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SENTINEL TOP 10 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (Nov. 13)
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 11 November 2014
THE SENTINEL’S TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region)   1.St. John Bosco (9-1)…opens playoffs against a Cabrillo team that ... read more >>
ICEF Rugby: The March to Change Our Image
Written by Alexandre Torres, Sentinel Intern 10 July 2014
Coach David Hughes (left) and players celebrate a tournament victory.   As an African American youth, our generation is masked as being the Achilles heel to our communities. We are labeled as consumers ... read more >>
Crenshaw Track Rides Unique Experience All The Way To State Championships in Fresno
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 05 June 2014
CRENSHAW TRACK 1—UNIQUELY QUAILFIED: Unique Dickens won the City 300 meter hurdles and has emerged as a track star at Crenshaw despite tragically losing both of her parents who died.  CRENSHAW HIGH ... read more >>
University Pounds Westchester 34-14
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 17 October 2013
PHOTO Full Image 360/Jevone F. Moore HEADS UP: University senior star Domonick Heads blows by Westchester High School defenders during their Western league showdown last Friday. University won to improve ... read more >>
Soul Over Matter
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 17 October 2013
  THE CLASSIC: Crenshaw vs. Dorsey                                                                                                Full Image360/Jevone ... read more >>
Culver City's Tyler Haye has beaten the odds
Written by Robert Gillard (Sentinel contributing writer 16 July 2013
    Football is a not just a contact sport, but a collision sport. This is why football players are often considered tough. But that toughness doesn’t necessarily come from playing the sport. Many ... read more >>
St. Bernard's Varsity Football Team is Back!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 14 July 2013
After a one year hiatus, St. Bernard will light up Friday nights again.     Even though St. Bernard did not have a varsity football team last year, their JV team went undefeated in a seven game ... read more >>
Cali Boys dominate in Detroit
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 June 2013
The Sound Mind Sound Body football camp was a playing ground for the six Los Angeles high school football players that made the trip. The Cali Boys: (L to R) Marcus Moore (Culver City High School), ... read more >>
Serra's Ellis Salahuddin transfers
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2013
Ellis Salahuddin (25) is pictured here with Gardena Serra's Southern Section Division 4AA   Gardena Serra point guard Ellis Salahuddin, who was a key member of two championship teams, has transferred. ... read more >>
High School State Champions- Gardena Serra boy's and Long Beach Poly girl's bring home titles
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 June 2013
Gardena Serra's boys 4x400 meter relay team won the State title with a nation leading time of 3:10.59.  Dorsey also ran a blazing time, clocking in at 3:12.21, which is one of the fastest times in the ... read more >>
CIF City Section Track & Field Championship Meet
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 27 May 2013
  At Birmingham High School   Photos by Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net      Boys 100   Dorsey’s Lee Lawson pulled away with the boy’s 100-meter dash, winning ... read more >>
Star high school players and college scouts answered the call at Salesian High School
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 May 2013
Training started at 6 a.m., and that did not stop the players or college scouts from coming.   St. John Bosco wide receiver Shay Fields looks to get some yards after the catch as scouts and coaches ... read more >>
Champions are looking to defend their titles at the City Section track meet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 May 2013
Prelims are this Thursday, with the championships next Thursday at Birmingham High School.   Dorsey swept the hurdles last year, with Reggie Bell (5) leading the way.  Bell is back this year, and ... read more >>
Alex Turner is taking on America’s pastime
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 07 May 2013
The senior from Santa Monica High School is looking to be selected in next month’s baseball draft.   Turner is one of the best high school baseball players in Southern California.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Collision XV to Showcase 33 All CIF Honorees
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2013
Fairfax high school’s Chauncey Hill will look to make a major impact at Collision XV.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Narbonne High School girl’s coach Victoria Saunders has won the last two City Section ... read more >>
Collision Basketball All-Star game features this area's best
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 April 2013
Lamond Murray Jr. is one of many standout players that will headline this All-Star game.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Siera Thompson helped lead Gardena Serra to a state title, and she will be playing ... read more >>
Arcadia Invitational this Saturday
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
Last year Raymond Bozmans of Fort Collins, CO, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.41, which tied the fastest time in the nation that year.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Aaliyah Brown traveled from ... read more >>
High School Basketball State Championship Games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 March 2013
  By Jason Lewis  Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   High school basketball teams have been battling since late last year, and for the best teams in the state, it all came down to this ... read more >>
Jordan Rules for Santa Monica; Lynwood, Serra punch State Final tickets
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 17 March 2013
  California bound 6’4 guard Jordan Matthews says that he just love playing with his teammates at Santa Monica High School, but it took another brilliant game winning performance for him to do it ... read more >>
The Morris Code: God, Family---Championships! Reggie Morris Jr. leads Redondo Union to State Finals
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 16 March 2013
  At some point Reggie Morris Jr. will reflect on one of the more remarkable and surprising high school basketball seasons in CIF-Southern Section history. Morris Jr. is the son of former Manual Arts ... read more >>
L.B. Poly Girls Steamroll to State
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 16 March 2013
The familiar song and dance of appearing in the Southern California Regional Division I championship game continued for veteran coach Carl Bugg and his Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits girl’s basketball ... read more >>
High School Basketball- State Tournament
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 15 March 2013
Boys' Basketball   Regional semifinals results   Open Division Etiwanda 56, Westchester 46 Mater Dei 83, Long Beach Poly 63   Division I Santa Monica 51, San Marcos Mission Hills 34 Loyola ... read more >>
Westchester heads to State after winning their 12th City Section championship
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 March 2013
The City championship game was close throughout, but Westchester rose to the challenge, as a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter sealed their victory.  Senior guard Darnell Brown (above) led the team ... read more >>
