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.
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 11, 2014 |
USC-bound shortstop Angelo Armenta of Los Angeles Loyola hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday to give the Cubs a 7-6 Mission League victory over Crespi. He had two home runs and thee hits on the day. Jack Poulsen threw four innings of shutout relief. Dustin Shirley had two RBIs. It was Loyola's 14th consecutive victory and sets up a two-game series on Monday and Thursday against Harvard-Westlake for first place. Matt Orozco had double and triple for Crespi.
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.
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 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.
March 21, 2014 |
Trailing, 6-1, Los Angeles Loyola scored 10 runs in the top of the seventh on Friday to defeat Chaminade, 11-6, in a Mission League game. Stephen Dubb had two hits in the inning, including a three-run triple to break a 6-6 tie. Chaminade used five pitchers in the seventh. Dubb finished with three hits and three RBIs. Loyola improved to 6-1 and 2-0. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated Alemany, 3-1. Graham Mekjian threw five shutout innings. Freshman Hunter Greene had an RBI single.
October 28, 2010 |
Word has been slowly trickling out about high school freshmen who could be major varsity contributors this season. Fans get excited because a freshman on the varsity means the future is bright. Coaches get nervous because it can be tricky starting a freshman over a senior. Sportswriters get pumped because they think they could be watching the next big star. It's wise to be appreciative, but stay calm as these members from the class of 2014 begin to emerge. They're going to be fun to watch, but starting on varsity as a freshman is no guarantee of a college scholarship.