2012 California Newspaper Links

While the summer continues playing out, the volume of high school stories appearing in local newspaper sections is far more limited. Once the new school year fires up, that'll change quickly and we'll be energized to post them and give you the scoop on what's going on across the state. In the meantime, the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games are dominating our sport's headlines these days. Below is a collection of Olympic-related stories as well as those headliners tied in to the high school running community. We hope you enjoy reading them.

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09/04 - Redlands East Valley looking to reload (Redlands Daily Facts)
09/04 - Cross-Country Numbers Way up in EBAL (San Jose Mercury News)
09/02 - Press-Democrat Area Season Preview (Press-Democrat)
08/30 - Vista Murrieta, Great Oak lead the way (Riverside Press-Enterprise)
08/30 - Kimball girls place third at Lodi Invitational (Tracy Press)
08/28 - Great Oak, Vista Murrieta top teams in rankings (Riverside Press-Enterprise)
08/28 - Long State State coach relocated to Georgia post (redandblack.com)
08/22 - Malibu cross-country off and running (Malibu Times)
08/22 - Tokay hosting fundraiser (Lodi News Sentinel)
08/09 - Asthon Eaton is World's Greatest Athlete (CBS Sports)
08/09 - Wariner and Merritt out of US Relay (Miami Herald)
08/09 - Rivals Challenge Bolt's Back-To-Back Golden Goal (Chicago Tribune)
08/08 - Allyson Felix Wins Olympic Gold in 200 (New York Times)
08/08 - Yohan Blake - The 200m is His to Lose (Bleacher Report)
08/08 - After Baby. a Gold? (New York Times)
08/08 - Eaton, Hardee Atop Decathlon Standings (New York Times)
08/08 - Redemption in Mind, Felix Eyes 200m Gold (Sports Illustrated)
08/08 - Fear Not: Montano Ready for Challenge (L.A. Daily News)
08/08 - Usain Bolt is Beatable in London, Says Gatlin (Huffington Post)
08/08 - Vista Murrieta's Reddish, Aliso Niguel's Wyson Set for BYU (Deseret News)
08/08 - Kellie Wells Wins High Hurdles Bronze (Daily Press)
08/07 - Ashton Eaton Chases Glory, Not Fame (ESPN)
08/07 - Women's 100m Hurdles is Race to Watch (Christian Science Monitor)
08/07 - It's Already Memorable Year for Rachel Yurkovich (The Register-Guard)
08/06 - After Seven Straight 400m Golds, Men Fall Short (STLtoday.com)
08/06 - Brad Walker Looks To Make Amends for '08 (Washington Times)
08/06 - Jager Finishes Sixth in Steeplechase (Chicago Tribune)
08/06 - Bolt Fast Becoming Legend after 100m Win (Chicago Tribune)
08/06 - Bolt Sets Olympic Record in 100 (ESPN)

08/04 - Heartbreak For Goodwin in Olympics (Austin American-Statesman)
08/04 - Discus Thrower Rome Returns after '08 Olympics Disappointment (Seattle Times)
08/04 - Alisal HS grad Estrada Competes for Mexico in Olympics (AAZ Central.com)
08/04 - Jager's Family Savors Steeplechase Olympic Run (Chicago Tribune)
08/04 - Barron Finishes with Second-Best Career Time at Olympics (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
08/03 - US Seeks to Lift Athletes After Management Missteps (Wall Street Journal)
08/03 - Kara Goucher, Mom, Ready For Olympics (kgw.com)
08/03 - Hoffa Claims First Olympic Medal in Shot Put (kcby.com)
08/03 - High Jumper Jesse Williams Sees God in Olympic Opportunity (BP News)

08/02 - Wheating Ready To Race Best in the World (Register-Guard)
08/01 - Gunnar Nixon: Oklahoma's Latest Great Decathlete (NewsOK.com)
08/01 - Buchanan alum Kyle Alcorn Set to Make Olympic Debut (Az Central.com)
07/31 - Allyson Felix Puts Dead Heat Behind Her (USA Today)
07/31 - Vessey Returns To Racing After Trials Heartbreak (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
07/30 - High jumper Jesse Williams Ready for New Heights (L.A. Times)
07/30 - Five Track Athletes to Watch (Christian Science Monitor)
07/30 - Twitter Pulls Plug on Top NBC Critic (Deadspin)
07/30 - Don't tweet about this technology snafu (PC Pro)

