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Eric Sondheimer

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Eric Sondheimer is the prep sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has been honored five times by the California Prep Sportswriters Assn. for best prep sports column. A graduate of Cal State Northridge, he joined the Daily News as prep editor in 1980. He left for 18 months in 1990 to be West Coast correspondent for the National Sports Daily. He returned to the Daily News in 1981 and joined The Times in 1997 covering high school sports.

Recent Articles

  • Let the letter of intent signings begin

    Let the letter of intent signings begin

    Today is the first day high school seniors can sign an early letter of intent for all sports but football, water polo and men's soccer. Lots of schools are holding signing ceremonies on Thursday because schools are closed today for Veterans Day. Chaminade catcher Nick Kahle signed with Washington...

  • Football: City Section Division I predictions

    The City Section football playoffs begin on Friday. Some first-round Division I predictions: No. 16 Eagle Rock at No. 1 Narbonne. This will not be pretty. Eagle Rock won the Northern League title but a running clock will be needed at some point. No. 9 South Gate at No. 8 San Pedro. San Pedro's...

  • Football: Gable brothers lift 10-0 Arleta

    Football: Gable brothers lift 10-0 Arleta

    The Gable brothers aren't very big but they sure know how to play football. Isaiah Gable, 5 feet 5, 145 pounds, has been the player of the year in the East Valley League as a sophomore and now as a senior. He has scored 67 touchdowns in his three-year career playing running back and cornerback....

  • U.S. Soccer to eliminate heading of balls for players 10 and under

    U.S. Soccer to eliminate heading of balls for players 10 and under

    In a safety measure, U.S. Soccer announced  that the heading of balls will be eliminated for players age 10 and under and heading should be limited in practice for players 11 to 13. The directive is aimed at players who take part in U.S. Soccer youth, development and academy programs. But the power...

  • Football: Washington State is coming to town with lots of SoCal products

    Washington State is playing UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, and more than two dozen players on the roster are Southern California high school products. The leading rusher is former Long Beach Poly running back Gerard Wicks (415 yards). The leading receiver is former Venice standout Gabe...

  • Football: Lee Lowe resigns as head coach at L.A. University

    Lee Lowe said he has resigned as football coach at L.A. University. Lowe intends to pursue assistant coaching opportunities at the private-school level. Lowe was head coach for five years. In 2014, University ended Venice's 43-game Western League win streak.   For the latest on high school sports,...