The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on February 10, 1990 · Page 27
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C4 The Sun SATURDAY, February 10, 1990 bond between Patterson and son provides a converted four-floor poultry barn. Though turning 25 the day after Christmas, he is a bantam alongside his adoptive father. Floyd Patterson at 25 was about to become the first ever to regain the heavyweight championship in 1960. Tracy weighed 122 when he defeated George Garcia on Thursday night in Binghamton, N.Y., for the North American Boxing Federation super-bantamweight crown. It was in the nearby mountains that Rip Van Winkle experienced his legendary 20-year wyck, the joy bubbles up inside of me." Besides encouragement that brought him out of his shell, Floyd Patterson found to his amazement that all the world didn't look like Brooklyn. "I discovered grass, flowers ... snakes, and other animals," he said. The estate he bought 25 years ago is a fulfilled dream of owning a chunk of that newfound countryside. Tracy's breakthrough from a childhood void, three decades later at age 11, began on a rock out side the Huguenot Athletic Club gym, as the former poultry barn is known. Captivated by telecasts of U.S. gold medalists like the Spinks' brothers in the 1976 Olympics, he crossed the Wallkill River from his mother's New Paltz lodgings to see what went on at the gym. "I went over thinking I'd like to box, but everybody looked so old and so big, I said, 'No way,'" Tracy said. "So I just watched. I came back to watch every single day until..." The "until" happened when Floyd Patterson, a day's workout i . i t,,,,,,,, Boxing By JOHN W. FOX Gannett News Service NEW PALTZ, N.Y. Tracy Patterson and Floyd Patterson are not related by blood. The bond, outwardly, is boxing. Inwardly, it is much deeper. It is the escaped loneliness of their boyhoods. It is boxing, though, that takes a reporter to talk to both men at the elder Patterson's 30-acre estate in the shadow of the Sha-wangunk Mountains' sheer pale precipices. 1 Tracy Patterson works out in SBVC swept in baseball tournament The Sun CHULA VISTA The San Bernardino Valley College baseball team made a ouiet exit in the Southwestern Tournament on Friday, losing its first two games. The Indians were shut out by Rancho Santiago 10-0 and fell to Los Angeles Valley College 6-3. SBVC (2-2) and Rancho Santiago each had nine hits in the opener but the Dons got a pair of homers. Sophomore center fielder Ray Aldama was 2-for-3 with a double for SBVC. SBVC right-hander Ruben Montano came out with a sore arm in the fourth inning and took the loss. In the second game, SBVC matched L.A. Valley's five hits but a three-run homer in the first inning sent L.A. to the victory. Sophomore first baseman Andy Small was 2-for-3 with two RBI for SBVC. Starting pitcher Oominick Herness, a sophomore right-hander, gave up five hits in seven innings and all six runs, though only three were earned. He struck out six and walked two. SBVC plays a rain-makeup championship in the San Diego Mesa Tournament semifinal today at 11 a.m. at Grossmont College. UC Riverside snaps 3-game losing skid, 5-4 The Sun RIVERSIDE The UC Riverside baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating host California Baptist College 5-4 Friday afternoon. Cal Baptist took an early lead when Rudy Gomez scored a first-inning run on a single by catcher Tony Jaramillo. Sophomore shortstop Mark Saugstad tied the score in the third with a homerun for UCR(4-4). Scott Hayward scored in the fifth on Troy Percival's single to put UCR ahead 2-1 but Cal Baptist answered back in the same inning when Jaramillo singled in Gomez to even the score at 2-2. Junior third baseman Ruben Ayala (2-for-4) scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh inning but, once again, Gomez tied the score 3-3. UCR took the lead for good when senior second baseman Matt Davis and senior cen-terfielder Pete Weber scored on Ayala's double in the eighth inning. Junior Jason Reese (1-0) earned the victory with one strike out, three walks and two earned runs in seven innings. Junior Paul Gambs struck out none and allowed no walks in relief to get the save. SBVC