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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.

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, Basketball, Santa Monica, Windward

Windward’s Basketball Star Can’t Miss

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, 5:42 am

Basketball is next on the major sport docket. And it will be here pretty soon. But it can’t come soon enough for the Windward girls basketball team and star point guard Jordin Canada.

Windward quarterback Connor Simpson helped guide the team to a 47-22 win against Kilpatrick.

Sports, Santa Monica, Football, Windward

Big Plays Power Windward Football To Win Over Kilpatrick

Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 5:28 pm

Los Angeles-Windward defensive back Drew Bryant picked off two passes for interceptions against Kilpatrick. Bryant’s 62-yard interception return for a touchdown with five seconds remaining before halftime was the play that put the dagger in any chance that Kilpatrick might have had in defeating the home team.

Windward's Kristen Simon looks to score a basket against Mater Dei in the 2013 CIF So. California Regional Championships at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario Saturday night.  Simon scored 14 points and had 17 rebounds to give her a double-double in the game.

Sports, Basketball, Mar Vista, Mater Dei High School, Windward

Windward Defeats Mater Dei 81-71 In Regional State Championships

Posted Mar. 19, 2013, 6:00 pm

Windward (32-0) defeated Mater Dei (30-2) 81-71 outscoring the Monarchs in the second quarter to win the game in the California Regional Championships at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario Saturday night. With the win, the Wildcats advance to the 2013 California State Finals game. Windward's point run began in the second quarter when the Wildcat's Emily Surloff hit a long jumper to give the Wildcats a six point lead at 30-24.

Windward's 400 meter runner Maddox Kay runs a personal best (57.99) during the boys second heat in the Windward Invitational Track and Field Meet at Santa Monica College Friday afternoon.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Brentwood, Track And Field, Archer, Windward

Windward Invitational Gives Westside Track And Field Athletes Competitive Edge

Posted Mar. 9, 2013, 6:04 pm

The Windward Invitational track and field meet brought together numerous athletes from the Los Angeles Area that included Brentwood, Archer, Crossroads, and Windward high schools offering athletes the chance to compete against each other at Santa Monica College Friday afternoon. 2012 Olympian Prince Mumba, who coaches Cross Country at Windward High School, said that he thought the meet was important for all the participants. "This is the first track meet for the high schools and it is really important for them," said Mumba. "It helps them prepare for their league meets next week."

The Santa Monica High School Basketball team celebrates after winning the CIF Southern Section Championship Title against El Toro Saturday night.  The Vikings won the game against the Chargers 66-56.

Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, St. Monica, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Windward

Westside Boys Basketball Teams Advance In CIF Playoffs

Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 9:58 pm

The Westside saw five of its teams enter the playoffs and compete in a winner advances tournament bracket to determine how far teams will advance toward the championship round of the CIF Southern Section Boys Basketball. Santa Monica High School won in the championship game against El Toro at the Anaheim Arena to win the CIF Southern Section Boys Basketball crown. Westside teams that competed for the 2013 CIF Southern Section crowns include: Santa Monica High School (23-6), Crossroads (15-10), St. Monica Catholic (12-15), Brentwood (28-3) and Windward (18-8).

St. Monica guard Briana Harris prepares to take a shot against the defense of St. Paul during the fourth quarter at home Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Sports, Crossroads, St. Monica, Basketball, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Archer, Windward

Westside Girls Basketball Teams Advance In CIF Playoffs

Posted Feb. 28, 2013, 12:00 am

The Westside saw six of its teams enter the playoffs and compete in a winner advances tournament bracket to determine how far teams would advance toward the championship round of the CIF Southern Section Girls Basketball. Westside teams competing for the 2013 CIF Southern Section crowns include: Windward (30-0) Crossroads (21-3), St. Monica (27-6), Pacifica Christian (10-12), and Archer (6-18).

