May 21, 2009 |
CITY SECTION PREVIEW Today at 2 p.m. at Birmingham. Why it matters: The City Section track-and-field prelims will feature many football players showing off their speed. In the 100 and 200, sophomore DeAnthony Thomas of Crenshaw is the favorite. But he'll have lots of competition from D.J. Morgan of Woodland Hills Taft, DeShawn Beck of Los Angeles Jordan and Tevin Carter of Santee. The USC-bound Morgan is the dominant figure in the hurdle races.
December 22, 2009 |
Geno Hall, the most versatile and feared player for Crenshaw High's 14-1 football team, has been selected the City Section player of the year by a panel of sportswriters. He heads the All-City team after scoring six touchdowns on punts and kickoff returns, eight on receptions and one rushing. He started at receiver, where he caught 50 passes, and also played defensive back for a Cougars team that won the City Section Division I championship and became the first City team selected for a CIF state championship bowl game.
August 17, 2013 |
USC Coach Lane Kiffin will almost certainly choose a No. 1 quarterback before the Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii. Or will he? Despite a scheduled departure for Honolulu 10 days from Saturday, Kiffin reiterated that there was no timetable for picking Max Wittek or Cody Kessler - and he once again left open the possibility of making no choice at all. "We don't know when it's going to happen," Kiffin said after practice. "Ideally, we would not like to have two quarterbacks on opening day, but you never say never.
October 19, 2008 |
During a fourth quarter in which the teams had already combined for 51 points, Simi Valley Grace Brethren High needed to move the ball only three yards on a two-point conversion to cap a stunning comeback against Malibu. But the Sharks made a rare defensive stop, holding Jack Gililand short of the goal line with 1 minute 10 seconds left to preserve a 51-50 victory Friday night in a Frontier League game at Moorpark College. "It was the craziest game I've ever seen," Malibu Coach Ray Humphrey said Saturday.
September 12, 2009 |
The film session that awaits Los Angeles Crenshaw High's defensive players in the coming days could get ugly, with one exception. Top-ranked Crenshaw stopped Norco on a crucial fourth down in the fourth quarter Friday night on the way to pulling out a 47-44 victory in which host Crenshaw gave up 487 rushing yards. "When we needed to stop them, we stopped them," Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett said. "We showed character at the end." Norco, ranked No. 22 in the Southland by The Times, had pulled to within 47-44 late in the third quarter on Kelsey Young 's 66-yard touchdown run and was driving again when it faced a fourth-and-four situation at the Crenshaw 12-yard line.
April 20, 2012 |
USC will try to bounce back from two years of NCAA-mandated bowl bans to the top of college football next season. Times college football reporter Gary Klein chatted with Noah Coslov of Cinesport about the Trojans' prospects. Amongs the topics covered: The scholarship limit improsed in the sanctions could hurt the team's depth for the next two or three years. The offense is very thin at tailback, with only Curtis McNeal a seasoned performer and D.J. Morgan having limited experience.
November 14, 2008 |
The Orange Lutheran Lancers secured a share of their third consecutive Trinity League title after defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei, 24-21, Thursday at Santa Ana Stadium when Parker Flynn made a 43-yard field goal with two seconds left. It was also the third consecutive year Lutheran, 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the Trinity League and ranked No. 8 in the Southland by The Times, defeated No. 5 Mater Dei (7-3, 4-1).
November 16, 2007 |
With sunlight starting to disappear and the chances for overtime growing more likely, sophomore running back D.J. Morgan of Woodland Hills Taft had a sense of urgency when he was handed the ball Thursday afternoon in the final 30 seconds of a City Championship Division playoff opener at Los Angeles Jordan. "I'm just thinking I don't want overtime," Morgan said. "I have to run hard and get into the end zone."
September 18, 2009 |
No. 4 Westlake Village Oaks Christian (2-0) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline (2-0), 7 p.m. , ESPNU -- A victory at Skyline might temporarily silence those who contend that Oaks Christian feasts on a weak nonleague schedule. The Totems are two-time defending Washington state champions who have won 30 consecutive games and feature Brigham Young-bound quarterback Jake Heaps. A triumph would give Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell his 200th coaching victory in 22 years at the high school level.
October 20, 2012 |
To borrow a bit of Grantland Rice, the Coliseum was outlined in a blue-gray October sky when Lane Kiffin retired his horses to the stable. And this happened pretty early in the second half against Colorado. By then, the USC football coach didn't need his A-team anymore. Their Saturday was done, just like Colorado, which barely put up a fight in its 50-6 loss to No. 11 USC. The Trojans improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in Pac-12 Conference play while setting a slew of records in the process.