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 •  November 14

Javier Venegas, a 21-year-old distance runner for Golden West College, suddenly collapsed on the track one afternoon in late January. He wasn’t breathing. He didn’t have a pulse. Fortunately, Pat Frohn, a certified athletic trainer for Golden West, plus a Long Beach State athletic-training student, Tori Mulitauaopele, were in the Athletic Training...

Orange County Register

 •  September 5

Meaghan Beaudoin just could not figure out what was going on in her head. Sure, she was once knocked unconscious while playing soccer at Cal Poly during the early 2000s. But a hospital told her she was fine because there were no blood clots in her brain. But she was failing classes. She could not quite grasp what she was learning. A couple of years...

Orange County Register

 •  August 1

Cal State Fullerton’s Athletic Training Program hosted its eighth annual Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton on July 15. Dr. Robert Kersey, professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Athletic Training Program, said that over the last four to five years, the event has netted between $10,000 to $15,000....

Graduation isn’t what it used to be. There are still the caps and gowns, the long speeches and the fact you can’t just go crash in your dorm room afterward. But for many students, graduation is not a sharp demarcation between four years of carefree student life – intramural flag football games, fraternity parties and, of course, studying – and a...

Orange County Register

 •  April 12

As Marco Nuñez plopped into a booth in a Miami restaurant, it marked his first spare moment after grabbing 3-1/2 hours of sleep. The previous night in Charlotte, Nuñez, in his first season as the Lakers head athletic trainer, treated Larry Nance Jr. after the reserve forward injured his left knee. Soon after, Nuñez scheduled Nance’s MRI for the...

Orange County Register

 •  March 21

The state Attorney General’s office is investigating SCATS, the world renown Huntington Beach gymnastics academy, the Orange County Register has learned. The Attorney General’s probe follows a Register investigation earlier this year into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial benefits Don Peters, the banned 1984 U.S. Olympic women’s...

Orange County Register

 •  March 21

View slideshow / STAFF WRITER TEMPE, Ariz. – General Manager Billy Eppler said the changes the Angels made to their medical and fitness departments were “proactive,” not “reactionary.” Truth to be told, it’s a matter of semantics. Last season, the Angels were burned by a spate of injuries, specifically to their pitchers. This season, they have...

Orange County Register

 •  January 25

View slideshow / STAFF WRITER From the time she was 8 until she was 16, it was an almost daily routine, the lawsuit states. A young, promising female gymnast with Olympic potential would show up at SCATS, the world-famous Huntington Beach gymnastics academy, where she would be led to a secluded part of the gym by Don Peters, the 1984 U.S. Olympic...

Orange County Register

 •  June 12, 2016

View slideshow Dr. Scott Li, left, prepares Jimmy Russell, 17, of Long Beach, for an MRI at the Toshiba research center in Irvine. Russell plays for the Servite High School football team. Christian LaBow left Servite High’s spring football practice early on a recent afternoon to undergo a brain scan. The 17-year-old varsity center wasn’t injured....

Orange County Register

 •  January 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced the hiring of three new trainers as part of a makeover to the training staff. Stan Conte resigned as vice president of medical services following the 2015 season and assistant athletic trainer Nancy Flynn also left the organization. In their places, the Dodgers have hired Neil Rampe as the new head athletic...