October 19, 2013 |
D.J. Ursery, a senior 6-foot-3 guard at Encino Crespi, has committed to Pacific. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
October 23, 2013 |
Ron Freeman, a 6-foot-5 senior guard at Gardena Serra, has committed to Cal State Fullerton. Eric.email@example.com
March 8, 2014 |
The City Section Division V in boys' and girls' basketball is all about View Park Prep, which won both titles on Saturday. Tramel Wilson scored 25 points to lead View Park past Douglass, 85-59, in boys' Division V. In the girls' final, Maresha Farmer scored 27 points in a 74-51 win over Douglass. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 23, 2013 |
Longtime assistant coach Sean Shoptaw has been named head coach at boys' volleyball power Manhattan Beach Mira Costa. He will replace Mike Ninnis, who resigned after five years as coach. Shoptaw is a Mira Costa grad who played collegiate volleyball. Eric.email@example.com
February 28, 2014 |
Leaks in the gym roofs at Venice and Granada Hills Kennedy have forced postponement of the City Section Division II boys' basketball semifinals scheduled for Friday. They were originally set for Venice, then changed to Kennedy. They will be played on Monday at Kennedy weather permitting. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2013 |
For the first time, the City Section will hold championships for boys' and girls' lacrosse after the minimum six schools competing was reached. The City Section Board of Managers approved the championships on Monday at their monthly meeting. There will be a four-team semifinal played in the morning, followed by a championship in the evening. Schools had been competing in the Southern Section lacrosse competition. Palisades is expected to become a heavy favorite to win the City Section boys' title, with Birmingham the favorite in girls' lacrosse.
October 31, 2013 |
I don't think the smile has left the face of Santa Monica Coach James Hecht ever since his players delivered a Southern Section 1A championship last season. And there's more smiling to come. Hecht has a guard duo that should be one of the best for underclassmen. Junior Nuwr'iyl Williams has picked up scholarship offers from Louisville, Oregon, Colorado and St. John's, among others. Sophomore Jonah Mathews, the brother of Cal guard Jordan Mathews, showed in the summer he has big-time scoring skills.
October 8, 2013 |
Granada Hills Coach Don Loperena hasn't had too many dunkers for his basketball team, but that's expected to change this season with the arrival of 6-foot-4 senior Yoan Yomba, a transfer from Minnesota. He hasn't played since his sophomore season because of a back injury, but Loperena said, "Athletic wise, he's outrageous. " He and a younger brother, Yvan, a 6-1 freshman, moved to the area because their father is teaching at Cal State Northridge. "If you give him some space, he'll dunk on you," Loperena said.
August 26, 2013 |
Standout senior guard Namon Wright has decided to return to Pacific Hills for his senior year after previously indicating he would attend Findlay Prep in Las Vegas. In a statement released by the school, "Namon decided it would be in his best interest to remain at Pacific Hills so that he can graduate with his classmates. This decision was personal. He wants to continue to play for coach's Barahona and Nash and wants to help lead Pacific Hills to another championship. " Pacific Hills won the state Division IV championship last season.
July 27, 2013 |
Playing in Las Vegas this week, junior guard Tyler Dorsey of St. John Bosco came through with a prodigious dunk (see video above) to excite fans and college recruiters. Eric.email@example.com