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February 22, 1986
Although Morningside High School was missing three of its starters Friday night, the Monarchs still had little trouble defeating Fullerton, 69-54, in the first round of the Southern Section 3-A playoffs at Inglewood. The Monarchs (17-7) advance to the Tuesday's second round against Nogales. Forward Marcus Psalms broke his wrist in the Monarchs' final game of the regular season and will be sidelined for the remainder of the playoffs.
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November 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Luis Mendez, who has coached volleyball at Garfield and Morningside, has been hired as the boys' volleyball coach at Verbum Dei. Marcel Veins has been named the school's track coach. He worked previously at St. Anthony. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 28, 1989
Vigor High School of Pritchard, Ala., brought a 39-game winning streak and a huge reputation into its first-round game against Morningside in the "Best of the U.S." girls basketball tournament in Shelbyville, Tenn. But that was before Vigor met up with Lisa Leslie. Leslie, Morningside's 6-foot-5 center, almost single-handedly ended Vigor's streak with 28 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 54-44 victory Wednesday before a crowd of 3,000 at Shelbyville High.
SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There were no helmets, the weight room was a mess and expectations couldn't have been lower when Derwin Henderson took over as football coach at Inglewood Morningside during the summer. Equipment maker Ridell stepped up to donate $20,000 in equipment. And players responded to Henderson's coaching to finish third in the Ocean League, defeat rival Inglewood for the first time since 2006 and earn a Western Division playoff berth on Friday against No. 2-seeded West Hills Chaminade.
SPORTS
August 5, 1988
Joni Easterly scored 17 points to pace Katella High School past Alemany, 34-30, in the semifinals of the Bell-Jeff Summer Hoop Finale Thursday night at Bellarmine Jefferson High School in Burbank. Katella will play Morningside in the championship game at 8:10 tonight. In the other semifinal, Lisa Leslie scored 28 points in Morningside's 52-48 victory over Brea-Olinda. Freshman Jody Anton had 14 points and Tammy Blackburn 13 for Brea.
SPORTS
January 15, 1986
Mac O'Grady of Palm Desert shot an eight-under-par 64 Tuesday to equal the course and tournament record in the 15th Howard Cosell's Day With the All-Americans golf tournament at The Club at Morningside course in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
SPORTS
November 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Luis Mendez, who has coached volleyball at Garfield and Morningside, has been hired as the boys' volleyball coach at Verbum Dei. Marcel Veins has been named the school's track coach. He worked previously at St. Anthony. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
February 17, 1990
Mike Downey's column defending the South Torrance coach illustrates that he knows nothing about Ocean League girls' basketball. Morningside, a perennial girls' power, is stuck in the extremely weak conference. It's not its fault it has incredible talent such as Lisa Leslie. Morningside shows mercy all season, every season, against every ailing league opponent. This is the first time Coach Scott actually let his team loose in league play this season. They're going to the playoffs, Mike, and they have to practice going hard.
SPORTS
December 27, 1997
Trying to improve its defense, Cal State Northridge has received a commitment from former Hart High defensive end Ryan Hourigan, an All-Western State Conference Southern Division performer at Valley College. Hourigan, 6 feet 3 1/2 and 255 pounds, starred at Hart before playing one season at Pierce College. He left on a two-year Mormon mission, then enrolled at Valley.
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June 30, 1989
The Slam-N-Jam Development League will hold its Carson Grand Finale on Wednesday through Saturday with a 16-team tournament at Carson High featuring some of the top high school teams in the area. Wednesday's opening-round games are Muir vs. Dominguez at 11 a.m., Santa Clara vs. Oceanside at 12:20, Vista vs. Morningside at 1:40, Cleveland vs. Hawthorne at 3, Lynwood vs. Marina at 4:20, Ocean View vs. Lakewood at 5:40, Carson vs. Rolling Hills at 7 and Long Beach Poly vs. Palos Verdes at 8:20.
