Los Angeles Times

Eric Sondheimer

Columnist Varsity Times Insider

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

  • Southland's top prep kickers

    Southland's top prep kickers

    Top 10 high school kickers in the Southland heading into the 2016 season (in alphabetical order): Manny Berz; Citrus Hill; 5-10; 180; Sr.; 85 of 85 on point-after touchdowns; 13 of 15 on field goals. Asa Fuller; Servite; 6-3; 200; Sr.; Very strong leg. Daniel Gutierrez; Granada Hills; 5-11; 170;...

  • Manny Berz kicks for accuracy, distance; oh, he makes tackles, too

    Manny Berz kicks for accuracy, distance; oh, he makes tackles, too

    It’s a picture-perfect July morning in Perris, a city of more than 72,000 located about 17 miles south of Riverside. There’s not a cloud in the sky, the temperature is in the 80s and Manny Berz is kicking one football after another through the uprights at Citrus Hill High. Thirty-six times he...

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