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  • Basketball

Former L.A. University High basketball standout David Nwaba has written a piece in the Players' Tribune titled, "Who in the World Is David Nwaba?"

"My story is about coming out of nowhere, more than once," he writes.

"And now in the NBA I plan on doing it again."


Thursday, September 14th



  • Basketball
Foreign exchange student Mikolaj Karczewski from Poland is 6-6 basketball player at Fairfax.
Foreign exchange student Mikolaj Karczewski from Poland is 6-6 basketball player at Fairfax. (Eric Sondheimer)

Fairfax basketball Coach Steve Baik says the team still hasn't gotten around to showing 6-foot-6 foreign-exchange student Mikolaj Karczewski some of the delights of being in Los Angeles.

Asked if he's gone to Pink's, Karczewski said, "What's that?"

Yes, a trip to the hot dog restaurant on La Brea Avenue is coming soon for the Poland native.

  • Football

Cathedral and Loyola first met in a football game in 1927. They've played 42 times, with Loyola holding a 30-12-1 edge.

But Cathedral won last year's game, 21-19, when the Cubs missed a field goal as time expired. The two teams are set to play again on Friday at L.A. Southwest College.

Cathedral is 3-0. Loyola is 2-1.

  • Baseball

North Hollywood is going with the youth movement in its baseball program.

It has named 23-year-old Michael Sepulveda, a former North Hollywood player, as its baseball coach.

He has been an assistant. He was a member of City Section Division II championship and runner-up teams.

  • Basketball

Former Birmingham guard Devante Doutrive has enrolled at Utah, Patriots boys basketball coach Nick Halic said.

Doutrive, who helped lead Birmingham to the City Section Open Division championship, had to clear academic hurdles to become NCAA eligible. He is a freshman.

He averaged 22.7 points last season.

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There have been no easy games on the Dorsey schedule. The Dons (0-2) are facing their third consecutive top 25 opponent in taking on St. John Bosco on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mission Viejo as part of the Under Armour Brothers in Arms Classic.

Coach Charles Mincy is hoping his players keep learning from games against Calabasas, Gardena Serra and now St. John Bosco.

"We just have to buck up," Mincy said.

  • Football

Servite is 3-0 and showing off a high-powered offense.

And yet, the Friars' defense deserves some respect, particularly with the play of linebackers Joe Christensen and Spencer Lytle.

Christensen leads the team with 22 tackles, including four sacks. Lytle has 14 solo tackles.

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LeBron James dropped by Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Tuesday. He needed a place to work out after shooting commercials. The Knights happily obliged.

Later, he offered thanks and said in a video, "Go Knights."

Notre Dame Principal Alice Cotti said James was "so gracious."

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Riley Battin of Oak Park.
Riley Battin of Oak Park. (Eric Sondheimer)

As college basketball recruiters visit high school gyms this week, a stopover at Oak Park is a must to get a glimpse of 6-foot-10 senior Riley Battin. He has become one of the best players in Southern California and in the state.

He was known primarily for his perimeter shooting and rebounding. But more muscle, less weight and more hop has made him a complete big man. It's scary to think how good he might be this season, considering he averaged 24.7 points and 12.3 rebounds as a junior.

"He's really transformed his body," Coach Aaron Shaw said.