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Local Legend: John Brown
June 20, 2013
Bodybuilder John Brown grew up in Compton, and he went on to win two Mr. Universe and three Mr. World championships.   John Brown won the Mr. ... read more »
Father’s Day Special: Matt Bowen Sr. changes his family dynasty
June 14, 2013
Bowen did not have much of a father figure growing up, but he made sure that his four children did.     Matt Bowen Sr. is on the sidelines of every Fairfax game to support his son Myles (5), ... read more »
Local Legends: Courtney Morgan
April 25, 2013
Courtney Morgan achieved his goals of playing college football and obtaining a degree.  Now he is helping others do the same.  Photo by Jason Lewis     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor ...     ... read more »
Local Legends: Warren Moon and James Lofton
April 17, 2013
Warren Moon was an All City quarterback at Hamilton High School in 1974, and he went on to have a Hall of Fame NFL career.  Photo by Jason Lewis   James Lofton was a star player at Washington High School before having a record setting Hall of Fame career in the NFL as a wide receiver.  ... read more »
Local Legends: Eric Yarber
April 3, 2013
Eric Yarber dreamed big, which led him from Crenshaw High School, to playing in the NFL, and now he is the wide receiver coach at UCLA.  ... read more »
Local Legends: Reggie Theus
March 29, 2013
After playing basketball at Inglewood High School and UNLV, Reggie Theus played 13 seasons in the NBA.   Today, Reggie Theus can be seen in action coaching the D-Fenders in the NBA’s Developmental League.  ... read more »
Tommy Hawkins reflects on life through his poetry
March 2, 2012
Tommy Hawkins (right) has larger than life experiences, and he routinely rubbed elbows with the most famous people in the world, such as Wilt Chamberlain. ****Meet Hawkins at EsoWon Books on March 3, ... read more »
Remembering Walt Hazzard (1942-2011)
November 23, 2011
Walt Hazzard (left), pictured with Reggie Miller, will be known as a great basketball player and coach, but he took it upon himself to lead young people in a direction of success.  ... read more »
Local Legend: Jim McElroy
May 6, 2011
Jim McElroy holds the UCLA records for highest yards per reception in a single season and a career, and for most kick off return yards. McElroy was a star at Washington Prep High School, ... read more »
Sports Photographer Jeff Lewis runs the LA Marathon
March 24, 2011
Sports photographer Jeff Lewis is used to shooting athletes, but this time he was the athlete in the shot. Photo by Jason Lewis Jeff Lewis has become accustomed to photographing the athletes, ... read more »
Darlene Anderson broke roller derby color barrier in 1958
January 20, 2011
Darlene Anderson flies by opponents in a roller derby match.  She opened the doors for other blacks to perform in the sport. By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net Every sport has an individual who breaks the color barrier.  ... read more »
Local Legend: Terrell Ray
December 10, 2009
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net Catching up with Terrell Ray is as hard as it was 40+ years ago, when he was ripping up high school football fields here in Los Angeles, ... read more »
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