October 4, 2013 |
San Fernando has beaten Sylmar 28-21 in a key Valley Mission League showdown and has taken over neighborhood bragging rights -- for now, anyway. Quarterback Cristian Solano entered the game having thrown for over 1,500 yards but it was his legs that carried the Tigers to victory. Solano rushed for all four of San Fernando's touchdowns, including a seven-yard scamper for the go-ahead score with 5:21 left, and he added a two-point conversion for good measure. Sylmar had one last chance to tie the game and force overtime, but at the last instant defensive back Ronal Munoz tipped the ball away from wide receiver Anthony Muse on third down and quarterback Clarence Williams threw incomplete to Muse on fourth down from the Sylmar 36-yard line with 1:35 remaining.
October 2, 2013 |
The fans are getting excited and the players can't wait. It's San Fernando at Sylmar on Friday night in a game that should decide the Valley Mission League championship. Last season, San Fernando was upset by Sylmar in triple overtime. This time, the Tigers (5-0) intend to have a different ending. "They know the importance of this game," San Fernando Coach Robert Garcia said. San Fernando will try to put some pressure on Sylmar sophomore quarterback Clarence Williams. "They're fast and they're young," Garcia said.
September 21, 2013 |
Lavell Thompson of South Gate rushed for 189 yards in 15 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Rams' 14-0 victory over Franklin. Alexander Flatos added 129 yards in 11 carries. San Fernando's Cristian Solano passed for 164 yards and ran for 219 yards in a 42-20 win over Grant. The Tigers are 4-0. Venice rolled to a 47-12 win over Garfield. Alexander Diamont passed for three touchdowns. Da'Juan Parham had a 70-yard punt return and an 80-yard kickoff return. Crenshaw drove to Fresno and came away with a 29-14 loss to Edison.
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September 19, 2013 |
They were two halves of a dysfunctional whole, a prosecutor said. Jason Alejandro Schumann and the mother of one of his children, Elizabeth Ibarra, both used meth and had spent time in jail for forgery. It was during Schumann's jail stint that Ibarra met a popular 17-year-old named Francisco Rodriguez Jr. And it was a just a week after Ibarra was released from jail that Rodriguez, just home from a soccer game, was gunned down in his San Fernando Valley frontyard. Ultimately, though, a jury decided that only Schumann, enraged by what he believed was a relationship between Ibarra and Rodriguez, was responsible for the teen's death.
September 19, 2013 |
One of the top uncommitted pitching prospects is Simi Valley's Matt Campbell. Early letter of intent day isn't until Nov. 13, and Campbell remains undecided. He's having conversations with Cal State Northridge, Oregon, Long Beach State and Florida International. Two-time All-City pitcher Alonzo Garcia of San Fernando could be headed to St. Mary's on a recruiting visit. Eric.email@example.com
September 17, 2013 |
Defending City Section Division I baseball champion San Fernando will play in the 16-team South bracket of the Boras Classic March 29 through April 5 in Orange County. The winner will face the North bracket winner. Last season, Santa Ana Mater Dei won the championship. The 16 teams in the South are JSerra, Mater Dei, Grossmont, Granite Hills, Bishop Amat, Gardena Serra, Cypress, Aliso Niguel, Glendora, San Dimas, Great Oak, Vista Murrieta, Temecula Valley, Valencia (Santa Clarita)
September 16, 2013 |
After three games, San Fernando senior quarterback Cristian Solano has 1,032 yards passing and 12 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 333 yards. He has led the Tigers to a 3-0 record. He's 6 feet 3 and has a 3.8 grade-point average. Do you think a smart college recruiter might want to offer him a scholarship soon? Utah State has been watching him closely and comes to town to play USC this weekend, so maybe they'll stop by his game on Friday against host Grant. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 6, 2013 |
Cristian Solano of San Fernando continues to dazzle. He completed 18 of 21 passes for 450 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-24 victory over Chatsworth. San Clemente junior quarterback Sam Darnold rushed for 176 yards in 14 carries and scored three touchdowns and completed 12 of 18 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in San Clemente's 35-32 win over Cabrillo. He scored the winning TD with 25 seconds left. Josh Rosen completed 16 of 23 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown in St. John Bosco's 48-0 win over Clovis North.
September 2, 2013 |
As if coaches don't have enough to worry about and prepare for, one of the most intriguing developments of the 2013 season could be top teams having to play the same opponent twice this season. Most experts are predicting Chaminade and Gardena Serra won't be playing each other just on Oct. 18 at Serra. They're the favorites to reach the Western Division title game. In the Valley Mission League, Sylmar and San Fernando are scheduled to meet on Oct. 4 at Sylmar. They're the favorites to play in the City Section Division II final.
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August 28, 2013 |
Los Angeles County health officials issued a heat alert for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys beginning Wednesday, urging residents to take special care when outdoors. High temperatures in the region were forecast from Wednesday through Friday, and the alert could be extended if weather conditions don't improve, officials said. Temperatures were expected to hover around 100 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley and the mid-90s to 100 in the San Fernando Valley, according to the National Weather Service.