August 21, 2013 |
Angelou High from the City Section has decided not to have a varsity football team this season, Commissioner John Aguirre said. The school was scheduled to play in the Southern League. The school also can't have a junior varsity team, so there will be no football team this fall. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 9, 2013 |
After rushing for 2,067 yards and scoring 34 touchdowns for the 9-1 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame freshman football team last fall, Leo Lambert III was projected to be a major contributor for the Knights' varsity this coming season. But his dentist discovered a benign tumor on the left side of his jaw, requiring 8 1/2 hours of surgery in March that ended his freshman track season. And another surgery for a bone graft is scheduled later this month, which will leave him sidelined until November at the earliest.
October 18, 2012 |
Want to know the most surprising development of the 2012 high school football season? It's the rise of a new group of quarterbacks few envisioned would become standouts so quickly. They have come seemingly out of nowhere - well, really off the junior varsity team or as unsung varsity backups. They were inserted into the starting lineup at the most important position, embraced the challenge, and look what they have accomplished. Ian Fieber, a junior at Mission Viejo who was a backup at Orange Lutheran, has led the Diablos to a 7-0 record.
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September 24, 2012 |
Four students at La Puente High School were arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with allegations they sexually hazed younger boys on the varsity soccer team with a pole, authorities said Monday. A coach, who was not named, has been placed on administrative leave. Holding placards and banners and chanting "justice" and "no more hazing," about 30 parents protested outside the high school Monday after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit and the school district revealed the arrests and the soccer coach's possible involvement.
August 29, 2012 |
The varsity football players at Torrance Bishop Montgomery High might want to start practicing salutes to kicker Jonathan Kim, because he figures to one day join his brothers Michael and Justin at the U.S. Military Academy and become an officer. Michael is a senior and Justin is a freshman playing for the soccer team at West Point. Jonathan has started the process of trying to join them, but in football. He has been a four-year varsity kicker and made a 47-yard field goal last week in Bishop Montgomery's season opener.
April 19, 2012 |
There's a train wreck slowly unfolding in high school sports, and it's time to examine the damage that might take place. Next month, the 10 sections that make up the California Interscholastic Federation will vote on a proposal to revise transfer rules. Under the current rules, an athlete who transfers without moving has to sit out one varsity season unless receiving a hardship waiver. It's designed to prevent athletes from switching schools simply for sports reasons. Now a new proposal, part of a package of changes being sold to schools, would require a 30-day sit-out period as the lone penalty for transferring.