07/30 - Teammates Goucher, Flanagan Help Push Each Other (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)
07/30 - After Trials Scare, HJ'er Williams Seeks Gold (The Telegraph)
07/29 - Greatest Challengers To Usain Bolt (Bleacher Report)
07/29 - Former San Diego prep may scratch from Games (Detroit Free Press)
07/28 - University of Redlands teams pick up academic honors (Redlands Daily Facts)
07/28 - For Jager, Olympic Steeplechase is just another hurdle (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
07/27 - LCC's Lawson Named to U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team (North County Times)
07/27 - Pat Porter, American Cross-Country/Track Star, Dies in Plane Crash (The Examiner)
07/27 - Marc Minasian Fills XC Coaching Void at Golden Valley (The Signal)
07/27 - Goodwin Continues Olympic Dream (ESPN)
07/26 - Jumps/hurdles phenom Sasha Wallace transferring to Castro Valley (San Jose Mercury News)
07/25 - Track and field rated among top attractions at Olympic Games (Reuters)
07/25 - "False Start Rule" is Softened for Olympic Games - oh boy (Reuters)
07/25 - Usain Bolt Has Competition In the Sprints (Washington Post)
07/25 - Nine track and field athletes caught doping through advanced testing methods (Reuters)
07/25 - Dawn Harper Took The Gold, But Lolo Jones Got The Fame (Indianapolis Star)
07/25 - Greek triple jumper removed from Olympics after her racist tweet (Reuters)
07/25 - Olympic Team GB Trials Test For Injury (BBC News Health)
07/24 - Why The Decathlon Has Underrated Entertainment Value (Bleacher Report)
07/24 - Oak Hills Hurdlers Qualify For Junior Olympics (Victor Valley Daily Press)
07/24 - Despite Spill, Tarmoh's Cup Runneth Over (Eugene Register-Guard)
07/24 - Cuesta Cross-Country Coach Locher Named Coach of the Year (San Luis Obispo.com)
07/24 - Merritt's Risky Change Helps Him Step Into Olympics (USA Today)
07/23 - Mt. Pleasant HS alum Tarmoh puts 100m debacle behind her (Sports Illustrated)
07/23 - Morgan Uceny poised for medal after years of struggle (Indianapolis Star)
07/23 - Breaking Down Team USA's Rivalry With Jamaican Sprinters (Bleacher Report)
07/23 - Smock Set For Olympics (Jamestown Sun)
07/23 - Bryan Clay (APU alum) discuses not making Olympic Team (Vanity Fair)
07/23 - All Eyes on Bolt's Legs (Reuters)
07/22 - Borman's Story Becomes An Olympic Drama (Muskogee Phoenix)
07/22 - A Look As U.S. Men's 100 Team for Olympics (Yahoo Sports)
07/22 - Allyson Felix Determined to get 200m Olympic Gold (USA Today)
07/22 - 10 Olympic Storylines To Watch (San Francisco Chronicle)
07/21 - Runner Without Country To Compete At Olympics (GreenwichTime.com)
07/21 - Usain Bolt In Limbo - How Slow Will He Go? (Los Angeles Times)
