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.
May 19, 2013 |
Khalfani Muhammad of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has never faced a camera he didn't like or taken on an opponent he didn't want to beat. That made Saturday's Southern Section track and field championships the ideal environment for Muhammad to put on a show. Facing competition from some rising young sprinters, Muhammad made it clear he's not ready to relinquish his title as fastest teenager in California. He ran a wind-aided personal best 10.33 seconds to capture the Division 3 100 meters.
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.
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 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.
April 5, 2014 |
A 12-game winning streak isn't too shabby. That's what Los Angeles Loyola accomplished on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Redondo. It was the Cubs' 12th consecutive victory since a season opening loss to Calabasas. Jack Poulson threw five innings for the victory. Dustin Shirley had a two-run double. John Cashman threw five shutout innings in Chatsworth's 6-2 win over Westlake. Josh Garcia had three RBIs. North Hollywood defeated Van Nuys, 5-4. Eddie Torres had a two-run home run to help the Huskies wipe out a 4-1 deficit.
January 27, 2014 |
When Monday night ended, Los Angeles Loyola found itself all alone in first place in the Mission League. Thomas Welsh scored 25 points and had 13 rebounds and Parker Jackson-Cartwright contributed 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cubs past Alemany, 86-66. Coupled with St. Francis' 54-46 upset win over Chaminade, Loyola is now 19-1 overall and 5-1 in league. Alemany and Chaminade each dropped to 4-2 in league. Max Hazzard added 18 points for the Cubs, who had a 37-33 halftime lead.
January 31, 2014 |
What a week it has been for 7-foot center Thomas Welsh of Los Angeles Loyola. On Wednesday, the UCLA-bound Welsh was selected to play in the McDonald's All American Game, quite an achievement for someone who didn't start on junior varsity as a freshman or on varsity as a sophomore. "It was euphoric and an amazing accomplishment for an amazing young man," Coach Jamal Adams said. "T is the ultimate grinder. He shows up with a lunch pail every day. " He also has become one of the elite center prospects in California.