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2017 Football Openers: St. John Bosco Heads To Florida

A nationally prominent contest featuring defending CIF Division 1 and State Open Division champion St. John Bosco of Bellflower highlights the opening of the 2017 football season for Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Diocese of Orange. St. John Bosco, ranked fourth...

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ALL-CIF Southern Section Teams Fall 2016 Sports

The gridiron, volleyball court and swimming pool were the sites of numerous accomplishments during the 2016 fall sports season by local Catholic school teams and athletes, with several accorded honors of excellence by CIF-Southern Section coaches. Headlining last year’s selections in football...

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Girls’ Volleyball Teams Gear Up For 2017 Season

The 2017 girls’ volleyball regular season begins Aug. 21, with Catholic schools from the Los Angeles Archdiocese and Orange Diocese primed to contend for CIF-Southern Section titles and, conceivably, state championship honors. Three Catholic schools earned CIF titles in 2016: Santa Margarita...

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Loyola’s Ray George: L.A.’s First Catholic HS Player In The NFL

As football players went, he was big for his day — 6 feet 2 inches tall, 230 pounds, strong enough to play on the offensive line, not just at Loyola High School, but at the University of Southern California … and for the Detroit Lions, who drafted Ray George in the 10th round of the 1939 National...

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Santa Clara Soccer Star: Heart For The Game, Faith For The Journey

As a walk-on this coming fall, Gabriel Virgen may or may not become the all-league collegiate soccer star his older sister Mayra was at Cal Lutheran University. That’s for the good Lord, his coaches and his competition to decide. For now, the newly graduated senior goalkeeper from Santa Clara...

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MLB Draft Includes Many From Local Catholic Schools

More than a dozen young baseball stars who have played at local Catholic high schools and colleges were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft held last week. As previously reported, Royce Lewis (Junípero Serra) and Hunter Greene (Notre Dame) were taken one-two in the first round....


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ALL-CIF Southern Section Teams: Spring Sports

Instrumental in their teams’ respective marches to CIF-Southern Section titles, St. Anthony’s Tiare Jennings and Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks’ Chris Hall earned CIF-Southern Section Player of the Year honors in their respective sports, highlighting a banner spring for local Catholic high school...

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St. Anthony Wins CIF Softball Title; Shinnick, Serra Girls Earn Track Honors

The St. Anthony Saints avenged an early-season loss and won the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 softball title by defeating Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, 3-2, on June 3 at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine. Junior Chloe Malau’ulu, one of the “veteran” mainstays on a team that featured eight...

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St. Anthony Reaches CIF Softball Finals; Loyola Wins Volleyball Title

The St. Anthony Saints will play Sierra Canyon for the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 softball title on June 3 after defeating 3-1, over Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 3-1 in the semifinals on  May 30. Coached by Adrian Ponce, St. Anthony (23-7 on the year) will be the only Catholic school competing...

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Catholic High School Athletes Qualify For State Track Meet

Damien senior Zachary Shinnick won the boys’ 400 meter run, and the Santa Margarita girls 4x400-meter relay team captured first place at the CIF-SS Master’s Track and Field Meet, held May 26 at Arcadia High School. They led a parade of local Catholic school athletes who qualified for the state...

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CIF-SS Master’s Track & Field Meet Features Local Catholic Athletes

More than 30 athletes and 10 relay teams from area Catholic Schools have qualified for the CIF-SS Master’s Track and Field Meet, to be held May 26 at Arcadia High School. The list features Damien senior Zachary Shinnick, who posted the fastest qualifying time in the boys’ 400 meters,...

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Loyola, Notre Dame, Bishop Montgomery Reach Volleyball Semis

Three Catholic school teams have reached the semifinals of the Division 1 CIF-Southern Section boys’ volleyball tournament after posting quarterfinal wins May 13. The semifinal matches to be played May 17 include Loyola hosting Newport Harbor in Division 1, Notre Dame hosting South Torrance in...

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CIF Baseball, Softball Quarterfinals Feature 12 Catholic School Teams

Quarterfinal action in the CIF-Southern Section baseball playoffs on May 26 will feature five Catholic schools still in the title hunt, following second round victories on May 23. Additionally, seven Catholic schools advanced to quarterfinal play May 25 with second-round wins on May 23....

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Post-Season Play Begins In Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming

Top-seeded Loyola advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 1 CIF-Southern Section boys’ volleyball tournament after a hard-fought 25-22, 25-23, 33-35, 25-19 win over Servite of Anaheim on May 11. Loyola (25-1 overall) will play Arnold Beckman May 13. Altogether, four Catholic schools...

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LMU In The NBA: From Normie To Corey

On Nov. 2, 1949, the Minneapolis Lakers opened what ultimately became a successful defense of their National Basketball Association title, defeating the Philadelphia Warriors 81-69. The Lakers were paced by two future Hall of Famers, Jim Pollard (30 points) and George Mikan (17) in the first...