07/21 - Things To Watch For In The Olympics (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
07/21 - Lisa Uhl, With Shoes Tied, Aims For Top 10 Olympics Finish (Des Moines Register)
07/21 - Olympian DeeDee Trotter Inspires UCF Athletes (Orlando Sentinel)
07/21 - Alysia Montano Runs Like A Girl, and Proud Of It (USA Today)
07/20 - Kevin Costner in Talks to Star in Disney Movie "McFarland" (Hollywood Reporter)
07/20 - Cal State San Marcos' NCAA Division II Bid Hits a Hurdle (Alva Review/Courier)
07/20 - Will C. Wood Coach headed To College Ranks (Vacaville Reporter)
07/20 - Wentland To Represent at Olympics - As a Coach (The Mercury)
07/20 - Triple Jumper Amanda Smock Draws Inspiration From Late Father (Sports Illustrated)
07/19 - Blake Warms Up For Olympics With Easy Victory (AllAfrica.com)
07/19 - Guest Viewpoint: Community Went Extra Mile in Hosting Trials (Eugene Register-Guard)
07/19 - Summer Running in CV Park (Crescenta Valley Weekly)
07/19 - Demus Hurdles Adversity To Reach Olympics (NBC 4)
07/19 - Sara Hall's Post-Olympic Trials Thoughts (The Hall Steps Foundation)
07/19 - Olympic Trials Athlete's Day Job: Accountant (U.S. News and Money)
07/19 - Mis-Timing Lapses (ESPN)
07/18 - Ritzenhein Already Soaking In London's Excitement (Sacramento Bee)
07/18 - Going The Distance: All-Mid Valley Area Cross-Country (AdVarsitySports)
07/18 - Princeton Grad Executes Steeple Plan to Get To London
07/18 - Galen Rupp Will Count On His Finishing Speed (Detroit Free Press)
07/18 - Lompoc's Duane Solomon Confident Heading To Olympics (KSBY.com)
07/18 - Ryan Hall Claims God As His Coach (Huffington Post)
07/18 - Meet The Olympian Ryan Hall (MetroUS)
07/18 - Lost Boys Makes Run For Olympic Glory (Voice of America)
07/17 - Hayward: The Home of Track (Delaware Online)
07/17 - London Summer Olympicsa Will Be Big Business Across The Globe (Mercury News)
07/17 - Malone coach Hazen Living Olympic Dream (CantonRep.com)
07/17 - Yohan Blake Wins 100m in Lucerne (Yahoo Sports)
07/17 - Allyson Felix Chasing Elusive 200m Olympic Gold (ESPN)
07/17 - Nine Competitors At Olympic Trials Incorporated ElliptiGO Into Their Training (RedOrbit)
07/16 - Stockdale/USC Standout Collatz Places 8th at World Juniors (Bakersfield Californian)
07/16 - Speedy Simpson Gets Set For Olympics (CBS Denver)
07/16 - ElliptiGO Project Member Culley Wins Oly Trials 5000m (San Francisco Chronicle)
07/16 - Deem Team: Miami Coach Leads U.S. Track Team (Sun Sentinel)
07/16 - Lunge Pays Off For New Jersey Hurdler (New York Post)
07/15 - McMillan Qualifies For Olympics in Heptathlon (Daily Nebraskan)
07/14 - Jager Hits Strides in Steeple (Chicago Tribune)
07/13 - Azusa Pacific Shot Put Alum Aims to Make Nigerian Olympic Team (AllAfrica.com)
07/13 - Olympian Dunn Has Positive Drug Test (Chicago Tribune)