Narbonne heads to State after winning back-to-back City Section championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 March 2013
Narbonne sophomore guard Latecia Smith is a rising star, and her 15 points plus a key basket late in the game gave her team the City title.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Narbonne took a young team to ... read more >>
Another Crowning Achievement for Black High School Basketball Coaches
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2013
Narbonne head coach Victoria Sanders instructs junior guard Kayla Brady during the City Section championship game.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Sophomore Chance Comanche dunks the ball as View Park ... read more >>
“If this was 1984…” El Camino Real defeats Crenshaw to make it to the City title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
  Crenshaw used to have a monopoly on the top basketball talent in Los Angeles, but Woodland Hills El Camino Real, just like Woodland Hills Taft the year before, had too much talent for Crenshaw to overcome.  ... read more >>
This is 2013! Westchester is back in the title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
Palisades stood tall, but it was not enough as Westchester’s Myles Stewart and his teammates soared above their Western League rival.  Photo by Jason Lewis     Westchester has made a home in ... read more >>
Narbonne vs. Fairfax meet again in the City Section title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
Narbonne’s Jade Everage has helped her team reach their fourth consecutive City championship game.  Photo by Ken Brooks The girl’s City Section championship game will be a rematch from last ... read more >>
Southern Section heads to the championship games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
  Long Beach Poly was a top 10 team in the nation, but they ran into an Etiwanda, who was also highly nationally ranked.  Etwanda knocked off Poly in overtime in the semifinals of the Division 1AA ... read more >>
High School Basketball- Getting closer to the championship games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 February 2013
  Loyola's Parker Jackson-Cartwright was off and running in the first round of the playoffs.  Loyola played a tough regular season to prepare themselves for one of the toughest playoff brackets in the ... read more >>
High School Basketball Playoffs: Serra Crossed Over on Seedings; Reggie Morris Earns No. 1 Seed at Redondo Union
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 February 2013
Bishop Montgomery is one of the best teams in the nation, and they are led by Lamond Murray Jr.  Photo by Jason Lewis         Gardena Serra High basketball coach Dwan Hurt had never seen anything ... read more >>
High School Basketball: Ed Waters Keeps Crenshaw Afloat in City Section
Written by Kenneth Miller (Staff Writer) 14 February 2013
Ed Waters is filling the shoes of legendary Crenshaw coach Willie West.  Under Waters, Crenshaw has won five consecutive Coliseum League titles.      Cougars earn No. 3 seed in basketball pairings    When ... read more >>
High School Basketball- Black coaches excel
Written by Kenneth Miller (Contributing Sports Writer) 30 January 2013
St. John Bosco's Isaac Hamilton led the way for their 67-64 victory over Loyola.  Both teams are highly ranked in the State.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Bishop Montgomery is one of the best teams ... read more >>
All-Star Weekend at the Home Depot Center
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 24 January 2013
Last year the Los Angeles City Section played against the San Diego City Section at the Home Depot Center in a high school football all-star game.  This year the format has been changed to showcase ... read more >>
High School Basketball- Westchester outlasts Fairfax; Fairfax State Preview Classic; Nike Extravaganza
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 23 January 2013
  Westchester’s Myles Stewart helped Westchester avoid an upset loss to long time rival Fairfax.  Photo by Jason Lewis      By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   Westchester ... read more >>
High School Basketball: Long Beach Poly rises to the top; Westchester has new company; Serra Classic
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 17 January 2013
Long Beach Poly has been soaring above their competition, but it is going to become a lot tougher come playoff time.  Photo by William "Jaye" Johnson    By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   Long ... read more >>
Serra wins State title in dominating fashion; LB Poly comes up short; who finished No. 1?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 20 December 2012
Serra celebrates their 2nd State Bowl championship over the past four years.  Photo by Williams “Jaye” Johnson   Serra senior running back scored on touchdown runs of one, 57, and 27 yards, ... read more >>
Serra is making a home at the State Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 11 December 2012
Serra cornerback Adoree’ Jackson is off to the races after intercepting a pass in the State Division II regional finals.  Photo by William “Jaye” Johnson    For the third time in four years, ... read more >>
For Narbonne, all great things must come to an end
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 10 December 2012
Narbonne's offense came alive in the second half, as A.J. Richardson (above) and quarterback Troy Williams got them back in the game, but in the end they fell short of the State Bowl.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Long Beach Poly runs to the State Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 December 2012
   Long Beach Poly running back Gerald Wicks (23) ran hard, tough, and right over Clovis.  He finished the game with 112 rushing yards.  Teammate Manusamoa Lu'uga did much of the same, as he rushed ... read more >>
2009 Crenshaw Championship Team vs. 2012 Narbonne Championship Team
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 December 2012
  Geno Hall was the City Section Player of the Year in 2009.  When he had the ball in his hands, defensive players were stumbling all over the place, including Narbonne in the 2009 City Section championship ... read more >>
Narbonne repeats as City Champions
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 December 2012
  Narbonne running back Johnell Jackson found a lot of running room on his way to a 57-yard touchdown run.  He finished the game with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns.  Photo by Ken Brooks    Narbonne’s ... read more >>
Serra and Poly bounce back for championships; heading to State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 December 2012
In the first meeting Chaminade staged a comeback over Gardena Serra.  But this time around junior quarterback Jalen Greene and his teammates did not let Chaminade catch them. Photo by Jason Lewis     At ... read more >>
High School Football Championship Games- Crenshaw, Narbonne, Serra, and Long Beach Poly are playing for titles!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 November 2012
Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams has destroyed opponents through the air, and when he needs to he will take off and run.  His abilities has Narbonne in line to win their second consecutive City title.  Photo ... read more >>
High School Football Playoffs- Semifinals are coming up
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 November 2012
Narbonne was just too fast for Garfield, as running back Tony Gates sprinted down the middle of the field.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Serra defensive back Daishon Green (23) breaks up a pass intended ... read more >>
High School Football: Playoffs! Centennial pulls a major upset; Crenshaw/Dorsey rematch
