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April 25, 2002                                                 Volume 13 Issue 6                                                          Page 2

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     After the last couple of matches, the golf team has moved from last place to third.  Some of the scores from the most recent games include a 73 by Pete Friedhoff and a 78 by Jason Parnell, both at the round on April 22.
     Some of the team's standout players are Friedhoff, Parnell, Brian Miano, Tyler Roland and Irvan Boixham. Friedhoff is in fourth place in the Foothill Conference out of the top six players and has a scoring average of 76. Parnell is six strokes away from being in the top six and has a scoring average of 78.7.
     "The effort of the team is excellent!" said Head Coach Bill Bachofner,  who is very pleased with the teams move up the ranks.
     Out of 26 teams they are ranked 21 in the Southern California Community College Golf.

--Amber Coley

     The track and field program at Victor Valley College has been continuously growing since it began three years ago. Head Coach John Paine is happy with the direction that the program is going.
      "This year we're stronger in numbers, stronger in talent, stronger in ability and stronger in the desire to compete," he said.
     Stronger in numbers indeed; with 30 athletes on the men's team and 12 athletes on the women's team, this is the largest turnout for track since the program began.
     "We just had to convince the athletes that although we may not have top-notch facilities like some of the other colleges, we have the coaching staff here to help build a successful program," said Paine.
       This year, the men finished 3rd and the women finished 2nd in the Foothill Conference.
      "This is really an accomplishment after just three years," said Paine.
       There are many standout athletes on both teams this year. Josh Lange and Terrance Ruffen have made great contributions to the men's team. All-around athlete Rabb Aliyy has also been a major contributor to the men's team. Aliyy holds school records in the men's 100-meter dash with 10.86 seconds, the long jump with 22ft. 4in., and the triple jump with 45ft 2.5 in. Also, Aliyy has the second longest throw in the javelin with 139 ft. "He has been a real positive influence to the team," said Paine.
     Amy Lafferty has been an outstanding runner for the women's team. She has excelled in the women's 100-meter dash with 12.66 seconds, breaking the previous school record. Lafferty also did very well in the 200-meter dash with 25.8 seconds. Other contributors to the women's track and field team are Deven Brenier, Erica Varala, and Angie Espinosa. "We have a great team," said Paine. "Each year we continue to grow and be successful."

--Katie Joseph

Heard Around The Lake

What is your  favorite 80's movie and why?
Story and photos by Sherry Ullger

"The Indiana Jones Trilogy, I had a dog named Indiana, too."
--Micah Collard

"The Breakfast Club, it brings all high school cultures together."             --Alex

"Conan the Barbarian, 'cause Arnold is my idol."
                        --Richard Quiroga

"The Last Unicorn, I have a thing for unicorns and the animation is very different. The movie makes me think."
                                  --Crystal Whelan

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