High School Sports

Inside the unregulated world of recruiting consulting services |Sep 11, 2017

Overwhelmed and out of answers, Tim and Tanya Blomquist listened intently to the pitch. They’d been warned – about recruiting services, about the false dreams some sell, about scammed parents left high and dry.

Daily News Top 20 Football Rankings and Week Two Schedule |Sep 5, 2017

1. Chaminade, 2-0 Last Week: 1, def. Mountain Pointe 39-25 Big boy football with St. John Bosco Friday. 2. Calabasas, 2-0 Last Week: 2, def. Salesian 45-14 Bye week for Coyotes after easy win 3.

TJ Pledger, Brendan Radley-Hiles, Brian Hightower return home with IMG Academy |Sep 5, 2017

When IMG Academy came to the Honor Bowl on Saturday in San Diego, it was a homecoming for TJ Pledger, Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles and Brian Hightower. All three transferred from area schools, and with Saturday’s game being their final one in Southern California, they each performed well in IMG’s 40-20 win over Corona Centennial at Cathedral Catholic.

SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week: Annah Rivera, Alemany |Sep 5, 2017

Name: Annah Rivera School: Alemany Sport: Volleyball Year: Junior Noteworthy: Rivera was named MVP of the Las Vegas Invitational tournament, which Alemany won without dropping a set. In the Warriors’ 25-22, 26-24 win over Bishop Gorman in the final, Rivera had a stellar all-around performance with eight kills, five digs and four aces to help defeat the defending Nevada 4A state champion.

SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week: Jacob Perez, Alemany |Sep 5, 2017

Name: Jacob Perez School: Alemany Sport: Football Year: Senior Noteworthy: In a 48-27 loss to JSerra, Perez had a performance to remember, catching 13 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns.

Brewster: Will shoe endorsement put damper on Melo Ball’s college eligibility ? |Sep 4, 2017

Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Zach Oliver, 2008 CIF Southern Section Division IV cross country champion out of Ontario Christian High School Here’s a thought that will bewilder basketball fans — from the prep, collegiate and professional levels — until the spring of 2019: Will LaMelo Ball be able to fulfill his commitment to play for UCLA? Or will the youngest of the three brother from Chino Hills join a list that includes Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and San Bernardino’s Tyson Chandler, all of whom jumped from high school to the NBA?

Hart football loses season opener to Downey |Sep 2, 2017

SANTA CLARITA >> Hart’s season opener did not go according to plan as it lost 42-35 to Downey Friday in nonleague action at College of the Canyons. Hart quarterback and Cal commit JT Shrout was 26 for 40 with 282 yards with three touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in his first start after being backup quarterback the past two seasons.

CIF-SS commish discusses transfers, parents ... and LaMelo Ball’s shoes |Sep 2, 2017

LOS ALAMITOS >> Upon sitting down with Rob Wigod, commissioner of the CIF Southern Section, for a pre-arranged interview Friday afternoon, my first question was about the Ball family. Had to be.

Don Lugo’s Khoury Bethley voted SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week |Sep 2, 2017

SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week Name: Khoury Bethley School: Don Lugo Sport: Football Year: Senior Winning Numbers: In SCPL’s first week of Athlete of the Week voting for 2017, Don Lugo’s Khoury Bethley pulled in 11,631 votes to win the honor.

Paraclete football settles down in second half to top Helix |Sep 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> Paraclete’s first half Saturday was a mix of dropped passes, miscommunication and quarterback Brevin White on the run from Helix’s pass rush. The lone constant was the Spirits’ defense forcing Helix to do the same as both struggled to find rhythm in the 93-degree heat.

San Fernando Valley High School Football Live Updates, Friday Sept. 1 |Sep 1, 2017

Live updates from San Fernando Valley high school football games, including scores, stories, photos and video from the LA Daily News. Trouble viewing on mobile?

Calabasas football strikes early, often in win at Salesian |Sep 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> It didn’t take long to get Mycah Pittman going. In only 13 seconds, the Oaks Christian transfer took the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and Calabasas unleashed an early offense torrent in its 45-14 nonleague victory at Salesian in Boyle Heights Friday night.