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 November 2012
Carson receiver Dijon Battle makes a catch against Roosevelt.  The game was a battle that Carson came out on top, 15-7.  Photo by Ken Brooks   Usually there are not very many surprises in the first ... read more >>
High School Football Playoffs!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
Venice's Alijah Lee had some running room as his team knocked off Fairfax and won the Western League title.  Venice is the one team that looks like they could throw a wrench into a potential Narbonne/Crenshaw ... read more >>
Pittsburgh Pirate All-Star Andrew McCutchen Visits Serra High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2012
  Gardena Serra’s baseball team was in for a treat two weeks ago as Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates graced their baseball diamond with a surprise visit.  Accompanied by former minor league ... read more >>
High School Football: League Titles on the Line
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
Fairfax junior wide receiver Jason Lewis Jr. has shown a knack for getting behind the defense. In the first quarter against Westchester, junior quarterback Myles Bowen hit Lewis for a 35-yard touchdown ... read more >>
High School Football: Crenshaw defeats Dorsey; Venice looks strong; Inglewood has a big test; results, schedules & Top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
Crenshaw's Dominique Hatfield caught this long pass to set up a touchdown.  Hatfield caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in the game, and he intercepted two passes, returning one for a 32-yard ... read more >>
Crenshaw vs. Dorsey....!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 19 October 2012
When Crenshaw and Dorsey collide there are big hits and big plays.  These kids are playing for bragging rights, pride, and lifelong memories.  Photo by Jason Lewis    Two years ago Dorsey entered ... read more >>
High School Footbll: Week 7 scores, Week 8 schedule, and the Top 10
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
Chauntez Jackson helped Inglewood break into the Sentinel top 10 by knocking off Culver City.  Photo by Ken Brooks Last week’s results    Crenshaw 42, Locke 8 Dorsey 55, Rancho Dominguez 0 Manual ... read more >>
High School Football: Messages sent as league play begins; Week 6 results, Week 7 schedule; Top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 October 2012
Long Beach Poly's Gerald Wicks races past defenders in their 42-3 victory over Lakewood.  Photo by Ken Brooks   After only one week of league play, a number of teams sent a message that they have ... read more >>
High School Football: Narbonne knocks off Mater Dei; League play begins; Week 5 results, Week 6 schedule; Top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 03 October 2012
Fairfax made easy work of Wilson, 42-0, as Clovis Youan helped preserve the shutout with this interception.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Mater Dei was bigger than Narbonne, but wide receiver A.J. Richardson ... read more >>
High school football: Crenshaw ends debate with Oaks Christian, Narbonne continues to roll against Serra, plus last week 4 scores and week 5 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
  Tony Gates and his Narbonne teammates have reason to celebrate after knocking off another Southern Section team when they defeated Serra 22-9, but it is back to work as they host Mater Dei on Friday ... read more >>
High school football: Gardena is undefeated; Cathedral is passing all over the place; Crenshaw at Oaks Christian; plus last week 3 scores and week 4 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 September 2012
  Hamilton wide receiver Ammiel Williams did not get much resistance from Sun Valley Poly’s defense, and neither did his teammates in a 48-8 victory.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Gardena is the other ... read more >>
High School Football: Narbonne is 56-0 over Long Beach Poly legit; Fairfax's big running back; week 2 scores and week 3 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
  Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams scored on a 16-yard touchdown run to give his team a 21-0 first quarter lead over perennial power Long Beach Poly.  The score was 42-0 at halftime.  Photo by Ken ... read more >>
High School football: It’s just getting started. Week 1 results, Week 2 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  Dorsey had their struggles, but with more athletes than Fairfax, they were able to get away with a 24-14 win in their season opener.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Long Beach Poly running back Gerard ... read more >>
High School Football- Season off to a great start; Big time match ups this week
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
  Venice took an early season blow in a 37-20 loss to Chaminade, but this was a non-league game.  Venice always get their act together for league play.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Culver City and Fairfax ... read more >>
City Section is gearing up for the high school football season
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 August 2012
  Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams was able to navigate his team through several defenses on their way to the City Championship last year.  This year they are looking to do it again.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Big Like Me football camp teaches fundamentals for the most important part of the game… the line
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 July 2012
 Fairfax junior Devin Rickenbacker works on staying low during a drill at the Big Like Me camp.  Rickenbacker started on the offensive line as a sophomore on the varsity team, and he’s looking to ... read more >>
Serra baseball has built a super program
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 June 2012
Dominic Smith is one of a few Serra athletes that is making a name for himself on a national level.  The junior is on USC’s radar, and he was the first ever sophomore to make the Milwaukee Brewers ... read more >>
State High School track & field championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 June 2012
Notre Dame junior Khalfani Muhammad (center) won the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and he helped his school win the 4x100-meter relay race.  Photo by Greg Smotherman/ www.smothermanimages.photoshelter.comLong ... read more >>
State qualifers from Southern Section Masters track meet
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2012
Girls 100 M Dash1 Ariana Washington     10 Long Beach Poly        11.61     2 Alexis Faulknor          12 Serra                           11.73     ... read more >>
Dorsey Boys and Taft Girls dominate sprints at City Finals
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 May 2012
Taft's Anthony Fowler ran an aggressive race in the 400 meter dash, but Dorsey's Rashard Clark was determined to win his second consecutive City title in that event.  Clark also won the 200 meter dash, ... read more >>
Sprinters set for the City Finals track meet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 May 2012
Canogo Park’s Randy Uzoma (left) edged out South East’s Robert Lewis in the 100-meter dash at the City prelim meet.  Uzoma ran the fastest qualifying time at 10.98, Lewis is second at 11.00.  Photo ... read more >>
Collision All-American Game Rosters
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 April 2012
 El Camino College on Saturday, April 21.  The girl’s game tips off a 5 p.m., and the boys at 7 p.m.  There will also be three Junior All-American Games (5th, 6th, and 7th graders) at 1, 2, and 3 ... read more >>
Arcadia lives up to its billing
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 April 2012
