There’s a small, single poster attached to the wall of the Poly High School gymnasium as the Parrots’ boys took to the floor for their boys’ basketball game against Monroe High.

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Derrick Taylor, like many coaches, can have intense moments. And they can be visible to the public when one of his Taft High boys’ basketball players takes an ill-advised shot, misses a defensive assignment, or simply doesn’t appear to be involved in the game.

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You could call the El Camino Real girls’ basketball team short, which seems plausible with a roster that lists only two players being six feet in height and neither one is a starter.

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The numb and glum expressions on the faces of the Sierra Canyon football players and coaches told you all you needed to know.

It’s a Saturday morning, and a basketball game is about to commence inside the San Fernando Valley Boys & Girls Club, located in Pacoima.

The City and Southern sections will crown their 11-man football champions this weekend. And the San Fernando Valley is guaranteed at least one titleholder in each of them.

Here are the listings for the City Section and Southern Section quarterfinal football playoff games involving Valley teams. 

When Casey Clausen returned to his alma mater Alemany High School in 2018 to be the head coach of the football team, Warriors fans were eagerly anticipating a similar level of success that Cla…

Here are the listings for the City Section and Southern Section quarterfinal football playoff games involving Valley teams. 

As Los Angeles City Section championships go, the girls’ volleyball finals played on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Birmingham Community Charter High School, had a little bit of everything — drama, pass…

There has been much handwringing of late among the aficionados of high school football regarding the continued decline of participation in the sport. And nowhere has the player-drain been felt…

The football field at Chaminade High is abuzz with whistles, shouts, and the machinations of an afternoon practice, as it usually is when the varsity is preparing for a big game. But something…

With league play now underway, games where opponents face each other every year are now emerging on the schedule. And one of those annual scrums is popping up this week in the East Valley Leag…

Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) sophomore Amanda Delgado has been playing soccer for a long time — more than half of her life — and most of that playing time has been as the goalie. As …

The year 2010 had many notable moments —  Apple releases the iPad, Sony retires the Walkman cassette player, a trillion-dollar stock market crash, the Lakers win (so far) their last NBA champi…

The arcane perception that “it ain’t over ’til it’s over” in sports doesn’t feel old-fashioned if it happens to be true. And you can count the Chatsworth High football team among the believers.

The recent football history of Cleveland High School is defined by a glorious rise and a precipitous drop. Two years ago the Cavaliers made it to the City Section Division II title game under …

Shortly after time ran out in the recent football game between Canoga Park High and Roosevelt High of Los Angeles — a game that Canoga Park won handily, 41-0 — Hunters Coach Kevin Carlsen gath…

Jim Rose strode briskly toward the outdoor football stadium at Birmingham Community Charter High with a visitor shortly before the team’s practice, joyously pointing out the spotless green fie…

Reseda Charter High is not taking the easy way out for its 2019 prep football season opener. The Regents are traveling to Los Angeles to face traditional City Section power Crenshaw High on Fr…

Robert Garcia is a football coach with the soul of an architect. Ever since he arrived at San Fernando High in 2012 it’s been about vision and building. The first plan was to re-invigorate a p…

Football season is almost upon us. Late summer and autumn weekends filled with long passes, breakaway runs, jarring hits, game day parking lot grilling, silly mascots and bad-fitting alumni ge…

A gathering of youth, boys and girls of varying ages, are busy jogging and sprinting around the track here at Burbank High School. None of the kids here are “names” beyond their households. Bu…

It’s not easy or simple to just be a “good” program in City Section football these days with the perpetual shifting back and forth of teams through its various divisions as a method to promote…

The upcoming football season at St. Genevieve High could be quite special for Coach Billy Parra. It could also potentially be treacherous.

When you have a proud and rich heritage of athletic success like the Kennedy High Golden Cougars, droughts can be hard to accept even though it happens to every program.

Bring the curtain down on the 2018-19 Los Angeles City Section athletic schedule. The remaining two baseball championships in Division II and Division III have been claimed — much to the delig…

Chavez Learning Academies and El Camino Real Charter have ascended to the top two spots in LA City Section softball in 2019, both as survivors and opportunists. 

Discovery Charter Preparatory High School doesn’t have the deepest pool of softball players to draw from — unless you consider a 255-student body population the equivalent of the Pacific Ocean.

The annual scrum that is the West Valley League baseball race is nearing the finish line. Not surprisingly, there are several teams still with a shot at winning the league championship with tw…