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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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January 24, 2008 |
Three siblings who say they were molested as children by the same Los Angeles priest filed new allegations of abuse this week against a worldwide religious order, which is the only Roman Catholic organization involved in the 6-year-old clergy scandal that has yet to settle any civil claims. The three allege the Salesian Society, with 16,000 priests, ignored clear signs that Father Titian Miani was a dangerous pedophile.
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November 8, 2002 |
For months, they've looked at it, long and wistfully, as they trudged past on the way from the locker room to the collection of dust and rock that is their practice field. Fresh paint. New goal posts. A big, bright scoreboard. Imagine. An opening night with lush, virgin grass under their cleats and bleachers crowded with friends and family, some standing as they watch from one of the plazas overlooking the new stadium. Their new stadium.
September 18, 1994 |
The way the Salesian High cross-country team sees it, there are only two ways to improve on its performance over last year in the Division IV State meet in Fresno: Second place or first place. "We know our team can improve," junior David Moreno said. "When we go to races, everybody is looking out for you and there are a lot of expectations." It won't be any different for the six-time defending Santa Fe League champion Mustangs, who took third in last year's State meet.