September 9, 2010 |
Conrad Ukropina, the junior kicker-punter for Los Angeles Loyola, is an Eagle Scout with a 4.4 grade-point average. But that doesn't hide the fact he proudly possesses the peculiar personality traits associated with kickers. "They're definitely a little bit out there," Ukropina said. Kickers are the ones riding a boogie board during a hurricane warning. They're the ones begging the coach to let them try a 55-yard field goal that no one thinks can be made. They're the ones faking a broken leg with outlandish screams to convince referees to call a 15-yard penalty for roughing-the-kicker.
September 15, 2012 |
They should start handing out binoculars to high school football fans with the price of admission, because schools no longer seem to care whether fans can actually see a player's number on the field. Bellflower St. John Bosco and Los Angeles Loyola each came out Friday night with sleek Nike-designed jerseys that required "special glasses" to identify players, as one St. John Bosco observer quipped. "I'm just making it up," a play-by-play announcer for iBN Sports said at halftime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.