07/12 - Is Yohan Blake Man to Beat in London? (Sports Illustrated)
07/12 - Marquise Goodwin Talks About His First Olympics (The Alcalde)
07/12 - Grandhaven Hosting World's Largest Outdoor Pole Vault (MLive)
07/11 - Robinson Ranch Will Host Pac-12 XC Championships (KHTS)
07/11 - De La Salle Gets State School of Year Recognition (Inside Bay Area)
07/10 - Bolt/Blake Rivalry Adds to Olympic Intrigue (PennLive.com)
07/10 - After Twice Beating Bolt at Trials, Blake Set For Switzerland (Newser)
07/10 - Women Finally Outnumber Men on Olympic Team (Detroit Free Press)
07/10 - Mammoth Athletes Set Sights on London (MarkeyWatch)
07/10 - Most Likely Disappointments at London Olympics (Bleacher Report)
07/09 - Gridley's Donnahoe Set For Junior Olympics in Late July (ChicoER)
07/09 - Redwood's Lissette Mendivil Named Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year (Fresno Bee)
07/09 - Rupp Is Ready For Olympics (Catholic Sentinel)
07/09 - Bolt's Setbacks Headline Olympic Preview (Reuters)
07/08 - Murrieta Valley May Students of the Month Honored (Valley News)
07/08 - Rory Papworth Proves His Worth (Santa Maria Times)
07/07 - Central's Willie Alexander Named Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year (Fresno Bee)
07/06 - Tyson Gay Beats Justin Gatlin in Paris (BBC Sport Olympics)
07/06 - Fresno Pacific Becomes Member of NCAA (KSEE 24 News)
07/06 - Former HS 100-Meter Champs Caught in Controversy (USA Today)
07/06 - Bolt Can't Forget Roots On Fast Track To Fame (Associated Press)
07/05 - Triumph and Heartbreak At Olympic Trials (The Alcalde)
07/05 - At Olympic Trials, Shoe Companies Compete Too (New York Times)
07/05 - Olympic Trials: The Register-Guard's Last Lap (Eugene Register-Guard)
07/05 - Injured Bolt Withdraws from Monaco (The Huffington Post)
07/05 - Monta Vista XC Team Restores Training Trails (San Jose Mercury News)
07/05 - Olympic Trials Provide Ratings Boost (Journal Gazette)
07/05 - M.L. King's Torres To run The Distance in Germany (Press-Enterprise)
07/05 - Olympic Trials Finalist Sets FireKracker 5K Record (Coloradoan.com)
07/04 - 10 Special Moments from Olympic Trials (RunBlogRun)
07/03 - Trials Run Soggy, But Brilliant (Eugene Register-Guard)
07/03 - Tarmoh Concedes Olympic Spot To Felix (Chicago Tribune)
07/03 - Demus Inspires at Olympic Trials (ESPN)
07/03 - National Record Holder to Assist at San Jose State (San Jose State Athletics)
07/01 - Megan Huebner is Desert Sun's Athlete of the Year (Desert Sun)
06/30 - Chaunte Lowe Wins High Jump at Olympic Trials (San Francisco Chronicle)
06/30 - Felix Has 200 Reasons to SMile (Chicago Tribune)
06/29 - Q&A with Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Oregon Live)
06/29 - TrackTown USA and the Meet It Loves Most (New York Times)
06/29 - Olympic Trials: Rupp Takes The 5000 (Statesman Journal)
06/27 - Kersee Seeks More Time For Dead-Heat Decision (Sporting News)
06/27 - USATF Draws Scrutiny For Olympic Trials Tie (FoxNews)
06/26 - Fleshman's Effort in Inspiring (L.A. Daily News)
06/26 - For Olympic Trials, An Ad That's Personal (New York Times)
06/25 - USC alum Jesse Williams Sweats It Out In HJ Trials (OregonLive)
06/25 - Canyon HS/Cal Berkeley alum Montano Wins Trials 800m (San Francisco Chronicle)
06/25 - Symmonds Steals Show In Olympic Trials 800m (Los Angeles Times)
06/25 - Gatlin Holds Off Gay To Win 100 at Trials (Fox Sports)
06/24 - Nellum Leads Comebacks at U.S. Olympic Trials (Chicago Tribune)
06/24 - Right Now, Olympic Trials Belong To Eaton (Statesman Journal)
06/24 - Eaton Smashes World Decathlon Record at U.S. Olympic Trials (New York Daily News
06/24 - Olympic Trials Q&A With Bob Beamon (Oregon Live)
06/23 - Q&A with Sweetwater HS alum Gail Devers (OregonLive)
06/22 - Santa Margarita HS/UCSB's Martin Advances in 800 (Santa Barbara Independent)
06/19 - Notre Dame's Muhammad to rep Puerto Rico (L.A. Daily News)
06/19 - East Bay Boys Track & Field MVP: California's Noel Frazier (Contra Costa Times)
06/19 - All-East Bay Area Boys Track and Field Team (Contra Costa Times)
06/19 - East Bay Girls Track and Field MVP: Holy Names' Sasha Wallace (Contra Costa Times)
06/19 - All-East Bay Area Girls Track and Field Team (Contra Costa Times)
06/14 - Time For National Mets For Sailors Duo (Daily Pilot)
06/13 - Rio Mesa's Selig Named Top Boys Track Athlete (Ventura Coutny Star)
06/13 - Ventura County Star All-Area Track (16 profiles)
06/05 - Stanford's Derrick Finds True Calling (San Francisco Examiner)
06/02 - Locals Fly High at State Championships (Bakersfield Californian)
06/02 - Independence Falcons Overcome Obstacles (Bakersfield Californian)
06/01 - State meet performers match scorching heat (Fresno Bee)
06/01 - Stockdale highlights state prelims action among locals (Bakersfield Californian)
06/01 - State Trackin' Preview (Fresno Bee)
05/25 - Sage Hill's Percival Makes Last Race Count (Daily Pilot)
05/22 - Humboldt-Del Norte Athletes Shine at Redwood Empire Meet (Eureka Times-Standard)
05/18 - Simi Valley Prepares For Another Title Run (L.A. Daily News)
05/12 - Centennial's Olivas Highlights CIF-SS Prelims (Riverside Press-Enterprise)

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