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    VICTORIOUS!—The “Stanford” girls basketball team of BHBL crowned champs of their league. (L-R) Lina Shamash, Chantel Khorsandi, Danielle Angel, Melissa Nassirzadeh, Coach Sid hamburg, Lindsay Hamburg, Dior Dokhanian, Maryam Farmanara, Natasha Aminpour.

    BHBL “Stanford” Team are Champions

    By: Bharat Sahgal – Courier Staff Writer

          The Beverly Hills Girls basketball team named “Stanford” recently got crowned “major” league champs after an impressive record of 7-2. The league/team is comprised of girls from the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The league setup has every team playing each other until someone is champion. The winners then move on to the playoffs.
          Having only two losses, Stanford got in for as their coach Sid Hamburg stated: “The girls were dedicated and their hard work paid off.”
          Congratulations to the girls of Stanford. Hopefully they will continue their reign of supremacy into next season.

    Ski/Snowboard Open Season

          Big Bear Mountain Resorts has experienced an incredible 2004/2005 season.
          Opening prior to Halloween, this kicked off the stellar winter and there has been no looking back with tons of natural snow.
          Heading into the spring season more fresh snow has arrived making for excellent conditions. Snow Summit Mountain Resort and Bear Mountain Resort are 100% open with every run available. A solid three to five ft. snowbase ensures some of the best skiing and snowboarding of the season has yet to come.
          “With our considerable snow pack we expect to be open well into April with fantastic spring skiing and snowboarding,” said Chris Riddle, marketing director for the Big Bear resorts.
          The All-Mountain Terrain Park at Bear Mountain is in prime season shaped with hundreds of jumps of all shapes and sizes with over 70 rails, boxes and wall rides and the only world-class superpipe in southem California.
          “The park is still in peak season, with a multitude of terrain options and the superpipe is in really great shape for this late in the season. There is truly nothing like the park at any other resort in the world and it holds something for every level of rider or skier,” added Riddle.
          Snow Summit holds interconnecting, expertly groomed runs and skiers/snowboarders delights including The Wall, Dickies and Olympic runs. The family parks around chair nine can be a fun experience for skiers and snowboarders can step it up to beginner and interemediate terrain in The Park Westridge. Spring is always a time to learn to ski or snowboard and both resorts offer complete beginner packages at great rates and lessons are guaranteed.
          SpringFest activities at Bear Mountain have kicked off with the Planet Earth Shop Wars competiton and the final Club 1080.
          Spring Bounce Back is now in effect at BBMR. Buy any full-day lift ticket anyday through the rest of the season and get a $10 off coupon for another day this season.
          Big Bear Mountaln Resorts “Screamin’ Deal” passes are now on sale valid for the remainder of this season and all of the 2005/2006 season. There are a variety of passes available designed to fit every skier or snowboarders needs. Adult season passes priced as low as $249 and Young adult season passes as low as $199 are among the many options. All of the rates and ordering information can be found online at www.bearmountain.com, www.snowsummit.com or by calling 909-866-5766 ext. 235.
          Snow Summit Ski Corporation owns and operates Big Bear Mountain Resorts consisting of Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Summit.

    Loyola Alum Named New FB Coach

          Loyola High alumnus Jeff Kearin, class of ‘78, has been selected as the school’s new football coach to succeed veteran Steve Grady who retired. His extensive coaching background,began at Loyola as a member of the coaching staff from 1980-1991.


    Spring Break Returns to Mountain High

    Mountain High, southern California’s closest winter resort, presents its annual spring break celebration with live music, special events and snow activities, Saturday, March 26 through Sunday, April 3.
    Children and adults can hunt for Easter eggs where season passes are hidden in a golden eggs.
    A big air-jump competition takes place where skiers and snowboarders go down a brand new, base-area kicker specially designed for Spring Break.
    Prizes are awarded to the best dressed in the pond-skimming contest where skiers and snowboarders must cross a 40-foot pond of freezing cold water or take the “polar bear plunge.” Call 888-754-7878 for information.

    Spring Soccer Camp Sign Up

    By: Courier Staff Writer

          Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Department is currently registering children aged 5 to 14 for BH Spring Break Brit West Soccer Camp.
          The camp will focus on inspiring and teaching young players to reach a competitive playing level. Campers work on ball-familiarity, passing, control, heading, shooting and small sided games. They will learn basic skills and rules, concentrate on individual technique, positional training and some game strategies. Older kids will aim at refining their techniques and learn defensive, midfield and offensive tactics.
          Camp will be held March 21 through 25 from 9 a.m. to noon daily at La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way. The cost for the session is $125 for residents and $155 non-residents. For information or to register for Brit West Soccer Camp, call 310-550-4765 and check out www.beverlyhills.org.


    Roger Federed, world’s No.1-ranked tennis player, shows his determination and skill to reprise as champion of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells.

    Photo by Sherman Fridman

    A DYNASTY—Three Rings for last years Super Bowl and Three Rings for a dynasty - The New England Patriots have won three Super Bowls in the last four years making them a dynasty.

    Magic Beans in BeanTown

    By: Bharat Sahgal Courier Staff Writer

          First I have to say that I am writing this article due to the fact that I lived in Boston the last five years and went through the “curse of the Bambino” and the glory of Tom Brady and the Patriots.
          There is magic once again in Boston and this time its not just one team as it was for so long with the Celtic’s. Now the Patriots are officially a dynasty breaking records and critics left and right. The Red Sox did the impossible starting with a comeback against the evil empire (NY Yankees) and then moving on to break the curse of winning the world series after more than a hundred years. Every year it was the same story for myself and thousands of other Red Sox faithful…and every year “Well there is always next year.” For once, yes there is next year as champions and everyone can’t wait for the Red Sox to get their rings in front on the Yankees on opening day.
          In other sports the Boston College basketball team started 20-0, a best start for a eastern team. They currently are 20-1 due to lost against Notre Dame, but still remain fourth in NCAA basketball. I am sure if hockey was still on then the Bruins would be up there leading the way towards the playoffs as they did last year. But the Boston College hockey is number one in their league. Looking to continue on and win a championship. All we are waiting for is the Celtics to get going, but they are rebuilding and do have time as long as the Patriots and Red Sox uphold the excellence.
          So long it has been, but Boston has finally got the respect its been waiting for, even though critics still don’t want to give full recognition to the Patriots or Red Sox. The fans of both sports, not just the teams understand and believe that even though both teams did not have the biggest wins by score or the perfect stat’s, they show courage, determination, and heart. That is their formula for success, which is why they are champions.


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