Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:03 am
The Santa Monica U16 Patriots will be among five Southern California youth baseball and softball teams honored tonight at the Los Angeles Dodgers-Arizona Diamondbacks game at Dodger Stadium as part of "Champions Night."
Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 8:53 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their sixth annual "Star Wars" Night tonight as they begin a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium.
Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:04 am
Summer for many 12-year-old boys is filled with baseball and dreams of a World Series run. The dream is no different for the Santa Monica 12U Pony All Stars.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:15 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their 15th annual Jewish Community Day today, including selling kosher dogs, jalapeno kosher dogs and Italian beef sausages in the field reserve section.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:14 am
The 2014 Santa Monica Little League Major Dodgers were honored on Thursday at City Hall after winning the city championship.
Posted May. 24, 2014, 5:29 am
Alex Gironda finally has his no-hitter. Behind the senior pitcher's 86-pitch, eight-strikeout, no-hit performance, the Santa Monica High School Vikings defeated the West Covina High School Bulldogs in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs 5-0, Friday afternoon.
Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:28 pm
There are not too many schools that can balance a top-notch sports program with outstanding performances in the classroom as well. Crossroads has managed to do both exceptionally well. Crossroads placed three teams in first place in the CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards, another five sports in second place, two sports in the third spot and two more in fourth. The Roadrunners had other sports place in the top ten.
Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 4:55 am
After a couple of close losses, Crossroads baseball team got back in the win column Tuesday with a 3-2 win against Viewpoint. Crossroads took the lead in the in the bottom of the first inning, jumping out to a 1-0 lead.
Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:04 am
Santa Monica Little League has rescheduled its opening day for baseball to next Saturday, March 15. It was previously scheduled for March 1 but was canceled due to rain.
Posted Jan. 29, 2014, 7:33 am
Al Downing will be tied to the hip with Hank Aaron for the rest of his life. The former Los Angeles Dodger flamethrower’s legacy will last a lot longer than that given the fact he served up the historic home run to Hank Aaron to surpass Babe Ruth as the all-time home run king back in 1974.
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Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 7:01 am
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has announced the inaugural honorees into its newly created Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of successful athletics at Crossroads.
Posted Oct. 9, 2013, 9:08 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier salutes the Los Angeles Dodgers’ playoff games by flying its signature Dodgers logo flag at the roller coaster’s peak, 55 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 9:04 am
About 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica and Long Beach converged at Dodger Stadium Wednesday morning for a youth baseball clinic hosted by Bank of America and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted Aug. 21, 2013, 9:51 am
About 100 children, ages 6-18, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica and Long Beach will converge on Dodger Stadium this morning for a youth baseball clinic hosted by Bank of America and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted Jun. 17, 2013, 11:35 am
Santa Monica High School’s star-pitcher Conner Greene signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays after being drafted in the 7th round, 205th overall, in the MLB First Year-Player Draft. Greene signed his contract in Florida Wednesday afternoon. “It was very exciting signing my first contract,” said Greene. “My goal now is to get bigger, better, stronger and move out of rookie ball by the end of the year.”
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 4:44 pm
Santa Monica High School's 6’3" 170 pound right-handed pitcher Connor Greene is expected to be drafted in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft that will start June 6 and continue until June 8 after pitching two years on varsity for the Vikings. Greene said that he expects to hear his name called between the sixth and tenth rounds in the upcoming draft. “Last year was the year that I just started to get publicity, so I was still somewhat under the radar,” said Greene.
Posted Jun. 3, 2013, 7:16 am
Little League baseball in Santa Monica came to an exciting conclusion when the Pirates defeated the Orioles 9-4 to claim the Santa Monica Little League Championship at Memorial Park Saturday afternoon. In the first inning, the Orioles looked to make something happen starting the game off with a leadoff single by Eli Levy. The Orioles eventually loaded up the bases with one out. But Pirates pitcher Sam Brand regained his poise and struck out the next two hitters to get out of the inning without allowing a run.
