February 3, 2010
An honor roll of athletics Los Angeles High School Sports Hall of Fame Inaugural Class AQUATICS Sammy Lee, Franklin Esther Williams, Washington BASEBALL Ozzie Smith, Locke Bret Saberhagen, Cleveland BASKETBALL Gail Goodrich, Poly...
February 27, 2010 |
Before she entered preschool, Nicole Hung's family had picked out her university. It would be Stanford, her father's alma mater. To get her ready, they took her to watch Stanford's Rose Bowl appearance against Wisconsin in 2000. And she saw Stanford star Casey Jacobsen's buzzer-beater against top-ranked Duke later that year at the Pete Newell Challenge. Hung, 17, a Harvard-Westlake senior, has certainly excelled in the classroom and on the court. She has a 4.2 grade-point average, plays the bassoon in the school symphony and her tennis game is strong enough to play on a Division I team, her coach says.
February 8, 2010
The Times' high school basketball rankings by Ben Bolch: Rk. Team (Rec., Sec.-Div.) Last week's results, next game (last week's ranking) 1 MATER DEI (21-1, SS-Div. 1AA) Def. Servite, 111-36; Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, 82-76. Next: Tuesday at Santa Margarita. (1) 2 WESTCHESTER (20-3, City-Div. I) Def. Fairfax, 80-44; Hamilton, 87-53. Next: Monday vs. Palisades. (2) 3 LONG BEACH POLY (21-3, SS-Div. 1AA)
February 3, 2010 |
After nearly five years of talking, tinkering and debating, Los Angeles high schools finally have their own sports hall of fame, with 55 of the best athletes and coaches Southern California has produced inducted into the inaugural class. Included are hall of famers from the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball, Olympic gold medalists and a Heisman Trophy winner. Barbara Fiege, who as athletics commissioner of the City Section spearheaded the project, said the depth of talent that came through Los Angeles schools during the 20th century "certainly opens your eyes."
January 3, 2010 |
You always knew how it was going to turn out when Cody Fajardo decided to wing it. Favorably for Anaheim Servite High. Whether the quarterback deftly scrambled around defenders or slipped a tackle and heaved a pass downfield, he usually achieved the desired result. Fajardo guided the Friars to several narrow playoff victories on the way to becoming the first team in school history to play in the CIF state championship Division II bowl. Fajardo came up big in that game too, passing for one touchdown and running for another during Servite's 33-30 win over Rocklin.
December 1, 2009 |
Freshman guard Isaac Hamilton of Los Angeles Crenshaw turned in a basketball performance Monday in the Westchester tournament that 15-year-olds, let alone high school seniors, just don't do. He made six consecutive three-point shots in the third quarter and finished with 27 points in a 91-50 victory over Lake Balboa Birmingham. "I was just feeling it, and when I'm feeling it, I know I'm not going to miss," Hamilton said. The 6-foot-4 Hamilton had 17 points Saturday against Pasadena Blair in his high school debut.