Raymond Bozmans of Fort Collins, CO, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.41, which tied the fastest time in the nation this year.  Photo by Jason Lewis Aaliyah Brown traveled from Illinois for the ... read more >>
B2G UNDERCLASSMEN SHOWCASE
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2012
Wide receivers and defensive backs have fierce competition while training at B2G.  Photo by Jason LewisOffensive and defensive linemen perfect their techniques with some of the best linemen coaches in ... read more >>
Collision XIV features top high school basketball players
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2012
Anthony January dunked over everybody on Taft’s way to the City title.  His high flying act will be center stage against the best players in the area.  Photo by Jason LewisKim Pickett led Narbonne ... read more >>
Arcadia Invitational is this weekend
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
Last year Dorsey High School won the seeded 4x100 meter relay.  Photo by Jason LewisMany of the best high school track and field athletes will compete.By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netGet ... read more >>
Winning Big Not The Only Standard For Serra Girls Basketball
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 22 March 2012
(L-R)  Nicole Collins, Jasmine Joseph, Simone Thompson, Siera Thompson, Deandrea Toler, Rejane Verin.  Photo by Ken Brooks Despite coming one game short of a state title appearance, Serra girls (30-4) ... read more >>
January dunks Taft to the City title!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 March 2012
Anthony January put on an aerial show against Dorsey in the City championship game, as he had seven dunks during the game.  Photo by Jason Lewis  View more of January's spectacular dunks here. http://www.lasentinel.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=919:taft-ain-t-having-none-of-that&catid=108&Itemid=198 ... read more >>
Narbonne girls defeats Fairfax 50-44 for the City title
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 March 2012
Fairfax put up a good fight, but in the end Kim Pickett’s 23 points and Narbonne’s tough defense gives them the City title.  Photo by Jason LewisNarbonne won their sixth girls City championship, ... read more >>
Inglewood on the Rebound as Unseeded Champions
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 07 March 2012
Inglewood’s Randy Onwuasor throws down a dunk to help his team win the Division II-AA title.  Photo by Ken BrooksInglewood was nearly counted out at the end of the regular season, but in the end they ... 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 Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netSentinel sports writer/photographer ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
California Classic All Star High School football game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 January 2012
Hamilton High School running back Marciss Grisby carries defenders an extra five yards after the first contact as the City Section practiced at Jackie Robinson Stadium.  Grisby hopes that a strong effort ... read more >>
Price Makes a Stand for Division Supremacy
Written by Ken Brooks (Sentinel Sports Writer) 25 January 2012
Price’s Chance Murray throws down a dunk in a close victory over Leuzinger.  Photo by Ken Brooks With a who’s who list of previous opponents, Price (14-5) is once again in the elite mix of what coach ... read more >>
Serra Basketball leads Del Rey league . . . for now
Written by Ken Brooks (Sentinel Sports Writer) 19 January 2012
Senior guard Dakarai Tucker pulls up for a mid range jumper against Bishop Montgomery.  Photo by Ken BrooksComing into the first league match against host Bishop Montgomery, Serra had one loss this season.  ... read more >>
Back to the Big 3
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 January 2012
Westchester had an easy time against University, as Je’ron Primus looks to drive the lane.  Westchester has Fairfax twice on their schedule, as well as a tough match up at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater ... read more >>
Local athletes compete in the 2012 U.S. ARMY ALL AMERICAN BOWL
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 January 2012
Compton Dominguez’s Brandon Beaver is one of 90 high school football stars to be chosen to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All American Bowl. Six local football players will participate with the nation’s ... read more >>
Fairfax hosts the 2012 L.A. City Showcase
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 January 2012
Fairfax’s Danah Haley goes hard in the paint in their opening game of the tournament.  Photo by Jason Lewis Fairfax, Washington, Narbonne, Carson, View Park, and LACES are looking to make early season ... read more >>
Narbonne runs away with the title
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 December 2011
Tray Boone rushes for 301 yards and six touchdowns in Narbonne’s 48-32 victory over Carson.By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netNarbonne and Carson’s first match up this season ... read more >>
High School City Championship game is set: Carson vs. Narbonne in a rematch of an instant classic!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 December 2011
Update- Narbonne wins City championship 48-32.  http://www.lasentinel.net/Narbonne-runs-away-with-the-title.htmlNarbonne ball carriers were running wild in the open field all night.  Here, wide receiver ... read more >>
High School Football: Crenshaw’s run comes to an end
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 November 2011
Crenshaw had a great run in the City Section, winning back-to-back City titles by crushing their opponents, but it all came to an end at San Pedro.  Photo by Jason Lewis Dorsey, Narbonne, Carson, San ... read more >>
High School Football: No surprises heading into the second round…
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 November 2011
…. Except for Culver City upsetting Gardena Serra! Serra entered the game as the No. 1 seed, but Culver City’s Kevin Porche signifies that his team was No. 1 that night as he tied the game with this ... read more >>
High School Football: Playoffs First Round this Friday
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 November 2011
Darrin Palmer and the Westchester Comets did themselves the great service by knocking off Fairfax 31-21 on Friday night.  The winner of the game would get to avoid one of the powers in the City Section ... read more >>
It's a family affair at Gardena Serra
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 November 2011
Emile Palacio (left) gives his son Kache Palacio (7) some advice on the sideline during a game.  Kache, who has verbally committed to SMU, has no issue listening to his father, who has coached him for ... read more >>
Woods receives Army All-American presentation at Inglewood
Written by Ken Brooks (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 November 2011
Inglewood’s Derrick Woods helped his team turn their season around and make the playoffs.  He has been rewarded by being selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Photo by Ken Brooks Eight ... read more >>
High School Football- league titles and playoff spots up for grabs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 November 2011
Some teams have already taken care of business heading into the final week of the regular season, but for a few teams, league titles and playoff spots are still up for grabs. The biggest game of this week ... read more >>
High School football results plus the top 10
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2011
