A DECADE OF WINNING, RECORDS & INTEGRATION
- 1ST INTEGRATED SPORTS TEAMS
- START GIRLS COMPETITIVE SPORTS
- 34 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
- 4 FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
- 4 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE CHAMPS
- 5 BHHS TRACK & FIELD RECORD HOLDERS
- 6 TEAM TENNIS CIF CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 2 BOYS INDIVIDUAL CIF TENNIS CHAMPS
- 1 CIF DOUBLES TENNIS CHAMP
Steve Craig, CIF Athlete of Year
Richard Fishman, Pole Vault, 15' 1/2", 1974 (BHHS Record)
Hosea Fortune', Wide Receiver, 1st Team All CIF; 110 High Hurdles, League Champ
Mike Higginbotham, Defensive Back, 1st Team L.A. Times Westside; 2x All League
Paul Donzis, CIF Doubles Champion
Liz Schroeder, Shot Putt, 46'; 1974 (BHHS Record)
Franz Wise, Water Polo & Swimming
Russell Crouch, Quarterback, All CIF 1st Team
Louise Smith, Basketball CIF Player of Year
Jackie Woods, Track & Field, 7x League Champion
Stephen Pogostin, All CIF Water Polo & Swimming
Eric Clarke, First Team All CIF Basketball
Cynthia Warner, Track, 8 1st Places, 400 & 800 meters
Shelli Schaffer, High Jump, 5'3.75", #3 All Time BHHS
Debbie Roberson, 400 meters, 55.44 sec, 1973, (BHHS #2 All Time)
Rick Santigo, 200 meters; 21.54 (BHHS Record); 4x 400 relay; 3:16.00; 1979 (BHHS Record)
Ray Brown, 4x400 Relay; 3:16.00; 1979 (BHHS Record)
Henry Hall, 4x400 Relay, 4x400 Relay; 3:16.00; 1979 (BHHS Record)
Maurice Hill, 100 Meters, 10.94; 1971
Above upper right, Mr. Suter at BHHS football game, 1971.
Maurice Hill, Wide Receiver, All CIF 3rd Team, 1971.
Mike Higginbotham, Defensive Back, 2x All League 1st Team.
Russell Crouch, Quarterback, All CIF 1st Team, 1977.
Anthony Kandel, Quarterback, All CIF 2nd Team, 1978.
Derek Graham All CIF Wide Receiver, 1979.
RUSSELL CROUCH, QB, First Team All CIF 3A; Ocean League Offensive Player of the Year; First Team Ocean League and L.A. Times Westside; led BH to best finish 1970s.
JEFF LIFSON, M.D. , QB, First Team All Ocean League and L.A. Times Westside, 1974
Suzie Suter & Eric Hershey @bhhstrack.com.
Judi & Shari Zucker, 3200 & 1600 meters; BHHS record holders 34 years, 1978 to 2012.
Diana Isaacs, High Jump, #4 BHHS, 5'2".
Elizabeth Moore, 2 Miles, Ocean League Champ 1977.
Sandra Anderson: Ocean League Champ 880 & Mile Relay, 1977. #6 800 meters All Time BHHS.
Zucker Twins, 34 years BH record 1600/32000 meters.
Simon Langer, League Champ 440/880 yards/Mile Relay. 880 #2 BH All Time; #1 37 years 1:52.90, 1970.
Jeff Siegel, High Jump, League Champ 1971.
Keith Farrell, 100 Yard Dash, Sky League Champ 1972; 4x 100 yard relay; Sky League Champs 1972.
Edward "Mac" Carey, League Champ, 880 yards/Mile Relay, 1972.
Craig Barrett, League Champ; Pole Vault 1972.
Richard Fishman, Pole Vault 15' 1.5" BH record 1974.
Mike Greene, 3rd PL 110 Yard High Hurdles 1975.
Phil Morris, High Jump; 2nd Place League 1976.
Kent Fisher, 180 Low Hurdles All League 3rd PL; Varsity football 1974.
Ricky Santiago, League Champ/School Record, 220 Yards; Mile Relay 1979.
