Pacific League Looks Forward

Southern Sections cancels fall championships, games can potentially still be played.
Following last week’s announcement that CIF Southern Section playoffs have been canceled, members from the Pacific League met on Jan. 20 to discuss possible season layouts for all fall sports, now that there are an additional four weeks to work with.
“We are still hoping to […]

Scholarship Opportunity for LA County Students

California Credit Union in Glendale invites college-bound students in Los Angeles County to apply for its 2021 College Scholarship Program. Through the program, the credit union provides $20,000 in scholarships annually to recognize Southern California students who are motivated in their academic studies and active in their schools and communities.
“We realize that managing the costs […]

CIF Releases Updated Map and Guidelines for the Possible Return to Competition

CIF Releases Updated Map and Guidelines for the Possible Return to Competition

By Michael LEVITSKY
The state office of the California Interscholastic Federation – CIF – released an updated map detailing guidelines in order for student athletes to return to competition in different tiers, by county across the state, as authorized by the California Dept. of Public Health. Also shown is which sports are divided into Season 1 […]

Angel City Sports: Local Competition for Physically Disabled

Angel City Sports: Local Competition for Physically Disabled

By Brandon HENSLEY
Clayton Frech is a man in his late 40s with the vocal inflection of a SoCal dude much younger. After talking with him, you get the impression that he might invite you out to a skate session to shred some gnar and go watch “Point Break” afterward.
But Frech’s tubular way of speaking belies […]

Opening Day in July? Let’s Play Ball

Opening Day in July? Let’s Play Ball

By Brandon HENSLEY
This was supposed to be the Dodgers’ year.
Okay, fine, it’s been that way for the past seven or eight years, right? No, but really, this year was supposed to be the Dodgers’ year.
They’d be hungry and embarrassed coming off a 2019 first-round playoff loss to the Washington Nationals (who, fair enough, won the […]

CIF Southern Section Announces Big Changes for Upcoming Year

By Michael LEVITSKY
The California Interscholastic FThe CIF Southern Section announced Monday that fall athletics are being pushed back and will take place during the spring semester of this academic year. Commissioner Rob Wigod stated all sports will be conducted in two seasons – fall and spring. This means fall, winter and spring sports are being […]

The Way I See It: Once This Is Over, Let The Kids Play

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By Michael DUMANSKY
In what seemed like an instant one of the most highly-anticipated sports events was ripped from local basketball fans: the appearance by the St. Francis Golden Knights at the CIF state basketball championship.
Just before the team was set to head to Sacramento, St. Francis coach Todd Wolfson received the news that […]

Soforenko Settles in as Falcons’ First Lacrosse Coach

Soforenko Settles in as Falcons’ First Lacrosse Coach

By Michael LEVITSKY
As he approaches the halfway mark of a long season, Nik Soforenko feels a sense of relief.
“I think the first practice we had 14 [players],” he said, “and that’s pretty scary.”
Soforenko was hired as Crescenta Valley High School’s first head coach to launch the school’s boys’ lacrosse program. And although 14 members to […]

It’s Off to Sacramento for Golden Knights

By Michael DUMANSKY
The St. Francis Golden Knights took another leap forward toward a CIF state championship crown on Tuesday night when they defeated the Roosevelt Mustangs 53-44.
“It’s amazing, all the work we have put in this gym – it just feels great to walk out on a high note,” said St. Francis senior basketball captain […]

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