Tommy Hawkins reflects on life through his poetry
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 March 2012
Tommy Hawkins (right) has larger than life experiences, and he routinely rubbed elbows with the most famous people in the world, such as Wilt Chamberlain. ****Meet Hawkins at EsoWon Books on March ... read more >>
Report cites major issues with UCLA's basketball program
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 February 2012
The common thought is that UCLA's slide from glory was because star players such as Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Love (42) have bolted to the NBA before their eligibility was up. Westbrook only stayed ... read more >>
Taft ain’t having none of that!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 February 2012
Anthony January played above the rim for most of the night in Taft's semifinals victory over Crenshaw.  Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor This email address is being protected ... read more >>
Dorsey taking out the Big 3
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 February 2012
Dorsey’s Donald Muepo helped spark their fourth period run that has landed them in the City title game for the first time since 1994.  Photo by Jason Lewis Dorsey has knocked off Fairfax and Westchester, ... read more >>
Girl’s bracket right on course
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 February 2012
Brittany Byrd looks to end her high school career with a championship. Photo by Jason Lewis  Narbonne coach Victoria Sanders is looking for her second City title. She led Narbonne to the championship ... read more >>
Heat and Thunder in NBA's June forecast?
Written by BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer 28 February 2012
A year ago LeBron James and the Miami Heat were supposed to run away with the NBA title, but that ended badly for them. The Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder may be the only teams that can ... read more >>
City Section high school basketball semifinals at CSUDH
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 February 2012
 Semifinals, Saturday at Cal State Dominguez HillsGirls #1 Narbonne vs. #5 Carson, 2 p.m.Last season Narbonne was heavy favorites to knock off Carson in the City championship game, but Carson walked away ... read more >>
Black History Month: Taking a look back
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 February 2012
 Check out the Sentinel Sports Section on Facebook and Twitter.Sentinel Sports Section Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Los-Angeles-Sentinel-Sports-Section/137328139648009Sentinel ... read more >>
Tradition Drives “Winning State” of Mind at Poly
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 February 2012
Destiny King hits a jump shot over Valencia. Photo by Ken Brooks Just when the rest of Division I thought it was safe to capture a championship, they’re back.  Despite preseason reports and an unranked ... read more >>
Ringside Update 2/22/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 22 February 2012
This past Saturday night Showtime Network broadcasted an exciting night of matches in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The night featured bouts between Paul Williams and Nobuhiro Ishida, Tavoris Cloud and Gabriel ... read more >>
Staying active at Rancho Cienga Park
Written by Robert Gillard III 22 February 2012
Some of the senior citizens who walk at Rancho Cienga Park have been doing so for decades.  As one group member said, “You just can‘t have a body sitting all the time. You‘ve got to get out and ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Linsanity is rooted in race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 February 2012
But that is not a bad thingPlease do not argue with the Sports Editor. That’s like complaining about Jeremy Lin being popular because of his race. It just does not make any sense. Illustration by David ... read more >>
Big 3 plus a pair of party crashers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 February 2012
Fairfax and Westchester have been heated rivals for years, and Chauncey Hill (above) made sure that Westchester left their gym without a win against Fairfax this season. The two teams can meet for a ... read more >>
Narbonne Stays Focused Despite Waltzing Into Playoffs
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 16 February 2012
Narbonne’s Tori Breshers was a member of last year’s team that lost in the City championship game to Carson. But this time around they are looking to finally get the title. Photo by Ken Brooks. ... read more >>
Washington Is Prepped For the Title Or Bust
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 16 February 2012
  Washington’s Ralph Harvey Jr. attacks the basket against King Drew. Photo by Ken Brooks There was nothing new about winning the Marine League considering it was the third consecutive title for Washington ... read more >>
Los Angeles Kings celebrate Black History Month
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 February 2012
  The Los Angeles Kings will be holding two special events in honor of Black History Month. On Thursday February 16, 2012 they will feature three original Tuskegee Airmen (the first African American military ... read more >>
Nike Extravaganza a showcase for City Section strength
Written by Evan Barnes (Special to the Sentinel) 09 February 2012
Westchester’s Keywbon Powns battles against two Capo Valley players in a 45-42 victory.  Photo by Ken BrooksTaft’s Anthony January scored 26 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in their 73-57 upset ... read more >>
Black History Month: Desegregating college football
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 February 2012
Southern football was reserved for white players only, but when USC’s Sam Cunningham ran over, and right by them, Southern whites knew that they needed black athletes to compete. By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Neubauer taking his talents to the next level
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 February 2012
Drew Neubauer refines his receiver skills at a recent training session with B2G Sports.  Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netTwelve-year-old Drew Neubauer plays ... read more >>
Ringside Update 2/9/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 09 February 2012
Floyd Mayweather is set to get back in the ring on May 5, but it will not be against Manny Pacquiao.  Photo by Jae C. Hong (AP) Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions found a fill in for the May 5 date ... read more >>
Giants prove that defense wins championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 February 2012
The Giants defense came up big again against the Patriots high scoring offense.  Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) and his defensive teammates had a lot to celebrate, as they were the driving force ... read more >>
Black History Month: The First Black Golfers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2012
John Shippen played golf in an era before the PGA restricted blacks from the sport.  He played in the U.S. Open six times, twice finishing in fifth place, in 1896 and 1902.Teddy Rhodes sued his way into ... read more >>
O.T. Pays Dividends for Inglewood in Ocean League
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 03 February 2012
Randy Onwuasor was clutch in Inglewood’s victory over Santa Monica.  Photo by Ken Brooks Inglewood basketball head coach Patrick Roy mentioned during the preseason that Santa Monica (14-8), (5-1) was ... read more >>
Super Bowl rematch or repeat?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 February 2012
Between running, passing, and playing defense, the Giants are the more balanced team, which the 49ers found in the NFC Championship Game, while the Patriots rely mostly on their passing game.  Photo by ... read more >>
Los Angeles and San Diego go to the wire in the California Classic All-Star High School game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 February 2012
Westchester quarterback Nicholas King reaches for the goal line after running for 35-yards.  The score gave the Los Angeles City Section a 21-6 lead over the San Diego Section team in the California Classic ... read more >>

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