Turnovers, delays can’t stop Notre Dame in win over Birmingham |Sep 1, 2017

LAKE BALBOA >> Notre Dame spotted Birmingham three turnovers and a seven-point deficit on Friday, but once the visiting Knights started causing turnovers of their own, coach Kevin Rooney moved toward career win No.

Valencia football opens strong, routs Palmdale |Sep 1, 2017

PALMDALE >> It would have been tough to tell that Valencia High School was breaking in a new quarterback for its season-opener Friday night against Palmdale. A host of superb returning talent eased new signal-caller Connor Downs into action as the Vikings cruised to a 49-9 victory over the Falcons in nonleague action at Riemer Field.

Chaminade football stays unbeaten, readies for St. John Bosco showdown |Sep 1, 2017

Chaminade coach Ed Croson wanted to make sure his team was best prepared for the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs when arranging a tough nonleague schedule. After the Eagles won their first two games by double figures, including a 39-25 nonleague win Thursday over Mountain Pointe (Arizona) at Mission Viejo High, the big test comes next week against defending Open Division state champion St.

Chatsworth baseball hires David Kaczor as new head coach |Aug 31, 2017

David Kaczor was named the head coach of the varsity baseball program at Chatsworth High School Thursday afternoon by Chatsworth athletic director Jonathan Sheriff. Kaczor will be replacing Tom Meusborn, who has won eight CIF L.

Daily News Week 1 Football Previews and Predictions |Aug 31, 2017

Notre Dame (1-0) at Birmingham (0-1), 7:30 p.m.: Notre Dame had little trouble in Week Zero winning 41-22 thanks to four total touchdowns from senior quarterback Noah Taylor. Taylor ran for 152 yards and three scores while Christian Grubb added 106 more.

LaMelo Ball gets ‘signature’ basketball shoe, raising questions about future eligibility |Aug 31, 2017

Lonzo Ball is no longer the only member of the Ball family to have his own signature shoe. On Thursday, in a video from SLAM, the youngest Ball brother, LaMelo, announced the release of his own signature shoe, which will be sold by his family’s apparel company, Big Baller Brand.

Chaminade football gets physical in win over Mountain Pointe |Aug 31, 2017

MISSION VIEJO >> Chaminade’s formula for winning this season has been pretty clear. Be physical and lean on its offensive line. At Mission Viejo Thursday, the recipe worked again in the Eagles 35-22 win over Mountain Pointe (Arizona) in the Under Armour Brothers in Arms Classic.

Hart quarterback JT Shrout ready to step up after waiting his turn |Aug 30, 2017

JT Shrout easily could have transferred from Hart last year and few would blame him. Instead of playing quarterback his junior year, a crucial time to be seen by colleges, he sat behind Nick Moore.

Chaminade football ready for Thursday night game with Mountain Pointe. |Aug 30, 2017

Chaminade’s season-opening football win over Oaks Christian was an impressive start but now the Eagles’ schedule gets the boost they’ve anticipated. The Eagles will face Mountain Pointe of Arizona at 8 p.

Daily News girls volleyball preview: 7 questions for Valley |Aug 29, 2017

Is Sierra Canyon better than last year? If you ask head coach Stefanie Wigfall, yes. After winning the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 title last season, Sierra Canyon is loaded, stronger and a year older moving to Division 3.

Heat has Southern California high school athletes taking cover |Aug 29, 2017

The heat wave this week in Southern California has forced area high schools to adjust practice and game times for their sports team, and to adhere to guidelines that are in place to protect the safety of the athletes.

Daily News Top 20 Football Rankings and Week One Schedule |Aug 28, 2017

Daily News Top 20 1. Chaminade, 1-0 (Last Week: 4) Impressive start with commanding win over Oaks Christian 2. Calabasas, 1-0 (Last Week: 1) Great first half against Dorsey is a sign of things to come 3.

Paraclete football has record-setting start in season opening win |Aug 28, 2017

It didn’t take long for the Paraclete High football team’s revamped offense to show off its firepower in a 48-24 win over Serrano. Brevin White, making his debut for the Spirits, threw a school-record six touchdown passes, and junior Melquan Stovall caught nine passes for a school-record 212 yards.

