May 6, 2010 |
You'd think that with a 4.2 grade-point average, junior Steven Karkenny of Chatsworth might offer a quote from Edgar Allan Poe or Henry David Thoreau in explaining the lesson learned from not having a particularly productive game two days ago against rival Woodland Hills El Camino Real. Nope — he offered these words of wisdom from Rocky Balboa: "It's not how hard you can hit. It's how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." Chatsworth Coach Tom Meusborn called in his closer, Karkenny, with two outs in the fifth inning Thursday, and he shut down El Camino Real the rest of the way, throwing 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief in the Chancellors' 2-1 victory.
May 29, 2010 |
It happened so fast on a cloudless, picturesque Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium that Justin Scovel thought he was dreaming. With two out and a 3-and-2 count in the bottom of the seventh inning of the City Section Division I championship game, the Woodland Hills El Camino Real senior hit a score-tying triple. Then he raced home to score the winning run after a passed ball and was mobbed in a dog pile behind home plate to conclude a wild 9-8 victory over San Pedro. His coach, Josh Lienhard, was breathless.
December 7, 1985
HIGHLIGHTS: El Camino Real streaked to an 18-6 lead in the opening quarter on its way to a season-opening victory. . . . Voviette Morgan (ECR) scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in the first eight minutes. . . . All-City senior forward Michelle Kirby (ECR) also scored six in the first quarter on the way to a game-high 21 points. SCORING LEADERS: Michelle Kirby (ECR) 21; Voviette Morgan (ECR) 14; Shagarro Lattin (B) 12.
May 25, 1989 |
Going into the semifinal round of the L.A. City 4-A softball playoffs, Banning High had lost only two games in a 23-game season. The Pilots had lost to San Pedro and El Camino Real, two of the section's top-rated teams. They got a second chance Wednesday against El Camino Real at South Gate Park in a game that would send the winner into the city final. But again the result was the same as El Camino Real ended Banning's season with a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. El Camino Real will face San Pedro--a winner over San Fernando in the other semifinal--for the title Wednesday.
May 28, 2010 |
Over the last 37 seasons, San Fernando Valley teams have won every City Section Division I baseball championship except one. In 1992, San Pedro won the championship, and the Pirates (24-5) will try again to break up the Valley domination when facing Woodland Hills El Camino Real (18-11) in Saturday's 1 p.m. final at Dodger Stadium. The home-run ball has been critical in San Pedro's playoff success. It was Ronnie Galosic's three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that enabled the Pirates to beat San Fernando, 10-9, in their playoff opener.
December 22, 2012
I recently returned from Spain after having walked about the last 100 miles of the Camino de Santiago with Fresco Tours. I have traveled with many fine tour groups, so I can say that Fresco Tours is one of the best. Led by owner/tour guide Alex Chang, we were guided on the beautiful walk while being wined, dined and lodged in restored private medieval homes and rectories. If you want to walk the Camino knowing where you will eat and sleep every night, with the benefits that an organized small-group tour has to offer, Fresco will not disappoint.