CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2013 |
They were two halves of a dysfunctional whole, a prosecutor said. Jason Alejandro Schumann and the mother of one of his children, Elizabeth Ibarra, both used meth and had spent time in jail for forgery. It was during Schumann's jail stint that Ibarra met a popular 17-year-old named Francisco Rodriguez Jr. And it was a just a week after Ibarra was released from jail that Rodriguez, just home from a soccer game, was gunned down in his San Fernando Valley frontyard. Ultimately, though, a jury decided that only Schumann, enraged by what he believed was a relationship between Ibarra and Rodriguez, was responsible for the teen's death.
September 12, 2013 |
David Arriaga ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass on a trick play to help L.A. Roosevelt improve to 3-0 with a 37-13 win over El Camino Real. Taft held off Sierra Canyon, 60-52. Sierra Canyon QB Andre Nunez passed for more than 350 yards and ran for 217 yards. Taft running back Abraham Thomas had four touchdowns, including a 95-yard kickoff return. Newbury Park running back Matthew Matlock set a school record with 335 yards rushing in a 24-20 victory over Agoura.
September 11, 2013 |
David Chae, a highly successful volleyball coach at Van Nuys for 10 years, has been hired to take over the boys' program at Woodland Hills El Camino Real. In another coaching addition at El Camino Real, Jun Reichl, who graduated from Royal and UCLA, has been hired to be an assistant with the cross country and track programs. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25, 2013 |
City Section power Woodland Hills El Camino Real has gone back to the basics _ fielding, pitching and timely hitting. After a 14-17 record last season and a first-round playoff loss, the Conquistadores are going to make a quick turnaround in 2014. They've already advanced to the semifinals of the VIBL playoffs after a 4-1 victory over Granada Hills Kennedy on Thursday. Using a combination of talented sophomores up from junior varsity and a couple of hungry varsity returnees, El Camino Real should be back near the top of the West Valley League.
July 14, 2013 |
With San Fernando having won the City Section baseball championship twice in the last three years, people seem to be thinking that powers Chatsworth and Woodland Hills El Camino Real are on the decline. Hold off on the supposed demise of those two programs. This summer in the Valley Invitational Baseball League, Chatsworth is 10-1 under new Coach Curtis Scott. The Chancellors have been showing off three young pitchers in sophomore Josh Garcia and juniors Anthony Mayorga and John Cashman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 |
They were tired and worn from months of preparation and two days of intense competition, but when they returned home to Los Angeles on Saturday they were also thrilled. For the third year in a row, Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon team came home with a national victory. "To see it pay off in this way," senior Faria Ghouri said, "it's amazing. " The team was the first in more than two decades to pull off three consecutive wins - a Texas high school in the 1980s was the last to do so. The team of nine students scored 54,652 points out of a possible 66,000 in the rigorous 10-subject battle of wits, according to district officials.