SoCal Prep Boys Athlete of the Week: Andrew Van Buren, Chaminade |Aug 28, 2017

SOCAL PREP LEGENDS BOYS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Name: Andrew Van Buren School: Chaminade Sport: Football Year: Senior Noteworthy: Van Buren had an impressive performance in Chaminade’s 47-10 win over Oaks Christian Friday.

VIDEO: Cameron Jones scores game-winning TD for Harvard-Westlake |Aug 26, 2017

STUDIO CITY >> With just over a minute left Harvard-Westlake football was on the 1-yard line setup for a field goal that would give itself a two-point lead, and a likely victory. It was blocked.

Calabasas football survives penalty-filled win over Dorsey |Aug 25, 2017

AGOURA HILLS >> Calabasas got its football season off to a quick start Thursday with Zack Boyle getting a sack on the game’s first play at Agoura High. The offense struck just as fast with Jaden Casey’s first pass going 39 yards to Johnny Wilson for a touchdown.

San Fernando Valley High School Football Live Updates, Friday Aug. 25 |Aug 25, 2017

Live updates from San Fernando Valley high school football games, including scores, stories, photos and video from the LA Daily News. Trouble viewing on mobile?

Westlake tops defending state champion Sierra Canyon |Aug 25, 2017

WESTLAKE VILLAGE >> Westlake quarterback Jake Kapinski made sure to make up for his rough first half and got major help from his defense. Kamran Fabiculanan returned a 50-yard interception for a touchdown as part of an 18-point onslaught in the third quarter to defeat the defending CIF State Division 2-A champions Sierra Canyon 25-7 on Friday night in Westlake.

Alemany opens season by rolling past San Fernando |Aug 25, 2017

SAN FERNANDO >> It didn’t take long for the Alemany High football team to assert its dominance over San Fernando on Friday and get the second season of the James Washington era off to a big start.

Cameron Rising returns to form in Newbury Park’s season-opening football win |Aug 25, 2017

NEWBURY PARK — If there were concerns that Newbury Park quarterback Cameron Rising had some rust to be knocked off in his return from a shoulder injury that cost him last season’s final three games, he put them to bed in a hurry The Texas commit drove the Panthers 72 yards in the first 33 seconds of the game as part of five first-half touchdowns in a 55-34 Week Zero rout over visiting Pacifica.

Andrew Van Buren leads Chaminade football past Oaks Christian |Aug 25, 2017

WEST HILLS >> Chaminade senior Andrew Van Buren formed a potent 1-2 running back punch with TJ Pledger the past two years but now Van Buren alone carried the Eagles’ load. With Pledger now at IMG Academy in Florida, Van Buren showed himself ready with a one-man show in Chaminade’s 47-10 nonleague home win over Oaks Christian Friday.

Daily News Week 0 Football Previews and Predictions |Aug 24, 2017

Oaks Christian at Chaminade, 7:30 p.m. (Also will be shown on Fox Sports Prime Ticket) Oaks Christian won 65-55 last year in a high scoring affair. This year, expect a lower scoring game with both teams being stronger on defense.

LA Daily News 2017 High School Football Preseason All-Area team |Aug 24, 2017

The 2017 preseason all-area high school football team. Offense QB: Cameron Rising, Newbury Park Sr. RB: Andrew VanBuren, Chaminade, Sr. RB: Moises Haynes, Valencia, Sr.

LA Daily News 2017 High School Football Preseason Top 10 |Aug 24, 2017

Here’s the 2017 Los Angeles Daily News Preseason High School Football Top 10 rankings. 1. Calabasas Strength: Top to bottom, the Coyotes are the most talented team in the area, but that doesn’t always mean they’ll finish as the best team.

The LA Daily News 2017 San Fernando Valley high school football preview: Tons of talent |Aug 24, 2017

Southern California does not have frolicking teenagers on high school football fields. Coaches and recruiters call Southern California, especially the San Fernando Valley and its surrounding communities, a hotbed of talent.

