Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 9:04 am
Jennifer Gsell and Quinn D’Andrea have been named winners of the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2014 YoungArts competition in the discipline of popular voice. They are both seniors that attend Santa Monica High School and met in the high school’s choir department directed by Mr. Jeffe Hulls.
Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 8:08 am
The Music Center, one of the largest and most renowned performing arts centers in the nation, has announced 124 talented Southern Californian high school students as semifinalists of its 26th Annual Spotlight Awards.
Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 6:19 am
Hopes for Santa Monica High to repeat as CIF boys basketball champs were abruptly dashed by a visiting Rancho Cucamonga team on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Rancho Cucamonga took the lead in all four quarters to roll to a 74-56 CIF-SS Division 1AA win against Samohi.
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.
Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 5:55 am
Samohi senior Matt Tapia made a bit of school history when he tossed in a “buzzer beater” basket in the final second’s of the Vikings' 76-45 first round playoff win against Montebello. In the last five minutes of the game, a roar came up from the stands as the student body loudly chanted: “ We Want Matt, We Want Matt.”
Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:45 am
Santa Monica's best young competitive surfers from Lincoln Middle School, John Adams Middle School, and Santa Monica High School will host the Scholastic Surf Series Competition this weekend.
Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, Soccer, Basketball, Santa Monica, New Roads School, Pacifica Christian, St. Monica High School
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.
Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 6:37 am
After dropping its second Ocean League game to Beverly Hills High School on Feb. 7, thee Santa Monica High School boys’ basketball team rebounded to close the regular season with victories against Morningside and Hawthorne.
Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:45 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will continue its 65th Annual Stairway of Stars concert series this Tuesday and Thursday nights at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.
Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:19 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s coveted “Stairway Honor Award Recipient” is this year being awarded to the Beasley Family.
Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 5:59 pm
The second Ocean League showdown of the season between the Santa Monica High School boys basketball team and Beverly Hills High School could not have started worse for the Vikings Friday night. With sole possession of first place on the line, Samohi didn't just get out of the gate slow, it found itself stuck in the mud in the first quarter.
Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 6:57 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District presents the 65th Annual Stairway of Stars, a three-part series of concerts that starts tonight and will continue Tuesday and Thursday nights at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.
Posted Feb. 5, 2014, 2:50 pm
The regular season for high school basketball ends next week. The Santa Monica boys’ basketball team more than likely will be playing beyond that.
Posted Jan. 28, 2014, 7:12 am
After dropping a 55-47 decision to Beverly Hills High School, the Santa Monica High School boys basketball team rebounded with an easy win against another Ocean League opponent Friday night.
Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 9:24 am
New West Symphony concertmaster Danielle Belen will be the soloist for the third Masterpiece Series concert of the 2013/2014 season, which will be held in Santa Monica on Sunday.
Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 5:49 am
The road back to glory is usually a hard one to navigate. The Santa Monica boys’ basketball team is learning that lesson. A year removed from being crowned as kings of CIF Southern Section Division 1, Samohi has found out that it is much more difficult to be the hunted as oppose to being the ones doing the hunting.
Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:37 am
Five talented seniors from the Santa Monica High School Orchestras will present a special showcase performance featuring works by Mozart, Goossens, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Brahms, Gaubert and others tonight at 7 pm.
Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 7:12 am
The Santa Monica High School's girls basketball team continued its hot play with a 58-36 win against Price in a Jan. 9 home game.
Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:28 am
The Santa Monica High School boys basketball team will get a real barometer on just how good it is this season when the team open up Ocean League play against hoop powerhouses Inglewood on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Culver City on Friday, Jan. 17.
Posted Dec. 28, 2013, 7:16 am
As part of Santa Monica High School teacher Benjamin Kay's long-term service learning projects, his students along with partnering families and teachers have collected and sorted approximately 100,000 recyclable beverage containers since 2008.
Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 7:23 am
The Santa Monica High School girls’ basketball team has gotten off to a slow start. But thanks to the school holiday break, the Vikings will have a chance to regroup for the second half of the season. Samohi next scheduled game is Jan. 15 against Ocean League rival Inglewood on the road.
Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 7:26 am
After that stinging 19-point defeat to Mira Costa, the Santa Monica boys basketball team responded with successive wins against a couple tough opponents to conclude the Vikings' run at the El Segundo Tournament.
Posted Dec. 12, 2013, 4:45 am
Santa Monica was still in good position at halftime of its game against Mira Costa at the El Segundo Tournament on Wednesday night to turn things around. The Vikings only trailed Mira Costa 31-25 by the end of the second quarter.
Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 7:50 am
Students from local ballet school Dance Studio No. 1 invite the community to celebrate the holiday season next month during two performances. Two productions are being prepared for community presentation: “Peter and the Wolf” performed by the school’s junior dancers aged 6-11, and “Dances Through the Year” performed by the senior dancers aged 12-18.
Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 6:50 am
It was a good run for the Santa Monica High School football team. Coach Travis Clark had his team in position to contend for the Ocean League title, which they fell just short. The Vikings earned a berth into the postseason after finishing second in the Ocean League, losing only to eventual league champs Culver City in overtime.