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Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 7, 2007, 10:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Top 10
Message: You know , Gary Bickers, I forgot one game, that being the Samo Hi game. If we would have had to do what BSU did we might have been in trouble. We had a machine, in some respect, execution was expected, but, didn't have the capabilities of doing something extraordinary. We didn't have any great individuals. I'm not trying to beat a drum and this comment has come up before, we had a first and goal with less than a minute before half. We had a set series of plays, got stuffed a couple of times on the quick opener. I told Steve Andersen to run a fly right. He wouldn't do it because he didn't want to get his *ss chewed by the coach. No score. Late in the game Leif Enocksen INT's a pass. We go to 3rd and 6 with about 1:30 to play. Samo has no Time Out's. The Coach sent in a play. I disagreed and I told them to run the fly right. We did. Fred Ragatz went for 16 or 17 yds. We ran out the clock. Game over. Bobby Hunter, co-captain , Cougar MVP, would back me up on this. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake n Jude.

Name: Jake NJude ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 7, 2007, 8:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: WestoftheBroncs
Message: Gary, I don't think we were ever in a position that we had to run plays like that. But to convert on three 4th down plays like that is surreal. Hook and ladder, we may have practiced it a few times but not to the point that it was memorable. We were usually winning and didn't have to make decisions like that. As I said before, the class of 1960 went 25-8-1 in four years. We lost 7 of those games in one year. I wish we would have been close enough in the Poly game that we could have thought of running something like that. But this game was probably the most unreal I've ever seen. Might be one exception and Miami was leading Maryland 31-0 at the half a few years back. Maryland came back and won that game. By the way are you going to Catalina in May? We would love to see you and have a chat about old times. Hell, I guess they're all old times. But fun. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 6, 2007, 7:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: For all you Jerry Miles video lovers out there, he's got 3 new ones. A Lions Drag Strip, POP, and Nu Pike remembered. Please check them out.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 6, 2007, 5:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Talk about feeling old due to your kids' ages, my daughter turned 20 today. Where did the time go?
Hey Armand, Happy Birthday to your daughter and tell her it's all uphill from here.

Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 10:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: I was stoked to read the recent post from Scott "Mini" Davidson a while back. Scott's exploits were indeed legendary back in the '69 time frame. We have all heard about a group of HHS'rs that moved to Oregon. Would like to hear some news from that group. Are the Heggs (Carl and Beebop) up there? I've heard that Lee "Cossie" Smith (class of 69) is a principal at an Oregon high school and is still surfing. I know that there is a large group of 69ers who would like an update. Are you out there?
There you go, 69ers, let's hear from you....

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 9:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Hi Kathleen, great to "see" you here. BTW, my baby turns 3 on 1/18 and I really feel old!
Kids.....My baby turns 43 on 10/13. How old do you think I feel?

Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 7:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Happy and healthy 2007 to all. Happy Birthday to Mom V(Valencia). Today she is celebrating her 90th. Unbelievable!!!
Hey Ricki, Happy 2007 to you and Jim and Happy 90th to Mom V.

Name: jennifer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 7:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: salley
Class: 1988
City & State: clovis,ca
Message: Hello to all. I see my sister Dana's picture below from 78. Anyone from 87, 88, hello... can't believe its been almost 20 years. I'm sure Trina or one of the Hoffarths will see this. Hope all is well and same to the Kulseths. Jennifer Salley Morrison
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the shout to your classmates. I'm sure someone will answer your call.

Name: Kathleen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 6:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nix
Class: 1974
City & State: San Pedro, CA
Message: I'm a bit late but it's never too late to wish Cougars a Happy New Year! On January 2, I celebrated my eldest son's 31st birthday. Hard to believe! On the 26th of January, my "baby" will be 26. I'm beginning to feel old. The Hippie and I are considering moving to Parumph, Nevada but I'll never be too far from Cougartown! I've been lurking for the past year John, trying to recover from back problems. I lost 185 pounds and now my back is complaining I'm not heavy enough! I wish everyone a blessed year, rich with friendships and wealthy with family.
Well, what do you know, KATHLEEN IS STILL ALIVE!!! Thanks for checking in and here's wishing you and the Hippy a lovely life in Parumph, or is it Pahrump? Nevertheless you'll be just as close to Ctown as you are now. Thanks Kathleen, it's good to hear from you. Take good care of the back, and tell the Hippy John says hey.

Name: KIRK ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 9:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: SNOW! CO.
Message: Hello! Woke up this morning to another 6" of that white stuff! grand total this year somewhere around 5 feet! like we really need anymore. Brother Wade stopped by for 4 days and got snowed in for 8, it was great seeing him and his boys. they learned how to shovel snow thanks wade! We couldn't have made it out to the street without you. I wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL COUGARS. And to you John there's no place like HOME, Cougartown...
Hey Kirk, Stay warm (can you say that to a fireman?) and Happy New Year to all the Colorado Greasbys.

Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 5, 2007, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Message: I had a Cougar siting on my way to San Luis Obispo. My wife and I flew in to LAX from Atlanta to spend Christmas with her family in Los Osos, CA. While waiting for our next flight I saw Jan Van Schiak. He was catching a plane back to Milwaukee, Wis. He had just gotten in from a cruise trip to Mexico with his son and father. Small world. I wish I could have done something with all of you while I was in LA. Don't get out that way too often now. Happy new year. I ended up spending New Years with my family in Oregon while my wife flew off to New Zealand for a month to do some Marine Bio. research. Happy new year to everyone and be safe.
Hey James, Thanks for the Cougar siting and Happy New Year to you and your family too.

