July 22, 2013 |
One of the most interesting stories to follow this fall is the transition from college coaching to high school coaching going on at Los Angeles Loyola, where former USC and Nebraska assistant Marvin Sanders has taken over as head coach. "We're growing as a team. I'm learning more every day. We're going to be counting on a lot of young guys for big roles," Sanders said. What's clear is that Sanders wants his team to be physical, and running the ball will be a major focus. The strength of the Cubs is up front, with seniors John Turner (6-5, 265 pounds)
July 15, 2013 |
Here's some breaking news for every high school athlete: You need to take a break. Someone -- a parent, a coach, a grandfather, a friend -- needs to remind every teenage athlete to stop for a week or two to let the body rest. “For baseball and other sports, they need to take three, four weeks off, rest, let their bodies heal,” said Tim Moscicki, the trainer at Los Angeles Loyola for 25 years. “They're growing. We see more and more stress fractures and growth-plate injuries due to kids who never stop playing.” Football players who are beginning a three-week mandatory dead period aren't expected to just sit at the beach all day. They are advised to lift weights three days a week and get their running in so they are in shape when regular practice resumes in August.
February 7, 2014 |
For those wondering how Los Angeles Loyola players would respond after learning that standout point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright would no longer be with the team after withdrawing from school on Friday, the answer was delivered by Thomas Lapham and Max Hazzard. Lapham, moving into the starting lineup after being the sixth man, scored 20 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cubs (23-1, 9-1) clinch at least a tie for the Mission League championship with a 63-51 victory over Crespi.
May 27, 2013 |
They're teenage wonder women of high school track and field. Junior Ariana Washington of Long Beach Poly is the state's fastest sprinter. Junior Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley is the state's No. 1 distance runner. Freshman Courtney Corrin of Studio City Harvard-Westlake is the state's No. 1 long jumper. Get their autographs now, because in the years ahead, you'll have to wait in long lines when they're in college and maybe competing in the Olympics. They're an extraordinary trio just getting started.
March 10, 2012 |
With his college career all set for this fall at Pennsylvania, Julian Harrell doesn't need to impress anyone on the basketball court. It's all about ending his senior year with a championship, and he took charge for Los Angeles Loyola on Saturday night, lifting the host Cubs to a 48-35 victory over Etiwanda (30-3) in a quarterfinal game of the Division I Southern California Regionals. In the first half, both teams had trouble making outside shots. Loyola held a 19-18 halftime lead after having leads of 9-0 to start the game and 17-10 in the second quarter.
October 14, 2004 |
In the first step of what could be a heated process involving the formation of new leagues in the Southern Section, administrators from Santa Ana Mater Dei, Anaheim Servite, Santa Margarita and Bellflower St. John Bosco have asked to form a new private schools league in Orange County that could include Orange Lutheran. If the plan were adopted, Los Angeles Loyola and La Puente Bishop Amat, two Division I football schools that compete with Mater Dei, Servite, Santa Margarita and St.
December 29, 2009 |
Josiah Turner, a junior guard from Sacramento, is starting to like Los Angeles. He attended UCLA's game at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday, and he experienced exhilaration on Monday with a career-high 48-point performance in the Oaks Christian tournament that culminated with a game-winning three-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer to beat Pasadena, 71-70. "It was fun," Turner said. UCLA Coach Ben Howland was sitting at the top of the bleachers watching Turner's show. He's recruiting the 6-foot-3 Turner, who has the athleticism and firepower to play at the collegiate level.
April 1, 2011 |
It has become one of the signature events in Southern California high school sports — the regular-season boys' volleyball match between 11-time Southern Section champion Los Angeles Loyola and six-time champion Manhattan Beach Mira Costa. It attracts so many fans each year from the South Bay and elsewhere that the match no longer can be held at either school's gym. On Friday night, Loyola Marymount's Gersten Pavilion was the venue, and a crowd of more than 2,000 was treated to a caliber of volleyball that some college teams couldn't duplicate.
April 12, 2013 |
For one invigorating night, there was a truce in the seemingly never-ending feud between public and private high schools. On Friday night, the best of high school sports was on display in the annual neighborhood volleyball match between Southern Section Division 1 powers Los Angeles Loyola and Manhattan Beach Mira Costa at Loyola Marymount. "It's two of the best volleyball programs in the nation," Loyola Coach Michael Boehle said. "We put on a pretty good show. " Mira Costa dropped the first two sets, then rallied to secure a rousing five-set victory before an energetic crowd of more than 2,500.