CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 |
It was a collision that rewrote the future of a young man: A football team captain on the verge of heading off to college would instead become a child-like invalid who struggled to tie his shoes. Edward Acuna was 17 when he took the field for Pomona's Garey High on an October night. In the fourth quarter, he sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit. When the defensive lineman eventually regained consciousness, he was partially paralyzed, was unable to utter simple words and had lost his short-term memory.
March 15, 2014 |
Kenny Spencer kicked two field goals in the final minute, including a 35-yarder as time expired, to give the L.A. KISS a 41-38 victory in their Arena League Football debut against the host San Antonio Talons on Saturday evening. The KISS built leads of 28-17 in the third quarter and 35-24 in the fourth before Talons quarterback Mitch Mustain completed touchdown passes of five and 16 yards to D.J. Stephens midway through the final quarter to put San Antonio ahead, 38-35. L.A. quarterback J.J. Raterink drove the KISS into field-goal range in the final minute and Spencer tied the score, 38-38, with 43 seconds left on a 21-yard kick.
December 15, 2013 |
If a championship high school football game was ever worthy of filling the 27,000-seat StubHub Center in Carson, it's the CIF Open Division bowl game Saturday between Bellflower St. John Bosco (15-0) and Concord De La Salle (14-0). These two teams have been front and center as the best in the state for 15 weeks. They've shown few weaknesses while letting their gigantic linemen and big-time college prospects take center stage. Now comes a matchup that should produce plenty of drama.
December 13, 2013 |
As many as four people were stabbed in the stadium parking lot after the Denver Broncos game, at least the third incidence of violence at National Football League venues this season. On Thursday night outside the Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High in Denver, three males were found stabbed after the Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers, police reported. “Stadium Management Company is aware of an incident that occurred in a parking lot adjacent to Sports Authority Field at Mile High,” the company said in a statement released Thursday night.
December 10, 2013 |
This weekend's CIF state championship regional bowl games will be televised live by Time Warner Cable for the Open Division, Division I and II games. The Open Division game between Corona Centennial and St. John Bosco on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. will be broadcast on TWC SportsNet, the Lakers' channel. The Division II game between Chaminade and Hart will be broadcast Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Channels 101 and HD 354. The Division III game between Corona del Mar and Nordhoff will be shown at midnight on Channels 101 and HD 354. The Division I game between Bakersfield and Mission Hills will be broadcast live on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Channels 101 and HD 354. The Division IV game between Bakersfield Christian and View Park Prep will be shown Friday at midnight on Channels 101 and HD 354. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
December 8, 2013 |
There has been a shift in power in Southern California high school football, with seven of the eight teams selected on Sunday to play in CIF state championship regional playoff games making their first appearance. The only returning school is Corona Centennial (12-2), and the Huskies will be facing the toughest road of all when they play unbeaten Bellflower St. John Bosco (14-0), the Southland's top-ranked team, in the Open Division regional game on Saturday night at Cerritos College.