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)
September 13, 2009
Please tell us that writer Kate Aurthur, for her interview with Courteney Cox ("She's Way Too Normal," Sept. 6) just plain forgot to ask if the actress really truly wanted to be quoted as saying, "Did we get a million dollars an episode for just one year or two [of "Friends"]?. . . . Isn't that amazing? A million dollars an episode! What did I do with that money?" Surely, given that chance, the "way too normal" Cox would have realized how incredibly asinine she'd sound in casually discussing and then dismissing what sounds to be more than $15 million for a single year's worth of work, especially during these record-awful economic times.
August 8, 2009
If Kurt Rambis' goal is to become an NBA head coach, why take a job with a CBA franchise? The Minnesota Timberwolves are nothing but a Midwest version of the Clippers -- with worse weather. Erik Schuman Fountain Valley
June 10, 2009
This editorial is exactly why I read The Times. In clear writing, it describes some logical solutions to our miserable financial situation. The legislators should have come up with these ideas; I hope they have, at least, read them. Carol Cooperman Fountain Valley :: I noticed that your editorial warns about the cliche "penny-wise, pound-foolish." A number of other cliches come to mind, including "measure twice, cut once" and "a stitch in time saves nine." These cliches reflect the wisdom that quick fixes are more expensive than quality work.
May 27, 2009
Re "C-17 jobs unite left and right," Opinion, May 24 Your article points out that Congress sometimes does not act in our best interests. Sen. Barbara Boxer's lobbying for the Air Force C-17 and F-22 planes is an example. And what about those voters who feel that they are entitled to jobs even if it is not in the interest of all of us? The resources used in making these needless items might better be used for our security. Gerald Haynes Claremont :: Really, why don't we stop complaining and put our effort toward, say, solar energy?