In recent years it has become trendy in NBA media circles to argue that the Lakers LeBron James is no longer the undisputed best player in the world.
Pandemic cancels International Surf Festival, but not Surf Festival traditions.
This year’s standout high school surfers were recognized during a recent virtual awards ceremony presented by the South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association (SBSSA), with technical and financial assistance from the South Bay Boardriders Club.
The Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Rams and Chargers — and yes, even the Angels – start their quests for a championship in this strangest of all professional sports seasons.
High school sports’ fall, winter, and spring seasons will be collapsed into two seasons. The first season will begin in December, when fall sports such as football and both boys and girls volleyball, will be allowed to commence practice. Competition will begin in late December or January. Spring sports, including baseball and basketball, will commence in March.
Last Friday, the Bay League High School Track and Field Finals were to be held under the lights at the Redondo Union High Sea Hawk Bowl. For most of the runners, the finals would be their last track meet. For top runners, like Mira Costa senior miler Billy Atkinson, league finals would be a last chance to set a school record and catch the attention of college coaches.
The Mira Costa boys volleyball team began the 2020 season ranked number one in the CIF Southern Section. The team quickly justified the ranking with an opening, 10-0 run. Then, as it did for all other prep teams in California, their season ended.
Five years ago Chris Palisin charted a mid-life course-correction that paid off big-time for himself — and for Oxford Academy, the academic powerhouse in Cypress where the long-time Hermosa Beach resident was named the new head basketball coach last spring.