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November 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Luis Mendez, who has coached volleyball at Garfield and Morningside, has been hired as the boys' volleyball coach at Verbum Dei. Marcel Veins has been named the school's track coach. He worked previously at St. Anthony. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 David Banuelos, who has been a head coach at Compton College and Pierce College, is the new football coach at Verbum Dei. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 19, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer, From Staff Reports
Ronnie Gipson, who guided Los Angeles Verbum Dei to consecutive Southern Section boys' basketball championships in two seasons as coach, will not have his contract renewed, Principal Benjamin Callaway said Tuesday. "There were philosophical differences we couldn't come to agreement on," Callaway said. Gipson had criticized Verbum Dei's corporate work program, which required participation by every student and led to players missing practice and games. No replacement has been selected.
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January 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Prime Ticket will broadcast a signing day special next Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Among the players scheduled to appear are Jabril Frazier of Verbum Dei, Tre Watson of Corona Centennial and Rashaad Penny of Norwalk. St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town will discuss his decision to commit to USC after being committed to Alabama. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 11, 2003
The '70s The tiny school had enough talent to dominate much larger schools, winning five Southern Section major division championships. Raymond Lewis, above left, a playground legend and a three-time section player of the year, was the spark in 1971, '72 and '73, and UCLA recruits David Greenwood and Roy Hamilton were the leaders in 1974. Cliff Pruitt, the section player of the year, led the Eagles to their fifth title of the decade, in 1979.
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April 14, 2005 | Eric Sondheimer; Dan Arritt; Martin Henderson; Eric Sondheimer, From Times Staff Reports
In a major restructuring, the Catholic Athletic Assn. voted Wednesday to move Los Angeles Verbum Dei from the Santa Fe League to the Mission League for boys' basketball only. Effective with the 2006-2007 season, Verbum Dei will join an eight-team league that includes basketball powers Los Angeles Loyola and North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake. "It feels great," Verbum Dei Coach DeAnthony Langston said. The Eagles have routinely beaten their Santa Fe League opponents by 30 points or more.
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November 29, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Verbum Dei High has filed a complaint with the City Section, alleging that a representative from Westchester used "undue influence" to coax basketball player Amir Johnson into changing schools. Johnson, who enrolled at Westchester on Nov. 4, is a 6-foot-9 junior who is considered one of the top non-seniors in Southern California. He averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds last season in leading Verbum Dei to the Southern Section Division IV-A championship.
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November 21, 1993 | GREG GONZALEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Verbum Dei was forced to forfeit its victories over Serra and Mary Star for using an ineligible player. Verbum Dei Principal Rev. Marvin Threatt petitioned the Camino Real League on Nov. 12 for clemency, citing administrative oversights. A vote was taken of the principals, and Verbum Dei's request that on-field records determine playoff entries was granted. The decision to use on-field records gave Serra a 3-2 league record going into the Eagles' final regular season game against Pius X.
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October 14, 1994 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Burbank High football team got sucker-punched. So said Bulldog wide receiver/defensive back Carlos Baker after a 15-14 nonleague loss to Verbum Dei at Burroughs High on Thursday night. Baker said the Eagles lulled Burbank (3-3) into a state of euphoria by spotting the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead in the first half. Then came the unexpected knockout blow by the team that gained only 39 yards in the first half.
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March 2, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Deon Williams may have won the battle of standout guards, but Baron Davis and Santa Monica Crossroads High walked away with the Southern Section Division IV-A championship trophy after an 88-71 victory over Verbum Dei Friday night in the Bren Center at Irvine. Williams of Verbum Dei scored 30 points to Davis' 20.
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January 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After two seasons as football coach at Verbum Dei, Jason Miller has resigned to become the football coach and athletic director at Inglewood. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Luis Mendez, who has coached volleyball at Garfield and Morningside, has been hired as the boys' volleyball coach at Verbum Dei. Marcel Veins has been named the school's track coach. He worked previously at St. Anthony. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
First-year Coach Jason Miller of Los Angeles Verbum Dei has a nice turnaround story going. The Eagles, 1-9 last season, are 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the Del Rey League. Jabril Frazier, Verbum Dei's talented linebacker-defensive end, has 11 sacks. Jacob LaRue, a junior running back, has rushed for 1,154 yards and 12 touchdowns. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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August 21, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
At nearly 6 feet 5, 225 pounds, with long arms and big hands, Jabril Frazier easily stands out in a crowd of high school football players engaged in workouts at Los Angeles Verbum Dei. The fact that he usually shows up first and leaves last adds to the intrigue of how good a player he might become. His philosophy: "When they sleep," he says of opponents, "I'm getting better. " He's a linebacker and defensive end who is expected to add his name to the glittering list of former Verbum Dei athletes who made it to the college level.
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May 9, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
So, Lakers fans, if you are still in shock over what Andre Miller did to your team at Staples Center on Tuesday night and want to know more about him, pull up a chair. Miller seems to fit most fans' image of a journeyman. He is 36, has played for five teams — twice with the Denver Nuggets — and is not generally coveted by NBA fantasy league players. Tuesday night, when the Nuggets beat the Lakers and sent the playoff series back to Denver for Game 6 on Thursday night — a stunning result for Lakers fans — you saw a bit of Michael Jordan, a pinch of Chris Paul and a smidgen of Magic Johnson all in one point guard.
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September 20, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer, Varsity Times Insider
Lewis Brown, a 6-foot-11 center who was a two-time high school basketball player of the year at Los Angeles Verbum Dei in the 1970s and spent the last 10 years living on the streets of Hollywood, died Wednesday after having a heart attack, according to his sister, Anita Brown Campbell. He was 56. In 1972 and '73, Brown was named the Southern Section 4-A player of the year, the first time since the award began in 1938 that a player had been honored in consecutive years in the highest division.
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November 15, 1992 | TIM DERMODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After positively enjoying the first eight games of the 1992 football season, Serra High was undecided about the last two. The Cavaliers settled for their second consecutive tie Saturday afternoon as they battled Verbum Dei to an 8-8 deadlock in the final regular-season game for both teams. The tie cost host Serra the outright Camino Real League title. Although the Cavaliers (6-2-2, 4-0-2 in league) will share the trophy with St.
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March 12, 1995 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In winning back-to-back Southern Section Division IV-A championships, the Verbum Dei High boys' basketball team has had several players step up in key game situations. Thursday night in a semifinal game against Garces High, it was Deon Williams' turn. The 6-foot-2 point guard had five steals and scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as Verbum Dei beat Garces, 84-70, at Compton College to advance to the Southern Regional Division IV Finals for the second consecutive season.
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August 19, 2009 | Carla Rivera
Peter Watts relishes the bonds he forged with coaches, teachers and classmates at Verbum Dei High School, an all-boys Catholic campus with a long tradition as an athletic powerhouse and a haven from strife in South Los Angeles. Now a successful educator, Watts assumed his son, Avery, would carry on the tradition as a proud Eagle at "the Verb." He and his wife were stunned when the 13-year-old's application was rejected. The reason: The school is now dedicated to serving only poor students, and the Wattses' income is too high.
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January 27, 2006 | Steve Lopez
"Mr. Lopez, I am a teacher at an all-boys Catholic high school, called Verbum Dei, in Watts. For the past two weeks, we have been operating and holding classes in a locked-down state.... There is a gang war being waged between the Nickerson Gardens Bounty Hunters and the Jordan Downs Grape Street Crips." Only a few weeks ago, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a celebratory news conference to announce a 10% drop in major crimes in 2005.
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