May 10, 2010
The Times' high school baseball rankings by Ben Bolch: Rk. Team (Record, Section-Division) Last week's results (Last week's ranking) 1. BISHOP AMAT (24-2, SS-Div. IV) Def. Bishop Montgomery, 13-0; Bishop Montgomery, 12-1. Next: Today vs. St. Paul. (1) 2. LAKEWOOD (24-5, SS-Div. I) Def. Compton, 11-0. Next: Today vs. Long Beach Jordan. (3) 3. CRESPI (20-5, SS-Div. II) Lost to Harvard-Westlake, 10-0; def. Harvard-Westlake, 9-4. Next: Tuesday vs. Loyola.
January 4, 2010
Gun control that works Re , and "Man exchanges 58 guns for gift cards," Dec. 30 This successful program of trading weapons for gift cards is one that works and works well. This should be done on a regular basis and as often as possible. It brings hope and helps rid our city of this chronic virus of violence that we have all come to accept as normal. Any gun that is gone offers one more chance for preventing another senseless death. Please keep this going. Our city thanks the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for its efforts in this ongoing battle against weapons.
November 21, 2009 |
Long Beach Poly's special-teams play and its running from senior tailback Kaelin Clay ensured the Jackrabbits a 24-7 victory over No. 19 Los Alamitos on Friday in the first round of the Pac-5 playoffs. Clay had 19 carries for 163 yards with two touchdowns. Poly also recorded a safety and a touchdown off two blocked punts. And the Jackrabbits had another safety after defensive lineman Corey Waller sacked Los Alamitos' Dylan Lagarde in the end zone, giving Long Beach Poly a 24-7 lead with 7:58 remaining.
November 17, 2009 |
It might be a good time for the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High defense to start tackling running backs a little better because the Knights are set to face perhaps the fastest running back in California on Friday night: Fountain Valley's Kyle Middlebrooks , runner-up at last spring's state track and field championships in the 100 meters. Middlebrooks has rushed for 100 or more yards in eight of 10 games this season. He has 1,608 yards rushing and the ability to sprint away for a touchdown on any play.
November 7, 2009 |
Trailing, 9-7, at halftime in the East L.A. Classic, Los Angeles Roosevelt turned to the versatile Manny Ayon to ignite its offense, and the Roughriders (8-1, 5-0) went on to claim a 28-16 victory over Los Angeles Garfield (4-5, 2-3) before close to a capacity crowd at East Los Angeles College. Ayon, normally a wide receiver, was inserted at quarterback in the third quarter. He responded with 111 yards rushing and a touchdown. Elgin Rosales of Roosevelt had 112 yards rushing to help Roosevelt clinch at least a share of the Eastern League title.
November 6, 2009 |
Los Angeles Roosevelt (7-1, 4-0) vs. Los Angeles Garfield (4-4, 2-2) at East L.A. College, 7 p.m. -- Garfield has won three of the last four East L.A. Classics, and the Bulldogs feature a stingy defense allowing only 11 points per game. Roosevelt relies on three-year starter Manny Ayon, a quarterback and receiver whom Roughriders Coach Javier Cid describes as "our Tim Tebow." Roosevelt has defeated L.A. Jordan and Bell, the Eastern League teams that have beaten Garfield. The pick : Roosevelt.
November 6, 2009 |
Luke Gane had to be there, even at his own peril. For weeks the Huntington Beach Edison High football player had pestered his doctors about attending last year's Chargers' "Battle for the Bell" game against archrival Fountain Valley. Playing wasn't an option. Gane had been sidelined for the entire 2008 season by a rare blood disorder, and his doctors had ordered him to stay away from crowds because it put his weakened body at risk of infectious diseases. Finally, the junior lineman struck a deal with his physicians: He would wear a mask and stay at least 50 yards away from the crowd.
November 2, 2009 |
If there were ever a time to rent a helicopter on a Friday night to avoid the traffic-snarled Southland freeways, this is the weekend to do it. There are so many top high school football games scheduled for Friday night that I'm going to feel guilty missing any one of them. Here are the many options to consider: Los Angeles Dorsey at Los Angeles Crenshaw. These two City Section powers have been on a hot streak in sending players to the college and professional ranks, and there might not be a team with better talent than unbeaten Crenshaw.
October 31, 2009
High school football rankings, how they fared and next opponent (losing teams in gray). Rk. Team (Rec., Sec.-Div.) Result; next game 1 CRENSHAW (8-0, City-Division I) def. Locke, 76-14 Next: vs. Dorsey, Friday 2 OAKS CHRISTIAN (8-0, SS-Northwest) def. Oak Park, 59-0 Next: at Santa Clara, Friday 3 EDISON (8-0, SS-Pac 5) def. Los Alamitos, 27-10 Next: vs. Fountain Valley, Friday 4 LAKEWOOD (8-1, SS-Pac-5)