FEATURED ARTICLES ABOUT CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION CITY SECTION - PAGE 2
February 16, 1994 |
As late as 1987, there were three divisions in City Section football. If the Los Angeles Football Coaches Assn. has its way, there soon may be one. The officers of LAFCA, which represents football coaches in the Los Angeles Unified School District, met last week to discuss postseason play with the idea that simpler might be better. "The pond is looking pretty even these days," said Kennedy Coach Bob Francola, LAFCA's treasurer and the Northwest Valley Conference representative to the group.
June 15, 2001 |
Before the TV game show "The Weakest Link" came along, the City Section already had its version. It's called the City Invitational baseball tournament. That's where 16 teams, most of them mediocre at best, are given a chance to play for a diluted championship at Dodger Stadium. They are granted, despite their shortcomings during the regular season, the chance to reap the same ultimate reward as the 16 teams in the Championship bracket.
February 12, 1995 |
Pairings for the City Section boys' and girls' basketball playoffs were released Saturday and they were met with the annual reaction of shock by many Valley-area coaches who claim the region receives little respect. No area team was seeded higher than sixth in either 16-team 4-A bracket, and Monroe's boys' team was even bumped from the 4-A playoffs to make room for Jordan, a 3-A school. "That's a huge disappointment," Monroe Coach Paul Graber said. "We were 16-6 with 22 road games this year.
November 9, 1995 |
The City Section Rules Committee rescinded the suspensions of three Cleveland High football players and suspended two additional players after the Cavaliers appealed Wednesday, section commissioner Barbara Fiege said. Starting quarterback Junior Brignac, linebacker Leo Almodovar and running back Keewan Irving were cleared by the Rules Committee after being suspended Monday for the rest of the season, including playoffs, for their roles in a postgame fight with Granada Hills Oct. 27.
August 28, 1992 |
High school sports continue to hang by a thread in the Los Angeles Unified School District. With the state's most populous district facing further cuts before it adopts a final budget sometime next month, athletics will probably feel some of the sting. "We're in a crisis situation, so we cannot approach things in a business-as-usual manner," said Mark Slavkin, a school board member. "People out there are going to be judging us on our actions to see what our priorities are.
August 29, 1998 |
Chris Meyerson is trying to do something no other 14-year-old athlete from the region has ever done: Play City Section varsity football. The Birmingham High sophomore is the fourth 14-year-old player in California to request a waiver from the state rule prohibiting athletes under 15 from playing varsity football. "He's not a superstar," Birmingham Coach Dave Lertzman said. "He just fits on our varsity team more than our frosh-soph team."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
Banning High School in Wilmington will appeal a decision to place the school's football team on probation for forfeiting a game rather than playing Dorsey High School on its home field in southwest Los Angeles. Concerned because of a near-riot after last year's Banning-Dorsey game and recent gang-related shootings in the Dorsey area, the school elected to forfeit the Nov. 1 game rather than play at Dorsey's home field.
November 23, 1995 |
It's as if there's a rope around them, tying together the runners on the Belmont High boys' cross-country team. It can't be seen or touched, but sensed. It is the aura that surrounds the seven, some on the verge of manhood, others still rubbing their eyes at the world. It has become their identity, their life, from the practices after school, to the meets, to the Saturdays at Elysian Park making carne asada and laughing after an early-morning run.
November 16, 1995 |
There are 98 players on current NFL rosters who played for one of the 396 Southern Section football programs. There are 50 NFL players who played for one of the 49 Los Angeles City schools. With an average of more than one NFL player per school, the City holds a clear advantage in producing pros. Does this mean that the City plays better football than the Southern Section? Probably not.
November 11, 1993 |
Administrators representing 17 area City Section high schools Wednesday voted unanimously to make a minor modification in the makeup of two area conferences, a move that is expected to take effect in 1994-95. Under the proposal, Reseda and Birmingham will switch conferences. The plan likely will be ratified by the City's Interscholastic Athletics Committee on Dec. 6.