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  • Athlete recruiting

    Inside the unregulated world of recruiting consulting services

    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. Upon arriving at this coffee shop meeting last spring, both clung to their skepticism. But they also were driven to despair at the thought of their son’s college football dream deferred, and the man sitting across the table was a compelling salesman, with an...

    By Ryan Kartje rkartje@scng.com @Ryan_Kartje on Twitter|

  • High School Football

    Daily News Top 20 Football Rankings and Week Two Schedule

    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. Valencia, 1-0 Last Week: 3, def. Palmdale 49-9 Triple-TD trouble for Moises Haynes and Jayvaun Wilson 4. Paraclete, 2-0 Last Week: 4, def. Helix 23-6 Spirits are 2-0 vs San Diego teams after Saturday’s win 5. Newbury...

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  • High School Sports

    Brewster: Will shoe endorsement put damper on Melo Ball’s college eligibility ?

    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...

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  • High School Football

    Paraclete football settles down in second half to top Helix

    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. Paraclete, however, recovered at halftime and ran its way to a 23-6 nonleague win at the Honor Bowl at Cathedral Catholic High School. “We knew it’d be a...

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  • High School Football

    Don Lugo’s Khoury Bethley voted SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week

    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. The 5-foot-11, 195 pounder led the Conquistadores to a 37-36 season-opening road win against Warren, rushing for 300 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. He also had a...

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  • High School Football

    Hart football loses season opener to Downey

    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. Shrout also had two interceptions, including one to Kevin Caldwell near at the end of the fourth quarter to close out the game for...

    By Jack Gillespie @dnsjackg on Twitter|

  • High School Football

    Calabasas football strikes early, often in win at Salesian

    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. “It was a great team win for us tonight,” Pittman said. “Salesian is a great team but we came in there and fought. After missing out on a potential kick return score...

    By Ethan Hanson @EthanAHanson on Twitter|

  • High School Football

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

    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? See full stream.

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  • High School Football

    Valencia football opens strong, routs Palmdale

    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. Vikings senior running backs Jayvaun Wilson and Moises Haynes combined for six touchdowns for the eight-time reigning Foothill League...

    By Ryan Posner @ryanposner20 on Twitter|

  • High School Football

    Turnovers, delays can’t stop Notre Dame in win over Birmingham

    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. 297. The Knights were able to respond with three forced turnovers of their own, paving the way to a 34-14 win over the Patriots in a game that started an hour late due to excessive heat and that had another delay due to a sprinkler malfunction. “It was...

    By TJ Berka Correspondent|

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