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Minutemen Suffer Heartbreaking Defeat

The Minutemen who have been on a whirlwind ride upsetting larger and higher ranked school like St. John Bosco and Tahquitz High School (Hemet) advanced to the finals and almost pulled off the dramatic victory.

Harbor Teacher Girls Soccer Team Clinch Back-to-Back City Section Championships

The Harbor Teacher Monarchs girls’ soccer team became division V City Section Champions last month. This is their second consecutive title. The monarchs defeated the Community Charter Titans (18-5-3 overall) 4-0 in the title match-up. “I think that the finals game was the hardest one,” said senior Brianna Eure. “That’s the best we’ve ever played as a team.” Harbor Teacher advanced to the Southern California Regional competitions and lost to The Webb Schools Gauls in the first round after going into double overtime. “I was watching some of the girls starting to crack on both sides of the field,” said

Inglewood Offense Gives Them Dominance

The Inglewood Sentinels’ basketball team is currently ranked 30th in the state and 181st in the nation. Last season, they reached the second round of the Southern Section Division 1AA playoffs. In previous seasons, Inglewood players were unfamiliar with each other, according to Senior Terrell Gomez. “We had got a lot of transfers,” said Gomez. “We had to gel really quickly.” Gomez has played Varsity since his sophomore year and Junior Miles James has been on the Varsity squad since his freshmen year. Both players noticed the development of the team after the new players arrived. “Now that I have

Hawkins Girls Basketball Flaunt Chemistry and Talent

After only playing in the Coliseum League for one season, the Augustus Hawkins Hawks Girls Basketball team (9-3 overall, 4-2 Coliseum League) have been excelling among their league opponents. The Hawks recently endured their third loss of the season after playing against View Park (11-4 overall, 4-0 Coliseum League). A steady chemistry among the players both on and off the court has made the Hawks a contending team in the Coliseum league. Senior co-captain Teresa Becerra recalled her sophomore year when the team was taught to vent their troubles to one another. “We were all together, like if something happens

Clippers Help Give Glasses to Students in Inglewood Schools

The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation collaborated with the non-profit organization Vision to Learn to provide free glasses to students who need them in the Inglewood School District. To introduce the partnership, on January 19, Clippers players Paul Pierce and Chris Paul visited Pierce’s Alma Mater Inglewood High School to distribute glasses to Inglewood students in need. “I don’t want to always be labeled as somebody who just helps another kid play basketball. How can you make a difference in another kid’s life education-wise?” said Pierce. “I’ve been able to do those things throughout my career and that is the thing

Hawkins Boys Basketball Team Meets Success and Struggle in New Season

The Augustus Hawkins Hawks basketball team (4-2 overall) is a member of two different worlds. The 13-member squad is ranked with Foshay, West Adams and Animo Robinson high schools in the division IV Los Angeles City Section. The Coliseum League is the Hawks second world, playing against Division I Fremont and Dorsey along with Division II Locke High Schools. Head coach Tamao Kawai has coached for two years. During that time, he has noticed the improvement in returning players. “They’re buying into the character development that I try to instill in the basketball program,” said Kawai. “I’m really pushing them

2015 CIF Los Angeles City Section Girls Volleyball All-City Teams

Division I Player of the Year: Kashauna Williams,  El Camino Real , Junior Coach of the Year: Ian Lee,  El Camino Real First Team Sarah Hagge, Granada Hills, Junior Levila Iosua, Carson, Senior Kayla Jacks, El Camino Real, Senior Isabel Kelley, Palisades, Senior Isabella Barbera, El Camino, Real Senior Naomi Tanaka, Carson, Senior Angel Echipue, Palisades, Junior Second Team Olivia Zelon, Palisades, Junior Brittany Pedrosa, Hamilton, Senior Sara Park, Granada Hills, Senior Trinity Goodman, El Camino Real, Senior Ashley Akhavan, Taft, Senior Autumn Stevens, Granada Hills, Senior Chloe Fields-Owens, Carson, Senior Division II Player of the Year: Tinei Suitoni Chatsworth Junior

Hawkins Girls Volleyball Competes in Coliseum League

The Augustus Hawkins Varsity women’s volleyball team found itself fighting for redemption during the second round of the Coliseum League games. “Our record doesn’t necessarily show the abilities of the team,” said head coach Cheylinel Gaston. Gaston has been coaching the team since the inception of the program. The team consists of 12 players, six of whom are seniors. Six members played under the tutelage of Gaston during the previous season. Communication skills are strong among the team, according to senior setter Ciera King. “We know how to help each other because of last year,” said King. During the games