Mariners forward Jack Cain (right) goes up for the ball against Lennox Academy's Jose Plascencia (left) during the CIF Southern Section Quarterfinals at Airport Park Friday afternoon.   The Mariners lost to the Panthers 2-0.

Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, St. Monica, Soccer, Santa Monica, Windward

Westside Boys Soccer Teams Kicked Out Of CIF Playoffs

Posted Feb. 22, 2013, 7:44 pm

The Westside saw four of its high school teams enter the playoffs and compete in a winner advances tournament bracket to determine how far teams would advance toward the championship round of the CIF Southern Section Boys Soccer. Westside teams that competed for the 2013 CIF Southern Section crowns include: Santa Monica (8-9-3), Crossroads (16-2-4), St. Monica (14-5-3) and Windward (19-9).

Windward's Hannah Holmes serves the ball against Santa Monica High School in the CIF Semi-Finals during the second set at Windward on Nov. 13.

Sports, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Windward

Windward Volleyball Beats Hoover 3-1 In SoCal Regionals

Posted Nov. 21, 2012, 12:20 pm

The Windward Wildcats Volleyball team are still alive in the state playoffs and have crossed into another phase of their 2012 season this time playing in the Southern California Regionals of the California State Volleyball Championships tournament beating Hoover 3-1 in Fresno Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Windward's libero Alex Saghian serves the ball for an ace against the Santa Monica High School Vikings in the CIF Semi-Finals to put the Wildcats up 12-8 in the second set at Windward on Nov. 13.

Sports, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Windward

Rim Of The World Defeats Windward In Volleyball CIF Finals

Posted Nov. 18, 2012, 4:24 am

Mountain Valley League Champions Rim of the World (26-1) defeated Windward (15-5) in three sets in the CIF Southern Section 3AA finals Saturday night. According to Windward Volleyball Head Coach Michelle McGuire, the Wildcats fought through bouts of ball control issues against a "scrappy Rim team" but came up short in the championship match.

Windward's Tae-Leon Butler gets a kill against Vikings defenders Jordan Levy (left) and Joslyn Hayes (right) to put the Wildcats up 7-5 in the first set Tuesday night at Windward.

Sports, Samohi, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Santa Monica, Windward

Windward Upsets Samohi 3-0 In CIF Volleyball Semi-Finals

Posted Nov. 14, 2012, 12:02 pm

Windward High School (15-4) defeated Santa Monica High School (12-3) upsetting a top-notch Vikings team in three sets 25-13, 25-22, and 25-13 Tuesday night at Windward High School.

Windward's outside hitter Christina Cornelius makes a kill during the first set to put the Wildcats up 1-0 over the Monsoons Saturday night at the Jackson Center.

Sports, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Windward

Windward Wildcats Win Volleyball Quarterfinal Game Against Mayfair

Posted Nov. 11, 2012, 2:48 am

Windward volleyball won its quarterfinalsmatch against Mayfair in three sets 25-15, 28-26, 25-19 wowing the home crowd with a second set comeback at the Jackson Center Saturday night. With the win, the Windward Wildcats advance to the CIF Southern Section semi-finals.

A celebration of Shirley Windward's life will be held on the Windward campus this Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m.

News, Santa Monica, Schools, Windward

Obituary: Windward School Mourns Loss Of Co-Founder

Posted Nov. 8, 2012, 7:43 am

Shirley Windward, beloved co-founder of Windward School in Los Angeles that had origins Santa Monica in the early 1970's, passed away on Oct. 31. She was 93.

Santa Monica High School's Joslyn Hayes (left) and Jordan Levy (right) block Culver City Centaurs outside hitter Taylor Selfridge's attempted kill to put the Vikings up 11-6 in the first set home on Oct. 5.

