With just one local team winning a league championship during the
2002-03 school year, some might call it an off-year.
However, while squads did struggle to bring home titles, the
drought was more than made up for with a fine group of athletes and
Whether it was playing in a CIF Southern Section championship
game, making it to state competition or advancing deep into the
playoffs, the area had its share of fine teams.
The area also had its share of thrilling moments. Teams from
Burbank, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence highs
provided their share of upsets, stunning last-second finishes, huge
league victories and record-setting wins.
Along with good teams, the year also featured an impressive lineup
of outstanding athletes and accomplishments.
Here is a look at the teams and athletes who left a lasting
impression on the local high scene this past school year.