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Eric Sondheimer

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.
Mira Costa is 20-2 after 4-0 victory over Santa Monica

Mira Costa improved to 20-2 on Saturday with a 4-0 win over Santa Monica. Alfonso Cano threw five shutout innings and Merrick Baldo closed with two shutout innings. Bash Alexiades had two RBIs. Hart knocked off Torrance 7-3. Kendall Thomas had a home run, double and three RBIs. Cleveland scored t...

High school freshmen and sophomores won't be getting scholarship offers under new NCAA recruiting rules

New NCAA recruiting rules passed earlier this week are expected to eliminate early scholarship offers to high school freshmen and sophomores. Under new rules, athletes in sports other than football and basketball cannot take official visits until Sept. 1 of their junior year. In football, it’s Ap...

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