Ray Brown, League Champ/BH Record Mile Relay 1979.
Eric Clark, Center, 1st Team All CIF, 1979.
Brad Turell, Guard, 2nd Team All CIF 1975.
Howard Schoenfield, CIF Individual Champion, 1973.
Paul Donzis, 2x CIF Champs, 1972 & 1973.
BHHS CIF TENNIS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
BHHS CIF Doubles Champions Tim Dietrich (above) & Mike Margolin (right) 1971.
Mark Levie, #7 and Brad Thayer, #5 @ league finals.
BACK TO BACK League Champs 1976/1977.
Tennis Coach Sue Stevens, BHAAA Hall of Fame, 1970s.
Claudia Berman, BHHS Tennis League Champions 1973.
Jennifer Malvin, BHHS Tennis League Champions 1973.
131 wins 13 losses in league competition...91%.
Coach Mari Ann Strandwall, Lauren Sobol & CIF Trophy.
Gail Taub, 1st BHHS Girls CIF Tennis Team Champions.
Ali Winston #1 BHHS Girls Tennis 1978.
Tina Rimer, BH Tennis League Champs 1978.
Beverly Hills Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame
Performing Arts - Public Relations
Beverly Hills High School Sports Hall of Fame, 1975.
RIP dear friend.
Ed Amos, Frosh & Sophomore Basketball; 2 year Varsity Letterman.
Wide Receivers Alan Nierob & Miller Johnson, All L.A. Times Westside; Ocean League.
Mike Higginbotham, #44 Captain, Defensive Back: All L.A. Times West Side; 2x All Ocean League. Steve Craig Wide Receiver, All CIF, L.A. Times West Side & Ocean League.
Steve DeCuir, Defensive End: All Ocean League.
PACIFIC SHORES TOURNEY SEMI FINALS: Schrieber benches 4 starters for discipline; BHHS loses to Inglewood.
Mike Suter, Diane Griggs, Debbie Williams, Debbie Johnson & Brad Turell.
Bill Lambeer, NBA Champion.
About the team:
Alan Appley, Defense, BHHS Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Mike Williams, 28 goals, 1974 Bay League Champs.
Russell Crouch, QB, #1 Norman QB 1970s:
- Ocean League Offensive Player of Year
- 1st Team All CIF
- 1st Team L.A. Times Westside
- 1st Team Ocean League
Home football day games...
Above, Tim Dietrich & Mike Margolin, BHHS 1971 CIF 4A Tennis Doubles Champs.
Louise Smith, BHAAA Hall of Fame, Basketball
1970s BUILDS BHHS SPORTS FOR NEXT 40 YEARS
Maurice Hill, Wide Receiver, All CIF 3rd Team
- 3 BOYS TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE TITLES
- 2 BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 2 WATER POLO LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 55 FIRST TEAM ALL LEAGUE FOOTBALL
- 25 FIRST TEAM ALL LEAGUE WATER POLO
- 9 All CIF FOOTBALL PLAYERS
- 4 ALL CIF BASKETBALL/8 ALL LEAGUE
- MOST BHHSTRACK RECORDS BY NORMAN 3
- 52 TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
- 1 CIF 3A ATHLETE OF YEAR
- 1st CROSS COUTRY LEAGUE TITLE
Aaron Jones, 4x 400 meter relay, 4x400 Relay; 3:16.00; 1979 (BHHS Record)
Perry Wright, CIF Individual Tennis Champ; Back to Back CIF Tennis Team Champs
Bradley Turell, 2nd Team All CIF; Pitcher, All League Baseball
Mike Margolin, CIF Doubles Champ
Mark Luevano, 3200 meters, 9:22.50; 5000 meters 15:03 sec (Both BHHS Records)
John Macloud, Water Polo, League MVP
Deena Newman, BHHS Athlete of Year
Kevin Bell, Wide Receiver, 1st Team All CIF
Miller Johnson, All League 3 Sports
Keith Farrell, MVP L.A. Times Westside; 100 Yard Dash League Champ
Simon Langer, 800 meters, 1:52.90 sec, #2 All Time BHHS; Track 3x League Champ
Mike Ornest, Baseball All League; best hitter 1970s
Kim Greenhouse, Tennis 2x CIF Team Champ
Jackie Woods, EIGHT 1st Places Ocean League; 2x League champ 100, 200 & 4x 100 yard relay.