Sports, Samohi, St. Monica, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Brentwood, New Roads, Archer, Windward

Westside Volleyball Teams To Begin CIF Playoffs

Posted Nov. 4, 2012, 6:02 am

Westside girls volleyball teams Santa Monica High School (10-2), Pacifica Christian (13-1), St. Monica (9-4), New Roads (9-8), Archer (13-3), and Windward (12-4) have all qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Windward's Mycayla Smith celebrates with the rest of the Wildcats after she made a kill during league play against Crossroads on Oct. 23.

Sports, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Brentwood, Windward

Windward Volleyball Wins Over Brentwood To Share Alpha League Championship

Posted Oct. 29, 2012, 6:02 am

Windward Volleyball (14-5) won over Brentwood (5-9) in three sets 25-11, 25-17, and 25-17 on Senior night at Brentwood High School Friday, Oct. 27. With the win, the Wildcats are guaranteed at least a share of the Alpha League Championship.

Windward Wildcats Lizzy Isgar finds the sweet spot on her racket to hit the tennis ball against Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads at Reed Park Sept. 27.

Sports, Crossroads, Tennis, Mar Vista, Santa Monica, Windward

Windward Tennis Wins Delphic League Championship

Posted Oct. 29, 2012, 5:35 am

The Windward Wildcats won the Delphic league for girls tennis with Windward's Lizzy Isgar capturing the singles title over Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads at Pasadena High School in Pasadena Thursday, Oct. 25.

Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads High School serves against Wildcats Lizzy Isgar of Windward High School  earlier in the season at Reed Park in Santa Monica.

Sports, Crossroads, Tennis, Santa Monica, Windward

Gibbs Of Crossroads To Play Isgar Of Windward In Delphic League Tennis Finals

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, 5:41 pm

The Delphic League finals for tennis squares Lizzy Isgar of the Windward Wildcats against Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads High School before both head off to the CIF main tournament along with other members of their teams that qualified for the finals.

Windward's Asha Walker blocks a kill by Crossroads Nina Ferguson in the first set to put Windward up 22-7 Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School.

Sports, Crossroads, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Santa Monica, Windward

Windward Volleyball Breezes Past Crossroads 3-0

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, 7:16 am

The Windward (13-5) Volleyball team blew past Crossroads (3-13) for the second time this season winning all three sets easily 25-8, 25-13, and 25-14 to advance their standing in the Alpha League.

Kassy Koenig of Crossroads High School uses her forehand to hit the ball while playing against Lauren Yu of Windward at home Thursday afternoon, Oct. 18.

Sports, Crossroads, Tennis, Santa Monica, Women, Windward

Crossroads Beats Windward In Tennis Second Time Around

Posted Oct. 22, 2012, 6:51 pm

Crossroads Tennis beat Windward 9-9 (82-73) in the final match of the season to avenge an earlier loss against the Wildcats and give some closure for the Roadrunners who hope to have a solid seed in the first round of the upcoming playoffs.

Cherokee Washington of the Crossroads Roadrunners serves the ball during the third set against the Windward Wildcats Thursday.

Sports, Crossroads, Volleyball, Mar Vista, Windward, Girls

Windward Wildcats Wow Crossroads Roadrunners 3-0

Posted Sep. 27, 2012, 5:36 pm

Crossroads Women's Volleyball (3-7) is in a slump with the Roadrunners losing to the Windward Wildcats (6-3) in three straight sets 25-7, 25-5, 25-16 while playing away at Windward Thursday.

Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads High School uses her powerful forehand against Wildcats Lizzy Isgar of Windward High School.  Gibbs won the match 6-1 at Reed Park Sept. 27.

Sports, Crossroads, Tennis, Mar Vista, Santa Monica, Roadrunners, Windward

Roadrunners Show Seeds Of Greatness In Tennis Match Against Windward

Posted Sep. 27, 2012, 2:34 pm

Three weeks into the season and the Crossroads Women's Tennis team (3-3) are showing signs of greatness with Roadrunners Shannon Gibbs beating Windward's number one Lizzy Isgar 6-1 in an exciting match that saw both players exhibit their powerful shots on the Reed Tennis Courts Thursday.

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