Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happen to Lawrence Dixon, whose 100-yard time of 10.30 in 1985 for Eisenhower High School, stands as the Citrus Belt League record. There’s a certain buzz about Thursday’s movie detailing the first sub-four minute mile by Roger Bannister. Perhaps ESPN should consider Steve Scott as the subject next time. Scott, a graduate of Upland High School, arguably is this country’s best miler, ever. His 3:47.69, run in Oslo, Norway, in 1982, stands as the national record. That was a memorable run against John Walker of New Zealand and Great Britain’s Sebastian Cole that just missed the world’s record. Scott, a three-time Olympian and six-time national champion now the cross country and track coach at UC San Marcos, has run the mile under four minutes more than any other human being. He has 136 such runs to his credit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Of course the story would center on a young student determined to be a baseball player, only to be talked upon to the track by the high school coach. We can all thank the late Bob Loney for spotting Scott’s great talent. … Only in Southern California: There will be two high school football games Friday with Smudge Pot implications: Bonita vs. San Dimas, in the original Smudge Pot contest; and Redlands and Redlands East Valley. In each case, the game is becoming an endangered species. Bonita and San Dimas are in the same district, as are Redlands and REV. Both Redlands and REV are in the same city. Those kind of rivalries are hard to come by these day. There are few one- or two-high districts any more and two high schools in one town is almost a thing of the past. … In 1994, Pat Johnson was a freshman at the University of Oregon out of Redlands and Jerome Perryman of San Bernardino was a sophomore. Johnson, a 5-foot-10, 160 wide receiver, and Perryman, a 6-3, 230-pound defensive end were part of the team that advanced to the 1995 Rose Bowl by winning the Pac-10 Conference championship. Johnson, Perryman and their teammates, which included Michael Amendariz, then a freshman out of Rancho Cucamonga will be inducted into the Oregon Hall of Fame on Oct. 14 in Eugene and be feted the next day in a home game against Washington. … Jeff Strycula, current assistant football coach at A.B. Miller, takes exception to our comment about a running clock in the 70-0 win by Long Beach Poly at Fontana in 2001. “No sir, there was no running clock,” Strycula said about the game in his first year as Fontana head coach. “Herschel Dennis and Mercedes Lewis were still playing late into the game. They didn’t call off the dogs until there were four minutes left in the game. “We didn’t ask and didn’t get a running clock.” … A high-profile Inland Valley sports figure recently spent more than $60 in an effort to save not only $14 but avert an international crisis. On a weekend excursion to a neighboring country, our hero attended to circumvent the high price of gasoline in the United States by filling up just short of the border. However, the said station did not accept his credit card, a fact known only after the tank was full. Rather than create a situation and in an effort to avoid being called an ugly American, he left a deposit with the attendant: sporting equipment worth several hundred dollars for the $60 gas bill. The following day, our hero braved a thunderstorm to return and collect his belongings. We take it our hero was either a math or economic major in college, but a masterful politician. … Tough loss for San Bernardino Valley College head coach Pat Meech and his Wolverines. A win over Grossmont would been put the map on the program and might have turned the corner in the battle to keep recruits at home. High school graduates are looking for places to play where they believe they have the best chance to succeed in getting more looks and perhaps a scholarship. Meech and his staff are just thisclose to reaching that level. … Nobody asked, but we like St. Louis to win the World Series, beating Houston in the NLCS before taking care of the White Sox, who will put the Yankees back on the bus. … Bizarre call in Friday night’s game at Newton T. Bass Stadium in Apple Valley between Colony and Granite Hills. D.J. Sheldon of host Granite Hills was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and his team penalized 15 yards. The infraction? A pink rubber bracelet for cancer awareness. It was a tribute by Sheldon to his grandmother, who succumbed to the disease over the summer. Perhaps this is one time the enforcement of the uniform rule was a bit much. It was a personal tribute, a small one that went unnoticed for a half, if not earlier games. Louis Brewster is Sports Editor for The Sun. His column appears on Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935or louis.brewster 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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