It was a tough Saturday afternoon for Manual Arts, as Locke knocked them off 28-6.  Photo by Jason LewisDorsey 7, Crenshaw 6Locke 28, Manual Arts 6West Adams 56, Fremont 19Carson 40, Washington 12Gardena ... read more >>
Marine League produces another instant classic
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 November 2011
San Pedro and Narbonne combined for 829 rushing yards.  San Pedro’s Brent Speight contributed 121 yards on 11 carries.  Photo by Jason LewisNarbonne’s Tray Boone provided a number of big plays, including ... read more >>
It's a great day to be a Don!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 November 2011
Dorsey has dominated on defense all season long, and it was no different against their rival Crenshaw.  Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.netAfter every victory ... read more >>
Follow updates of the Dorsey/Crenshaw and Narbonne/San Pedro games on Facebook at Twitter
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 November 2011
Dorsey at Crenshaw Thursday night!  7 p.m. Photos by Jason LewisNarbonne at San Pedro on Friday night! 7 p.m.  Photos by Jason Lewis and Ken BrooksThe City section is featuring two mega match ups for ... read more >>
High School Football: Battle of the Titans
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 November 2011
Dorsey at Crenshaw on Thursday night! Narbonne at San Pedro on Friday night!  Battling for league titles, top playoff seeds, and bragging rights.  It’s going down!Reginald Bell and Dorsey High School ... read more >>
High School Football: Narbonne and Carson- Instant Classic
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 October 2011
****Update.  These two teams will be playing for the City Championship!  Friday December 9, 8 p.m. at East LA College.  Click the link below to read about it. Rematch of an instant classic!Narbonne ... read more >>
High School Football: LB Poly and Venice roll, Carson travels to Narbonne
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 October 2011
Long Beach Poly’s offense struggled in the first half of their showdown with rival Lakewood, but quarterback Chaiyse Hales and Poly’s offense sprinted past Lakewood in the second half for four touchdowns.  ... read more >>
High School Football: League play begins plus Sentinel top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 October 2011
There were 11 Culver City defenders on the field, but they didn’t seem to bother Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams, who completed 21-of-27 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in their 49-23 victory.  ... read more >>
High School Football: Week 4 results, Week 5 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 October 2011
Crenshaw running back Joseph Scott did not have any problems running through Gardena’s defense.  Photo by Jason LewisCarson scheduled tough non-league teams, but that has not worked out very well for ... read more >>
High School Football: Week 3 results, Week 4 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 September 2011
Venice’s speed on defense stopped St. Francis early in the game, but St. Francis’ size took the smaller and quicker Venice defenders for a ride in the second half.  Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
High School Football: Week 2 results, Week 3 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 September 2011
Junior wide receiver Bill Parker is one of several new players on Fairfax’s varsity team.  Against Canoga Park he finished with three receptions for 62 yards, including this 46-yard catch off of a screen ... read more >>
High School Football- Week 1 results, week 2 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 September 2011
Dorsey stops Taft all night; City Section struggles against Southern SectionDorsey’s defense played fundamentally sound all night long, holding Taft to only three points.  Photo by Jason LewisDorsey’s ... read more >>
High School Football: Week 0 results, Week 1 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame running back Khalfani Muhammad grinded out 144 yards against Serra.  Photo by Jason LewisNotre Dame thumps Serra, Crenshaw also struggles without stars from last year, but Carson ... read more >>
Time to turn on the lights!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 September 2011
Crenshaw has hoisted the City championship trophy the last two years in a row.  Carson, Dorsey, Narbonne and a couple other teams will try to take it from them.  Photo by Jason LewisFairfax took home ... read more >>
Serra’s Marqise Lee named 2010-11 Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Year
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 August 2011
Marqise Lee (left) passes the baton to George Farmer at the Arcadia Invitational.  Both Serra athletes were in the running for the Athlete of the Year, but Lee was given the award over Farmer and others.  ... read more >>
Former Gardena HS receiver shot in abdomen
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 June 2011
 Wimberly was the WAC freshman of the year at the University of Nevada after being named first team All Marine League during his junior and senior seasons in 2006 and 2007 at Gardena High School. ... read more >>
CIF Track State Finals Results
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
Long Beach Poly's Shaquille Howard (47.49) edged out Dorsey's Rashad Clark (47.66) and Serra's Pete Lauderdale (47.66) to win the 400 meter dash.  Photo by Duncan Selby. www.selbyphotography.comLong ... read more >>
City and Southern Section track athletes head to State
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 June 2011
Dorsey (left) ran away with the City title by winning the 100m, 200m, 400m, and both relay races.  Taft kept the competition close, but wins in the 400m, 300mh, and 4x400 relay, helped Carson (right) ... read more >>
Track City Finals and Masters meet this week
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 May 2011
Dorsey’s Rashard Clark crosses the finish line first in the 4x100 meter dash.  Dorsey has the fastest qualifying time in both relay races. Photo by Niles SundstromTaft’s girl’s 4x100 meter relay ... read more >>
The Los Angeles Watts Summer Games are back!
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2011
The Los Angeles Watts Summer Games are back! After a one year hiatus the largest high school athletic competition in the nation has returned with an expanded program that includes an Educational Component! ... read more >>
Sprinters blazing their way to City Finals
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 May 2011
Fairfax sophomore Billy Vaughn Jr. won the Western League title in the 200 (22.17) and 400 (49.52) meter dashes.  He’ll be in the mix in both of those races at the City prelims and finals. Photo by ... read more >>
Locals run blazing times at Arcadia
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 April 2011
Remontay McClain of Covina (left) edged out George Farmer of Serra (right) at the State championships last year, but at Arcadia, it was Farmer who out leaned McClain with a time of 10.62. Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Streaks on the line for City Boys and Southern Girls at Collision XIII
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 April 2011
11 D-I basketball recruits highlight Southern Section boys roster for April 16 showdown The LA City Section boys team will be hard pressed to extend their winning streak to three and the Southern Section ... read more >>
Polee turning Manual Arts around
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2011
Dwayne Polee Sr., standing in front of the 1980/81 championship banner that he helped win, had a trick up his sleeve after leading Manual Arts to its first playoff victory since 2005, in his first year ... read more >>
Taft, Carson, View Park, LACES, Long Beach Poly, and Serra bring home division titles.