women's basketball team defeated, 75-63 The Sun . SAN BERNARDINO Freshman center Valorie Martin scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the San Bernardino Valley College women's basketball team, but that couldn't keep it from dropping a 75-63 Foothill Conference decision to Antelope Valley on Friday afternoon. Sophomore forward Krystal Gray, an Eisenhower High School graduate, added 13 points with 11 boards for the Indians (3-10, 4-15). Freshman guard Karlene Satterfield scored 12 more points for SBVC, and freshmen Linda Murakami and Cindy Swanson each added 10 points. Guards Cindy Prince and Lisa Jonnum led the Antelopes (9-1 in conference) with 21 and 20 points, respectively. The Indians will host Mt. San Jacinto at 5 p.m. Wednesday. long over, looked from the kitchen window of the big Dutch Colonial house, which had been a Huguenot settler's barn three centuries ago. "There Tracy sat on a rock just outside the gym entrance, everybody else gone," Floyd said. "I'd seen him watching at the gym, never saying a word, and when I saw him on that rock, I realized he reminded me of myself. "I went back out to talk to him or try to get him to talk and I was right, he was like I was. He was a lonely child. He needed what I had needed someone who cared." PREP BASKETBALL 29 Palms wins; Bears take second The Sun Junior Eric Gray, a 6-6 center, sunk five three-pointers and scored 26 points to lead Twenty-nine Palms to a 81-67 victory over Big Bear, which finished second in the De Anza League. Gray also had seven steals and four blocks for the Wildcats (14-0, 20-1), who already had sewn up the league title. Junior forward Mike Muttoni scored 22 points, had nine rebounds and seven steals while junior forward T.J. Stacy added another 19 and pulled down 10 boards for the Wildcats, who took their 19th consecutive win. Senior Brian Thiessen, a 6-6 center, and sophomore Charles Molenkamp, a 6-3 guard, combined for 24 points to lead the Bears (10-4, 15-7) in scoring and junior guard Sean Gebauer added 10. YUCAIPA 81, NOTRE DAME 67: Senior Bob Taylor hit a school-record seven three-point field goals, including five in the first quarter, and senior forward Todd Lemanski added 16 points to lead the Thunderbirds (5-5, 9-13) to a Sunkist League victory over the Titans (6-4, 13-10) to clinch the league's final guaranteed playoff spot. Taylor scored 26 points and was 7-of-10 from the three-point line to lead the hot-shooting T-Birds. Lemanski had 10 rebounds and guard Steve Troxel had five assists. Mark Cruickshank had 13 points and Mike Landavazo 1 1 . RIM OF THE WORLD 105, TEMECULA VALLEY 76: Junior guard Neil Oyler scored a game high of 3 1 points to fuel the Scots (4-6, 1 1-11) to victory over the Bears (3-7, 7-16) in their closing Sunkist League match. Junior forward David Tyner scored 22 points, pulled down 14 rebounds, had five steals and dished out 11 assists for the Scots while junior forward Mike Klee enjoyed his best game of the season with 17 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Wyman Lancaster added 16 points and junior guard Phil Richardson tossed in 15 points. Senior center Jesse Theodore grabbed 11 rebounds and handed off seven assists. Damien Gallardo and Aaron Harvie led the Bears in scoring with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Tom Baldwin and Ben Brown added 13 and 12. INLAND CHRISTIAN 101, DESERT CHRISTIAN 38: Senior forward Mark Bush racked up 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and junior guard Tory Light scored 29 points, had nine steals and dished out eight assists as the Saints (14-1 0, 18-1) finished off their Victory; League season in first place. i SILVER VALLEY 60, SERRANO 57: Junior forward Ivan Thomas led all scorers with 20 points and 14 rebounds and the host Trojans! closed out the regular season with a De Anza League victory. Senior center Jim Etchechuryi added 11 points and senior guard, Yafeekie Joiner had nine points for Silver Valley (9-5, 12-11). Guard Scott Dexter led the, Diamondbacks (0-14, 1-21) with 19 points. Forward Tyler Cow-! man added 14 points while forj ward George Tillitson and guard! John Hemsley each scored 11J points. 