Gary Foreman, Most Rushing Yards 1970s
Andy Gilmour, High Jump, #2 All Time BHHS, 6'-6 1/4"
Jeff Leeds, 400 Meters, 48.24, 1973
Judi & Shari Zucker, Track, 1600 meters; 4:57.30; 3200 meters 10:35.50 1978
Frank Brown, All League 1st Team Wide Receiver & Defensive Back
"Moe" Hill, 100 meters, 10.94 sec. BHHS record, 1971.
Hosea Fortune', Wide Receiver, All CIF 1st Team #1.
Jeff Spitz, Linebacker, 1st Team All CIF, 1975.
Steve Craig, Wide Receiver, 1st Team All CIF.
Keith Farrell, Running Back - Linebacker - Punter: Most Valuable Player, Los Angeles Times West Side, 1971.
Frank Brown, All League 1st Team, Wide Receiver & Defensive Back 1971.
Sandra Anderson: 1st Place Ocean League; Mile Relay 1977.
Elizabeth Moore, League Champs Cross Country.
Below Jeff Rasak, 110 Yard High Hurdles, 1971.
Alan Bernstein, League Champ 180 yard Low Hurdles; Mile Relay 1970.
Steve Fields, League Champ, Mile Relay 1972.
Maurice Hill, 4x 100 Relay, Sky League Champs 1971.
Ivan Houston, Long Jump, 1972.
Mark Luevano, 3 Miles, BHHS Record Holder, 1973.
Jeff Leeds, 220/440 yards, 2x League Champ 1972-1973.
Richard Fishman, Pole Vault, League Champ 1974.
Kevin Coleman, League Champ 100, 440 yard Relay.
Miller Johnson, 2x League Champ 440 Yards/Relay 1975.
Robert Holeman, Long Jump, League Champ 1975.
Andy Gilmore High Jump, League Champ 1976.
Tony Fisher, 120 High/330 Low Hurdles; 4x All League.
Hosea Fortune, League Champ 110 Yard High Hurdles
Aaron Jones, 6x League Champ + 3 BHHS records:
- 110 High Hurdles (14.31 sec)
- 300 Intermediate Low Hurdles (37.64 sec)
- Mile Relay (3 min 16 sec)
Steve Craig, Guard/Forward, 1st Team All CIF 1975.
Mike Maross, Forward, 3rd Team All CIF 1979.
Perry Wright, CIF Individual Tennis Champion, 1974; #2 1973.
BHHS CIF TENNIS INDIVIDIUAL CHAMPIONS
- 1974 Perry Wright
- 1973 Howard Schoenfield
- 1956 Allen Fox
- 1946 Howard Flam
- 1944 Howard Flam
- 1939 Aubrey Marx
- 1933 Billy Seward
Cliff Cutler, 2x CIF Tennis Team Champions, 1972, 1973.
Bill Smallberg, Most Valuable Runner, Cross Country.
Tim Slocum, Most Valuable Runner, Cross Country.
BHHS Cross Country League Champions.
UNDEFEATED LEAGUE CHAMPS 8 Wins 0 Losses.
Cindy Santos, BHHS Tennis League Champions 1973.
Cathy Mayorkas, Tennis Team League Champs 1973.
Audrey Frankel, 2x BH Girls Tennis Team League Champ. (Left) BHHS Sophomore Princess 1974.
Kim Greenhouse, BHHS CIF Girls Tennis Team Champs, 1976.
Meg Goldenberg, 2x Tennis Team League Champ.
1978 BHHS GIRLS TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPS.
Elissa Tedesco, Tennis Team League Champs 1978.
Dede Wordes, Tennis Team League Champs 1978.
BHHS Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Beverly Hills High School Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
John Cruz, 1975 Ocean League Champions. Transferred to BHHS his senior from Puerto Rico.