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 March 2011
After three City championship game losses to Westchester, Taft finally rises to win the title as senior forward C.J. Blackwell throws down a dunk late in the game. Photo by Jason LewisCarson was determined ... read more >>
Aces and Deuces in high school basketball playoffs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 March 2011
Bre’lon Leverette and the Westchester Comets are driving hard to defend their City championship.  Taft may be the team to beat, but they have not beaten Westchester in the title game in three tries. ... read more >>
High School basketball playoffs going as planned…almost
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 February 2011
Taft and Westchester are expected to battle it out for the City title, but Washington will be crashing that party. Photo by Nick KozaMost high seeds progress to semifinal rounds of City and Southern ... read more >>
Jim Hill addresses local students at Business Sports Summit
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 23 February 2011
Jim Hill addresses student athletes at the Business Sports SummitPhoto by William N. Byers Jr.  Student-athletes from Dorsey, Crenshaw and L.B. Jordan attend summit where mentors emphasized non-playing ... read more >>
High School basketball playoffs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 February 2011
Taft and Westchester are the teams to beat in the City Section playoffs, but Washington could be the dark horse. Photo by Nick KozaTaft boys, Narbonne girls, and Long Beach Poly boys and girls teams look ... read more >>
Westchester best in the City… on this side of the hill
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 January 2011
Senior power forward Bre’lon Leverette and the Westchester Comets soared past Fairfax 67-40. Photo by Jason Lewis Taft is the best team in the valley, and they are the team to beat in the City Section. ... read more >>
Fairfax hosts 13th Annual L.A. City Showcase
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 January 2011
Fairfax’s Angelique McDanielPhoto by Jason Lewis***Update. Narbonne plays View Park for the tournament title today, Saturday 1/8/11, at 4 pm and Fairfax plays LACES in the third place game at 2:30 pm. ... read more >>
Crenshaw came in as the Two, but they were obviously the One
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 December 2010
Crenshaw players pose with the City championship trophy at the Coliseum for a second consecutive season.Crenshaw's Shaquille Shelton returns an interception for a first quarter touchdown, just moments ... read more >>
Fairfax runs away with the City Section’s Division II Title
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 December 2010
Fairfax celebrates a Division II championship after a dominating win over Chatsworth.Matt Bowen, the City’s leading rusher, was too much for Chatsworth’s defense, as he rushed for 213 yards. Photos ... read more >>
Gardena Serra wins back to back titles
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 December 2010
Serra's passing game was contained, so running back Shaquille Richard picked up the slack by rushing for 162 yards. George Farmer, who committed to USC, hurdled two defenders on his way to a 59 yard touchdown ... read more >>
Carson, Crenshaw, Fairfax, and Serra battle for championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2010
Carson running back Dion Willis shakes off a Taft defender on the way to his second touchdown of the night.  He rushed for 108 yards, and fellow running back Myles Johnson rushed for 109 yards. Photo ... read more >>
Taft Poised to Unseat Westchester for Basketball Crown
Written by Eric Lambkins II 08 December 2010
Spencer Dinwiddie’s 18 points helped Taft get past Westchester and it earned him an MVP award. Photo by Nick Koza First step for Taft was beating Westchester this past SaturdayBy Eric Lambkins IISentinel ... read more >>
High School Football playoff quarterfinals results/semifinals schedule
Written by Super User 27 November 2010
Terrance Hall (above) rushed for 118 yards and Matt Bowens added 131 rushing yards, which allowed Fairfax to maintain their lead throughout the night.  But Hamilton would not go away.  With Fairfax clinging ... read more >>
Serra and Dominguez on collision course for Western Division Title, plus scores, schedules, and rankings
Written by Eric Lambkins II 24 November 2010
Chris Brown and the Dominguez Dons (left) and George Farmer and the Gardena Serra Cavaliers (right) appear to be on a collision course for the Division IV title, but Inglewood and Chaminade will try to ... read more >>
Local high schools compete at Battle of the Bands
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 November 2010
Compton Dominguez high school Inglewood high school Crenshaw high schoolPhotos by Jason Lewis Local high schools compete at Battle of the BandsBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netMarching ... read more >>
High School Football Scores, Playoff Schedule, and Rankings
Written by Super User 18 November 2010
Dominguez (left) and Gardena Serra (right) appear to be on a collision course for the Division IV title, but Inglewood and Culver City will try to stop that mega match up. Dominguez photo by Nick Koza, ... read more >>
Crenshaw still No. 1 in the Coliseum League, and it’s not even close
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 November 2010
De'Anthony Thomas runs into the endzone for one of his four touchdowns and lets everybody know that Crenshaw is really No. 1.Shaquille Shelton gave Crenshaw a 34-0 first quarter lead with this 57-yard ... read more >>
Dorsey and Crenshaw Ball for it All, plus scores, schedule, and rankings
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 November 2010
Crenshaw and Dorsey have been going at it for years.  Above, two Dorsey defensive players go after a Crenshaw ball carrier in 2007.Last season it was all Crenshaw, as they defeated Dorsey twice on the ... read more >>
Carson holds off Narbonne 26-23, plus week 8 scores
Written by Eric Lambkins II 31 October 2010
Carson running back Dion Willis helped set up a late first half touchdown, giving Carson a 26-10 halftime lead. That touchdown ended up being the deciding score because Narbonne shut Carson out in the ... read more >>
Inglewood defeats Culver City in 66-60 3-OT thriller, week 7 wrap up, week 8 schedule, and rankings
Written by Eric Lambkins II, and David Earley 24 October 2010
Inglewood defeats Culver City in 66-60 3-OT thrillerBy Eric Lambkins II,Sentinel Sports WriterIf it weren’t for Inglewood cornerback Andrew Moore’s interception in the third overtime, Inglewood and ... read more >>
High School Football Week 6 wrap up, Week 7 schedule and rankings
Written by David Earley (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 October 2010
Too much speed for Westchester. Fairfax wide receiver Eric Pugh caught a short pass, turned it up the sideline and race for a 78-yard touchdown in Fairfax's 24-13 win . Photo by Jason Lewis Gabriel Marks ... read more >>
Dorsey reaches 5-0, Poly upsets Lakewood, Week 5 scores
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor), David Earley (Sentinel Sports Writer) 09 October 2010
Dorsey's football team gets ready for their battle against Mira Mesa high school. Photo by Anthony Watson/Photo PRO MediaDorsey finishes non-league games 5-0 By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor Dorsey’s ... read more >>
High School Football Week 5
Written by David Earley (Sentinel Sports Writer) 06 October 2010
The Sentinel top ten high school football rankings1. Serra Cavaliers (4-0)2. Lakewood Lancers (4-0)3. Crenshaw Cougars (3-2)4. Dorsey Dons (4-0)5. Dominguez Dons (4-1)6. Long Beach Poly (3-2)7. Carson ... read more >>
Serra leaves no doubt against Narbonne, plus week 4 scores
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 October 2010
Serra wide receiver Marqise Lee catches one of his four touchdown passes.  Lee finished the game with five receptions for 191 yards. Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorThe back ... read more >>
High School Football Week 4
Written by David Earley (Sentinel Sports Writer) 01 October 2010
