May 28, 2013 |
Max Willingham was delirious with joy. The 17-year-old Huntington Beach Marina second baseman delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday to earn himself and his best friends on the Vikings' baseball team a trip to Dodger Stadium. It was a two-strike, two-out single against Loyola's Nathan Hadley to drive in the tying and winning runs in a 6-5 victory over the Cubs in a Southern Section Division 1 semifinal game at Blair Field in Long Beach. "It was kind of nerve racking, but I tried to stay calm and hit the ball up the middle, and I got it done," Willingham said.
May 21, 2013 |
Players in the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs can dream about celebrating a championship at Dodger Stadium, but giving legitimacy to the dream only occurs after a team proves it can win with its No. 2 pitcher. That's why what transpired Tuesday afternoon in Placentia could be a defining moment for No. 3-seeded Studio City Harvard-Westlake. Coach Matt LaCour hadn't won a playoff game with his No. 2 pitcher since he took over the program six years ago. He decided it was time to put Conor Cuse in the spotlight.
May 14, 2013 |
There's nothing easy or predictable about the 40-team Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs that begin Tuesday with eight wild-card games. "The Division 1 games are a juggernaut," Coach Matt LaCour of No. 3-seeded Studio City Harvard-Westlake said. "Single-elimination playoffs are about a team getting hot at the right time and having a little luck. " Santa Ana Mater Dei (24-2) ended the regular season as the best team in Southern California and received the No. 1 seeding for the Division 1 playoffs.
May 4, 2013 |
Well-known Harvard professor Niall Ferguson apologized Saturday for what he called “stupid and tactless remarks” suggesting sexual orientation influenced the polices of famed economist John Maynard Keynes. On Thursday, Ferguson suggested that the British economist lacked foresight about future generations because he was childless, and that he was childless because he was gay. Ferguson made the comments during a conference in Carlsbad, Calif., during a discussion on Keynes' famous line, “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs.
April 18, 2013 |
When it comes to trendsetters, Thomas Hudnut will go down in history as the high school educator who proved students could excel in academics and athletics at the same time. As the headmaster when Studio City Harvard High School merged with the Westlake School for Girls in 1989 to become Harvard-Westlake, he decided to launch an all-out effort "to be as much like Stanford as we possibly could. " Sports was used to gain exposure and inspire a whole different element of students to consider Harvard-Westlake, known for its academic excellence.
April 7, 2013 |
Russell Harvard plays the deaf brother in a dysfunctional family in "Tribes" at the Mark Taper Forum through April 14. The Austin, Texas-based actor, who won a Drama League Award for the role off-Broadway, will move with the production to the La Jolla Playhouse from June 25 through July 21. He spoke in his Taper dressing room. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview Do you feel sympathetic to your character, who feels marginalized because he's deaf? I do, but not with my family.
April 5, 2013 |
After winning eight games in 10 days and capturing tournament championships in North Carolina and Orange County, it can be concluded that the streaking Santa Ana Mater Dei High baseball team is the No. 1 team in Southern California, if not the nation. The Monarchs (14-1) won their latest championship on Friday night, winning the Boras Classic Southern California championship with a 6-0 victory over Westlake Village Oaks Christian at JSerra High. It earns the Monarchs a trip next Saturday to the University of Pacific to play Northern California champion Pleasant Grove in a noon championship game.
March 26, 2013 |
Florida Gulf Coast is a hot story and, gee, that old La Salle played great, but all of that may not matter. Forget Louisville, Indiana, Duke and Syracuse and save your talk about difference-maker guards Peyton Siva of Louisville, Miami's Shane Larkin, Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Michigan's Trey Burke leading their schools to this year's national title. The truth is, Arizona will win this year's NCAA title if senior guard Mark Lyons plays the way he played last weekend in Salt Lake City.
March 25, 2013 |
Florida Gulf Coast University sent the Hoyas back to Georgetown. Harvard dashed New Mexico's hopes. Wichita State sent Gonzaga back to Spokane. Is there any hope for a perfect bracket in the NCAA March Madness men's college basketball tournament? Not according to ESPN, which tweeted over the weekend that there were no perfect brackets among more than 8 million submissions this year. But the math majors at Davidson (whose team was ousted after losing in the first round) are going strong, according to mathematician Tim Chartier, who launched "March Mathness" in 2009 as part of the undergraduate class he teaches at the North Carolina college.
March 22, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY -- Arizona is thrilled to be playing Harvard on Saturday on its way to next week's West regional in Los Angeles. No one can say that, but it's only human Tucson nature. Wanting to play No. 14 instead of No. 3 to reach the Sweet 16 is a no-brainer. Arizona in its head is thinking, "We get Harvard instead of a New Mexico team some had penciled for the Final Four. " Arizona is thrilled, but it should also be terrified. Have you been paying attention?