BHHS Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Above, Varsity Basketball Coach Dick Schrieber..
Mike Suter, Safety: All L.A. Times West Side 2nd Team.
Reggie Theus, 14 years National Basketball Association.
Steve Craig, Linda Gersh, Keri Moret, Brad Turell, Mike Suter, Kathy Erenhalt, Miller Johnson & Cheri Larocque.
Above, Stacy Halfon, Claudia Berman, Robin Laxinata & Denise Jaffe with BH cagers Suter, Craig & Turell.
Swim Gym Film Crew.
Rosemary Turell-Castle & Walter Castle.
Lisa Bitan, Donna Levy, Stacy Halfon, Denise Jaffe & Queen Keri Stone.
Mr. Frank DeCuir.
Still a team after 45+ years...
Coach Newman too.
Jon Macleod, Water Polo, 1974 Bay League MVP.
Bobby Dicker, Captain, All CIF; All Bay League; BHHS Hall of Fame 1975.
Above 1975 Queen Keri Moray escorted and crowned left by Buddy Lindman, BHHS Water Polo Champs.
Eric Clarke, Center, Norman Basketball: All CIF 1st Team & 1979 Ocean League Co-Player of The Year. Below, 1979 BHHS Ocean League Champions.
Jay Lake, Fullback, All Ocean League 1977
Danny "DANLAW" Lawson, Center/Linebacker, All Ocean League 1977.
Above, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, circa 1976.
Perry Wright, Tennis
- #1 Player Norman Nation 1970s
- CIF 4A Individual Champion
BHHS CIF 4A Tennis Two Time Champions; 1972 & 1973
1970s Norman Nation Football:
- 4 Football League Championships in 10 years (school record)
- 4 Members BHAAA Hall of Fame
- 3 All CIF Football Wide Receivers
- 2 Sky League Co-Offensive Player of Year
- 6 of top 10 rushing yardage leaders
- 17 Most Receiving Touchdowns Season
- 1241 Most Yards Receiving Season
- 3 of 5 Top wide receivers Most Yards Receiving Season
- 11 of 33 First Team All League Normans
- 8 of 22 First Team All Westside L.A. Times
- Paysinger Family: BHHS coaches; athletic director, principal & NFL Super Bowl Winner
- Estimate maybe 5 college athletic scholarships
- All Time BHHS Track Records; 1 #2 all time
- Participated in most BHHS sports,
Lyle Suter's Black Normans & Jewish residents = Football & Track & Field Championships
- 4 league championships; none in 1960s
- 4% of BHHS; 30% of football All Stars
- 3 of 7 All CIF Football Normans
- 2 First Team All CIF Wide Receivers
- 2 Co-Offensive League Players of Year
- Most receiving touchdowns and yards
- 60% of top ten Norman running backs
GIRLS TRACK 1970s
- 1st Girls' League championship, 1977
- 65% of 1st place Ocean League Girls Track and field (17 of 26)
NORMAN NATION ALL TIME RECORDS, 1970s
4x Football League Champs
KEVIN BELL WR, All CIF 3A First Team; First Team Ocean League & L.A. Times Westside; led CIF with 66 receptions; BH Blanket Award, 1978; 2nd Team L.A. Times, 1977.
Hosea Fortune", 110 meter High Hurdles, 14.94 sec. 1977
Simon Langer, ; 1970
Girls Track & Field 4x League Champs
Bradley Turell, All CIF; 2x All League and team to CIF quarter finals; no college offers
HOSEA FORTUNE, WR: 1st Team All CIF 3A, Ocean League and L.A. Times Westside: Ocean League Co Offensive Player of The Year.
MAURICE HILL, WR/QB: 1971, All CIF 3rd Team; Sky League Co-Offensive Player of The Year; First Team Sky League and L.A. Times Westside. First integration grad class.