Palisades’ Malcolm Creer helped the Dolphins rout Lynnwood 41-0.Photo by Nick Koza By David EarleySentinel Sports Writer JORDAN READY FOR LEAGUE PLAY Coach Sheron Butler already has a reason to be proud ... read more >>
High School Football Week 3 Scores
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 September 2010
City Section9/24Kennedy 36, University 12Locke 14, Westchester 0Grant 20, Manual Arts 12Huntington Park 28, Fremont 6Jordan 36, Washington 12San Fernando 26, Banning 0South East 21, Gardena 6 Southern ... read more >>
High School Football Week 3
Written by David Earley (Sentinel Sports Writer) 24 September 2010
  Dorsey’s Keith Lakey runs through an arm tackle in their 44-7 victory over HamiltonLong Beach Poly running back Keltain Malveaux rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns in their 23-20 victory over ... read more >>
High School Football Week 2
Written by David Earley (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 September 2010
High school football Dorsey Launches an Air Assault on Taft By David EarleySentinel Sports Writer Thursday night, the air at Jackie Robinson was crisp and clear. The crowd danced as the DJ played your ... read more >>
A Look Back at 2009-10 and Saying Goodbye
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 June 2010
Prep Report A Look Back at 2009-10 and Saying Goodbye The 2009-2010 season has come to a close and what a season it was. When the football season began, all eyes were on Crenshaw and Lakewood - a game ... read more >>
LA High School’s Amankwah leads surprises heading into City finals
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 May 2010
 Crenshaw senior Jonathan Downard is expected to be one of the top finishers in the long jump and the 200 meters at today's City Section track and field finals. The Cougars, along with rival Dorsey, ... read more >>
Legacy motivates Dorsey hurdling duo
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 May 2010
 NEXT GENERATION: Dorsey junior Monae Dale and senior Bejon Bryant look for City Section medals in the hurdles while continuing the school’s legacy of track success.  Bryant is the son of ... read more >>
Collision All-Star Game is best bet for weekend
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 26 April 2010
Tyler Lams (Mater Dei) Photo Credit: Scott Kurtz/Sentinel Collision All-Star Game is best bet for weekend By Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorIt's hard to find an All-Star Game that has consistently ... read more >>
It's Deja Vu for Compton at State
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 18 March 2010
Photo Credit: Nick Koza for SentinelIt's Deja Vu For Compton At StateCompton, Centennial Gets Second Chance In Regional FinalsIt seems longer than two years ago when Compton was the center of the basketball ... read more >>
Leuzinger’s Morris adds CIF title to legacy
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 11 March 2010
HONORING LEGACY: Leuzinger head coach Reggie Morris honoredhis past by retiring the jersey of former standout and Oklahoma CityThunder guard Russell Westbrook. Two days later, his current squad wonthe ... read more >>
All eyes on Washington Prep as City sleeper in Playoffs
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 18 February 2010
EYES ON A SURPRISE:  Washington Prep guard Scott Michaelyn (18.8 points, 2.7 steals) is a big factor in the Generals earning the No. 4 seed in the City playoffs but it's been their swarming team defense ... read more >>
Top 10 Basketball Poll (2/11/10)
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 11 February 2010
Allen CrabbePhoto Credit: Nick Koza for SentinelSentinel Prep Basketball Top 10 PollRecords as of Feb. 81. Westchester (20-3) - If there's a bigger sure thing than the Comets earning the No. 1 seed in ... read more >>
Crenshaw proves its mettle in defeat
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 05 February 2010
DETERMINED: Crenshaw senior Deuce Zaid had 26 points against Price last weekend and is part of the reason the Cougars are not just the third-best team in the City, but could give either Westchester or ... read more >>
20 Year Title Drought Ends for Serra in the Rain
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 17 December 2009
Prep Report   20 Year Title Drought Ends for Serra in the Rain It was a title-filled weekend for Gardena Serra and Crenshaw as they both won their school's second division championship (Note: Crenshaw ... read more >>

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CIF Crystal Ball Looks into Weekend Semifinals
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 December 2009
Prep ReportCIF Crystal Ball Looks into Weekend SemifinalsESCAPE: At 5-4, Carson tailback Myles Johnson is hard to tackle and a big reason why the Colts are favored in their rematch against Narbonne Friday ... read more >>
Unfinished Business for Serra's Woods
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 19 November 2009
Prep Report: Unfinished Business for Serra's Woods ON THE RUN: Serra’s Robert Woods has made an impact as wide receiver, defensive back and return specialist but off the field, he’s also ... read more >>
It's Crenshaw and...everybody else in the City playoff race
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 November 2009
Prep Report: It's Crenshaw and...everybody else in the City playoff raceCRUNCHED: Dorsey's Cleshawn Page felt the brunt of one of many hits delivered by the Crenshaw defense during their rivalry game last ... read more >>
Inglewood’s Grace grateful for second chance
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 29 October 2009
Inglewood’s Grace grateful for second chance   BACK ON THE FIELD: James Grace sat out Inglewood's first six games after being declared ineligible by the CIF for seeking an extra year of eligibility. ... read more >>
Defense turns tide for Narbonne
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 October 2009
Defense turns tide for Narbonne STEPPING UP: Narbonne's CJ Wiley had a touchdown and an interception on back-to-back plays to set tone for the Gauchos' aggressive play in the second half of their 23-22 ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10 (9-23-09 Edition)
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 24 September 2009
Sean Parker (Narbonne)Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for Sentinel   Prep ReportDepth at WR propels Serra's attackBy Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorWhat's the scariest thing about defending Gardena Serra's ... read more >>
Depth at WR propels Serra’s attack
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 23 September 2009
  Compton’s Josiah Marshall shakes off a Dominguez defender during the Tarbabes’ 46-29 rout of the Dons.  Marshall, who’s also one of the top linebackers in the region, and ... read more >>
Three-headed running attack spurs Compton offense
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 September 2009
NARROW ESCAPE: Crenshaw's Hayes Pullard dives for a touchdown against Norco but questions surround the Cougar defense as they face AB Miller on Friday. Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for SentinelThree-headed ... read more >>
Crenshaw holding firm
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 September 2009
BIG WIN: Crenshaw senior Geno Hall, left was all smiles after catching the winning touchdown pass.  He was one of several players who factored in the Cougar’s win over Lakewood. This week, the ... read more >>
Preseason All-Sentinel Team
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 September 2009
Robert WoodsPreseason All-Sentinel Team By Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorQB: Jesse Scroggins (Lakewood, Sr.) - USC-bound quarterback became one of the fastest prospects in the nation this summerRB: ... read more >>
Compton remains content under Moore League radar
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 August 2009
PROGRAM BUILDER: Compton Coach Calvin Bryant has built his team to be one of the best in the area but in a deeper Moore League than in years past he has his work cut out for him.  Photo Credit: Nick ... read more >>
L.A. Jordan ready to reload and bite back
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 August 2009
