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Thumbnail shutterstock 64884943 2017 football openers: St. John Bosco heads to Florida

A nationally prominent contest featuring defending CIF Division 1 and State Open Division champion St. John Bosco of Bellflower highlights the...

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Thumbnail all cif winter  alexa gallegos ALL-CIF Southern Section Teams Fall 2016 Sports

The gridiron, volleyball court and swimming pool were the sites of numerous accomplishments during the 2016 fall sports season by local Catholic...

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Thumbnail ariel velazquez ramona convent Ariel Velazquez and the sisterhood of the traveling homeworker-athletes

For Ariel Velazquez, traveling to a game or a tournament in which she is about to play — and, in all likelihood, play a leading role — is not...

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Thumbnail zach  thomas andrea reyes At Cantwell Sacred Heart: Student-athletes let their actions speak

They are both gifted student-athletes at Cantwell Sacred Heart High School in Montebello who also happen to be polite, well-mannered and, quite...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 81711682 Bishop Diego edges St. Joseph; Mater Dei, St. John Bosco post routs

While several Catholic high school football teams coasted to their fourth straight wins last weekend, Bishop Diego rallied late to overcome St....

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Thumbnail shutterstock 424845676 Catholic high school athletes qualify for state track meet

Damien senior Zachary Shinnick won the boys’ 400 meter run, and the Santa Margarita girls 4x400-meter relay team captured first place at the CIF-SS...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 303150017 CIF baseball, softball quarterfinals feature 12 Catholic school teams

Quarterfinal action in the CIF-Southern Section baseball playoffs on May 26 will feature five Catholic schools still in the title hunt, following...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 424845676 CIF-SS Master’s Track & Field Meet features local Catholic athletes

More than 30 athletes and 10 relay teams from area Catholic Schools have qualified for the CIF-SS Master’s Track and Field Meet, to be held May 26...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 64884904 CIF-SS polls: Catholic schools lead in football, volleyball

Mater Dei, Paraclete and Bishop Diego held onto their No. 1 rankings in the latest CIF-Southern Section football polls released Sept. 11. In...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 660708508 Cross Country: CIF divisions announced for 2017

The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section has announced divisional alignments for boys’ and girls’ cross country in 2017, pending...

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Thumbnail water polo tennis Divisions set in boys’ water polo, girls’ tennis

Divisional alignments have been established (for the most part) by the California Interscholastic-Southern Section for boys’ water polo and girls’...

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Thumbnail notre dame sherman oaks football rooney Football: Notre Dame notches 300th win for Coach Rooney

Lopsided contests, upsets in league play and a landmark achievement highlighted last weekend’s Catholic high school football action amidst a...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 64884904 Football polls: It’s the ol’ one-three in D-1

Dominant victories last week kept Mater Dei and St. John Bosco among the elite the latest Division 1 CIF-Southern Section football rankings...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 59094571 High school football: Leagues & divisions announced for 2017

The alignment (and, in some cases, realignment) of divisions in the California Interscholastic Federation’s Southern Section promises to produce a...

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Thumbnail angelus alex palacio tiare jennings st  anthony high Inspiration for athletic success begins at home for St. Anthony duo

Ask star student-athletes Alex Palacio and Tiare Jennings of St. Anthony High School about their primary sources of inspiration — and you’ll get...

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Thumbnail stanley johnson detroit pistons L.A.’s ‘hardcourt heroes’: From Catholic high school to the NBA

The name Jerry Grote may not ring a bell with today’s crop of Catholic high school basketball stars. But Grote — a 6-foot-4-inch guard who...

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Thumbnail sports   lebron james LeBron at Notre Dame HS? Believe it

A basketball legend, showing up unannounced at your high school? Two thousand miles from home? It happened Sept. 12 at Notre Dame High School in...

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Thumbnail angelusnews raygeorge Loyola’s Ray George: L.A.’s first Catholic HS player in the NFL

As football players went, he was big for his day — 6 feet 2 inches tall, 230 pounds, strong enough to play on the offensive line, not just at...

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