CIF Championship

Washington Prep Falls to Vaughn 37-69 in Division III Championship

Scoring accuracy and a tough defense would give the Vaughn White Tigers girls basketball team an 69-37 edge over the Washington Prep Generals to win the Division III City Section Championship. White Tigers junior Yamileth Ferreira noted how she grew up with her teammates and how that familiarity is an asset. “It was just the journey playing with them,” Ferreira said. “I just loved every game.” The Generals struggled with turnovers early in the game while the White Tigers extended their possessions with offensive rebounds. This allowed Ferreira to lead Vaughn in a 7-2 run. Washington Prep junior guard India

SoCal Legends: Max Irving

Max Irving found tremendous success in water polo. His skill and talent led him to UCLA and a pro career overseas. He also competed with Team USA Men’s water polo during the Tokyo Olympics.

SoCal Legends: Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman developed from a scholar-athlete to one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL. Also known for being outspoken on topics both on the field and off.

Marquis Curtis Remembered for Overcoming Obstacles

The story of Marquis “Bin Laden” Curtis is that of resilience and triumph. His talents at the quarterback position made the Crenshaw Cougars football team a competitive force in the mid 2000s. Curtis led the Cougars to their first Division I City Section title in school history.

COVID-19 Brings Premature End to the CIF 2019-2020 Season

On April 3, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced that high school sports were canceled for the rest of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order terminated all basketball state championship games. Spring sports like track and field, baseball, softball, boy’s tennis and boys’ volleyball were cut short. Senior student athletes face new challenges in the college recruitment process.

Student Athlete of the Week: Jermar Jefferson

Snoop Youth Football League Alum, Jermar Jefferson, presented a competitive rushing game for the Oregon State Beavers last season. His efforts at the running back position earned him Pac-12 Freshmen Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

Student Athlete of the Week: Ameer Muhammad

Senior track and field standout Ameer Muhammad helped the Crenshaw boys track and field team qualify for the State championship. He ran a leg for the 4×100 relay squad who had been successful throughout track season. Muhammad competed in the 100m dash, the 200m dash, and the 4x100m during the CIF State championship.