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The Times' boys' basketball rankings

A look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the Southland: Rk. SCHOOL (W-L) Next game (last ranking) 1. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (5-0) at Misson Prep tourney, Friday (1) 2. MATER DEI (5-0); City of Palms tourney, Dec. 19 (2) 3. WESTCHESTER (7-1) at Tarkanian Classic, Dec. 20 (5) 4. RANCHO...

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  • Smalls delivers for Dorsey High, even when not catching passes

    Smalls delivers for Dorsey High, even when not catching passes

    Each time the Dorsey Dons have run onto the football field this season, 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end Isaiah Smalls has proudly carried the school flag with his right hand, waving it while teammates follow. Standard-bearers have always been important in history. Armies fought under, and protected,...

  • Week 13 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Week 13 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Photos and videos from the Week 13 high school football games in the Los Angeles area. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting event is live as well as view any archived...

  • Is youth soccer training to blame for American team's failure to qualify for the World Cup?

    Is youth soccer training to blame for American team's failure to qualify for the World Cup?

    The vision statement for US Club Soccer is pretty ambitious for an organization with some 500,000 youth participants and 70,000 registered coaches: “US Club Soccer will be the finest soccer organization in America and an integral part of U.S. National Team success.” Since the U.S. men’s national...

  • Belmont's cross-country program regains its championship form

    Belmont's cross-country program regains its championship form

    In the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District, there are schools known for their historic success in specific sports. Crenshaw in basketball. Palisades in tennis. And Belmont in cross-country. “We’re back on the map,” Belmont coach Roman Gomez said on a cloudless Saturday morning in Woodland...

  • Akili Arnold does it all for Mission Viejo in win over Orange Lutheran

    Akili Arnold does it all for Mission Viejo in win over Orange Lutheran

    Mission Viejo wide receiver Austin Osborne walked past reporters interviewing teammate Akili Arnold and yelled “stud!” at the top of his lungs. The one-word description was all that was needed to describe Arnold’s 324-yard, five-touchdown performance in a 48-35 win over Orange Lutheran on Friday...

  • Full steam ahead for Mater Dei after win over Long Beach Poly 55-13

    Full steam ahead for Mater Dei after win over Long Beach Poly 55-13

    Quarterback J.T. Daniels of unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei must feel as if he’s under Secret Service protection each time he steps onto the football field. His offensive linemen provide such good protection and create so many opportunities for the skill-position players that as a group, they’re probably...

  • Boys' basketball: Bishop Montgomery begins the year at No. 1

    Boys' basketball: Bishop Montgomery begins the year at No. 1

    A look at The Times’ preseason top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the Southland: Rk. School: Comments by Eric Sondheimer 1. BISHOP MONTGOMERY: Guards David Singleton and Gianni Hunt are better than ever. 2. MATER DEI: No Bol Bol, but Spencer Freedman, Michael Chang lead the way. 3. SIERRA...

  • Guards should be center of attention during boys' basketball season

    Guards should be center of attention during boys' basketball season

    There was a time when high school basketball coaches used to toss and turn in bed, dreaming that a center would show up on campus, perhaps the next Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Shaquille O’Neal. Size mattered. Blocking shots mattered. Dunking mattered. Centers are still in demand, but basketball is changing....

  • High school football games of the week: Southern Section quarterfinals highlight the action

    High school football games of the week: Southern Section quarterfinals highlight the action

    Friday’s Southern Section Division 1 football quarterfinal games Santa Ana Mater Dei (11-0) vs. Long Beach Poly (9-2) at Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m.: These high-powered programs have a long history of meeting in the championship game, but this is a Division 1 quarterfinal. The unbeaten Monarchs have...

  • Local high school coaches make their picks in USC-UCLA game

    Local high school coaches make their picks in USC-UCLA game

    The football rosters of USC and UCLA are filled with locally produced players, so in recent years The Times has asked a cross-section of area high school coaches to predict the outcome of the annual rivalry game. In many cases, the coach’s loyalty is being tested by the question, whether because...

  • North Hills' Pedro Valencia is a top cross country runner and boxing prospect

    North Hills' Pedro Valencia is a top cross country runner and boxing prospect

    It’s Thursday night in Pacoima, and Pedro Valencia is wearing a red Monroe High cross country shirt as he dances around the boxing ring, repeatedly smacking a foam hitting ball held by his trainer. With each punch, Valencia produces so much noise and energy that someone observing him for the first...

  • How The Times' top 25 football teams fared

    How The Times' top 25 football teams fared

    How the Times’ top 25 high school football teams fared (losses are shaded): Rk. School (W-L) Result | Next game 1. MATER DEI (11-0) def. Vista Murrieta, 49-7 | at Long Beach Poly, Friday 2. CORONA CENTENNIAL (9-1) def. Gardena Serra, 35-21 | at Murrieta Valley, Friday 3. ST. JOHN BOSCO (9-2) def....

  • Week 12 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Week 12 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Photos and videos from the Week 12 high school football games in the Los Angeles area. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting event is live as well as view any archived...

  • Watch: San Marino vs. Summit playoff matchup

    Watch: San Marino vs. Summit playoff matchup

    Watch as San Marino hosts Summit in a high school football playoff matchup on Friday, Nov. 10. Kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting event...

  • Listen: Oaks Christian vs. Arroyo Grande playoff matchup

    Listen: Oaks Christian vs. Arroyo Grande playoff matchup

    Listen as Oaks Christian hosts Arroyo Grande in a high school football playoff matchup on Friday, Nov. 10. Kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting...

  • Sidelined Lily Eaves cheers Granada Hills teammates to volleyball title

    Sidelined Lily Eaves cheers Granada Hills teammates to volleyball title

    Lily Eaves had her surgically repaired left leg wrapped as she sat in the first row of bleachers at Roybal High on Saturday night. The Granada Hills senior suffered a broken leg in the City Section Open Division girls’ volleyball semifinals. She had every reason to feel down knowing she wouldn’t...

  • Centennial's finishing touch in victory over Serra is a real keeper

    Centennial's finishing touch in victory over Serra is a real keeper

    Nobody in the stadium could recall the last time Corona Centennial lost in the first round of the playoffs, but the Huskies had their fans on the edge of their seats until the end Friday night. It took more than 47 minutes for Centennial to put the game away, but it did so in emphatic fashion when...

  • Last-place Orange Lutheran stuns league champion Chaminade

    Last-place Orange Lutheran stuns league champion Chaminade

    “Oh my God.” That was the reaction of an overwhelmed Orange Lutheran player mumbling to himself after the Lancers pulled off the shocker of the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs Friday night, beating Mission League champion and No. 4-seeded Chaminade 28-25 in West Hills....

  • Friday's top high school football games: Playoffs get underway

    Friday's top high school football games: Playoffs get underway

    Friday’s games Orange Lutheran (5-5) at West Hills Chaminade (9-1), 7 p.m.: All six Trinity League teams made the Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. The Lancers were 0-5, which means nothing. This is a good team. Quarterback Ryan Hilinski has passed for 3,094 yards and 28 touchdowns. Receiver...

  • Andrew Van Buren and Chaminade bring smashmouth football to the Division 1 playoffs

    Andrew Van Buren and Chaminade bring smashmouth football to the Division 1 playoffs

    Smashmouth football has pretty much disappeared in the era of spread offenses and passing the ball 50 times a game, but the ability to run the football is still a requirement to win a championship at the highest level. As the Southern Section begins its Division 1 playoffs on Friday night, one...

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