November 17, 1993 |
The football teams from Cathedral and Salesian high schools met last Thursday night in a regular-season finale. Since a berth in the playoffs was on the line, a big crowd would normally have been expected. But when the teams lined up for the national anthem, the bleachers were empty. There were plenty of fans who wanted to be there but, for this game, fans were not allowed. The gates were locked and several police officers were on hand to make sure there would be no problems.
April 3, 1994 |
Without playing even one league match, the Salesian High volleyball squad is already preparing to make a better showing in this season's playoffs. Last week, the Mustangs traveled to Las Vegas where they finished 2-5 in two days of competition. But the preseason record isn't what counts. "Our main concern is going higher (in the post season)," said Mustang Coach George Rodriguez, who started the volleyball program six years ago.
March 27, 2014 |
Representatives from the Catholic Athletic Assn. approved new leagues on Thursday, and for football only, L.A. Salesian was put in a league with Loyola, Bishop Amat and Gardena Serra. Salesian will appeal the decision to the Southern Section. Salesian won the Northeast Division last season. That's considered Division XIII in strength. Salesian has been adding transfer students in recent years, alienating some of its member schools, and that probably helped influence other schools to vote in favor of adding Salesian to the more powerful league.
August 7, 2013 |
Justin Torres, the cross country coach at L.A. Salesian, has been honored as the Inspiring Coach of the Year by Brooks Running Company. Eric.email@example.com
September 6, 2013 |
Los Angeles Salesian High teammates who went on to become first-round picks in successive Major League Soccer drafts will square off Sunday at the StubHub Center when midfielder Carlos Alvarez and Chivas USA plays host to midfielder Luis Silva and D.C. United. The game won't have an influence on the MLS standings since both teams are last in their respective divisions -- Chivas, at 5-15-7 is in the Western Conference cellar while D.C. United owns the league's worst record at 3-18-5.
January 1, 1989 |
The expulsion of a radical slum priest from his ecclesiastic order has silenced Haiti's most influential voice for the rights of the nation's poor. In expelling Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the conservative Salesian Order accused the populist Roman Catholic cleric of fomenting class warfare, calling him a "protagonist of destabilization." His ouster was announced Dec. 15 in a statement from Rome.
August 29, 2010 |
From age 12 to 15, Davon Moreland was a boxer. Then he tried football last season at Los Angeles Salesian High, and he discovered he had a knack for sacking quarterbacks. "I refuse to get blocked," he said. After recording 21 sacks as a junior playing end, Moreland can't wait to try to double his totals this season. "There isn't anybody who's going to put their hand in my chest," he said. At 6 feet 3 and 225 pounds, Moreland relies on his ability to never stop pursuing the player holding the football.
February 17, 2011 |
Like a home run in baseball or a dunk in basketball, a goal in soccer produces an adrenaline rush that engulfs player and fan alike. Jose Espinoza of Los Angeles Salesian lives for the moment one of his shots makes it into the net and starts all kinds of commotion. Two years ago as a freshman, his goal in sudden-death overtime gave Salesian a Southern Section Division V soccer championship. "I just started screaming," he said. "It's the most incredible feeling I've had in my life.
December 25, 2009 |
A plain, brown crucifix hangs on the wall at the Salesian High gymnasium, just the way it did before. The volleyball team still gathers there on Sunday afternoons to sprint and dive and sweat through drills, the coach barking commands as usual. Seven months after Salesian won an improbable championship, a bunch of inner-city Latino kids defeating a team from the beach, practice looks pretty much the same. But something very important has changed for the players at this small Catholic school in Boyle Heights.
August 17, 2012 |
Having lived most of his life in a housing project in Watts, 16-year-old Marquis Ware of L.A. Salesian has encountered experiences he wishes never happened. The sounds of gunshots at night. The sight of black water flowing into a tub. The stress of deciding which is the safest path to walk. It's a peek into what motivates Ware each time he steps onto the football field or opens a book in a classroom. He's a 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior defensive end who had 14 sacks and 79 tackles as a sophomore.