November 10, 2013 |
Yes, it looks a little silly when a 5-5 or 4-6 team is selected over an 8-2 or 7-3 team for an at-large playoff berth. Coaches, players and fans start getting upset, but win-loss record should never be the determining factor when teams play in different leagues and face different nonleague opponents in a vast and diverse Southern California high school sports scene. That's why the Southern Section has a specific criteria and point system based on win-loss record, strength of schedule, head-to-head competition, strength of league and strength against commmon opponents.
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November 6, 2013 |
It was around lunchtime when patrons of the Ruby's Diner perched near the end of the Balboa Pier looked up and saw what appeared to be a dummy plummeting from a passing helicopter and then heard it splash into the ocean. As customers strained to get a look, rescuers who rushed to the shoreline made a grim discovery. The object seen dropping from the sky Tuesday was actually the body of a man who had paid $310 for a tour of the Orange County coastline, only to tumble from the chopper's door, falling 500 feet to the water below.
October 18, 2013 |
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Even if they didn't have any other reason, USC and Notre Dame should play football every year just so we can tell John McKay stories. He coached the Trojans from 1960-75 and you don't need a record book to know he was successful. Just wander onto the USC campus. There you will find a $70-millon state-of-the-art athletic facility named the John McKay Center. At the south entrance is a statue of a man, his hand on his chin as if pondering his next one-liner. Legends get statues.
September 30, 2013 |
Tuesday, October 1st INTERSECTIONAL Indio at Blythe Palo Verde Valley, 6 p.m. Thursday, October 3rd SOUTHERN SECTION CENTURY LEAGUE El Dorado at El Modena, 7 p.m. MARMONTE - EAST LEAGUE Westlake vs. St. Bonaventure at Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara), 7 p.m. MONTVIEW LEAGUE Ganesha vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. PACIFIC LEAGUE Pasadena vs. Burbank at Burbank Burroughs, 7 p.m. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Northview vs. Covina at Covina District Stadium, 7 p.m. NONLEAGUE Bolsa Grande vs. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Estancia, 7 p.m. Garden Grove Santiago vs. Savanna at Glover Stadium, 7 p.m. Saddleback vs. Westminster La Quinta at Bolsa Grande, 7 p.m. INTERSECTIONAL View Park vs. Morningside at Coleman Stadium (Inglewood)
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September 18, 2013 |
Authorities believe that they have ended the mystery of who threatened to shoot an AK-47 assault rifle at schools and a hospital in the San Gabriel Valley. Gerardo Cortez, 26, was arrested Tuesday afternoon as he was leaving his Monrovia home, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. He was booked on five felony counts of making criminal threats and five counts of falsely reporting an emergency, the officials said. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19. At a news conference Tuesday evening, Sheriff's Department Capt.
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August 17, 2013 |
Police arrested three more people this week suspected of participating in the July 28 disturbance that broke out in downtown Huntington Beach after a surfing tournament, police announced Saturday. One of the men, Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, of Anaheim, who is believed to have written expletives on the sides of police cars, indirectly helped authorities track him down, police said. "Mr. Rodriguez, apparently proud of his actions, 'liked' the Huntington Beach Police Department's picture #15 and shared it with his friends, which was noticed by numerous fans of our Facebook page and a series of tips leading to his identification," police said in a statement posted on the department's Facebook page.