INTEGRATION MAKES BHHS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS
- 1970: 4 Wins 5 Loss
- 1971: 8 Wins 1 Loss 1 Tie
- 1972: 3 Wins 6 Loss
- 1973: 4 Wins 3 Loss
- 1974: 7 Wins 2 Loss 1 Tie
- 1975: 9 Wins 1 Loss
- 1976: 6 Wins 3 Loss
- 1977: 9 Wins 3 Loss
- 1978: 5 Wins 5 Loss
- 1979: 5 Wins 5 Loss
Total: 60 Wins 34 Loss 2 Tie
BLACK NORMANS DOMINATE TOP RUNNING BACKS
Yards Season Running Back
- 1048 1971 Keith Farrell
- 1010 1975 Gary Foreman
- 651 1977 Deric Farrell
- 620 1979 Rick Santigo
- 506 1971 Gordon Kritzer
- 504 1978 Jay Lake
- 494 1973 Kevin Sims
- 478 1974 Gary Foreman
- 449 1975 Aaron Hoxie
- 386 1974 Mike Higginbotham
Gary Foreman, most rushing yards 1970s
Gordon Kritzer, #5 Rusher, 1970s
Rick Santigo, #4 Rusher 1970s
Jay Lake, #6 Rusher, 1970s
Bushman doesn't like MOTOWN: Berry Gordy IV, Most Outstanding Player (Frosh & Sophomore) run out of Norman football by Ben Bushman his Junior year despite hurting team.
TOP QUARTERBACKS, SEASON PASSING YARDS
- Mark Iberri, 2374 Yards
- Russell Crouch, 2214 Yards,
- Anthony Kandel, 1881 Yards,
- Jeff Lifson, 1859 Yards,
- Robbie Manchester, 1283 Yards,
Mark Iberri, Quarterback
Jeff Lifson, Quarterback
Anthony Kandel, Quarterback
TOP WIDE RECEIVERS, SEASON TOUCHDOWNS
- Hosea Fortune', 17 TDs
- Steve Craig, 16 TDs
- Kevin Bell, 10 TDs
- Frank Brown, 8 TDs
- Miller Johnson, 5 TDs
4 LEAGUE TITLES; 60 WINS 34 LOSSES 2 TIES
Keith Farrell, Most Rushing Yards Season, 1970s
Mike Higginbotham, marginalized by coaches determined to limit his success with only 72 carries; still led team with 5 TDs.
Co-Captain Higginbotham, loved by teammates, hated by coaches.
HIGHLIGHTS, Oct 4, 1974:
Kevin Sims, BHHS Running Back
Aaron Hoxie, BHHS Running Back
Russell Crouch, Quarterback
Robbie Manchester, Quarterback
TOP QUARTERBACKS, TOUCHDOWNS
- Mark Iberri, 25 TDs
- Jeff Lifson, 22 TDs
- Russell Crouch, 17 TDs
- Anthony Kandel, 15 TD
- Robbie Manchester, 10 TDs
Mark Iberri, Quarterback
TOP WIDE RECEIVERS, YARDS
- 1241 yards, Hosea Fortune'
- 1053 yards, Kevin Bell
- 1002 yards, Steve Craig
- 582 yards, Miller Johnson
- 487 yards, Steve Berry
Miller Johnson, L.A. Times Westside, 2nd Team
KEITH FARRELL, Running Back: 1971 Most Valuable Player, L.A. Times Westside; First Team L.A. Times West Side & Sky League.
Mike Higginbotham, Running Back, (RB) averaged 5.31 yards per run, but only 72 carries versus 179 for Ernie Saenz, RB Culver City1974; s/b 950 yards.
Aaron Hoxie, Full Back, 1st Team Ocean League, 1975.
Gordon Kritzer, Fullback, All League First Team, 1971.
Kevin Sims, Running Back; 2 Years Varsity Football & Baseball.
Hosea Fortune': All CIF 1st Team; Most Outstanding Offensive Player Ocean League; All League & L.A. Times Westside 1st Team
Frank Brown, All League 1st Team, Wide Receiver & Defensive Back
GIRLS SPORTS GETS COMPETITIVE: GAA TO GIA
Deborah Roberson, Vickie Govan & Angie Grimes, 1973
GIRLS INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS (GIA)
"The transition from Girls Athletic Association (GAA) to GIA was due to the changing interest among girls from a program of a low competitive level to that of a high level. GIA is more highly organized and places a greater emphasis on competition. The swimming, hockey, badminton and archery teams have now been replaced by volleyball, basketball and track."
