillotine choke at Rage in the Cage 113 at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Albuquerque in a mere 1:35 of the first round. “I was happy with my performance,” said Crane, who improved to 9-3 in his MMA career.
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By Charles Rich | September 14, 2006
GLENDALE ? The following are updates on local athletes competing at the collegiate level: Lauren Bustos (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2006) freshman defender/midfielder, Fordham University women's soccer ? With the help of Bustos, a two-time All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year, the Rams are off to a good start this year. Bustos, who led Flintridge Sacred Heart to four consecutive appearances in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs, was selected to the all-tournament team after Fordham notched a 2-1 victory against Columbia University on Sunday at the NYC Nike Classic at St. John's University's Belson Stadium.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 22, 2013
Though not in class Thursday, a group of Harvard University student-athletes surprisingly managed to earn high marks. The Harvard men's basketball team caught the nation's attention after pulling off a shocking victory in the second round of the NCAA West Regional Tournament and making program history. It featured a local tie in Kenyatta Smith, a Flintridge Prep graduate who helped the Rebels win the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA championship in 2011. Smith finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to help 14th-seeded Harvard register a 68-62 upset win against third-seeded New Mexico in Salt Lake City.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 21, 2013
After helping the Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team make history, Kenyatta Smith accomplished it at the collegiate level Thursday night. Smith, a former All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year who helped lead the Rebels to a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA title in 2011, registered 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to help 14th-seeded Harvard to a 68-62 upset victory against third-seeded New Mexico in an NCAA West Regional second-round game...
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March 19, 2013
Mary Katherine LaRue was born February 7, 1926 in New Mexico, to Dwight T. and Grace Kingsbury. She married Eugene LaRue, and they worked as realtors with D.T. Kingsbury, Inc. They received their Broker's Licenses and continued to own and manage the business after the passing of her parents. Mary kept her license active throughout her life. Mary had numerous health issues during her later years. The MDS Blood Disease that had been stabilized for many years suddenly became leukemic, resulting in her death, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
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March 6, 2013
Lois K. Solomon, 87, passed away peacefully of old age on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in San Mateo, California. She was born on October 28, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Paul and Elinore Kurtz. Lois grew up in the Los Angeles area. She graduated from Hoover High School and attended Glendale College. Lois married David Solomon in 1949. They were happily married for 45 years. Lois made her home and raised her family in Tujunga, California. She later returned to work for Glendale College in admissions and in purchasing until her retirement.
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January 8, 2013
Jean Lucille Roach joined her loving husband, Hal, in heaven on January 6, 2013. Her passing came almost two months after celebrating her 90th birthday. Jean was born on November 9, 1922 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Winslow, Arizona as a baby. She lived in Winslow for almost 20 years (often “standing on the corner” as the Eagles sing!), and then moved to Glendale, California. She and Hal married in 1947. Jean leaves behind her three children and their spouses: Pat Brantly, Jim Roach (Janie)
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 3, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Sinead Fleming (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2009) senior, New Mexico University women's soccer: While it was just her first year as a full-time starter, Fleming received a nice send off in her senior season. She earned a second-team nod when the Mountain West Conference unveiled its all-conference squads Tuesday, being just one of two Lobos to be included on the list. Fleming cemented herself as the best defender on a New Mexico team that set a school record for consecutive shutouts with five this year and is giving up an average of 0.89 goals per game.
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By Katherine Yamada and By Katherine Yamada | July 20, 2012
When Doug Motley was born in 1946, his family was living on Highland Avenue in northwest Glendale. His father, Watson, was an engineer with Pacific Telephone Company. Watson Motley had studied engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and trained as a military cadet, but left school in his junior year to serve in the U.S. Army in France during World War One. There he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. “He was a courier of sorts, delivering messages all over France by way of motorcycle,” Doug Motley said.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | October 12, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. Luke Collis (St. Francis High, 2007) Occidental College junior quarterback: It was another banner day for the former Golden Knights standout. Collis led the Tigers to a 30-0 romp over host La Verne on Saturday in a Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference win. For the second time this season, Collis surpassed the 300-yard mark, completing 24 of 32 passes for 340 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 21, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.   Chris Hertz (St. Francis High, 2005) senior outfielder, California Lutheran University baseball: As Hertz continues to tear it up at the plate, so too are the Kingsmen on a quite a roll currently. Over a six-game win streak that began on April 9 and continued with a 7-2 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Claremont Mudd-Scripps College on Sunday, Hertz has batted .375 (nine for 24)
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By From News-Press | December 11, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the area sports scene.   ANOTHER NIGHT OF GLENDALE GLORY Glendale’s Kahren Harutyunyan and his Art of Boxing Promotions, in conjunction with Bash Boxing, are bringing boxing back to the Jewel City once again. After an event in June — the city’s first sanctioned boxing event in more than 60 years — the Glendale Civic Auditorium will host Glendale Glory 2 on Jan. 8, 2010.
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