Santa Monica’s Lily Jones made history when she scored the school’s first goal in girls’ lacrosse on Thursday. The freshman goal in the second half was quickly followed by teammate Kara Blum score but it was not enough as the Vikings lost the home match to Woodland Hills Louisville 7-2.
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Santa Monica is ranked No. 2 in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV preseason poll that was released yesterday. The Vikings were 19-11 in 2013 and advanced to the Division IV title game. Santa Monica is led by senior pitcher/shortstop Sara Garcia who was the Ocean League MVP last season and signed with the College of [...]
When a basket is made just before the final horn in a 31-point win, rarely do you see a crowd go wild and the players jump off the bench to celebrate. However, that is exactly what happened when guard Matthew Tapia scored a layup in a 76-35 first round victory over Montebello in the Division [...]
Finishing in a tie with Beverly Hills for the Ocean League title earned Santa Monica a 15th seed and a first round home game against Montebello on Friday. Divivions I-AA first round games are below: CIF Southern Section Division IAA First round, Friday, 7 p.m.
A hostile crowd and the memory of the close loss the last time they came to Santa Monica’s North Gym should have had some negative effect on Beverly Hills Friday night. In fact for point guard Siavash Yektafar, it was quite the opposite. The senior had 30 points as the Normans got out to an [...]
Girls Basketball: Melamed’s late free throw helps Beverly Hills rally from a 13-point deficit against Santa Monica
The Santa Monica crowd was loud and on its feet when Beverly Hills’ guard Jessica Melamed stepped to the free throw line to shoot two with seven seconds left in a tied game. After the junior missed the first one, the noise became nearly deafening in Samo’s North Gym. However, Melamed held her nerves in [...]
Their championship hopes were almost dashed after blowing a 15-point lead, but Santa Monica was able to hold and have a chance at another Ocean League title. The Vikings endured a second half surge by Culver City to come away with a 68-55 victory that set them up for a showdown with rival Beverly Hills [...]
Today is the first day that high school seniors and junior college sophomores can sign their National Letter of Intent to four-year universities. Below is a list of westside players that are expected to sign. It will be updated throughout the day. Venice High: QB Alexander Diamont, Indiana (early enrollee) Santa Monica High: WR Will [...]
Santa Monica wide receiver Will Taylor committed to Division II Western New Mexico yesterday after taking his official visit. The senior, who was named to the All-Ocean League and the LA Sports Journal’s All-Westside Football Team, had 301 yards receiving and ran for 286 yards. His best games of the year were rushing for 132 [...]
Imanni Maxwell had 17 points for Santa Monica but it was not enough in the Vikings 59-54 loss to Hawthorne on Wednesday. The Vikings trailed by only two with 25 seconds left in the game. Santa Monica falls to 6-9 overall and 1-3 in the Ocean League.
Santa Monica needed a strong fourth quarter to remained tied for a three-way tie for first place in the Ocean League with a 61-45 victory over Hawthorne. It was a tight contest throughout the first three quarters as the Vikings had a five-point lead at halftime and an 40-37 advantage heading into the final period. [...]
It was exactly the type of play Brentwood head coach Ryan Bailey envisioned at the beginning of the season. Three players scored in double-digits and the Eagles cruised to an easy 80-53 victory over Santa Monica, Saturday morning in the Fairfax State Preview Classic. The team did not have to rely on Tra Holder to [...]
Sophomore Jonah Mathews big performance was the difference in Santa Monica’s 67-38 win over Morningside on Friday. Mathews had 24 points to keep the Vikings in second place in the Ocean League standings. Santa Monica (11-8, 3-1) next game is tomorrow in the Fairfax State Classic against Brentwood at 11 a.m.
For the first time all season, Beverly had a full squad and it showed on the court. After an early five-point deficit, the Normans used their height advantage to controlled the entire contest in a 48-34 victory over rival Santa Monica at the Swim Gym. There was no answer for the aggressive play of center [...]
LA Sports Journal’s All-Westside Football Team: Coach of the Year: Angelo Gasca, Venice Player of the Year: QB – Alexander Diamont, Venice, Sr; RB – Kwame Duggins, Santa Monica, Sr Offensive Player of the Year: Stanley Norman, Culver City, Jr Defensive Player of the Year: Joey Dews, Venice, Sr Quarterback of the Year: Myles Bowen, Fairfax, Sr [...]