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News, Football, Pasadena

2015 Rose Parade Organizers Invite Public To Submit "Inspiring Stories"

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:02 am

Underscoring the theme of the 2015 Rose Parade, pageant organizers invited the public to submit "inspiring stories,'' which automatically will be entered into a sweepstakes that offers a grand prize of a VIP trip for two to the Jan. 1 parade and first College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Usc

Game Day: UCLA, USC Go Head-To-Head At Rose Bowl

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 8:40 am

Rose Bowl Stadium officials are strongly recommending fans arrive at the stadium no later than 1 p.m. for today's UCLA-USC football game to avoid traffic-related delays and the potential for parking lots to fill up.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Westwood, Usc

UCLA Bonfire Rally At Westwood Campus Tonight Ahead Of USC Game Saturday

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:11 am

The Southland's biggest football game of the year will be held Saturday when UCLA and USC face off at the Rose Bowl, and Bruin fans will get gearing up tonight for the rivalry with UCLA's annual bonfire rally on the Westwood campus.

Sports, Santa Monica, Football, Police Department, Usc

USC Cornerback Josh Shaw Will Not Be Charged With Domestic Violence

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:20 am

USC cornerback Josh Shaw will not be charged following an investigation into potential domestic violence, but remained suspended today as the team prepares for the Trojans' big game against UCLA.

Sports, Los Angeles, Football

LA KISS Football Team To Hold Open Tryouts

Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 8:50 am

LA KISS of the Arena Football League will hold open tryouts today at Whittier College, part of its efforts to rebound from a 3-15 record during its inaugural season.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Education

UCLA Tops USC In Graduating Athletes

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:22 am

Eighty-seven percent of the UCLA athletes who entered the university between 2004 and 2007 graduated within six years of their enrollments, compared to 80 percent who entered cross-town rival USC during the same period, according to statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.

Jesus Moreno III.

Sports, Ucla, Santa Monica, Football

UCLA Football Player Homegrown In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:14 am

To Jesus Moreno III, Santa Monica “is a small town within a big city.” And as this football star moves on to UCLA to major in biology with the hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon one day, he will remain loyal to this city that has treated him so well.

The short film 'Matt' releases May 27.

Samohi, Ucla, Santa Monica, Football, Film, Matt Tapia

Samohi’s Matthew Tapia’s Story Of Survival Inspires Film

Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am

Matt Tapia was born three months premature and, at the time, given a 5 percent chance to survive. His weight at the time of birth: 1.5 pounds.

UCLA football coach Jim Mora with wife, Shannon Mora. Jim and Shannon Mora started the Count on Me Foundation, which raises money for disadvantaged and at-risk youths. The annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic is to benefit that cause.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Westside, Charity

Stars Line Up for Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic

Posted May. 20, 2014, 5:50 am

The stars lined up to come out and support UCLA football coach Jim Mora Jr. Mora and wife, Shannon Mora, teamed to come up with a non-profit organization called the Count on Me Foundation, which serves and benefits disadvantaged and at-risk youths.

Top Pick Jadeveon Clowney with Roger Goodell at the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Football, Nfl, Nfl Draft

2015 NFL Draft Could Come To Los Angeles

Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am

Are you ready for some football in Los Angeles? Well, it's not football per se, but the 2015 NFL Draft could be coming to town.

Jonah Mathews (4) is instrumental to Samohi's success in the postseason.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Volleyball, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica High School Announces Sport Tryouts Dates

Posted Apr. 24, 2014, 7:58 am

The Santa Monica High School athletic department has released details for tryouts for many of its sport programs. Student athletes interested in participating in football and want to try out for the sport, should come out June 30 until August 8.

Drew Shaw takes over head coaching duties for the St. Monica football team.

Sports, Santa Monica, Football, St. Monica High School, Drew Shaw

Drew Shaw Becomes New St. Monica Football Coach

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 4:53 am

St. Monica High School football program has a new coach. Well, sort of. Drew Shaw, a math teacher at the school, is now carrying top billing as head football coach at the school. Shaw replaced Adam Guerra, who moved on to coach another program.

News, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica Youth Football Players Hospitalized In Las Vegas

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 9:36 am

Eleven Santa Monica youth football players became violently ill on Friday while in Las Vegas for the National Youth Football Championships.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica High Football Season Comes To An End

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 6:50 am

It was a good run for the Santa Monica High School football team. Coach Travis Clark had his team in position to contend for the Ocean League title, which they fell just short. The Vikings earned a berth into the postseason after finishing second in the Ocean League, losing only to eventual league champs Culver City in overtime.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica High School Vikings Football Defeated 42-10 In 2013 Playoffs

Posted Nov. 23, 2013, 8:07 am

The Santa Monica High School Vikings football team lost Friday's playoff game against Lompoc by a score of 42-10.

Sports, St. Monica, Football

Season Ends For St. Monica Mariners Football

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 7:18 am

The St. Monica football had its season end in the first round of the CIF playoffs, falling to defending champ Rio Honda Prep, by the score of 62-28.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica High School Vikings Football Advance To The Next Round

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 7:29 am

Coming off back-to-back shutouts to end the regular season, the Santa Monica Vikings (7-4) defense delivered another stellar performance Friday night to start the first round of play in the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs.

Luca Diamont (2) tries to outrun the Blackhawks defense during the second round game of the Pop Warner West Coast Championship.

Sports, Santa Monica, Football

Pee Wee Westside Vikings Fall Short Of Football Title

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 6:30 am

The Pop Warner Pee Wee Westside Vikings had one game to go before they reached the finals of the Pop Warner West Coast Championship to be played this weekend. The Vikings fell short of their goal, losing to the Arizona Nighthawks in the second round of the Pop Warner West Coast Championship.

Sports, Samohi, St. Monica, Santa Monica, Football

Samohi Vikings Football Triumphant; St. Monica Mariners Football Team Out

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:20 am

The Santa Monica Vikings football team won Friday's home playoff game against Channel Islands 27-0.

The Samohi Vikings play Channel Islands at home this Friday night.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica High Vikings Football Team Ready For The Playoffs

Posted Nov. 14, 2013, 6:57 am

This much is true about the Santa Monica High football team: win or go home. That’s pretty much the mantra for every team now engaged in the playoffs. The first season is officially over. Now the real fun begins for the Vikings.

Sports, St. Monica, Santa Monica, Football

St. Monica Football Team Keeps Rolling In Fall Sports

Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 6:23 am

At this time of year everything goes. Teams and individuals go up for league championships, hoping to get an extension to their season by getting an invite to the postseason. St. Monica is in that boat with its football team squeezing into the playoffs this week.

Sports, St. Monica, Santa Monica, Football

St. Monica Football Team Looks To Keep Hope Of Playoffs Alive Thursday

Posted Nov. 6, 2013, 5:31 am

The St. Monica football team is still considered to be a Top 15 team in the CIF Southern Section Northeast (XIII) Division. As of right now, the Mariners are the 14th ranked team in their division with their final game coming up against powerful Salesian on Thursday night.

Sports, St. Monica, Santa Monica, Football

St. Monica Mariners Football Fall To St. Anthony 33-27

Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 11:16 am

It’s been a tough season for the St. Monica football team. Friday night against Santa Fe League foe St. Anthony, the Mariners saw their tough luck season magnified at Santa Monica College. St. Monica scored 27 first half points and still would up on the short end of the stick, going down in defeat to St. Anthony, 33-27.

Samohi defenders get ready for some action against Culver City.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Samohi Vikings Football Team Fall To Culver City In Overtime

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 7:39 am

Samohi fell behind early, rallied late, but ultimately lost to Culver City 17-14 in overtime. The Vikings fell down 14-0 at halftime. But in the second half it was a different story. Led by the inspired rushing attack of running back Kwame Duggins, Samohi squad fought back to tie the ballgame with just over 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Santa Monica High School Vikings Zip Past Beverly Hills In Football

Posted Oct. 22, 2013, 6:19 am

This wasn’t a fair matchup for the Beverly Hills High School football team. The Santa Monica Vikings proved to be too fast, too big and too much for Beverly Hills to handle in their Ocean League contest last Friday night.

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