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Crossroads' Lucas Kaplan in action on the volleyball court.

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.

Drew Shaw takes over head coaching duties for the St. Monica football team.

Sports, Santa Monica, Football, St. Monica High School, Drew Shaw

Drew Shaw Becomes New St. Monica Football Coach

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 4:53 am

St. Monica High School football program has a new coach. Well, sort of. Drew Shaw, a math teacher at the school, is now carrying top billing as head football coach at the school. Shaw replaced Adam Guerra, who moved on to coach another program.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Pacifica Christian Boasts Powerful 1-2 Softball Duo

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 3:48 am

Pacifica Christian High School's softball team has an up-and-down season so far during the 2014 campaign. However, standout Chandler Dolan has been the one steady constant for the Seawolves this season.

The debut of Boxing at Barker will be this Wednesday, April 16 featuring heavyweight Charles Martin and 9 other boxers.

Sports, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Premier Boxing Event Comes To Santa Monica This Wednesday Night

Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:10 am

Sporting events remain the highest rated programs on all of television. But Michael King, founder and CEO of King Sports Worldwide, noticed a disparity within one of the numerous televised sporting events on today’s television programs.

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.

Jonah Mathews (4) is instrumental to Samohi's success in the postseason.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Local Players Make All-CIF Basketball Squad

Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 7:10 am

Some local basketball players were named to the All-CIF Southern Section 2013-14 teams. From the Westside, it was Shanon Volpis from Pacifica Christian. When you have a player like Windward’s Jordin Canada on your side of town, it is easy to get overlooked.

Sports, Santa Monica, Windward, Basketbal, Jordin Canada

All Honors for Windward’s Jordin Canada

Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 5:44 am

UCLA recruit and Windward basketball star Jordin Canada is flying high these days. Canada, who led her team to the CIF Southern Section Open Division title against Mater Dei, is generally regarded as the top point guard in the country.

Elective credits will be granted to lacrosse-playing students at Samohi.

News, Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica

Lacrosse To Become An Elective At Santa Monica High School

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 11:09 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to incorporate boys and girls lacrosse into the curriculum at Santa Monica High School.

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.

The St. Monica softball team had an undefeated preseason. The Mariners now go into Camino Real League play.

Sports, Santa Monica, St. Monica High School

Mariners' Softball Team Keep Rolling

Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 7:34 am

St. Monica softball coach Joey Carrillo has his team playing at a high level right now. In fact, the Mariners are undefeated entering their Camino Real League matchup against an elite squad.

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.

BYU's Lexi Eaton (21) records a block shot against a North Carolina State player during a first round game of the NCAA women's tournament played at Pauley Pavilion.

Sports, Santa Monica, Westwood, Basketbal, Ncaa

NCAA Rolls Into Pauley Pavilion

Posted Mar. 24, 2014, 7:29 am

The game wasn’t even close between the BYU Cougars and the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The BYU Cougars entered its first round NCAA women’s tournament game at Pauley Pavilion as the No. 12 seed going up against a powerful North Carolina State squad that was seeded fifth.

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.

Windward trailed throughout the game.

Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Windward, Basketbal

Windward Girls' Basketball Season Ends

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:37 am

The top girls’ team in the land was one game away from the regional finals before Windward hit an Eagle road block. Etiwanda slipped past Windward 49-48, with good defense and an attacking offense that wouldn’t back down. USC-bound power forward Amy Okonkwo lead Eitwanda with 21 strong points.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Windward

Canada, Windward Girls' Basketball Team Claim CIF Title

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 12:57 pm

Up next for the Windward girls basketball team is a run for the state title after demolishing Mater Dei for the CIF-Southern Section Open Division championship game on March 7. It's not too surprising that the Alpha League champs rolled the Monarchs in a 61-46 win.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica

Hot Walkers Assist Runners At LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 12:45 pm

There were a lot of things going on at the finish line of the 2014 Asics L. A. Marathon. But one of the least likely to get a lot of attention are the large number of folks lined up just outside the finish line there to greet and help out the runners when they make it across their final destination: the finish line.

Julie Weiss passes the finish line of the California International Marathon in Sacramento December 5, 2010.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Running

Santa Monica Runner To Take Part In Challenge Team At Boston Marathon

Posted Mar. 11, 2014, 8:59 am

Santa Monica native Julie Weiss will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21.

Winners of the LA Marathon's Elite Division were Ethiopian runners Gebo Buka and Amane Gobena.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica, Gebo Burka, Amane Gobena

Ethiopian Runners Claim Success At LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 10, 2014, 7:46 am

The LA Marathon on Sunday belonged to Ethiopian runners Amane Gobena and Gebo Burka, both of whom claimed the Elite Division titles.

Sports, Volleyball, Santa Monica

Spring Registration Begins For USYVL Youth Volleyball Program In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has announced that registration has begun for the 2014 Spring Season in Santa Monica.

Sports, Baseball, Little League, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Little League Reschedules Rosti Home Run Derby For March 15

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:04 am

Santa Monica Little League has rescheduled its opening day for baseball to next Saturday, March 15. It was previously scheduled for March 1 but was canceled due to rain.

Kyle Barnes (10) came back from a near-death experience last fall to lead Pacifica Christian to the CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA semifinals where the Seawolves lost to San Gabriel Academy.

Sports, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Basketbal, Kyle Barnes

A Season's Journey For Pacifica Christian Boys Basketball Team

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 7:05 am

Kevin Kelsey's Pacifica Christian boys' basketball team struggled throughout the regular season, finishing fifth in the Liberty League. However, the Seawolves made it into the playoffs and came within a game of playing in the CIF Southern Section Division 5AA championship game.

Sports, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Basketba

Postseason Run Ends for Boys and Girls Basketball at Pacifica Christian

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 5:51 am

It was great run for both the boys and girls basketball teams from Pacifica Christian. Too bad it all had to come to an abrupt end. Both teams enjoyed partial success in the postseason but came short of their ultimate goal of competing for a CIF title.

Sports, Santa Monica, Running

Santa Monica Special Olympics Athlete To Compete In 2014 USA Games

Posted Mar. 3, 2014, 9:42 am

Santa Monica resident Sarah Kovacs will join 75 other athletes and coaches from Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) in New Jersey to compete in the 2014 USA Games being held on June 14-21, 2014.

Sports, St. Monica, Soccer, Santa Monica

St. Monica Mariner Girls Soccer Advances To CIF Semi-Finals

Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 9:33 am

The St. Monica girls soccer team will be in the CIF southern section Division 7 semifinals after a 3-0 second round victory over Arroyo on Wednesday and a 2-1 quarterfinal win for them over Pasadena Marshall (16-7-2) on Friday.

Samohi's Mikhail Brown battles for a rebound against Rancho Cucamonga. The Vikings ended their season with a 74-56 defeat at home.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica, Playoffs

End Of The Road For Samohi's Basketball Ride

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.

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