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 CHRISTIAN (6-0) at Tarkanian Classic, Dec. 20 (5)
From the top of the press box at Calexico High peering to the south, you can see the blinking lights of a communications tower erected in Mexico.Read more
Huntington Park took a 225-mile, 31/2-hour bus trip to play Vincent Memorial in a CIF state championship Division 6-A regional bowl game on Saturday. Let’s just say things went a lot smoother for the home school.
Vincent Memorial (12-2) took advantage of seven interceptions, including four from Ramiro Cuevas, to roll to a 40-18 victory over the City Section Division II champions at Calexico High.Read more
The first half of Saturday night’s CIF Division 1-A regional playoff game might as well have been called the Jermar Jefferson Show.Read more
Christmas came three weeks early for the Cajon High football team.
Rancho Verde was in a giving mood Friday night, turning the ball over seven times — six in the first half — and the Cowboys made almost every gift count, rolling to a 70–23 rout in a CIF Division 2-AA regional championship game in Moreno Valley.Read more
Only former UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, known for calling timeouts en masse, could have appreciated what transpired at the end of the first half of Friday night’s CIF state championship Division 1-AA regional bowl game between Westlake Village Oaks Christian and La Mesa Helix. There was a timeout spree rarely seen in football.
The ball was on the one-yard line. Oaks Christian faced fourth down.Read more