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August 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Morningside's cash-strapped football program is scheduled to be given 80 helmets, shoulder pads, knee pads and other equipment from Riddell , saving the program, according to Coach Derwin Henderson. "It's a life saver," Henderson said. Henderson said there was no money for equipment for this coming season at the Inglewood school. An alumnus who works for Riddell was instrumental in getting a donation of more than $20,000 in equipment, Henderson said. "Riddell is a hero," Henderson said.
OPINION
March 9, 2009 | Toni Ann Johnson, Toni Ann Johnson is the two-time Humanitas Prize-winning screenwriter of the films "Crown Heights" and "Ruby Bridges." She is a neighborhood council board member in Southwest Los Angeles. On Tuesday: The view from Silver Lake.
In 2003, I left the Beverly Hills apartment I'd rented for years and bought a Spanish bungalow near Manchester and Western in Morningside Circle. The last thing I expected to get from the move was a lesson in financial planning. But as I watch so many scrambling to weather this recession, I'm both humbled and impressed by how the longtime homeowners in my South L.A. neighborhood are riding out the financial storm. My neighbors Thurman and Etheline bought their home nearly 50 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2006 | James Ricci, Times Staff Writer
On their sea-breezy hilltop in an often bad-mouthed city, the residents of Inglewood's Morningside Park, young, old and very old, gathered Saturday to celebrate their neighborhood. Rows of banquet tables covered with alternating blue and gold tablecloths were set beneath the tall ficus trees on 78th Street near West Boulevard. Over each, a white umbrella wobbled and balloons of blue and gold strained on their strings.
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February 11, 2005 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
The red-and-white championship banners hanging from the rafters in Albright-Van Woy Gymnasium are reminders to all who enter that Inglewood Morningside High is a basketball school. The retired jersey numbers of Byron Scott (11) and Elden Campbell (14) hang above one side of the court, and those of Lisa Leslie (33) and Tina Thompson (14) hang above the other.
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October 4, 2003 | Mayar Zokaei
Quarterback Funaki Mateaki scored four of Inglewood Morningside's eight rushing touchdowns and the Monarchs held host El Segundo to 46 yards in the second half of a 57-7 victory Friday night. It was the Pioneer League opener for both teams. Heliki Fifita ran 14 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns, including a 10-yard score with 2:12 remaining in the first half to give Morningside (5-0) a 28-7 halftime lead.
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October 4, 2003 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
Mike McCarthy was midway through his first season as football coach at Inglewood Morningside High, and already he had doubts about trying to revive one of the Southland's most downtrodden programs. "When we were 0-5 last year, I had to look myself in the mirror and ask, 'Is this really the right situation for me?' " he recalled. "It looked dismal." When McCarthy looks out on the field today, he likes what he sees.
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June 24, 1987 | ROBERT YOUNT and ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writers
"It used to be, athletics were the way out of this environment for a young black . . . . Nowadays, why the hell worry about it? Why spend time in college for four years, to get out of college and make thirty, forty thousand dollars a year when some of these kids are making six, seven thousand dollars a week selling cocaine?" -- WILLIE NIXON, Los Angeles Police Dept.
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January 25, 1986 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Flo Hyman, perhaps the most recognizable name in international volleyball, collapsed during a match in Japan Friday night and died of heart failure. A member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a silver medal in the 1984 Games at Long Beach, Hyman, 31, was playing for Daiei, Inc., in a Japanese women's league match against Hitachi, Ltd., in Matsue City, about 380 miles west of Tokyo.
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March 18, 2003 | Akilah Johnson, Times Staff Writer
He was Morningside High School's hero, a former college basketball star who returned home to teach youngsters the finer points of a game he loved. On Monday, players and members of Lee Denmon III's family found themselves mourning the death of the good-humored 23-year-old, who was shot Friday in his parents' driveway in Inglewood. Police said the killer mistook him for a rival gang member.
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August 9, 2002 | SANDRA MURILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be where Inglewood's best and brightest would prepare for college, but a year after its creation, the future of the city's first "honors" high school is already in question. The problem began late in the school year when West Los Angeles College--where the high school students took their courses--announced that it no longer had the space to accommodate City Honors High School.
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