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Crossroads senior volleyball player Nicholas Graves.

Sports, Crossroads, Volleyball, Santa Monica, Cif

Roadrunners' Chase To CIF Title Comes Up Short

Posted May. 27, 2014, 8:18 pm

The Crossroads boys’ volleyball team went on a tear through the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs, ripping off one big win after another. After finishing second in the Alpha League to Windward, the Roadrunners took their No.4 Division 3 rankings and roared through the postseason.

Nick Paskhover has created a short film called 'The Briefcase.'

News, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Film

Tisch School-Bound Student Filmmaker Chases A Dream

Posted May. 13, 2014, 9:10 am

Nick Paskhover is about to graduate from Crossroads and head cross-country to New York University, where he will begin his creative studies at the Tisch School of Film and TV next semester. There, he hopes to hone in on his skills as a filmmaker.

 Crossroads long jumper Cole Thomas

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Crossroads Track & Field Team Take Charge

Posted Apr. 29, 2014, 7:37 am

The Crossroads track and field team once again dominated the competition on Thursday at West LA College. On the girls' side, illness and injury insured that those healthy enough to compete would face a much tougher challenge than their previous league meet.

Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.

Sports, Crossroads, Baseball, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Crossroads Sports Teams Earn CIF Academic Awards

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:28 pm

There are not too many schools that can balance a top-notch sports program with outstanding performances in the classroom as well. Crossroads has managed to do both exceptionally well. Crossroads placed three teams in first place in the CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards, another five sports in second place, two sports in the third spot and two more in fourth. The Roadrunners had other sports place in the top ten.

Crossroads pitcher Lawrence (LJ) Gilliam doing his thing on the mound.

Sports, Crossroads, Baseball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Baseball Get Back on Track

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 4:55 am

After a couple of close losses, Crossroads baseball team got back in the win column Tuesday with a 3-2 win against Viewpoint. Crossroads took the lead in the in the bottom of the first inning, jumping out to a 1-0 lead.

Crossroads' Lucas Kaplan in action on the volleyball court.

Sports, Crossroads, Volleyball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Boys' Volleyball Team Shining at the Moment

Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 6:24 am

Things should be interesting down the stretch in the Alpha League when it comes to boys’ volleyball. Both Windward and Crossroads appear to have strong squads this season. It is showing up in league play.

Zita Supernenant carrying her pole vault.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Delphic League

Crossroads Turn up the Heat in Track

Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 5:21 am

Crossroads School track and field boys and girls teams shined at a Delphic League meet that was conducted at Santa Monica College March 20. On the boys’ side, Crossroads recorded 167 points to outdistance runner-up Windward, which finished the meet with 78 points. Milken followed with 76 points, Viewpoint registered 45, and Sierra Canyon wrapped up the meet with 34 points.

Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Swimming

Crossroads Sports Doing it Big This Spring

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:58 am

Big things are going on at Crossroads School. The sports program is flourishing this spring with an array of student-athletes shining in the spotlight for the Roadrunners. Swim phenom Zoe Darmon, a freshman at the school, has qualified for automatic CIF times in three individual races and has broken the school record in the 500 freestyle.

Crossroads' Alexander Miles plays up close defense against a Windward player. Miles had nine points in the Roadrunners' 60-52 defeat to Windward.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica, Playoffs

No Rebounds, No Victory For Crossroads Basketball

Posted Feb. 26, 2014, 5:06 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team had a good run this season. But that season is now officially over. The Roadrunners went through a tough shooting stretch in the third quarter and that proved to be the team's detriment in a 60-52 CIF-SS Division 4A quarterfinal loss to Windward at home on Tuesday night.

Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Local Teams Continue Playoff Push

Posted Feb. 25, 2014, 7:28 am

The playoff scene continues for local basketball teams as Samohi, Crossroads and Pacifica Christian all get in gear for another round of postseason play. Samohi (17-10), which easily defeated Montebello on Friday, will take on Rancho Cucamonga at home tonight at 7.p.m. Crossroads (19-5), which barely escaped with a 60-52 win against Providence, will go up against Windward (20-8) on their home court tonight at 7 p.m. as well.

The Crossroads boys's basketball team has won its first two playoff games after defeating Providence and Sage Hill.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Boys Basketball Team Moves Past Providence

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 6:46 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team took care of business against Providence to move on to the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section 4A playoffs. The Roadrunners were in a tight squeeze in this contest, pulling out a narrow 60-52 win Friday night.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Boys Basketball Team Advances To Second Round

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 7:32 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team hit the road against Providence in the second round of the CIF Division 4A playoffs with game time scheduled for 7 p.m tonight. Crossroads advanced after the first round win against Sage Hill.

Samohi's Jonah Mathews (4) goes up to block a layup attempt by a Beverly Hills player during an Ocean League contest at Santa Monica High School's gymnasium. Beverly Hills defeated Samohi 58-45 Friday, Feb.7.

Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, Soccer, Basketball, Santa Monica, New Roads School, Pacifica Christian, St. Monica High School

Postseason Comes For Local Santa Monica School Teams

Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 2:31 am

It's showtime for the local schools engaging in the postseason. The real season is here. And its time to get this party started as some would say. Boys and girls basketball teams are in play this week, beginning tonight.

Pictured from left: Barbara Whitney, Director of Finance and Operations, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences; Elaine Nesbit, Project Manager for Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences; Bob Riddle, Head of School, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Guckert, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences; Fred Fisher, AIA, FAAR, Architect, Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects; Joseph Coriaty, AIA, Partner, Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects; Tim House, LEED AP, Project Manager, Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects.

News, Crossroads, Santa Monica

Crossroads School Breaks Ground On New Science Building

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:09 am

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences broke ground Sunday, Feb. 9 on its new Science Education & Research Facility, which will house the School’s Middle and Upper School science programs.

The Crossroads Middle School boys soccer team have something to cheer about.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Middle School Earn League Titles In Soccer, Basketball

Posted Feb. 12, 2014, 10:04 pm

The Crossroads Middle School boys soccer and girls basketball teams both won came up victorious in winning the Pacific Basin League Championships. The undefeated girls’ squad went into playoffs as the team to beat.

Sports, Crossroads

Crossroads girls' soccer team rolling through opponents

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 6:23 am

The Crossroads girls' soccer team is rolling right now. After defeating Milken 5-0 last Thursday, Crossroads have won four of its last five games.

St. Monica basketball coach John Skinner gets his team's attention.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica, Cif, St. Monica High School, Baron Davis, John Skinner, Nba, Camino Real League

Skinner, St. Monica Ready To Rock Camino Real League

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 3:52 am

St. Monica boys basketball coach John Skinner starts his days early and ends it late. Balancing coaching with his duties as a real estate agent, Skinner is forced to use all of his time in the day wisely.

Crossroads basketball player Charlie Hall defending against the shot.

Sports, Crossroads, Soccer, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Basketball Team Claim Sports Extravaganza Cup

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 4:06 am

The Crossroads boys’ basketball team kept its unbeaten mark at home this season intact after handing visiting Brentwood School a 59-55 loss last Friday.

From left to right: Representing Crossroads boys cross country team are Ethan Finkel, Nicholas Graves, Scotty Belinsky, Daniel Allen.

Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads’ Ethan Finkel Makes The “Dream Team”

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 6:40 am

Frosh sensation Ethan Finkel is now recognized as one of the up and coming cross country runners in the state. After a dominant season and representing the Crossroads boys cross country team at the CIF and state meets, Finkel is receiving a lot of attention these days.

Former Crossroads basketball star Baron Davis (first row, bottom right) went on to play in NBA.

Sports, Crossroads, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Baron Davis, Paul Cummins, Jen Anderson, Jamila Banks

Crossroads School Names 2014 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 7:01 am

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has announced the inaugural honorees into its newly created Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of successful athletics at Crossroads.

Crossroads cross country coach David Olds comes in second place at the USATF National Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads Cross Country Coach Shows Off Skills At National Meet

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 7:00 am

Crossroads cross country coach David Olds still have a few tread marks left in those tires. He proved as much when he competed at the recent USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, an annual meet that features the top cross country clubs and runners from all over the nation.

Alex Miles of the Crossroads basketball team, dribbles by a St. Monica player.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica, St Monica

Crossroads Basketball Team Make It To El Segundo Tournament Final

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 6:00 am

After opening the season with three straight defeats, Crossroads boys basketball team went on a tear at the El Segundo Tournament, advancing all the way to the championship game.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica

Crossroads School Boys Team Finishes 15th At CIF Cross Country Championship

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 4:46 am

The Crossroads School boys team finished 15th at the CIF cross country state championships, which took place in Fresno. Freshman sensation Ethan Finkel delivered as he has done all season, coming in third in his division.

Lucinda Empson-Speiden’s poem “Seashell” will be published in a poetry anthology called “A Celebration of Poets.”

News, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Education

Crossroads Student’s Poem Top 10 In North America

Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:06 am

Earlier this year, Crossroads School second-grader Lucinda Empson-Speiden, the daughter of Rachel Klauber-Speiden and Josh Empson, submitted a poem to a contest that was held for student writers through the United States and Canada.

Sports, Crossroads, Volleyball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Girls Volleyball Team Make It To CIF Semis

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 6:25 am

Prior to Tuesday’s CIF Southern Section Division 4-A semifinals playoff matchup against Laguna Blanca, Crossroads had been on a roll. The Crossroads volleyball team turned more than their share of heads with their play on the court. To get to the semis, Crossroads defeated Long Beach St. Anthony in three sets in the quarterfinal round.

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