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EXCLUSIVE: Cerritos High to move varsity football team to junior varsity status

EXCLUSIVE: Cerritos High to move varsity football team to junior varsity status

By Loren Kopff In a stunning move that shocked many parents, players and others in the community, the Cerritos High varsity football team will be playing the remainder of the…

Artesia gives Cerritos all it can handle in Suburban League opener

SUBURBAN LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL By Loren Kopff The 2012 girls volleyball season hasn’t gone the way Cerritos head coach Khanh Vo expected thus far as His team vies for a fourth…

Valley Christian looking for respect after knocking off two-time defending champions

By Loren Kopff DOWNEY- If the Valley Christian girls volleyball team didn’t get much attention in the first couple of weeks of the regular season, maybe now people will start to…

Enewally returns to Gahr’s lineup as Gladiators rout Cerritos again

Enewally returns to Gahr’s lineup as Gladiators rout Cerritos again

By Loren Kopff Despite a very brief sluggish start, Gahr senior wide receiver Patrick Enewally bounced back and had a near perfect season debut. Returning from a recent trip to…

Flowers’ return to Artesia “bittersweet”as new team eases past Pioneers

By Loren Kopff It had been about five years since Aaron Flowers set foot at Atkins Stadium, the site of his Artesia High playing days from 1990-1992. Last Friday night,…

Cerritos, Gahr off to slow starts without key players in Girls Volleyball

By Loren Kopff The season is barely five matches old for the Cerritos and Gahr girls volleyball teams and already each is feeling the effects of vacancies of one of…

High School Football: Norwalk recovers from sluggish start to roll past Diamond Bar

High School Football: Norwalk recovers from sluggish start to roll past Diamond Bar

By Loren Kopff Norwalk didn’t open up its home season the way it wanted to, at least not in the first 18 minutes. But as the first half was winding…

High School Football: John Glenn mired in uphill battle all night against Pioneer

High School Football: John Glenn mired in uphill battle all night against Pioneer

By Loren Kopff Two turnovers in the first quarter and a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Alvaro Vargas of Pioneer to begin the game were just the beginning…

Artesia girls volleyball struggles in season opener against Bell Gardens

By Loren Kopff After witnessing his team get swept by Bell Gardens this past Tuesday in the season opener, Artesia girls volleyball head coach Micah Burpo knows his team won’t…

Simmons owns fourth quarter as Artesia earns rare opening season victory

By Loren Kopff Huntington Park may have dominated the third quarter against Artesia in the season opener for both teams last Friday night. But junior wide receiver and safety Tytus…

2012 HS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEWS: Cerritos still the favorites in Suburban League, Gahr experienced with new head coach

By Loren Kopff ARTESIA PIONEERS 0-19 overall last season, 0-12 in the Suburban League, seventh place 16-67 overall last five seasons Head coach: Micah Burpo (fifth season, 13-58) Last time…

2012 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Valley Christian looking to get off to stronger start

By Loren Kopff VALLEY CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS 4-7 last season, 3-1 in the Olympic League, tied for first place, lost to Azusa 35-14 in the Mid-Valley Division first round Head coach:…

HS FOOTBALL PREVIEW: John Glenn seeking upper portion of Suburban League, Norwalk aims for top spot

By Loren Kopff 2012 FOOTBALL PREVIEWS JOHN GLENN EAGLES 4-6 last season, 2-4 in the Suburban League, fifth place Head coach: Ray Niemann (third season, 6-14) Lost 14 seniors out…

Youngest Artesia Punishers team dominates pool play action

By Loren Kopff PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH 12U NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FOUNTAIN VALLEY-The Artesia Punishers 12U travel ball team made a strong impression during the first two days of the inaugural Premier…

Artesia Punishers Gearing Up For Final Summer Tournaments

In the past, if was the latter part of July, Bob Medina and his Artesia Punishers 18-Under or 18-Gold travel ball teams would be going through their final checklists, packing…

Artesia Punishers 97 Squad Off To A Fast Start In Triple Crown Playoffs

ESCONDIDO– The Artesia Punishers 97 team, managed by Tommy Parten, had a pair of three-run seventh innings in its first two playoff games of the Triple Crown 14U Fastpitch Open…

Norwalk 18-U All-Stars make history with championship of state tournament

By Loren Kopff NORWALK GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION The up and coming Norwalk Girls Softball Association just added another historic-making event to its small list of success. In its first year…

TRIPLE CROWN SPORTS COLORADO SPARKLER TOURNAMENT Championship is sweet as Sugar (Land) for Artesia Punishers 18 Gold

By Loren Kopff WESTMINSTER, CO-The Artesia Punishers 18 Gold travel ball team won the championship of the Triple Crown Sports Colorado Sparker Tournament. But it wasn’t the type of championship…

Artesia Punishers still focused despite not earning berth to National Championships

By Loren Kopff HUNTINGTON BEACH-Regardless of how the Artesia Punishers 18-U travel ball team did in the Premier Girls Fastpitch Southern California qualifier, the team was still going to stay…

Cerritos Girls Softball Association adjusting to temporary changes

By Loren Kopff The writing was somewhat on the wall last summer for the Cerritos Girls Softball Association when it did not field a 14-U division in its own annual…