It’s the nature of baseball, Matt Mowry says, that makes one believe the seemingly impossible is possible.

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The afternoon sunshine and gentle breezes have created some comfortable conditions this Sunday, March 8, at the Woodley Lakes Golf Course in Van Nuys. And the sounds emanating from the course are typical ones: bags full of clubs being jostled, and the pounding of golf balls at the driving range as players either warm up or work on their swings.

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It was looking bleak for City Section basketball fans in the Valley as team after team — boys and girls — was getting knocked out of the playoffs in the semifinal games played this past weekend.

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Dynasties, by definition, are about domination. The word comes from the Greek word “dunasteia,” describing lordship and power. It also speaks to a succession of people, heredity or otherwise, that sustain a high level of excellence or control.

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Banners are not an issue for the girls’ basketball program at Harvard-Westlake High School. There are plenty of them adorning the gym walls on the Studio City campus, and at all levels — league, Southern Section and state CIF titles. They are more than, however, a salute to excellence. They are reminders of the pursuit of excellence.

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The view from the top in sports is almost always glorious, and the stay there can be brief. Teams often work so hard to reach the mountain top, it’s difficult to sustain that effort once they …

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.

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 defens…

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.

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.