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A driving force in basketball out of Los Alamitos

The best basketball player in Southern California not named Lonzo Ball might be Eyassu Worku, a 6-foot-2 senior guard from Los Alamitos whose parents came here from Ethiopia just before he was born. He has a college career in front of him, having signed with UC Irvine, which means in coming years...

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Two-sport athlete John Jackson transfers from Mater Dei to Gardena Serra

 John Jackson III, a promising two-sport athlete, has transferred from Santa Ana Mater Dei to Gardena Serra. Jackson, a sophomore, played quarterback and receiver for Mater Dei. He's also a top baseball player. He is the son of the former USC receiver and TV commentator. For the latest on high...

Alabama wins again on national signing day

Per usual, national signing day had its share of theatrics. And by the end, also per usual, some of college football's most talent-rich programs got that much richer. While Deontay Anderson, a safety from Manvel, Texas, earned top honors for theatrics by starring in a video in which he skydived...

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  • Ball brothers lead Chino Hills past El Cajon Foothills Christian, 85-83

    Ball brothers lead Chino Hills past El Cajon Foothills Christian, 85-83

    The Chino Hills boys' basketball team is having a ball this season behind its multi-skilled band of brothers. The UCLA-bound trio of Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball put on a show for the capacity crowd, which included UCLA Coach Steve Alford, who must have liked what he saw in the Huskies' 85-83...

  • The Times' boys' basketball top 25 rankings

    The Times' boys' basketball top 25 rankings

    This week's top 25 high school basketball teams in the Southland: Rk. School (W-L) - Notes; last week's ranking 1. CHINO HILLS (13-0) - Battle of future UCLA players Saturday vs. Foothills Christian; 1 2. SIERRA CANYON (9-1) - 6-11 transfer Marvin Bagley III arrives from Arizona; 2 3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY...

  • Prep predictions: Who will be the stars of 2016?

    Prep predictions: Who will be the stars of 2016?

    It's time to peer into my crystal ball and see what 2016 has in store for local high school athletes, coaches and fans: •Outfielder Blake Rutherford of West Hills Chaminade will challenge country singer Blake Shelton for most popular person named Blake when he's a top-10 selection in baseball's...

  • Sophomore standouts offer promise of a bright future for prep football in Southland

    Sophomore standouts offer promise of a bright future for prep football in Southland

    For the first time since August, there were no high school football games played this past weekend. To help those suffering from prep football withdrawal symptoms — eating licorice at 8 p.m.; eating pizza at 11 p.m.; complaining about the coach not passing enough — let me offer a glimpse into the...

  • Undefeated Chino Hills remains No. 1 in The Times' prep basketball rankings

    Undefeated Chino Hills remains No. 1 in The Times' prep basketball rankings

    THE TIMES' PREP BASKETBALL TOP 25 RANKINGS 1. CHINO HILLS (10-0) - Faces Wisconsin Rufus King on Monday at Rancho Mirage; 1 2. SIERRA CANYON (9-1) - As Ira Lee keeps improving, so do Trailblazers; 2 3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (10-0) - Coach Doug Mitchell has Knights rolling; 3 4. MATER DEI (11-0) - It's...

  • Twins take parallel paths to Dartmouth

    Twins take parallel paths to Dartmouth

    In the strangest of twists, 17-year-old twins Henry and Nina Vogel have been going about their lives with great independence while proceeding on a path that has led them to an almost identical outcome. Henry plays basketball at Studio City Harvard-Westlake and is editor in chief of the school newspaper....

  • Led by the Ball brothers, Chino Hills wins prestigious Florida tournament

    Led by the Ball brothers, Chino Hills wins prestigious Florida tournament

    Chino Hills High made a strong case to be named the best boys' basketball team in the country, even if the Huskies struggled in the end Wednesday. Chino Hills won the City of Palms Classic with a 66-60 overtime victory against Patrick School of Elizabeth, N.J. The Huskies knocked off four teams...

  • The Times' high school coach of the year: Gregg Barden of Los Angeles Belmont

    The Times' high school coach of the year: Gregg Barden of Los Angeles Belmont

    For 19 anonymous seasons, Gregg Barden was perfectly content coaching junior varsity football at Los Angeles Belmont. Then the school needed a varsity coach three years ago and Barden accepted. This season, he guided the Sentinels to their first City Section football championship in school history,...

  • The Times' high school lineman of the year: Wyatt Davis of St. John Bosco

    The Times' high school lineman of the year: Wyatt Davis of St. John Bosco

    If you can't hear Wyatt Davis when his big footsteps pound the ground, you can probably tell he's nearby when he's verbally trying to fire up teammates. At 6 feet 5, 315 pounds, Davis has stamped himself as one of the top offensive linemen as a junior at St. John Bosco. He was the co-lineman of...

  • The top 25: The Times' end-of-season high school football rankings

    The top 25: The Times' end-of-season high school football rankings

    1. CORONA CENTENNIAL; 14-1; Pac-5 Division champion; 1 2. ST. JOHN BOSCO; 13-1; Pac-5 Division runner-up; 2 3. MISSION VIEJO; 16-0; West Valley Division, state I-AA champion; 4 4. NARBONNE: 14-2; City Division I, state I-A champion; 6 5. MATER DEI; 10-3; Pac-5 Division semifinalist; 9 6. BISHOP...

  • The Times' 2015 all-area high school football team

    The Times' 2015 all-area high school football team

    ALL-AREA FOOTBALL Offense Running back: Sean McGrew, St. John Bosco, 5-8, 174, Sr. The Washington-bound McGrew rushed for 1,852 yards and scored 27 touchdowns for the 13-1 Braves. Running back: J.J. Taylor, Corona Centennial, 5-6, 170, Sr. During four Pac-5 playoff games, Taylor accounted for 801...