1 HESPERIA CHRISTIAN 99, APPLE! VALLEY CHRISTIAN 55: Senior for- ward Mark Smith led the charge for the CIF 1A Conference top-ranked Patriots as they won their 81st consecutive home game in Christian League action. Junior center Daniel Romero) added 14 points and gathered sev-t en rebounds for Hesperia Chris-! tian (11-0, 20-2), which can clinch; its ninth consecutive Christian League title with a win tonighlj against Woodcrest Christian. SeJ nior forward Dan Loomis scored 12 points for the Patriots, while! senior guard Matt Franke ana sophomore guard Scott Dobbins each scored 11 points. Frankd also grabbed eight boards and was credited with nine assists. ! Forwards Craig Van Hulzen and Jody Hanson led the Warriors' (2-10, 4-13) with 17pointseach. sleep. Closer by, and with no fiction about it, both the elder Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson woke up to happier things in life. Floyd's 360-degree turnabout occurred, age 10, at Wiltwyck School for Delinquent Boys a few miles north of here. The unhappy child from New York slums, a constant truant from schoolrooms in which he was too frightened to speak, was sent there in 1945 for petty theft "maybe the thousandth time I'd stolen, but one of the first I was caught at it," he said. "Every time I think of Wilt Gilbreath said. Ike's night was capped with the heavyweight championship, won by junior Brian Estrada, who decisioned Fontana junior Albert Mendez 10-6. "He had been waiting to wrestle Mendez all year," Gilbreath said. "Mendez challenged him this year in the CBL and he finally got to face him tonight." Also picking up victories for the Eagles were Roderick Adams at 1 12, Colby Gilbreath at 154 and Malcolm Moten at 191. "Roderick was kind of a surprise this time," coach Gilbreath said. "He's such a hard worker and it finally paid off for him." Gilbreath's son, Colby, improved his record to 29-2 with 21 pins behind an 11-1 decision over Mike Mansouri of Rubidoux. "Colby's faced Mansouri all three years in dual meets and finals and every time out he's had a tough time with him," coach Gilbreath said. Three of the Terriers' four individual league champions came as no surprise to Redlands coach Cliff Severson. But junior A.J. Garrett, wrestling in the 98-pound weight class, didn't know he was going to be wrestling until minutes before the noon weigh-ins. Keith Jackson, who usually wrestles at 105 but goes down to 98 in league, failed to make his Temecula GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL scored 10 points to lead the Golden Bears (5-5, 6-15). BANNING 71, BLOOMINGTON 23: Junior forward Roxanne Morales scored a game-high 23 points and junior forward Brandi Cox added 22 points and seven assists to lead the Broncos (7-3, 14-10) to a Sunkist League win over the Bruins (0-10, 0-20). The win clinches a share of second place with Rim of the World. Senior guard Shalonda Morris added 15 points and handed off six assists while Myidy Mendoza Eisenhower's Roderick Adams looks for a pin call on Fontana's Manuel Robolledo in a 1 12-pound match. Adams Ten Ike wrestlers qualify for r - DAVID SCHREIBERThe Sun didn't get the call, but won decision. 4A finals son Baird 12-1 to win the 165 championship. San Gorgonio captured three individual titles and had four third-place finishers to advance seven into the 4A finals. Defending 4A 175-pound champion Ron Rivers, plagued by the chicken pox for the past week, improved his overall record to 7-0 and won his third CBL title. "Ronnie hasn't been in school all week, but he really wanted to win his title and reach CIF this time," Spartans coach Jim Hall said. "I told him, 'I'm not going to let you wrestle unless you get a doctor's clearance.' He got it and he was able to win today." Rivers, one of the county's top prep football recruits this season, has missed several tournaments due to recruiting trips the past two months, Hall said. "He hadn't even practiced all week and he was still able to win tonight," Hall said. "I think he was able to get over the chicken pox so quickly because he's in such great physical condition. I was afraid we weren't going to have him for the finals." Senior Tommy Gallegos, competing in the 119 weight class, won his first CBL title after