Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tray Boone Narbonne high school football
Narbonne High School had to battle Marine League rivals San Pedro and Carson to make it to the City Championship game, where they had to play Carson a second time.  Tray Boone (above) came up big time in all three games, and he rushed for 301 yards and six touchdowns in the championship game to lead Narbonne to the title in a 48-32 victory.  Photo by Jason Lewis

taft basketball
After three City championship game losses to Westchester, Taft finally rises up to win the title as senior forward C.J. Blackwell throws down a dunk late in the game.  They defeated Westchester 66-62.  Photo by Jason Lewis

Carson high school basketball
Carson was determined to defend their title, as senior center Janitah Iamaleava was not denied a path to the basket.  They defeated favored Narbonne 64-55.  Photo by Jason Lewis


Kobe Bryant was not too happy with the Lakers being knocked out of the second round of the playoffs last season.  He said that the season was a “wasted year of my life.”  Photo by Jeff Lewis


Blake Griffin made the Los Angeles Clippers relevant for the first time in years.  Unlike past years when the Clippers were on an upswing, Griffin had the entire nation talking about Los Angeles’ other team, and he was the centerpiece of the NBA’s All-Star Game.  Photo by Jason Lewis.


UCLA had everything to play for while USC did not have much on the line because of NCAA sanctions.  But USC was the only team to show up, winning the game 50-0.  Robert Woods (above) made a difficult catch look easy in the endzone.  Photo by Ken Brooks


An upset Floyd Mayweather knocks out Victor Ortiz in the fourth round after an illegal head butt delivered by Ortiz.  Mayweather took a lot of heat from the media and fight fans because he punched an unprotected Ortiz, who had his hands down.  But it was a legal punch, while Ortiz’s actions were illegal.  Photo by Eric Jamison (AP)

Asomugha Foundation
Nnamdi Asomugha: Sentinel Sports Section Sportsman of the Year. Former Narbonne High School star Nnamdi Asomugha has been a great player on the field with the Oakland Raiders and now with the Philadelphia Eagles, and a great person off of it.  Through his Asomugha Foundation, he promotes education and helps orphans and widows in Africa.  Photo by Jeff Lewis

Dorsey high school track
Dorsey’s 4x100 meter relay team won at Arcadia and again at the City Championship meet.  Rashard Clark of Dorsey won the City title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.45, and he took second place at the State Finals.  Dorsey’s Marvin Hall won the City titles in the 100m with a time of 10.87 and the 200m with a time of 21.72.  Dorsey also won both relay races.  Photo by Jason Lewis

carson high school track
Taft kept the competition close, but wins in the 400m, 300m hurdles, and 4x400m relay, helped Carson win the City title.  Monay Meggs won the 400m with a time of 56.20 and Dayna Hurd won the 300m hurdles with a time of 44.84. Photo by Jason Lewis


LeBron James changed the NBA landscape and captured the nation’s attention when he took his talents to South Beach, and with the help of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat went all the way to the NBA Finals.  But they fell short, losing to the Dallas Mavericks.  Photo by Jason Lewis

View Park high school basketball
Senior forward Lawerence Wynn takes off over a LACES defender in View Park’s 80-67 boy’s City Section Small Schools championship win.  Photo by Nick Koza

LACES high school basketball
LACES guard Maya Callender gets her shot off as her team wins the girl’s City Section Small Schools championship over View Park.  They won the game 59-43. Photo by Nick Koza


Serra High School’s Marqise Lee was named the 2010-11 Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the year.  On the football field Lee caught 57 passes for 1,409 yards and 24 touchdowns.  On the basketball court he was the team’s MVP, avenging 12 points per game.  He was a key player on their 2010 State Championship team.  On the track he took second place in the long jump at the State Finals, and he had the third longest jump in the nation.  This past football season he dominated the PAC-12 as a freshman receiver at USC.  Photo by Jason Lewis


Walt Hazzard passes (1942-2011). In 1964 Walt Hazzard led UCLA to its first title under John Wooden.  He was named college basketball’s player of the year, and he was the NCAA tournament’s most valuable player.  That same year he led the U.S. team to a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.  Hazzard went on to play for the Lakers, and then coach at UCLA.  Off the court he partnered with the 100 Black Men to create the Young Black Scholars, which is an organization that helps increase the number of African American and other minority high school students who are academically and competitively prepared for college and university admissions.  He also co-founded the Los Angeles Sports Academy at Audubon Middle School with fellow UCLA alum Winston Churchill Doby, who also recently passed away.  Photo by Bob Martin (LAPL Hollywood Citizen News/Valley Times Collection)


Rahim Moore’s dreams of becoming an NFL player were realized when the former Dorsey High School and UCLA star was selected by the Denver Broncos in the NFL Draft.  Photo by Jason Lewis


USC’s Nia Ali (left), UCLA’s Lindsay Rowe (middle) and USC’s Lauren Blackburn (right) are nearly even going over the third hurdle of the women’s 100-meter hurdles, but Ali pulled away to win (12.97) and Blackburn came in second (13.22).  The UCLA Men defeated USC 89-74 while the USC Women defeated UCLA 95-68.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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There was not any talk about the San Francisco 49ers before the season started, but heading into the playoffs they look like they are a team that can go all the way.  Photo by Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis Photography, Playmaker Images
Matt Kemp won the Hank Aaron award, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performers.  He batted .324 (third in the N.L.) with 39 home runs and 126 RBI in 2011, leading the National League in homers, RBI, runs scored (115) and total bases (353).  Many fans thought that he should have won the league’s MVP award.  Photo by Jeff Lewis


Tiger Woods went more than two years and 26 tournaments without a win, but he was able to pull out a victory at the Chevron World Challenge.  Photo by Danny Motoshok (AP)


TCU’s 21-19 victory in the 2011 Rose Bowl game over Wisconsin proves that they can beat the best teams from the BCS conferences, and that they should have had a shot at the national title. Photo by Jason Lewis

 

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