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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:20 am
The Santa Monica Vikings football team won Friday's home playoff game against Channel Islands 27-0.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Oct. 15, 2013, 5:58 am
The Mariners are still keeping it rolling. St. Monica's football team continued its season-long stellar play, steamrolling past Bellarmine-Jefferson 36-0 for an easy road win. The victory was the first of the season for the Mariners in Santa Fe League play.
Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:37 pm
Homecoming is always supposed to be a sweet thing for the home team. Well, at least it is supposed to be. The Santa Monica High football team got a chance to savor the sweet taste of a 42-6 over Inglewood Morningside in the team’s Ocean League opener on Friday night.
Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 5:28 pm
Los Angeles-Windward defensive back Drew Bryant picked off two passes for interceptions against Kilpatrick. Bryant’s 62-yard interception return for a touchdown with five seconds remaining before halftime was the play that put the dagger in any chance that Kilpatrick might have had in defeating the home team.
Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 7:03 am
Samohi get ready for homecoming matchup against Ocean League foe Morningside.
Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 6:16 am
It was a tough day at the office for the St. Monica Mariners last Saturday night. The Mariners went up against one of the better teams they will face this season and came out on the short end of the stick of that encounter, falling to the Carpinteria Warriors, 38-7 in a non league game.
Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 10:22 am
St. Monica take advantage of two costly turnovers in fourth period to claim second win of the season.
Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 9:19 am
Santa Monica High football team goes scoreless in second half, go down in second defeat of the season to Valencia.