CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2010 |
North Hollywood High School and Arcadia High School placed third and fourth, respectively, in the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C., organizers said Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated the students over the weekend, telling them: "We want young people energized in the way that you all are, because we know that American brainpower in science and math has always driven this country's prosperity, helping us make the discoveries and to build the industries that have transformed the way we live and work."
April 10, 2010 |
There was a football-like capacity crowd of more than 7,000 that filled Arcadia High's stadium Saturday night for the Arcadia Invitational, and the 400-meter relay resembled an all-star team of football players. There was USC-bound Robert Woods leading the state Division III champions from Gardena Serra. There was California-bound Kaelin Clay from always fast Long Beach Poly. There was the No. 1 junior running back prospect in the state, De'Anthony Thomas, running for Los Angeles Crenshaw.
April 9, 2010 |
Anthony Curran has been coaching pole vaulters at UCLA for 28 years, and he has never had an incoming high school recruit quite like Michael Woepse of Santa Ana Mater Dei. "He's the toughest, most aggressive kid I've ever seen in high school," Curran said. "He has more passion than anyone in the event." Woepse cleared 17 feet 6 inches last month in a dual meet, and on Saturday he could try for 18 feet when he competes in the Arcadia Invitational, where he went a season-best 16-9 last year.
September 27, 2009 |
The crowd wanted overtime. So did the players and coaches. It didn't matter. Arcadia High's nonleague football game against Temple City ended in a 28-28 tie Friday night after officials informed the coaches that there would be no extra period. That's not all they said, according to Temple City Coach Anthony White . As the officials left the field, White said Saturday, one said "something to the effect of, 'We don't get paid overtime, so we're not going to play overtime.
April 11, 2008 |
When sophomore track standout D.J. Morgan of Woodland Hills Taft was 5, he tried to leap over a thorn bush in the frontyard of his parents' house in Pacoima while his older brothers watched in amusement. Morgan ended up landing on top of the bush, cutting his legs. As he cried, his brothers laughed. "That just made me jump higher and learn to get over it," he said. "Now, falling over hurdles is nothing compared to that because I remember the stinging sensation in my legs."