Members of the boys Dorsey Dons celebrate on the podium their team’s track and field victory as members of the girls Palisades Charter team pose for pictures with their first place plaque in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section 2013 Track & Field Championships at Birmingham High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Van Nuys, Calif.
Archive for the ‘CIF’ Category
Category Brmingham High School, CIF, CIF-Los Angeles City Section, Dorsey Dons, Kendall Gustafson, Marissa Williams, Pali, Palisades, Palisades Charter High School, Photography, Photojournalism, Sports, Sports Photography, Track & Field Championships, Track & Fiield, Van Nuys
Category Basketball, CA, California, Canon, CIF, Division 1, High School, High School Basketball, Jordan Mathews, Los Angeles, Palisades, Palisades Charter High School, Photography, Photojournalism, SAMO High School, SAMO Vikings, Santa Monica, Santa Monica High School, Southern California, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Trevis Jackson
Category Basketball, CA, California, CIF, Jordan Mathews, Photography, Photojournalism, Santa Monica, Santa Monica High School, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography
Santa Monica High School senior guard Jordan Mathews starts to celebrate as the clock runs down to zero in the Vikings 66-56 victory over the El Toro Chargers in the CIF Southern Section 1A championship on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Anaheim Arena in Anaheim, Calif.
More photos will be posted soon.
Category Basketball, Brentwood, Brentwood High School, CIF, High School, High School Basketball, Malibu High School, Photography, Playoffs, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography
Brentwood forward Leland King (32) and Malibu forward Will Rosenthal (22) go after a rebound in the second half during the first round of the 4A Southern Section boys high school basketball CIF playoffs at Brentwood High School on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 in Los Angeles. Brentwood advanced to the second round by defeating Malibu 72-45.
Category California, CIF, City Section, Crenshaw High School, East Los Angeles College, High School Football, LA, Los Angeles, Photography, Photojournalism, Robert Garret, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Venice, Venice High School
Crenshaw Cougars head coach Robert Garret (center) congratulates Brian Irving #54 after Irving returns a Venice Gondoliers turnover for a touchdown in the first half at Crenshaw on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. Crenshaw won 59-10 and advances to the City Section CIF finals in Division 1 against Narbonne on December 1 at East Los Angeles College. Michael Yanow
Category Angelo Gasca, CIF, City Section, Crenshaw High School, Football, Friday Night Lights, Lamar Stewart, Photography, Photojournalism, Playoffs, San Pedro High School, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Venice, Venice High School
Venice wide receiver Lamar Stewart #8 scores a 11-yard touchdown against the defense of San Pedro with under a minute left in the game to take a 27-24 lead on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Venice, Calif. Venice wins 27-24 and advances in the city division 1 playoffs and will play Crenshaw High School the day after Thanksgiving at Crenshaw.
Venice head coach Angelo Gasca (right) embraces Venice wide receiver Lamar Stewart #8 after Stewart’s game winning touchdown catch and run under a minute left in the game.
San Pedro senior running back Darrell Santiago #36 shows his emotions after losing to Venice.
Category CIF, Playoffs, Santa Monica, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica High School, Southern California, Southern Section, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography
Jason King #11 of Santa Monica High School is lifted up by teammates Steve Becerra #63 and Andres Meza #53 after scoring a touchdown against the defense of Templeton High School in the first round of the CIF Football Southern Section playoffs on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. SAMOHI won 44-0 and advance in the playoffs.
There was a theme in the game with SAMOHI scoring 44 unanswered points.
Category Basketball, CA, California, CIF, Donovan Johnson, Fairfax High School, Landon Drew, Los Angeles, Palisades, Palisades Charter High School, Western League
Expectations were high for the showdown between conference foes Fairfax and Palisades Friday night. Ultimately the game lived up to expectations but took over 20 minutes of game time to get there. Poor shooting by Fairfax in the first half saw them trail 41-17. Midway through the third quarter Fairfax suddenly found their stroke and scored in bunches. Pali’s lead of 20+ points was a mere single digit lead late in the fourth quarter. The crowd, fully involved in the game, remained standing until the last possession of the game – Fairfax with the ball trailing by two points. Unable to connect from behind the three point line for the win, Pali players and fans celebrated their 64-60 victory. Pali remains undefeated in the Western League.
Category CA, California, CIF, Corsair Field, Football, High School, Outdoors, Oxnard, Photography, Photojournalism, Playoffs, SAMO High School, SAMO Vikings, Santa Monica, Santa Monica High School, Season Ending, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography
First round of the CIF football playoffs were played on Friday, November 18, 2011 across the state of California. Channel Islands High School from Oxnard, CA traveled south on the PCH to take on Santa Monica High School. In a close battle but the superior SAMO Vikings pulled out the victory to advance to the next round and end Channel Islands season.
Channel Islands High School senior Joey Sunia (left) and junior Martin Macias embrace after the game on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Corsair Field in Santa Monica, Calif. Channel Island season ended after a 28-20 defeat to Santa Monica High School in the first round of the playoffs.
Category CA, California, CIF, Football, Helix High School, High School, High School Football, Outdoors, Photography, Sports, Sports Photography, Sunset, The Curious Palate, Touchdown, Venice, Venice High School
My assignment on Friday, September 30, 2011 was to cover Venice High School’s football matchup against Helix High School, from La Mesa, California (10 miles east of San Diego). The moment I stepped on the field I noticed the beautiful sunset. I quickly started to snap photos of Helix going through their warmups. Next I approached the referee asking him in a joking but serious manner if at all possible to start the game 15 minutes ahead of schedule. I need those minutes to capture game action against the colorful sunset. He was unable to change the start time and told me to go the beach to photograph the sunset.
I nervously waited for kickoff hoping the vivid colors would stick around. To my pleasure the the rich tones in the sky were present for the first 15 minutes of the game.
Game Recap: Helix jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. Venice roared back to tie the score at 14 all and added a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. The second half had a different story but all to familiar to Venice. Venice’s undersized defenders wore down against Helix’s offense. Helix outscored Venice 28 to 3 in the last 30 minutes of play. Helix drove back to San Diego County with a 42-20 victory.
Really off topic: before the game I ate at The Curious Palate on Venice Blvd and Inglewood in Mar Vista. If you enjoy apricot jam, they have the best. It was heaven on my tongue. I look forward to going back and buying a jar.
Ernest Shipley of Helix High School walks off the field during pre-game warmups in Friday night’s contest against Venice High School on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Venice, Calif.
Helix running back Michael Adkins huddles the defense and scores a touchdown in the first quarter against Venice on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Venice, Calif.