finishing runner-up to Ike's Steve Morales the last two years. Gallegos finished fifth in the 4A last year and advanced to the Masters Meet. At 126, San G.'s Joe Garza pinned Moreno Valley's Chris Mangin. led all scorers with 28 points for the Wildcats (12-2, 13-3). HESPERIA CHRISTIAN 56, APPLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN 38: Senior center Kim Kunkel tallied a game-high 16 points and gathered 10 rebounds for the host Patriots, the fourth-ranked team in the latest CIF 1A poll, in a Christian League victory. Junior forward Michelle McK-inley scored 14 points for Hespe-ria Christian (9-1, 18-4), and junior forward Chloe Cook added 1 1 points with nine boards. Forward Michele Payne led the Warriors (4-8, 10-8) with 14 points. weight and had to withdraw. "Keith was three pounds over at weigh-ins," Severson said. "I told A.J. to be ready to wrestle in case Keith couldn't make it and he was." The top-seeded Garrett scored an easy 15-0 decision over Cotton freshman Angel Balderas in the final and improved his overall mark to just 9-0. Top-seeded Matt Crigger (132) and Harun Amin (145) and second-seeded Mario Gonzales (105) all rolled to wins. Gonzales decisioned his opponent in the final, Fontana sophomore George Avi-la, 14-6. Crigger improved his record to 38-6 and Amin upped his overall mark to 39-2. Fontana, which usually dominates the league finals as well as the dual meet season, placed eight wrestlers in Friday's final bouts, but walked away with only two titles. "We have a young team this year and we're building for the future basically," Fohi coach Joe Gonzalez said. "But I think our kids wrestled well although we didn't get that many wins. We got many into the finals. They have all improved since the beginning of this year and that's what's important." Junior Hector Garcia pinned Eisenhower's Steve Lopez to win the 138 title and junior Oscar Sal-divar decisioned Rubidoux's Ja ByNICKLEYVA Sun Sports Writer SAN BERNARDINO There were few surprises from the Eisenhower High School wrestling team as the Eagles showed why they won their fir-dual meet championship since 1967. Eisenhower wrestlers won four individual league titles and qualified six more for the CIF 4A finals in Friday's Citrus Belt League championships at San Gorgonio High School. Up-and-coming Redlands showed its staying power with four league championships and a pair of third-place finishers while perennial CBL power Fontana also qualified 10 wrestlers for next Saturday's 4A finals at Edison High School in Huntington Beach. The top three finishers in Friday's finals advanced to the divisional finals. The fourth-place finisher serves as an alternate. "I'm just so happy right now because we usually qualify just seven or eight for the finals," Eagles coach Sid Gilbreath said. "But this year we've really come on. We had several guys do well today." The Eagles put it all together this year in the dual meet, winning all six and capturing their first wrestling title since 1967 when Ike was in the Ivy League, Rim downs The Sun Sophomore guard Nancy An-gulo scored 20 points to lead Rim of the World to a 61-49 victory over Temecula Valley Friday night and help the Scots tie for second place in the Sunkist League and earn a CIF 3AA play-offberth. Sophomore guard Shannon James scored 18 points with 10 rebounds for Rim of the World (7-3, 14-7), while senior forward Cathy Santana added 15 points and 17 boards. The Scots tied Banning for second place. Forward Heather Cochran and guard Carol Winkel each I to earn playoff berth led in rebounding with 10 boards and had seven blocked shots. DESERT CHRISTIAN 45, INLAND CHRISTIAN 44, OT: Junior guard Heather McMurry scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Saints (13-1, 16-5), the fifth-ranked team in the latest CIF Small Schools poll, absorbed their first Victory League loss at the Indio Boys Club in overtime. Center Karrie McConnell led the Conqeurors (10-4, 13-6) with 18 points. WEST SHORES 81, AMBASSADOR BAPTIST 13: Junior guard Mary Burklow's eight points led the Bulldogs (0-14, 1-22) as they took another Victory League defeat at home. Guard LisaVlarty - - -

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