October 27, 2013 |
When a high school football team knocks off unbeaten teams in consecutive weeks, it's time to pay respect. Oak Park faced its own little playoff-like challenge the last two weeks, taking on the No. 2-ranked team in the Northwest Division, Ojai Nordhoff, then the No. 1 team, Santa Barbara Bishop Diego. Oak Park (8-1) won each time and now can proclaim itself No. 1 in the Northwest Division six weeks before a champion is officially crowned. "It's quite a run," Coach Terry Shorten said.
October 23, 2013 |
When Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Germany traveled to India last year to minister to poor slum dwellers, he reportedly flew first class. This year, renovations of the Roman Catholic bishop's church-owned residence in the city of Limburg ran massively over budget to cover $620,000 worth of artwork, $1.1 million in landscaping and last-minute design revisions -- $42 million in all, billed to the Vatican and German taxpayers, Hamburg's tabloid daily Bild reported. Dubbed the "Bishop of Bling" by European media that have been avidly tracking the bespectacled clergyman's lavish lifestyle, Tebartz-van Elst was suspended from his post by Pope Francis on Wednesday in a clear sign that the new pontiff is serious about diverting resources from the "princes of the church" to the paupers in its congregations.
October 11, 2013 |
Notre Dame scored 18 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a 24-7 lead over Bishop Amat. Chris Colarossi has touchdown runs of one and three yards and Koa Farmer is in at quarterback for host Notre Dame.
October 11, 2013 |
There's nothing Koa Farmer cannot do on the football field -- and that includes playing quarterback. The senior all-purpose back from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame took over for injured starter Grant Kraemer in the third quarter and engineered three scoring drives that helped the Knights beat La Puente Bishop Amat, 31-21, in a Serra League opener Friday night at Notre Dame. Farmer was honored before the game for his selection to the Blue-Grey High School All-American Bowl, to be played Jan. 11 in Tampa, Fla. The defensive backs coach for the South team is former Alabama and NFL star Mark McMillian, who was on the sidelines Friday.
October 10, 2013 |
Anaheim Servite (3-2) vs. Santa Ana Mater Dei (5-0) at Angel Stadium, 7 p.m. "The real season begins," Servite Coach A.J. Gass said. Yes, it's a grueling five-week Trinity League challenge, and first up is this showdown between Catholic school rivals. Servite was smacked by Concord De La Salle last week, but the Friars are very dangerous with quarterback Travis Waller and an excellent group of receivers. Mater Dei had a bye to work out some offensive mistakes and get healthy. Quarterback Chase Forrest and defensive back Jonathan Lockett are the players to watch.
September 6, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon six miles from West Bishop, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:08 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 70 miles from Sanger, Calif., 71 miles from Reedley, Calif., 71 miles from Clovis, Calif., and 139 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.