  • The Times' high school football player of the year: Mique Juarez of North Torrance

    The Times' high school football player of the year: Mique Juarez of North Torrance

    It is not embellishing to call Mique Juarez of North Torrance High a football player with "unique skills." How else to explain someone whose future position in college will be linebacker accounting for 60 touchdowns this last season (23 passing, 36 rushing, one kickoff return)? "He's remarkable,"...

  • The Times' high school back of the year: J.J. Taylor of Corona Centennial

    The Times' high school back of the year: J.J. Taylor of Corona Centennial

    In winning 10 section championships, Corona Centennial has produced its share of top running backs, but none has been better than J.J. Taylor. In his senior season, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound Taylor became the most valuable player of the Pac-5 playoffs, producing 16 touchdowns and 801 yards rushing...

  • Prep basketball top 25 rankings

    Prep basketball top 25 rankings

    This week's top 25 high school basketball teams in the Southland: Rk. School (W-L) Notes; last week's ranking 1. CHINO HILLS (6-0) - Play Montverde (Fla.) Academy on Monday; 12. SIERRA CANYON (6-1) - Enjoying tournament life in Hawaii; 23. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (7-0) - Playing in Mission Prep tournament;...

  • Football title game between Centennial and De La Salle features hard play, sportsmanship

    Football title game between Centennial and De La Salle features hard play, sportsmanship

    It was the final high school football game of a season that stretched over five months of games and 20 weeks of practices. Concord De La Salle came away with its seventh state title since state bowl games began in 2006, defeating Corona Centennial, 28-21, in a rousing CIF Open Division final Saturday...

  • De La Salle pits its precision moves against Corona Centennial

    De La Salle pits its precision moves against Corona Centennial

    Watching the Concord De La Salle offensive line move in unison after the snap is similar to watching synchronized swimming. The timing is precise and the movement flawless. Besides its 12-year, 151-game national-record winning streak, which ended in 2004, De La Salle's football program has been...

  • Friday's top high school football state bowl games

    Friday's top high school football state bowl games

    A look at the top high school football state bowl games on Friday at Sacramento State: Division II-AA: Camarillo (15-0) vs. Loomis Del Oro (9-6), 4 p.m. Camarillo's high-scoring offense will be tough to stop. QB Jake Constantine has eight receivers ready to contribute. He has passed for a Ventura...

  • Resilient San Marino High erases 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to win bowl game

    Resilient San Marino High erases 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to win bowl game

    Not until someone pulled the light switch to make the San Marino High football field go dark on Saturday night did fans and players finally leave. There was so much admiration for a team that overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter using second and third-string quarterbacks. "It was amazing,"...

  • Prep basketball top 25 rankings

    Prep basketball top 25 rankings

    THIS WEEK'S TOP 25 PREP BASKETBALL RANKINGS Rk. School (W-L) Notes; last week's ranking 1. CHINO HILLS (5-0); Headed to Florida for City of Palms tournament; 1 2. SIERRA CANYON (4-1); Ira Lee earns MVP honors; 2 3. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (6-0); Headed to Mission Prep for tournament; 3 4. MATER DEI (6-0);...

  • San Marino pulls off big rally over Sierra Canyon

    San Marino pulls off big rally over Sierra Canyon

    An injury to a team's standout player in Week 15 of the high school football season usually means big trouble, and San Marino appeared in bad shape late in the second quarter of Saturday's CIF championship Open Division small school regional bowl game against Chatsworth Sierra Canyon. Quarterback...

  • Constantine throws for 354 yards and seven touchdowns in Camarillo win

    Constantine throws for 354 yards and seven touchdowns in Camarillo win

    Who remembers the field-trip days from elementary school? Mom or dad signed the permission slip and off you went to the museum, the beach, to Disneyland.Camarillo High football players earned their greatest field trip ever on Friday night — a trip to Sacramento to play in the CIF state championship...

  • Mission Viejo rallies past San Diego Helix, 32-28, in Division I-AA regional bowl

    Mission Viejo rallies past San Diego Helix, 32-28, in Division I-AA regional bowl

    Colin Schooler rushed 38 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns, including a one-yard scoring run with 1:59 remaining that lifted host Mission Viejo to a 32-28 victory over San Diego Helix in a CIF state Division I-AA regional bowl game Friday night. Olaijah Griffin sealed the win with an interception...

  • Saturday's top Southland high school football games

    Saturday's top Southland high school football games

    The top regional bowl games in the Southland on Saturday: Small School Open Division: Sierra Canyon (14-0) at San Marino (14-0), 7:30 p.m. The combination of quarterback Carson Glazier (3,962 yards passing, 45 touchdowns) and J.P. Shohfi (103 catches, 2,035 yards, 28 touchdowns) has been unstoppable...

  • Friday's Top Bowl Games

    Friday's Top Bowl Games

    Top regional bowl games Friday Division 1-AA: La Mesa Helix (11-1) at Mission Viejo (14-0), 7:30 p.m. A trip to Sacramento at stake. Former Woodland Hills Taft Coach Troy Starr could be coaching in his final game (he's stepping down at end of the season). Running back Nathen Stinson has rushed...

  • Life lessons in football can't be diagrammed

    Life lessons in football can't be diagrammed

    There was a Hollywood High freshman football player in tears at Cerritos College on Saturday after the team lost to Belmont in the City Section Division III championship game. Senior quarterback David Rothenberg put his arm around his teammate to console him and said, "It's OK. You've got three...

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