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2013-2014 BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW League titles to be big challenges for area teams, John Glenn primed for huge rebound

By Loren Kopff For Artesia, Cerritos, John Glenn and Norwalk, winning a Suburban League championship will be much easier said than done, especially with the flurry of transfer players La…

Hometown Heroes: Whitney High School Baseball Coach Neil Freeman Looks To Future, Even at Age 85

Hometown Heroes: Whitney High School Baseball Coach Neil Freeman Looks To Future, Even at Age 85

By Brian Hews Note: Hews Media Group-Community Newspapers will be highlighting long time local residents and community leaders in a new on-going series called “Hometown Heroes!”  This week we feature…

Norwalk corrals John Muir in second half, advances to divisional finals

By Loren Kopff PASADENA-When the chips were down for Norwalk’s football team it went to its franchise player, senior wingback Rashaad Penny, for a boost as has been the case…

2013-2014 GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Cerritos again a heavy favorite to win the Suburban League

By Loren Kopff A year ago at this time, Cerritos was a favorite, along with Mayfair and Norwalk, to win the Suburban League. The Lady Dons ended up in third…

Penny puts Dominguez away in fourth quarter as Norwalk moves on

By Loren Kopff LA MIRADA – Norwalk senior wingback Rashaad Penny saved his best for last in last Friday night’s California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Southeast Division quarterfinal game. Penny scored…

Valley Christian does enough to post first round upset in CIF

 By Loren Kopff LA PUENTE-For the second straight week, Valley Christian’s football team bolted out to a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter. But this time the Crusaders were able…

Cerritos sees double vision against Redlands, wins second straight CIF championship

CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION IV GIRLS TENNIS FINALS By Loren Kopff CLAREMONT-The opponent was the same and most of the players were back but the Cerritos girls tennis team found a…

Suburban League champion Norwalk barely breaks a sweat against Eastside in CIF Playoffs

CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION III-AA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS By Loren Kopff The Norwalk girls volleyball team had waited 14 years to host a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section divisional playoff match. With…

WEEK TEN FOOTBALL Time runs out on Valley Christian for Olympic League title

By Loren Kopff Woodie Grayson, the first-year head coach of Valley Christian’s football team, had a feeling his Crusaders would be playing for an Olympic League title on the last…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW: Gahr locks down second place in SGVL after sweeping Lynwood

  By Loren Kopff The last thing Gahr head coach Iris Murray and her girls volleyball team wanted was any part of a possible three-way tie for second place with…

Cerritos falls short to Mayfair in battle for second place

 By Loren Kopff With two matches remaining in the regular season, two games separated four teams between first and third place in the Suburban League. Cerritos, tied with La Mirada…

WEEK NINE FOOTBALL: Penny turns to gold as Norwalk clinches share of Suburban League title

By Loren Kopff LA MIRADA- Norwalk senior wingback Rashaad Penny, in his biggest high school game thus far, single handily propelled the Lancers to at least a share of their…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW: Cerritos harriers dominate Suburban League finals with lopsided victories

By Loren Kopff For the first time since 1998 and second time in school history, the Cerritos boys and girls cross country teams came away as Suburban League champions in…

Lady Lancers avenge only league loss, move closer to first title

SUBURBAN LEAGUE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL By Loren Kopff Having a full squad definitely makes a difference and the Norwalk girls volleyball team benefited from having all of its players when it…

WEEK EIGHT FOOTBALL: Norwalk banks on Penny, McDowell and defense in another rout over John Glenn

By Loren Kopff Norwalk senior wingback Rashaad Penny and junior wingback Ryan McDowell combined to touch the ball nine times last Friday night against city rival John Glenn. But the…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW: Valley Christian spikers hang on for important Olympic League victory

By Loren Kopff When it comes to Olympic League girls volleyball, nothing ever comes easy for Valley Christian as almost every season, many of its matches tend to go the…

Norwalk in control of Suburban League, upsets perennial powerhouse

SUBURBAN LEAGUE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL By Loren Kopff LAKEWOOD – There could be a changing of the guard at the top of the Suburban League standings when the regular season ends…

Cerritos holds on late for first Suburban League victory in three years

WEEK SEVEN FOOTBALL By Loren Kopff First it was learning how to compete, then it was learning how to win. Now, the Cerritos High football team accomplished something it had…

Gahr stays close to Downey but gets swept by league queens

By Loren Kopff Gahr girls volleyball head coach Iris Murray thought this would be the season that the Gladiators could finally curtail Downey’s chances of another perfect San Gabriel Valley…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW: Gahr opens San Gabriel Valley League action by extending Warren’s losing streak

By Loren Kopff After a week off to reflect on its 1-4 on the field record, Gahr’s football team got back into action last Thursday night in its San Gabriel…