CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 |
El Camino Real Charter High School won the 35th Annual California Academic Decathlon this weekend in Sacramento, officials announced Sunday. The team dominated the three-day competition held at Memorial Auditorium, clinching first place finishes in the "Super Quiz" portion and overall competition. El Camino scored 57,747.3 out of a possible 65,400 points. El Camino last won the state and national competition in 2010. The school is in Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2014 |
El Camino Real Charter High School in Los Angeles may have come out on top during the "Super Quiz" portion of the California Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento on Saturday, according to unofficial results. Students from El Camino appeared to have earned 93 out of a possible 108 points during the fast, game-show-styled relay. The nine-member team finished just one point ahead of reigning Los Angeles Unified Academic Decathlon champion John Marshall High, which had an unofficial tally of 92. Two other teams from L.A. Unified rounded out the top four: Granada Hills Charter High finished third with an unofficial tally of 91 points, followed by Franklin High School with 82 points.
March 9, 2014 |
There were reports of teenage zombies walking around Woodland Hills on Sunday morning. It had everything to do with El Camino Real winning its first City Section Division I championship in boys' basketball Saturday night with a dramatic 58-56 victory over 12-time champion Westchester. Afterward, players decided to hang out at the Woodland Hills home of junior guard Brandon Russell munching on pizza, listening to music and not letting their moment of triumph vanish until about 5 a.m. Sunday, when players started going home.
March 8, 2014 |
Evan Wardlow had 15 points, Julian Richardson had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Maleke Haynes added nine points for El Camino Real, which upset top-seeded Westchester, 58-56, to win the City Section Division I boys' basketball championship tonight at L.A. Southwest College. Elijah Stewart had 23 points for Westchester, including a three-pointer that cut the Comets' deficit to two points with 26 seconds left. Layon Gooden added seven points for the Comets (28-6), who were vying for their 13th City title under Coach Ed Azzam. Westchester led 26-25 at halftime but the second-seeded Conquistadores (25-6)
March 8, 2014 |
The sequel turned out to be just as exciting as the original, but it featured a different ending. After last year's memorable meeting in the City Section Division I boys' basketball championship game, Westchester and Woodland Hills El Camino Real returned to the same court for the rematch Saturday night at L.A. Southwest College. Under first-year Coach Joe Wyatt, the second-seeded Conquistadores took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter and hung on for a 58-56 victory that avenged last season's six-point defeat.
March 6, 2014 |
When Evan Wardlow, Maleke Haynes and Julian Richardson arrived at Woodland Hills El Camino Real four years ago, they joined a program that had never done anything particularly impressive in high school basketball. On Saturday, they'll be playing in their second consecutive City Section Division I championship game after winning the City Division II title as sophomores. They have helped turn the program into the best in the West Valley League the last two seasons. But standing in the way of trying to become the best in the City Section is 12-time champion Westchester.