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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...

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...

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  • Week 11 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Week 11 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Below, check out photos and videos from the Week 11 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...

  • Listen: Westlake vs. Oaks Christian

    Listen: Westlake vs. Oaks Christian

    Listen as Westlake hosts Oaks Christian in a high school football matchup on Friday, Nov. 3. Kickoff of the Marmonte League Championship is 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...

  • Listen: Fullerton vs. La Habra

    Listen: Fullerton vs. La Habra

    Listen as Fullerton hosts La Habra in a high school football matchup on Friday, Nov. 3. 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 is live...

  • Mater Dei, unstoppable so far, earns top seed in Division 1 football playoffs

    Mater Dei, unstoppable so far, earns top seed in Division 1 football playoffs

    The release of the Southern Section Division 1 football playoff pairings on Sunday offered little suspense. It’s still coming down to whether there’s any team in Southern California capable of defeating No. 1-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei (10-0). During the regular season, Mater Dei was unstoppable....

  • San Pedro must take on No. 1 seed Narbonne in inaugural Open Division playoffs

    San Pedro must take on No. 1 seed Narbonne in inaugural Open Division playoffs

    For the first time, the City Section is having an eight-team Open Division for its football playoffs. The school that drew probably the unluckiest seed is San Pedro, which picked up the No. 8 seed on Saturday and must face No. 1 Narbonne for the second time this season. The Pirates lost to Narbonne...

  • Mission Viejo still has San Clemente’s number

    Mission Viejo still has San Clemente’s number

    In his final regular season home game as head coach of the Mission Viejo high school football team, Bob Johnson was on pace to do two things he’s accustomed to: win and beat San Clemente. Johnson, who has been at Mission Viejo since 1999, is the third-winningest coach in California state history,...

  • Injured foe gives Paraclete needed lift over Sierra Canyon in Gold Coast League championship

    Injured foe gives Paraclete needed lift over Sierra Canyon in Gold Coast League championship

    It remains the most baffling high school football firing. It happened in January 2016. Dean Herrington had guided Mission Hills Alemany to seven league titles in 10 years and two Division 1 semifinal appearances. Then he was sent packing. He still doesn’t know why Alemany’s principal, David Chambers,...

  • Friday's top high school football games: Desert showdown between state champions

    Friday's top high school football games: Desert showdown between state champions

    Friday’s top high school football games: Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (8-1, 2-0) vs. Lancaster Paraclete (8-1, 2-0) at Antelope Valley College, 7 p.m.: These teams are reigning state champions in their respective divisions and are poised for a classic desert showdown. Sierra Canyon has won eight consecutive...

  • Triple-threat athletes help power unbeaten Capistrano Valley football team

    Triple-threat athletes help power unbeaten Capistrano Valley football team

    There’s an extraordinary story unfolding with the unbeaten football team at Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley High. The Cougars, 9-0, are a team primarily comprised of neighborhood kids, and the junior class includes five players who are three-sport athletes. That’s twice going against the current...

  • The Times' high school football rankings

    The Times' high school football rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland: Rk. SCHOOL (W-L) Last week | Next game (Last ranking) 1. MATER DEI (9-0) def. Orange Lutheran, 51-21 | vs. Servite (at Santa Ana Stadium), Friday; (1) CORONA CENTENNIAL (7-1) def. Norco, 63-28 | at King, Thursday (2) 3. ST. JOHN...

  • New coach quickly rebuilds Banning into a City Section playoff contender

    New coach quickly rebuilds Banning into a City Section playoff contender

    In January, after John Aponte resigned as football coach at Wilmington Banning, players began to scatter. It took almost two months before defensive coordinator Raymond Grajeda was named head coach. By then, eight players had left for rival Carson. Most figured Banning was done, and you could stick...

  • How the top 25 high school football teams fared

    How the top 25 high school football teams fared

    How The Times’ top 25 high school football teams fared on Friday night: Rk. School (W-L) Result | Next game 1. MATER DEI (9-0) def. Orange Lutheran, 51-21 vs. Servite (Santa Ana Stadium), Friday 2. CORONA CENTENNIAL (7-1) def. Norco, 63-28 at King, Thursday 3. ST. JOHN BOSCO (7-2) def. Servite,...