ONE TO WATCH: Jordan senior Deshawn Beck, who shined as an All-City wide receiver his first three seasons, will be at the forefront of the Bulldogs new offensive scheme, which head coach Elijah Asante ... read more >>
Lakewood-Crenshaw highlights 09’ season schedule picks
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 30 July 2009
Prep ReportFootball season is a little over than a month away and it's right about time to start cranking the preview engine.City Section schools start conditioning on Monday and it's only a matter of ... read more >>
Verbum Dei’s Foster completes remarkable turnaround
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 18 June 2009
RISING HIGH: Aristacus Foster underwent a 12-month crash course of summer and night classes in a addition to his senior year class load to graduate high school on time.  He’ll head to Jackson ... read more >>
A final send-off (and look ahead) to another HS year
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 11 June 2009
PRESENT AND FUTURE: Cathedral senior Randall Carroll, center, repeated as state champion in the 100 and 200 meters and helped the Phantoms tie for the boys state title.  But the 200 race next year ... read more >>
Manual Arts' Conway switches gears
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 28 May 2009
Prior to this year, Manual Arts senior Terrence Conway had never run the 400-meter dash as his focus was the 200 and 4 x 100 relay. The adjustment wasn't too difficult as Conway enters the City Section ... read more >>
City's Fastest take off at Section Prelims
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 May 2009
Crenshaw's Thomas, Dorsey's Harris among favorites at Birmingham HSThe City Section's fastest and strongest will gather at Birmingham High School today for the section track-and-field preliminaries.It's ... read more >>
Crenshaw's Dennis to retire at season's end
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 14 May 2009
Crenshaw will enter the City Division II playoffs next week among the favorites to win after clinching their fourth straight Coliseum League victory. It will also be the last go-around for head coach ... read more >>
For Seniors, More At Stake Than Winning State
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 19 March 2009
GOING FOR FOUR: Long Beach Poly guard Kelli Thompson is bidding to be the fourth girl in state history to win four state title, most recently done by former Bishop Montgomery and UCLA standout ... read more >>
Westchester's Dominance Reigns Supreme
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 12 March 2009
  City Section Team of the Decade? It's not even close. While most eyes were focused on Mater Dei's quest for perfection that ended against Riverside King, Westchester won their seventh City title this ... read more >>
Marlborough's Ball is one phenomenal student
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 March 2009
Senior guard is Ivy-League bound with 4.1 GPA and an interest in genetics At 2 years old, Taylor Ball's parents knew that she was something special based on a simple one-word greeting she'd ... read more >>
Former Fairfax assistant keeping hoops in perspective
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 February 2009
In the 25-plus years that J.D. Green has been a part of the Southern California basketball scene, he's seen the dramatic changes that have taken place at the high school level.Alongside future NBA ... read more >>
City Playoff Seeds Deserve Another Look
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 February 2009
Tonight, the City Section playoffs start but no surprise, there's a bit of controversy over where certain teams were seeded. The coveted No. 4 seed - assumed to be given to Crenshaw, the Coliseum ... read more >>
Fremont, Crenshaw focused on game, not revenge
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 February 2009
All eyes may be on Fairfax-Westchester Round II Friday night but the rematch between Fremont and Crenshaw will get its fair share of attention too. The first game on Jan. 14 was marred by a fight ... read more >>
Inglewood girls basketball perseveres after sanctions
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 29 January 2009
The mood surrounding the Inglewood High School girls' basketball team wasn't too good after the Southern Section office handed some sanctions their way. Their promising season appeared to ... read more >>
Fairfax-Westchester get set for Round 1 Friday
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 January 2009
Word of advice for anyone going to the Westchester-Fairfax game on Friday at Fairfax. Get there early. The fans packed the gym for the junior varsity game just to beat the rush last year and you can ... read more >>
New faces keep Dominguez on the same old track of success
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 January 2009
Don't call it a comeback. Dominguez hasn't gone anywhere just yet.  It's a new year but nothing has changed as one of the state's premier basketball programs is reminding folks not ... read more >>
Another Year to Remember
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 January 2009
Time to say goodbye to another outstanding year in prep sports. And what a year 2008 was. (Before we look back, some late congratulations to Los Angeles Jordan quarterback/defensive end James Boyd ... read more >>
City Finals unfit to be tied
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 18 December 2008
  No need to sugarcoat this. Every fan of the City Section got robbed of a fantastic finish at the Coliseum Saturday. The ending to the City Section championship game between Narbonne and San Pedro ... read more >>
Crystal Ball Reveals CIF Predictions
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 11 December 2008
  You want predictions on this football weekend? I got them right here... Starting off in the City, I saw the triple-overtime thriller between Narbonne and San Pedro in October and I wouldn't be surprised ... read more >>
Fairfax the Early Favorite to Win City Title
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 04 December 2008
As promised here's Part II of my basketball preview. Since I previewed Westchester and Taft last week, I'll go ahead and start with the team favored to win the City - Fairfax. It's one ... read more >>
Westchester, Taft lead field at Tip-Off Classic
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 27 November 2008
As families gather around the table for Thanksgiving this week, sports fans can give thanks for one more thing - the return of high school basketball. Right after that food settles down and leftovers ... read more >>
Dorsey Player Fine After Neck Injury
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 November 2008
Senior Malcolm Chapman 'up and walking' after leaving the field in an ambulance  Dorsey senior tight end Malcolm Chapman is doing fine after suffering what appeared to be a serious ... read more >>
OUCH! It’s the Gauchos munching on City competition
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 October 2008
After Week 7, we saw further proof the race to the City title is going to be wide open. And by that I mean Narbonne stretched their lead a bit wider in this horse race. With their 27-24 triple overtime ... read more >>
Fairfax Classic Offers Good First Impressions
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 July 2008
Alright, I know I said I was excited for football season in the last column but last week’s Nike Fairfax Classic got me refocused on the summer. It was great to finally watch teams that brought nearly ... read more >>
Graduation Ends One Chapter and Starts Another
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 19 June 2008
It’s the best time of the year for high school seniors - that time when all the four years of hard work pays off with that piece of paper bearing your name. Graduation. Has there ever been one word ... read more >>
King-Drew Softball Duo Setting Pace for Powerful Lineup
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 01 May 2008
The California state record book is going to be made over this year as local girls are having amazing seasons across the board. Let’s talk about King-Drew senior pitcher Chyna Dixon and freshman second ... read more >>



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