| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Ask the coaches of the high school football teams in The Times' top 25 rankings (and an extra Herrington brother) to make a prediction on the UCLA-USC football game and many are torn.
Some are graduates of UCLA or USC, or have wives who graduated from...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:57 PM
What happens when the high school football coach can run a faster 40-yard time than the team's starting running back?
That could be the dilemma for Oakland Bishop O'Dowd this fall after hiring former Lompoc High, Washington and Raiders running back...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:52 PM
UCLA's drought in attracting top-rated talent at point guard continues.
Jordan McLaughlin, a senior from Etiwanda High, announced Wednesday he has committed to accepting a scholarship from USC, choosing the Trojans over the Bruins.
McLaughlin is 6...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
To fully appreciate Paul Napier, you have to know that he played the original Mr. Goodwrench in the GM commercials, a natural fixer, good at keeping things running.
You'd also have to understand that the retired actor with the playful Dick Van Dyke...
| Feb 24, 2008
There are spider webs not nearly as entangled or twisted as the strange odyssey involving left-handed pitcher Martin Villanueva of Los Angeles Roosevelt.
In January, Villanueva, a two-time All-City selection, dropped out of school and left for Mexico...
| Feb 27, 2008
Long before Gerrit Cole's junior baseball season, UCLA Coach John Savage identified the Orange Lutheran right-hander as having one of the better pitching arms in the Southland. Savage got an early commitment from Cole and started to make plans for when...
| Mar 5, 2008
A leap of faith is necessary to support the idea that creating separate public and private school playoff divisions in the Southern Section would be good for Southern California's high school sports.
If you believe the proponents' arguments, such...
| Nov 1, 2008
We're sitting in a heap of people, right in the middle of the bleachers, under the Friday night lights. Generally, I don't like being in a heap of people. But this is special -- homecoming -- and I am surrounded by some of the nicest people I know....
| Mar 14, 2008
Standing at the entrance to the gymnasium at North Hollywood Campbell Hall and wearing a Disneyland hat with the name "Grumpy" emblazoned on its front, a smiling and playful Jrue Holiday hardly fit the profile of an All-American high school basketball...
| Apr 11, 2008
When sophomore track standout D.J. Morgan of Woodland Hills Taft was 5, he tried to leap over a thorn bush in the frontyard of his parents' house in Pacoima while his older brothers watched in amusement.
Morgan ended up landing on top of the bush,...
| Mar 19, 2008
A loud beep tells the six swimmers standing on starting blocks to dive into the pool. Andrew Luk of Diamond Bar, wearing goggles, pushes off from the wall as his competitors splash and dart ahead in the 500-yard freestyle race.
By Lap 18 of the 20-lap...