  • Week 10 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Week 10 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

    Below, check out photos and videos from the Week 10 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...

  • Garden Grove Pacifica gets win as coach's wife delivers baby

    Garden Grove Pacifica gets win as coach's wife delivers baby

    When his wife, Desiree, went into labor at 11 a.m. Friday, Garden Grove Pacifica coach Vinnie Lopez was somewhat confident he’d be able to make his team’s football game against Tustin on Friday night. “I knew she was going to time it just right,” Lopez said of the baby. Mother Nature, however,...

  • Audio: Oaks Christian vs. St. Bonaventure

    Audio: Oaks Christian vs. St. Bonaventure

    Listen as Oaks Christian takes on St. Bonaventure in a high school football matchup on Friday, Oct. 27. 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...

  • Audio: Sonora vs. Sunny Hills

    Audio: Sonora vs. Sunny Hills

    Listen as Sonora takes on Sunny Hills in a high school football matchup on Friday, Oct. 27 at Buena Park High School. 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...

  • Audio: La Habra vs. Buena Park

    Audio: La Habra vs. Buena Park

    Listen as La Habra takes on Buena Park in a high school football matchup on Friday, Oct. 27. 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 is...

  • Venice makes last-minute, goal-line stand to defeat Palisades

    Venice makes last-minute, goal-line stand to defeat Palisades

    Rivalry games sometimes come down to one play, and senior linebacker Arlandus Triplett made it for Venice, tackling quarterback Daniel Hayes one foot short on fourth and one at the Gondoliers’ 30-yard line with 30 seconds left to preserve a 34-28 Western League victory Friday night at Palisades....

  • Game lives up to hype when Santa Margarita edges JSerra, 36-35

    Game lives up to hype when Santa Margarita edges JSerra, 36-35

    You can always count on a little madness taking place each week in the Trinity League, and Friday night’s game between Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano JSerra to settle third place behind Santa Ana Mater Dei and Bellflower St. John Bosco produced a game-of-the-year type performance. First...

  • Friday’s top high school football games: Trinity League showdown and an East L.A. Classic

    Friday’s top high school football games: Trinity League showdown and an East L.A. Classic

    Santa Margarita (5-3, 1-2) at JSerra (7-1, 2-1), 7: Third place in the Trinity League behind Mater Dei and St. John Bosco is at stake in this matchup of very good offensive teams. Santa Margarita scored 38 points against St. John Bosco last week, led by versatile quarterback Josiah Norwood. JSerra...

  • Audio: Huntington Beach vs. Los Alamitos

    Audio: Huntington Beach vs. Los Alamitos

    Listen as Los Alamitos takes on Huntington Beach in a high school football matchup on Thursday, Oct. 26. 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...

  • Transfers are affecting high school football and basketball teams at an unprecedented level

    Transfers are affecting high school football and basketball teams at an unprecedented level

    There’s something strange about receiving the same memorized response from CIF commissioners whenever the issue of transfers comes up. They repeat their line like it’s a Miranda warning: “The 16,595 transfers in California last school year represent less than 2% of the more than 800,000 students...

  • The Times high school football rankings

    The Times high school football rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland Rk. SCHOOL (W-L) Last Week | Next game (last ranking) 1. MATER DEI (8-0) def. JSerra, 45-3 | vs. Orange Lutheran (at Santa Ana Stadium), Friday (1) 2. CORONA CENTENNIAL (6-1) def. Corona, 65-0 | vs. Norco, Friday (2) 3. ST. JOHN BOSCO...

  • Life without the Association Rules brings change, good and bad

    Life without the Association Rules brings change, good and bad

    So much has changed in high school sports since the Southern Section voted to eliminate Rule 313 in 2008, otherwise known as the Association Rule. The rule restricted coaches from working with their athletes out of season. You couldn’t coach your school’s players in off-season games let alone hold...

  • How the top 25 high school football teams fared

    How the top 25 high school football teams fared

    How the Times top 25 high school football teams in the Southland fared on Friday night: Rk. School (W-L) Result | Next game 1. MATER DEI (8-0) def. JSerra, 45-3 | vs. Orange Lutheran (at Santa Ana Stadium), Friday 2. CORONA CENTENNIAL (6-1) def. Corona, 65-0 | vs. Norco, Friday 3. ST. JOHN BOSCO...

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