November 9, 2013 |
It was 12 years ago in the Coliseum in the City Section championship game between Dorsey and Taft that I last saw a team block a punt in the final seconds to win a game. Dorsey blocked the Taft punt with seven seconds left and recovered it in the end zone for a 19-14 win. On Friday night, there I was at Westlake High. There was 22 seconds left. All Oaks Christian needed to do was get its punt off. There was a high snap and Westlake's Chase Jasmin broke through the middle to make the block.
November 8, 2013 |
You can always count on something strange and dramatic happening when neighborhood rivals Westlake and Oaks Christian meet in a high school football game, but Friday night's fifth-ever meeting produced an ending that won't soon be forgotten. "An amazing ending. Spectacular. Best football game ever," Westlake's Chase Jasmin said. Forgive the sophomore running back if he was feeling a little exhilarated, but he came through with the most stunning play on a night of repeatedly remarkable plays.
November 3, 2013 |
For only the fifth time since Oaks Christian opened just a short walk away from Westlake, the two schools will play each other in high school football on Friday night for the Marmonte League championshp at Westlake. Expect a sold-out venue and a great game, because that's what happens seemingly each time the two schools meet. Westlake is 3-1 against the Lions and it seems silly now why the two schools wouldn't play each other for so long until they got put into the same league.
October 28, 2013 |
A West Hills-based club team, the Pacific Baseball Academy, made up primarily of players from the San Fernando Valley, won the Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic over the weekend, going 6-0. The team was led by sophomore third baseman Parker Brahms of Calabasas. He's 6 feet 2 and expected to be one of the better hitters in the Marmonte League this spring. Sophomore pitcher Paul Giacomazzi threw seven scoreless innings. Sophomore shortstop Ivan Lomeli of Birmingham was solid in the field.
October 15, 2013 |
It has been a long time since a Cal State Northridge baseball coach was able to recruit and keep high school players from going off to a college away from the neighborhood. First-year Coach Greg Moore is starting to having some success. On Tuesday, he received commitments from three standouts out of the Marmonte League _ pitcher Matt Campbell of Simi Valley, infielder Blake Chiaramonte of Moorpark and catcher Albee Weiss of Agoura. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
October 3, 2013 |
Westlake's defense shut down St. Bonaventure's high-powered offense, and quarterback Malik Henry had touchdown passes of 49 and 16 yards to Andre Baccellia to help the Warriors upset St. Bonaventure, 31-17, in a Marmonte League East Division opener on Thursday night at Santa Barbara City College. Jesse Cuccia made two interceptions for Westlake (4-2, 1-0), which spoiled the return of Alabama-bound quarterback Ricky Town, who missed St. Bonaventure's previous three games with a knee injury.