Margie Weir and Herlene Lu
INTEGRATION PROGRAM HELPS BHHS GIRLS SPORTS
Yolonda Bell, BHHS Class of 1974
GIRLS SPORTS 1975 BHHS HALL OF FAME
track and field deails
JACKIE WOODS: 7 First Places Ocean League; 1976 BHHS MVP, Girls Track & Field; 2x Ocean League Champ 100 & 220 Yards; #6 All Time BHHS 100 yards, 12.4 seconds.
RICK SANTIAGO: 200 Meters; BHHS All Time Record Holder; 21.54 seconds, 1979.
DEBBIE ROBERSON: #2 All Time BHHS 400 Meters, 1973
SHELLI SCHAEFER: #3 Girls High Jump All Time BHHS, 5"2"; 1st PL High Jump Ocean League 1977; 1st PL 880 YD Medley Relay CIF Semi Finals; 1st PL 440 YD Relay Ocean League.
KEVIN COLEMAN: 100 yard Champion; 1975 Ocean League
CYNTHIA WARNER: 8 First Places Ocean League including 2x 440 Yard Champ and 2x Mile Relay Champ; #5 400 meters All Time BHHS 57.64 seconds.
ROBERT HOLEMAN: 1st Place Long Jump Ocean League, 1975.
SUZANNE SUTER: Ocean League Champion 110 yard High Hurdles; tied for 12th all time BHHS; Ocean League Champs 440 yard relay; tied for 9th all time BHHS, 1977
Debbie Roberson (r) #2 BH Girl's 400 Meters, 55.44 sec.,1973
Liz Schroeder, Girl's Shot Putt, 46'; #1 BHHS, 1974.
girls basketball stats; jerome jones tennis
- Jerome Jones, #2 CIF Individual Tennis, 1979
Louise Smith, Multi-Cultural Student Transfer Program, MVP, all time scoring chap and member BHAAA
Details Beauvior; Miller
Charles Beauvior, Center/Defensive Line: 1st Team L.A. Times Westside & Ocean League.
Miller Johnson, 1975 BHHS Track, 2x Ocean League Champ, 440 Yards & 440 Yard Relay; BLANKET AWARD
Steve Craig, Football Wide Receiver, 1st Team All CIF 3A.
Steve "Tiny" Decuir, football, basketball (Ocean League Champs) & baseball.
Miller Johnson, BHHS Forward, 2nd Team Ocean League; League Champs 1974-1975.
Miller Johnson, Wide Receiver, 2nd Team L.A. Times Westside; 1st Team Ocean League; League Champs, 1974.
BOYS BASKETBALL TWO LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
BOTH TEAMS MAKE CIF QUARTERFINALS
INTEGRATION + RESIDENTS = TRACK & FIELD SUCCESS
Jackie Woods, Long Jump, Ocean League Champ 1977.
Shelli Schaffer: #3 All Time BHHS Girls High Jump 5'3 3/4".
Suzie Suter: 110 High Hurdles, League Champ, 1977.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1977
Relay Queens Diana Isaacs & Shelli Schaffer: 7x Relay League Champs.
SUZIE SUTER, League Champ, 4x100 Relay, 1977.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
BASKETBALL: 2 LEAGUE CHAMPS; 4 ALL CIF; 8 ALL LEAGUE
All CIF Normans 1970s
- Steve Craig
- Brad Turell
- Eric Clarke
- Mike Maross
All Ocean League Normans 1970s
- Brad Turell 1973-1974
- Brad Turell 1974-1975
- Steve Craig 1974-1975
- Ray Aronson 1978-1979
- Eric Clarke 1978-1979
- Mike Maross 1978-1979
- Gary Newman 1971-1972
- Steve Craig 1973-1974
- Miller Johnson 1974-1975
- Mike Suter 1974-1975