Posted May. 23, 2013, 3:02 pm
The New Roads (9-7, 5-3) baseball team lost to Temecula Prep (22-4) Tuesday afternoon by a score of 14-3, but not before proving to the entire Jaguar community that they had constructed a solid team that could overcome multiple challenges to have a successful baseball season. New Roads Baseball head coach Matt Steinhaus said that Jaguars did better then he expected. "If someone would have told me that this years team would win just one fewer postseason games than last years squad - after losing four senior starters and having two more would be returning stars from last year still on campus but choosing not to play- I would have laughed right in their face, " said Steinhaus.
Posted May. 17, 2013, 5:27 pm
Samohi (20-11) entered the first round of the CIF playoffs without star ace senior pitcher Connor Greene on the mound, and the absence of the Vikings leader was felt as the Vikings lost to Knight (20-5) 8-3 at home Thursday afternoon. Samohi head coach Kurt Schwengel was very pleased with his team’s performance for the 2013 season, but saddened to see the season end the way it did. “You have to tip your hat off to them, especially to Cabral,” said Schwengel. “The last thing we expect here is to see a ball fly over the left field fence so that was quite a poke. We had a great season and it will be awfully hard to see these seniors leave.”
Posted May. 15, 2013, 11:04 am
It was the bottom of the first inning and New Roads (8-6) was ahead 2-0 when Jaguars slugger Pedro Dupree stepped up to bat against pitcher Shane Hampton of Coastal Christian (5-8) in the first round of the CIF Playoffs at home Tuesday afternoon. Dupree connected with the baseball sending the Conquerors outfield racing backwards in a frantic attempt to recover the ball and throw it home, but by then they were too late and Dupree had already circled the bases to make the game 5-0. By the end of the game, the the Jaguars had extended the score to 21-5.
Posted May. 10, 2013, 7:07 pm
It was the top of the seventh inning with the bases loaded and two outs. The Santa Monica Vikings (20-10, 10-0) needed just one more out to cap off another victory and clinch their spot in the CIF playoffs against rival Culver City (18-6, 8-2), and the Vikings did just that winning the game 7-4 at home Thursday afternoon. Entering the final inning, the Vikings had held a comfortable 7-2 lead needing only three outs to complete their perfect record within league play. But with sophomore Andrew Brown on the mound for the final inning, things quickly started to take a turn for the worse and the Vikings slowly saw their lead shrink away.
Posted May. 1, 2013, 6:57 pm
With league play quickly coming to an end, Santa Monica (17-10, 7-0) added a seventh straight victory against rival Beverly Hills (10-12, 4-3) to continue the Vikings dominance within the Ocean League and cruising to a 6-1 victory at home Tuesday afternoon. Samohi pitcher Alex Gironda, who took the mound against Beverly Hills, said that he did not like the Normans. “It felt good beating Beverly Hills, especially because I hate them,” said Gironda. “They were making contact today, but our defense did a great job helping me out and that’s all you can ask for.”
Posted Apr. 30, 2013, 5:06 pm
The New Roads (6-5-1) baseball team defeated Wildwood 9-1 for the second time this season at Clover Park Friday afternoon. The Jaguars are now currently in second place at 4-2 in the Coastal League behind Rolling Hills (8-5). Jaguars pitcher Spencer Backlar pitched a complete game with six strikeouts while Christian Vibiano led the Jaguars with two hits, two runs scored, and two stolen bases including a straight steal of home in the fourth inning.
Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 4:03 pm
It was a close game in the bottom of the seventh inning and Santa Monica High School's (14-9) pitching ace Connor Greene was determined to put away the batters of cross-town rival Palisades Charter High School (6-14) in what had become a closely contested game to the very last out. Greene looked to complete his first full game of the season with a win but the heart of the Dolphins line-up stepped up to the plate and challenged the Vikings surmounting a comeback and cutting into the Vikings three-run lead. “Today I did my best to compete and just keep my team in the game,” said Greene.
Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 8:23 pm
In a baseball game that was expected to be a blowout, the Santa Monica Vikings (13-9, 4-0) pummeled the Inglewood (2-5, 2-2) Sentinels in a 18-0 rout to claim their fourth straight league victory at home Thursday afternoon. Samohi head coach Kurt Schwengel stressed the importance of beating weaker teams in league play and said that the Vikings had the capacity to win. “This is what we expect as a team when we play these guys,” said Schwengel. “Playing against Inglewood and Morningside are four games that we should always be able to win.”