Fegen keeps going strong

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “My plan,” he said, “is to keep enjoying life and be happy until I’m 100.” Fegen continues to follow high school athletics in the area, partly because he remains enamored by younger generations since staging a private Devo concert in 1980 in Beverly Hills that was attended by more than 5,000 teenagers. Fegen shows no sign of slowing down, still partying into the wee hours every Saturday at the famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip. As for marriage, that’s something the senior playboy has barely considered. “It probably will never happen because I simply can’t find a girl who loves me as much as I love myself,” he said with a shrug. Among the more intriguing and eccentric characters you’ll meet is Paul Fegen, a former star prep athlete, legendary Hollywood nightlife legend and party host. Through the years, Fegen has been a vital land and business developer in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. But the former nationally ranked gymnast from Los Angeles High and 1980 Super Bowl halftime dancer is better known in most circles for his wild New Year’s Eve bashes, along with his look-at-me penchant for purple Excalibur coupes and custom sparkly outfits. “I used to have huge parties where you had to wear purple to get in,” he said. “I guess it’s my favorite color because it’s so regal.” Many who have met Fegen – and the man has thousands of close friends – don’t know Fegen also is a successful Century City attorney who’s still going strong at 71. Will Paul Fegen go on forever? Perhaps not, but Los Angeles won’t be the same without him. Canyon High, which lost its final 11 softball games to finish 6-17 last season, is off to its best start in years. Led by pitcher Nicole Johnson, the Cowboys are is 4-1 heading into today’s nonleague game against visiting Quartz Hill. Johnson, a returning sophomore right-hander, is 4-1, and she also is among three Canyon players to hit a home run. Cassie Foster and Sharon Sanders also have homered. Meanwhile, Canyon’s rivalry with Golden League competitor Highland of Palmdale couldn’t possibly be closer. After splitting six games – all by one run – a year ago, Canyon defeated Highland 1-0 in nine innings on March 8. Corey Bryant, who after taking over at quarterback helped Golden Valley High win two of its last three football games following an 0-7 start last season, is quite a busy young man. Besides winter workouts with the football team, Bryant also competes in two spring sports – golf and baseball – and he even finds time to work at Magic Mountain and play for the theme park’s club basketball team. “It’s difficult to balance everything, but somehow I manage it all,” Bryant said. Saugus High’s dance team won seven first-place awards at the large-scale 25th annual Golden Cup competition in Hacienda Heights last weekend. Saugus looks to parlay its success at the USA Nationals in Anaheim this weekend. The team members: Katie Beal, Toni-Marie Beets, Tracy Bernardo, Jasmine Boyes, Lea Bubb, Beth Chaffee, Cory Feederle, Carissa Fisher, Alyssa Gonzales, Alexis Grcevic, Corrine Grillo, Blair Gue, Chelsea Gue, Meghan Gunnin, Cassie Gutierrez, Chloe Hazan, Tara Jacobson, Brittany Larochelle, Julia Loken, Elly Montero, Gina Neumann, Christina Robin, Amanda Sahm, Kelsey Saunders and Tony Sewer. Chuck Martin is the new men’s basketball coach at The Master’s College, replacing Bill Oates. Martin is a former assistant at Liberty. Master’s baseball player Phil Seston is among the hottest sluggers in the NAIA. Seston, a senior from Desert Christian High of Lancaster, is batting .452 with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs in 22 games. He needs five home runs to tie Brett Jaime’s career school record of 34 (2002-05). After witnessing Agoura High baseball phenom Robert Stock strike out five of six batters he faced to save an 8-4 victory over host Valencia in Saturday’s Easton tournament final, Valencia coach Jared Snyder is convinced Stock is the hardest-throwing teenager to pitch in Santa Clarita since Saugus legend Roger Salkeld in the late 1980s. “They both throw so hard, but the difference is Stock also has a plus curveball,” Snyder said. “He’s pretty darn good.” Expect Valencia baseball standout Casey Mulligan to see more time at catcher now that he has healed from a spider bite that caused severe swelling in his leg. “His leg was enormous,” Snyder said. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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