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Method to the madness for Newbury Park's Zach Okun

Don't let the calm, cool and collected demeanor fool you. Once the whistle blows, it's as if Zach Okun becomes a different person. A nasty streak is immediately revealed. And his motor does not stop until the final seconds tick off the clock.

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  • Work ethic turned Corona Santiago QB Blake Barnett into a star
    Work ethic turned Corona Santiago QB Blake Barnett into a star

    If you want to know what's propelling quarterback Blake Barnett of Corona Santiago on a path toward national attention for his sports skills, it's not just his ability to pass and run and lead.

  • Keep an eye out for the Ball brothers in the years ahead
    Keep an eye out for the Ball brothers in the years ahead

    The summer sports season has come to a close, but it was busier than ever. Here are some of the most memorable performances by Southern California high school athletes over the last eight weeks:

  • Ex-USC back Stafon Johnson returns to Dorsey High as assistant coach
    Ex-USC back Stafon Johnson returns to Dorsey High as assistant coach

    Stafon Johnson, looking a little bigger than he did in his playing days as a standout running back at Dorsey High and USC, still knows how to twirl a football and show off his hand-eye coordination for his teenage pupils hoping to run and score touchdowns the way he used to do.

  • Two L.A.-area football players return to field after medical issues
    Two L.A.-area football players return to field after medical issues

    There should be confetti, party hats and maybe even cake to celebrate the return to football practice this week of running backs Leo Lambert III of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Malik Roberson of Gardena Serra after each sat out the 2013 season because of serious medical issues.

  • Brandon Oroxon's element of surprise on the field: His compact size
    Brandon Oroxon's element of surprise on the field: His compact size

    When you first get a glimpse of 5-foot-3, 130-pound Brandon Oroxon, you'd never guess he plays football. Then you'd never believe he was the Northern League offensive player of the year last season as a junior wide receiver at Los Angeles Lincoln High.

  • Edison passing tournament brings excitement for prep football fans
    Edison passing tournament brings excitement for prep football fans

    On a pleasant, overcast Saturday in Huntington Beach, there were so many quality teams and players competing in the 20-team Edison passing tournament that fans became energized, Internet recruiting writers became enthralled and players became determined to celebrate with leaping chest bumps...

  • Summer basketball as a shoe showcase
    Summer basketball as a shoe showcase

    Basketball shoes take on a whole new artistic flavor during the summer months. If you want to see a display of color similar to what you might experience walking around a museum's rose gardens, come out to a summer basketball game and look at the shoes on the court.

  • Corona Santiago's Blake Barnett commits to Alabama
    Corona Santiago's Blake Barnett commits to Alabama

    Blake Barnett, the standout senior quarterback from Corona Santiago who two weeks ago announced he was no longer committed to Notre Dame, said Wednesday he has committed to Alabama and is shutting down the recruiting process.

  • The Times' prep baseball top-25 final rankings
    The Times' prep baseball top-25 final rankings

    THE TIMES' FINAL TOP 25 PREP BASEBALL RANKINGS

  • A look at the career and life of Tony Gwynn
    A look at the career and life of Tony Gwynn

    • Born Anthony Keith Gwynn, May 9, 1960, in Los Angeles; died June 16, 2014, in Poway, Calif. (age 54).

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