Los Angeles Times

Mike Hiserman

Writer

Mike Hiserman is a deputy Sports editor for the Los Angeles Times, coordinating the coverage of Major League Baseball, college and high school sports, and directing enterprise writing efforts. He wrote for the Long Beach Press Telegram and Orange County Register before joining The Times, and won an Associated Press Sports Editors award for investigative reporting on betting scams. He has been Sports editor of The Times’ San Fernando Valley and Orange County editions.

Recent Articles

  • Baseball player's sacrifice can't save his mother

    Baseball player's sacrifice can't save his mother

    Paula Carney, whose son stepped away from his baseball career to undergo a liver transplant trying to save her, died Thursday having never fully recovered from the surgery. She was 50. Carney required the transplant because non-alcoholic steatohepatitis had left her with end-stage liver cirrhosis....

  • College pitcher recovering after saving mother with liver transplant

    College pitcher recovering after saving mother with liver transplant

    The first time Joey Carney saw his mother after life-saving surgery in which she received part of his liver, she came to him. It was June 4, two days after the transplant, and the University of San Francisco pitcher was nauseous from medication and in a significant amount of pain. “I said, ‘I’m...

  • He risked everything to save his mom. A college pitcher's most important save

    He risked everything to save his mom. A college pitcher's most important save

    He knew the importance of singular focus in these situations, to block out emotion and not let his mind wander. Just this once, he allowed it. One out from victory in his baseball team’s final game of the season, Joey Carney took a walk behind the pitcher’s mound. His thoughts drifted to her, then...

  • It's official: USC doesn't have a starting quarterback

    It's official: USC doesn't have a starting quarterback

    If it wasn't official before, it is now. USC's football team will open summer camp without a starting quarterback. Coach Clay Helton delivered the message on USC's sports website late Monday afternoon, just in case anyone missed his similar comments Saturday after the Trojans' end-of-spring game. ...

  • High school football coach award named for Times' Eric Sondheimer

    High school football coach award named for Times' Eric Sondheimer

    The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame has named a new high school football coaches award after Los Angeles Times sportswriter Eric Sondheimer. The first recipient of the award is Gregg Barden, coach at Los Angeles' Belmont High. Barden will be honored Friday night...

  • NIT is a second chance for some good teams to shine

    NIT is a second chance for some good teams to shine

    It's called the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), but it might also be known as the tournament of the jilted — an outlet for teams that felt they belonged in the NCAA tournament field. This year teams such as Monmouth, St. Mary's, St. Bonaventure, South Carolina and Valparaiso. But it's also...

  • A look at the Big West men's basketball tournament

    A look at the Big West men's basketball tournament

    Big West tournament at the Honda Center QUARTERFINALS, THURSDAY •No. 4 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 5 UC Davis, noon Santa Barbara, led by Big West scoring leader Michael Bryson, has an eight-game winning streak. Bryson, a senior guard, has made a school career-record 227 three-point shots. •No. 1...

  • WCC basketball tournament begins Thursday in Las Vegas

    WCC basketball tournament begins Thursday in Las Vegas

    The West Coast Conference basketball tournament opens Thursday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas with four women's games. Pepperdine (6-23 overall, 2-16 in conference games) plays Pacific (13-16, 6-12) in the opener at noon with the winner advancing to a quarterfinal matchup against top-seeded Brigham...

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