February 7, 2014 |
Corona Santiago Coach Jeff Steinberg said standout junior quarterback Blake Barnett has finalized plans to graduate in December so he can head off to Notre Dame in January and participate in spring practice. It means Barnett will be taking a class or two this summer. Barnett is 6 feet 4, 200 pounds and earned rave reviews as a passer and runner this past season. He made an early commitment to Notre Dame. If Santiago makes it to a CIF state championship bowl game, Barnett will be happy to stick around for that.
February 3, 2014 |
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame will host its fourth Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Set to be inducted are Dick Runyan '51, Bill Vaughan '53, Jim Donckels '61, Joe McEveety '72, Victor Trujillo '79, Michele Hall '94 and the 1993 Southern Section championship boys' basketball team. Tickets are $60 per person and registration is at www.ndhs.org . Eric.email@example.com
February 1, 2014 |
When quarterback Everett Golson returns to the practice field, coach Brian Kelly won't just hand him back the keys to the program. Kelly put Golson on notice Friday when he heaped praise on quarterback Malik Zaire and issuing a warning to the Irish. “I just want to caution everybody that we have a very good quarterback in Malik Zaire,” Kelly said. “I'm not ready to hand everything over to Everett. I love Everett, he played in the national championship game, but I also want to make sure we give everybody an opportunity to compete for that position.” No doubt Kelly is hoping to light a fire under both in saying the job is up for grabs, but it would be quite the upset if Zaire, who red-shirted in 2013, were to overtake Golson on the depth chart.
January 31, 2014 |
Hunter Greene, a freshman pitcher-infielder from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, has committed to UCLA. He has been a top travel-ball player with good grades and skills. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
January 29, 2014 |
One of the best defensive lineman in the Serra League was Deion Dayao, a 6-foot-1, 265-pound senior at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He was the co-defensive player of the year. He recently picked up scholarship interest in track as a shot putter from UC Santa Barbara, but he wants to keep playing football. He had 52 tackles, 11 sacks, seven tipped passes and one interception. And he's got a great name. Eric.email@example.com
January 28, 2014 |
Dennis Dugan is a well-known Hollywood director ("Happy Gilmore," "Grown Ups"), but his real love is baseball. His son Kelly was a standout outfielder at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and is a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' 40-man roster. Dugan helped design the new $3-million Notre Dame High baseball field , and he's helping unveil it with some first-class entertainment. Dugan says that his friend, singer Neil Diamond , will open Notre Dame's field on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. by singing "Sweet Caroline.
January 21, 2014 |
The unveiling of the new $3 million baseball stadium at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is on schedule for Feb. 22 during the alumni game. On Tuesday, a big step was taken. Workers began putting in the all-weather turf in the outfield. There's still painting to be done and lots of other little things, but the stadium is taking shape, and players and coaches are getting excited. See video above for update on the progress. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
January 17, 2014 |
The Riverside Press-Enterprise is reporting that Norco assistant coach Chuck Chastain has been tabbed to become football coach pending school board approval. Riverside Notre Dame hired assistant coach Derrick Johnson, a former NFL player, as its new head coach. Eric.email@example.com
December 13, 2013 |
Some facts and figures about the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented today in New York ¿(TV: ESPN, 5 p.m.) to one of six finalists: In the beginning New York's Downtown Athletic Club, which presents the trophy, asked sculptor Frank Eliscu to design the trophy in 1934. Role model Eliscu used Ed Smith, a back on the 1934 New York University football team, as his model. The first design received approval from Jim Crowley, one of the legendary Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, who was then coaching Fordham.
December 12, 2013 |
There's a field of dreams taking shape at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, where a new $3-million baseball stadium is nearing completion, and when the painting is finally finished, the nets are up and the all-weather turf is firmly in place, it will be hard to find a better high school baseball facility. “It's all kind of coming to fruition,” Notre Dame baseball Coach Tom Dill said Thursday after giving me a tour of the new facility. The stadium is set to be unveiled for the Notre Dame alumni game on Feb. 22, but Dill and his players are already getting excited.