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WEEK TWO FOOTBALL – Artesia’s bid for rare 3-0 stopped by Bolsa Grande despite second half rally

WEEK TWO FOOTBALL – Artesia’s bid for rare 3-0 stopped by Bolsa Grande despite second half rally

September 6, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter GARDEN GROVE-The Artesia High football team has been putting up video game numbers through the first two games of the…

2023 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW – Cerritos still the queens of the 605 League while La Mirada looks to improve in Gateway League

2023 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW – Cerritos still the queens of the 605 League while La Mirada looks to improve in Gateway League

September 1, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter Since the inception of the 605 League, no one has been able to touch Cerritos High, which has not dropped…

Lakewood’s Palm Park Will Get New Mini-Pitch

Lakewood’s Palm Park Will Get New Mini-Pitch

A mini-pitch is a colorful acrylic-coated court about 40 feet by 84 feet with side panels that keep the ball in constant play. Above, an artist’s rendering of what the…

WEEK ONE FOOTBALL – Gahr survives penalties, late Valley Christian rally to escape with one-point road win in opener

WEEK ONE FOOTBALL – Gahr survives penalties, late Valley Christian rally to escape with one-point road win in opener

August 28, 2023 By Loren Kopff Valley Christian High sophomore running back Lucas Witt sees an opening between Gahr High senior defensive back Gabriel Mariscal (#24) and junior lineman Alejandro…

La Mirada’s Eckart ends summer with memorable trip for the ages

La Mirada’s Eckart ends summer with memorable trip for the ages

August 22, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter/X Rebecca Eckart began her senior year at La Mirada High last Thursday and if any of her teachers asked her what…

WEEK ZERO FOOTBALL – Cerritos’ defense clamps down in second half as Dons double up Buena Park

WEEK ZERO FOOTBALL – Cerritos’ defense clamps down in second half as Dons double up Buena Park

August 22, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on X/Twitter The 2023 opener for the Cerritos High football team last Friday night at Rants Stadium wasn’t quite explosive as last…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview-Improved, Experienced Gahr Squad Eyes Rare Outright League Title

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview-Improved, Experienced Gahr Squad Eyes Rare Outright League Title

By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter GAHR GLADIATORS 3-7 overall last season, 3-1 in the Mid-Cities League, tri-champions 11-34 overall last five seasons Head coach: Greg Marshall (21st season, 94-108)…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – La Mirada Hopes to Put Last Season in the Past With New Head Coach, Same Challenges

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – La Mirada Hopes to Put Last Season in the Past With New Head Coach, Same Challenges

August 7, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter LA MIRADA MATADORES 4-6 overall last season, 2-3 in the Gateway League, fourth place 22-27 overall last five seasons Head…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Young Valley Christian Squad, With New Head Coach, to be Tested With Strong Schedule

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Young Valley Christian Squad, With New Head Coach, to be Tested With Strong Schedule

August 7, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter VALLEY CHRISTIAN DEFENDERS 6-8 overall last season, 1-4 in the Ironwood League, fifth place, lost to Lancaster High 44-42 in…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Former city rival and NFL player hopes to turnaround struggling John Glenn program

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Former city rival and NFL player hopes to turnaround struggling John Glenn program

Aug. 2, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter JOHN GLENN EAGLES 2-7 overall last season, 0-3 in the 605 League, fourth place 17-25 overall last five seasons Head…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Younger Norwalk squad moves to the Gateway League hoping to have similar success 

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Younger Norwalk squad moves to the Gateway League hoping to have similar success 

Aug. 2, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter NORWALK LANCERS 10-2 overall last season, 3-1 in the Mid-Cities League, tied for first place, lost to John Muir High…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 FOOTBALL PREVIEW – Cerritos banking on its defense to take care of the offense, win another 605 League title

Loren Kopff’s 2023 FOOTBALL PREVIEW – Cerritos banking on its defense to take care of the offense, win another 605 League title

July 26, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter CERRITOS DONS 5-6 overall last season, 3-0 in the 605 League, first place, lost to Colton High 42-41 in the…

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Artesia Hopes to Bounce Back With Experience of Last Season’s Young Squad

Loren Kopff’s 2023 Football Preview – Artesia Hopes to Bounce Back With Experience of Last Season’s Young Squad

July 26, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter ARTESIA PIONEERS 1-8-1 overall last season, 1-2 in the 605 League, third place 17-29-1 overall last five seasons Head coach:…

PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW – Final major travel softball tournament of summer on tap for 16-Under, 18-Under teams

PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW – Final major travel softball tournament of summer on tap for 16-Under, 18-Under teams

July 20, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter It’s what every travel softball player strives for; the opportunity to play for a Premier Girls Fastpitch title, and for…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW-Area high school softball players well represented in another top summer showcase event

July 14, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter IRVINE-The Champions Cup showcase tournament, in conjunction with USA Softball, was held last weekend as a pair of age groups…

NORWALK’S NAKANO FINALLY GETS HER CHANCE TO REPRESENT TEAM JAPAN

July 7, 2023 By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter Kendall Nakano, one of the area’s top softball players, never thought she would have a chance to represent her ethnic background…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW – Six area softball players represented their countries in Colorado

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW – Six area softball players represented their countries in Colorado

June 29, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter Amongst the multiple travel softball showcase tournaments and other events in which a plaques and trophies are to be won,…

FIVE YEARS OF 605 LEAGUE – Cerritos High and others finding competitive comfort in 605 League 

By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter Artesia High, Cerritos High and John Glenn High, once longtime members of the defunct Suburban League, were hoping for a better chance to…

TRIPLE CROWN SPORTS ZOOM INTO JUNE TOURNAMENT – Area softball players prepare for major qualifying tournament in big showcase tournament

JUNE 15, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter Now that the high school softball season is over, it’s time for travel players to showcase their talents even more…

SUBURBAN VALLEY CONFERENCE – New conference with competitive leagues a win-win for all

June 14, 2023 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter In a way, the Suburban Valley Conference, which makes up the Gateway League and the Mid-Cities League, can be linked…