Despite losing 30 seniors including quarterback Alexander Diamont, the Los Angeles Sports Journal’s All-Westside Player of the Year, Venice head coach Angelo Gasca is still expressing confidence in his team as the Gondoliers have scheduled a road game against Trinity League powerhouse Santa Margarita next year. The game will be played during the fourth week [...]
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Westchester will make a return visit to the LA City Section Division II semifinals with a 47-24 victory over Western League-rival Venice on Tuesday. Ijeoma Anugwom led the Comets with 16 points in the game. Westchester held a 23-6 advantage at halftime but Venice tried to make it a contest has the Gondoliers closed the [...]
After struggling last season to a 3-14 record in Division III, not much was expected for Hamilton when they were moved up to Division I as a fill-in team so the City would have enough teams to qualify for the state playoffs. However, the Yankees have continued to defy the odds and are just a [...]
Below is today first round girls basketball games involving westside teams. Seeding is in parenthesis. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated LA City Section – Division I: (16) Maya Angelou at (1) Fairfax; (14) Taft at (3) Palisades; (10) Hamilton at (7) South Gate Division II:(14) Bravo at (3) University; (13) Sotomayor [...]
University may have only beaten Westchester once in their three meetings this year, but their victory earlier this week put them ahead of the Comets in the Western League standings and earn the Wildcats the third seed in the Division II playoffs. University will host Bravo Medical Magnet on Thursday.
Venice’s run-and-gun offense earned the Gondoliers the 12th seed in the City Division II playoffs and they will travel to face Eastern League champion South Gate coach by former Windward assistant Al Rangel. Defending champion Hamilton is the fifth seed in the Division III playoffs. The Yankees will host Southern League co-champion Jefferson. The Division [...]
Venice has had a tough time in the Western League this season, but nearly upset Fairfax 91-85 on Wednesday. The game was tied late in the fourth quarter. Venice’s Dewan Thompson had 28 points in the game for the Gondoliers.
Fairfax put away Venice early to claim the outright Western League title with a 65-22 victory over the Gondoliers, Wednesday night. Marguerite Effa had a game-high in both points and rebounds for the Lions. The junior finished with 23 and 13 respectively. Ilianna Blanc added 14 points, along with eight assists, seven rebounds, six steals, [...]
Trent Jones had a career-high 22 points and five LACES players finished in double-figures in a 93-62 blowout of Venice. Jones made five of the Unicorns’ ten three-points baskets and also had five assists in the game. LACES (10-12, 2-7 Western League) more than doubled up on Venice (7-18, 2-8) at halftime by holding a [...]
Venice guard Jason Ball had 35 points. Dewan Thompson made five three-point baskets on his way to 29 points. However, none of that firepower could help the Gondoliers overcome University in the Wildcats 95-85 victory. Tre Weston was among a trio of University (17-9, 5-3 Western League) players that scored more than 20 points with [...]
Precious Nwaba had 38 points for University has the Wildcats snapped their three-game losing streak with a 67-50 road victory over Venice. The junior shot 67% from the field, made 15 free throws and had 14 rebounds in the game. Lizette Lopez and Lizeth Hernandez each added eight points for the Wildcats. University (13-11, 4-4 [...]
Four Santa Monica College football players are heading to Appalachia as they will sign to play at Division II Glenville State in West Virginia later today, according to SMC head coach Gifford Lindheim. Among those are former Venice quarterback Alfonso Medina and Westchester wide receiver Ralph Gordon who both last played for the Corsairs in [...]
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 [...]
After last Saturday’s loss to DeMatha in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School, Westchester head coach Ed Azzam just wanted to see his team share the ball more. The Comets did not stop sharing the ball in their 101-45 shellacking of Venice on Monday evening, to stay undefeated in the Western League. Westchester [...]
Sage Woodruff scored 30 points and helped the Fairfax cruise to an easy 92-60 win over Venice, and snapped their two-game losing streak. The Lions (13-7, 3-2 Western League) wanted to get back to their winning ways after a loss to rival Westchester and then losing to Serra in the State Preview Classic on their [...]