LA Daily News: Top 2017 high school football games in the San Fernando Valley |Aug 24, 2017

The top high school football games every week in the San Fernando Valley, as chosen by the Los Angeles Daily News sports staff. Week 0: Aug. 25 Oaks Christian at Chaminade, 7 p.m.

Calabasas football ready to get tough in season opener with Dorsey |Aug 23, 2017

Even after winning two consecutive CIF Southern Section football championships, Calabasas knew it had to get tougher this season. Thursday night, the Coyotes will get their first chance to show a new defensive identity on defense, last year’s runner-up in the LA City Section Division I finals.

Daily News Burning Questions for 2017 Prep Football Season |Aug 22, 2017

1. Who will emerge as No. 1? Even with the Daily News’ top-20 preseason football poll having Calabasas starting at the top, every top team has its share of questions.

No. 1 Calabasas football hopes to continue raising the bar |Aug 21, 2017

The Calabasas football team knows it has a standard to meet. No longer is it a program on the rise. High expectations are the norm after winning two consecutive CIF Southern Section titles. Even with moving up to Division 2 for the playoffs and losing Tristan Gebbia, Darnay Holmes and Bookie Radley-Hiles to graduation, Calabasas still has its eye on winning a third title.

Week Zero Daily News Football Schedule |Aug 21, 2017

WEEK ZERO (All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated) Thursday NONLEAGUE St. Genevieve at Poly Dorsey vs Calabasas (at Agoura) Friday NONLEAGUE Burbank at Monrovia Canyon at Moorpark Golden Valley vs.

Daily News Preseason Football Top 20 |Aug 21, 2017

1. Calabasas Now on top, time for Coyotes to prove it 2. Oaks Christian Lions will rely on defense first until offense catches up 3. Valencia Loaded and ready as Division 2 title favorites 4.

No. 2 Oaks Christian football aims for stronger finish |Aug 18, 2017

Two things stand out from Oaks Christian’s 2016 season besides another Marmonte League title; a defense that gave up 49 or more points five times and a first-round playoff defeat for a team expected to contend for the CIF-SS Division 2 title.

No. 3 Valencia football ready to take care of unfinished business |Aug 17, 2017

If there is a consistent message preached to the Valencia High football team, it’s play all four quarters. Valencia finished 10-3 last year, but all three of the Vikings’ losses came after they led at halftime, including a bitter loss

No. 4 Chaminade reloads with focus on Mission League football title |Aug 16, 2017

Most teams would be reeling after four key players transferred. Most aren’t Chaminade. Despite seeing Brevin White, TJ Pledger, Mykee Irving and Steve McIntosh leave, the Eagles still have plenty of talent ready to chase a Mission League football title.

Brevin White reunites with Dean Herrington to lead No. 5 Paraclete |Aug 15, 2017

Paraclete head coach Dean Herrington exceeded all expectation in his first year when he captured a CIF Southern Section Division 6 title and Division 3-AA CIF State crown. Now, in his second year at the helm, all eyes are on his program in the high desert, which is led by a familiar face to Herrington, quarterback Brevin White.

Marvin Bagley III may announce college decision tonight on ESPN |Aug 14, 2017

ESPN issued a press release today saying that Marvin Bagley III is expected to make his college basketball decision on SportsCenter Monday night (Aug. 14). Bagley, who played at Sierra Canyon High last season, is ranked the top recruit in the nation and is expected to commit to USC, UCLA or Duke.

Cameron Rising leads a confident No. 6 Newbury Park football team |Aug 14, 2017

Team huddles, tackling drills and a lot of hard work. That’s what football practice looks like at Newbury Park High. Turn an ear toward practice, you’ll hear music blasting and coaches yelling.

Sierra Canyon’s Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, reclassifies to 2017 class |Aug 14, 2017

Even until his big announcement Monday night, Marvin Bagley III kept basketball fans guessing on his college decision. Bagley, the No. 1-rated prospect in the 2018 class according to ESPN, Rivals and 247 Sports, played coy when asked about his choice on SportsCenter before announcing a few minutes later that he committed to Duke over schools including UCLA and USC.