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

  • Football: John Aponte resigns as coach at Banning

    John Aponte has resigned as football coach at Banning. He was head coach for four years and helped return the Banning program to competitiveness. "It is an amazing job," Aponte said. "This is a decision based on the time that it takes to do football and raise a family, and it's important I spend...

  • Basketball: This week's Southern Section polls

    Chino Hills, Sierra Canyon and Bishop Montgomery hold down the top three spots in this week's Southern Section Division 1AA basketball poll. They're also in the first watch list for the Open Division. Harvard-Westlake is ranked No. 1 in 1A and Windward is No. 1 in 2AA. Here's the link to complete...

  • Football: Adam Guerra resigns at St. Bonaventure, will move to Chicago

    Adam Guerra has resigned after three years as football coach at Ventura St. Bonaventure and is moving to Chicago for family reasons. Guerra, a 31-year-old Loyola High grad, has two kids and another on the way. He intends to be a football coach in Chicago. He has lots of relatives in the area. "It...

  • Windward is switching to eight-man football

    Because of concerns over numbers in its football program, Windward is switching to eight-man football for the 2017 season while also planning to play several 11-man games, Athletic Director Tyrone Powell said Monday. Players were informed of the decision on Monday. Windward was part of the Gold...

  • Boys' basketball: The Southern Section Open Division contenders

    The Southern Section Open Division basketball watch list will debut later today. But it doesn't take much to figure out the possible 16 teams. It starts with unbeaten Chino Hills. Then there's Sierra Canyon, Bishop Montgomery and Mater Dei. Those four stand apart. Then there's Damien, Roosevelt,...

  • Baseball: Bracket released for Southern California Showdown

    Baseball: Bracket released for Southern California Showdown

    The baseball season begins next month, and the Southern California Showdown features top City Section and Southern Section teams. Action begins on Feb. 25 and continues Feb. 28, March 2, 4 and 7. The pools: A: Burbank, Calabasas, Dos Pueblos, El Camino Real. B: Agoura, Burroughs, Chatsworth, Malibu....

  • Baseball: Bracket released for Boras Classic

    The bracket for South teams has been released for the Boras Classic that will take place April 18-21. The first-round matchups: At JSerra: El Toro vs. Corona; Orange Lutheran vs. Gahr; Chatsworth vs. Vista Murrieta; Mira Costa vs. JSerra. At Mater Dei: Notre Dame vs. Aliso Niguel; Damien vs. Huntington...

  • The Times' boys' basketball rankings

    The Times' boys' basketball rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the Southland. Rk. School (W-L)  Comment (last week’s ranking)  1. CHINO HILLS (16-0) Baseline League begins vs. Damien on Tuesday (1)  2. SIERRA CANYON (12-1) Plays in Bass tournament in Missouri (2)  3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (14-1) Plays...

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