Name: Jodi Weishaar ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 3, 2007, 2:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wilbanks
Class: 1976
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Finally had the chance to catch up on Cougartown. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Clark - I commend you for what you are doing...wish I could make the meeting on the 20th, but I will be at a baseball function with my HHS Varsity Baseball player at Harbor College. Happy to say that he was 1 of 2 HHS players that has been invited to take part in a Baseball Showcase for College and MLB recruiters taking place on the 20th. While you are meeting to figure out ways to support our alma mater, I will be doing my "support duties" as an HHS alumni and mom. Please let me know if there's anything I can help with. Sharon, I'm going to miss seeing you!!

Name: Charlie Fox ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 3, 2007, 8:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: One more wish for a happy new year, and a question from a person who is not that much of a football fan. Is it my failing memory, or didn't it used to be that all of the bowl games took place on New Years Day? Last night I turned on the television and the Orange Bowl was on. Tonight there is another one and, although I can't remember which one it is, I notice that both last night's game and tonight's game begin with "Doritos". Is there a connection between this product's sponsorship and the elongated bowl game schedule? Good health, happiness and prosperity to all in the coming year.
Hey Charlie, Yes the Rose, Sugar, Orange, and Cotton Bowls used to all be on New Years Day, but as more sponsored bowls wanted in on the Bowl action, they had to spread them out. Used to be 4 or 5 major bowls played on New Years day back in the 50s and 60s. Now they're playing a 32 Bowl Game Schedule. Someone had to leave the January 1st line up. This year Bowl games started around the 19th of December and finish up with the BCS National Championship Game on the 8th of January.

Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 3, 2007, 8:27 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 1978
City & State: Irvine, CA
Message: Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a happy new year! : )
Hi Bonnie, Thanks and hope you had the same....

Name: Dana ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 7:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Salley
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley CA
Message: At Jay?s request, from Class of 78 wishing all fellow Cougars a Happy New Year. John keep up the great work with this website. It is very much appreciated.
Hey Dana, Thanks for the nice thoughts, and for checking in.

Name: Jay Beebe ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 6:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: BellBuckle Tennessee
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Has everyone eaten their Black-eyed-peas and Hog-Jaw for good luck? Or is that just a thing in the South! Been here so long I can't remember. I haven't heard much from anyone out of the class of'78. Are Ya'll still alive?

Name: george gross ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: henderson nevada
Message: Jim Schroeder- If I remember correctly it was me and you on the hook and ladder and Gary Claxton, Lee Boll and Denny McCoy were the ones watching you score. We wouldn't have needed the statue of liberty though- we would have sent Tommy Kirkwold up the middle for the two point conversion-no one could bring him down without getting at least 5 yards. Have a great 2007
Now there are some names from out of the past. Thanks George...

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
Message: If Boise St would of ran a double reverse I would of thought they had stumbled upon the lost Parks and Rec flag football play book from York School. The ghosts of Dan Bigelow and the Gross Brothers were on the Bronco sideline. Best game ever? Pretty darn exciting. Had to kick start the pace maker to watch the O.T. (2nd best game has to of been '66 HHS beating Long Beach Poly)
NOW THAT IS FUNNY!! Didn't see the HHS/lbp game of 66, but I vote for that one....

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: OS6-2378
Class: 1961
City & State: LF
Message: Boy what a day for good football and Tivo's....I had to take a jog after they were all over..I think the capper was when Johnson(sp) asked his girl to marry him. It'll be interesting to see where State ends up in the polls. I'll give'em #2. Hope you all had a safe weekend. Later Cougs

Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 3:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: A message to Russ and to Keith. Russ, have you ever seen a "hook and ladder" then a "statue of liberty" work within 3 minutes of each other? The best bowl game of the year. Keith, have you ever seen kids have more fun than Hawaii in the second half? Great win for that program. Last I wonder if either coaching staff was surprised by their kids being academically ineligible? Maybe it's just a local Hawthorne problem.

Name: Ingrid Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 2, 2007, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Over the holidays I had some time off, and I spent it catching up with some relatives and old friends. The high point of my vacation was a trip to Del Aire to visit with a former neighbor, Esther Wickwire. She?s the mother of Carol Wickwire Leiby (class of ?62). Esther is 98 now, and still lives in the same house that she?s been in since first moving to So Cal well before WW II. I grew up in the house across the street from them, and Carol actually babysat my brothers and I once or twice. I had a lovely visit; recalling my family, and hers, along with other neighbors long gone, and the general history of the area. Then she went on to tell me the story of how she met her husband, Ralph, and the happy memories of those early days together. My visit happened to fall on the 75th anniversary of her wedding day. She?s been a widow for about a year now, so those recollections were bittersweet. Over the years, Esther has been a touchstone for me, and it?s so comforting to know she?s still there today. She?s always been a woman of high principle, and uncommon strength of character. I made sure she knew how important it was for me to have people like her serving as role models for me as I grew up. I?m taking the time now, to record this visit, because perhaps it will encourage you to get in touch with some of the folks from your childhood, who may not realize you even think about them anymore. Sometimes we need to be nudged to do the small but important things ? like reaching out to the people that made a difference in our lives. If you can?t visit them in person, pick up the phone and reconnect. Your efforts will be appreciated, and you?ll feel good about yourself, too.
Hi Ingrid, Very nice story about the mother of one of my good friends at HHS. Although I didn't know the Wickwire family, it is comforting to know that someone from my generation's mother is still where she was when I was attending HHS. Thanks for the inspiring story. I'm actually planning on going to Chico this month for a 90th birthday party for Rusty Bell, who is the father of Tom, Gordon, Myrna, and Ginny Mae Bell who are all HHS grads from 1958 to 1969. Stay in touch with your past folks, it is therapeutic.