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 >>
Taylor Made
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 05 March 2009
Taft coach Derrick Taylor aims for rare repeat in City Section finals   Woodland Hills Taft head coach Derrick Taylor has figured out what no other coach in the City Section has: How to stop Fairfax ... read more >>
NFL Players Missing At Sea
Written by Associated Press 01 March 2009
Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper were among four boaters missing Sunday off Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard and Smith’s agent ... read more >>
Taft, Westchester advance to City Section Championships
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2009
Taft 67, Fairfax 45 – This was supposed to be Fairfax’s revenge. With Larry Drew having graduated to North Carolina, they were supposed to avenge their loss to Taft in last year’s ... read more >>
Inglewood outlasts Bishop Montgomery in overtime
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 01 March 2009
  Sentinels advance to first CIF final since 2004 with a thrilling 97-93 victory The Division IV-A semifinal between Inglewood and Bishop Montgomery at Morningside High School represented everything ... read more >>
Saturday H.S. Basketball Playoff Schedule
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 27 February 2009
 Saturday High School ScheduleCity Section Boys Semifinals Division I (at Galen Center) Cleveland vs. Westchester – 12 p.m.Taft vs. Fairfax – 2 p.m. Southern Section Girls Semifinals Division ... read more >>
Friday H.S. Basketball Playoff Night Schedule
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 27 February 2009
City Section Girls Semifnals (7 p.m.)  Division IFairfax at ChatsworthWashington at Taft  Small SchoolsSherman Oaks at View ParkElizabeth at LACES Southern Section Boys Semifinals (7:30 ... read more >>
Wednesday Night H.S. B-Ball Roundup
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 February 2009
Marlborough uses fourth-quarter run to break game open, 8-0 run keys 54-43 victory over Arroyo Grande in Div. III-AA quarterfinals Marlborough’s quest for a seventh consecutive Southern ... read more >>
Wednesday’s Girls H.S. Basketball Schedule
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 February 2009
City Section Quarterfinals (7 p.m.)  Division I Dorsey at Chatsworth Carson at Fairfax El Camino Real at Washington Westchester at Taft  Small Schools Douglass at View Park   ... read more >>
Black Owner Wins NASCAR Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Southern California once again played host to the Auto Club 500 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The races have clearly felt the financial crunch of our time due to the scattered empty seats in ... read more >>
Why Winky? Paul Williams Says Why Not!
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 February 2009
It's not even a month away and probably not on your radar screen for a must watch event, but critics are already crying about Paul Williams fighting Winky Wright on April 11 at the Mandalay Bay ... read more >>
Rotary Club aids Jordan
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 February 2009
Rotary Club of Crenshaw-Watts presented a check in the amount of $1,400 to Jordan High School girl's basketball Head Coach Jason Simons and his team. The donation to the program was for the team's ... read more >>
Clippers Notebook: Eric Gordon Making Noise
Written by Tamara Latta (Special to the Sentinel) 26 February 2009
Despite the Clippers' rusty season, rookie guard Eric Gordon remains adroit on the court. In the first 13 games of the season, Gordon averaged 4.5 minutes per game but on November 24, Gordon ... read more >>
SC State, Grambling to compete in MEAC/SWAC Challenge
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
The fifth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, an ESPN Regional Television (ERT) owned-and-operated event, will pit MEAC defending champion South Carolina State University against 2008 SWAC ... read more >>
Our Women, Our History
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 26 February 2009
  As Black History Month ends this weekend (and with Women's History Month starting Sunday), it is only appropriate that we spotlight the Black women who have made an impact in sports. While opportunities ... 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 >>
'Da Difference' Can Change USC's Fortune
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 February 2009
Prep superstar Renardo Sidney makes it officialIn the same Fairfax gymnasium where his thunderous dunks have lifted the students off their feet and where scores of scouts have watched his development soar ... read more >>
Tuesday Playoff Results
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 February 2009
Westchester came into their second round playoff game expecting a tough time against Fremont. Judging by the final score, 75-33, it was easier than it looked. It started with a 19-6 lead in the ... read more >>
Tuesday Night Playoff Schedule
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 February 2009
Tuesday Night Playoff Schedule (all games at 7:30 p.m.)   Division I-AA Lynwood @ Etiwanda Dominguez @ Long Beach Poly   Division II-AA Valencia @ Leuzinger   Division III-A ... read more >>
High School Basketball Friday Night Roundup
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 February 2009
Playoff Scores from 2/20  City Section (1st Round)   Division I (Boys) Cleveland 70, Van Nuys 62   Division I (Girls) Chatsworth 71, Locke 21 Carson 65, Granada Hills 33 Fairfax ... read more >>
Crenshaw outduels L.A. Jordan in 79-76 slugfest
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 February 2009
Playoff basketball is supposed to be intense, dramatic and a place where two teams leave it all on the floor. Such was the case between L.A. Jordan and Crenshaw in the first round of the City Section ... read more >>
Fourth-quarter comeback helps Lawndale survives playoff opener
Written by Evan Barnes 19 February 2009
    Trailing 62-54 in the fourth quarter, Lawndale Coach Alex Acosta told his team to come out aggressive and focused, hoping to avoid playing their last game at home. Consider the message delivered ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Basketball Top 10 (02-19-09)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 February 2009
This is the final Top 10 poll of the year as playoffs begin this week. Records are as of season's end before the playoffs   1. Fairfax - The Lions are gunning for a third straight appearance ... read more >>
Urban youth academy hosts' second urban invitational baseball tournament
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
San Diego State, Univ. of San Diego to meet Southern, Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 20-22 Major League Baseball announced that the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy will host the second annual ... 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 >>