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Northview quarterback Steven Comstock explains why transferring across town was not an option

By Fred Robledo|

What to look for during 2017 high school football season

The 2016 season may go down as one of the most successful campaigns in area football history. It featured eight area teams reaching at least the semifinals and three earn title-game trips topped by Arroyo winning its first CIF Southern Section ...

By Steve Ramirez|

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    Long Beach Poly drops junior varsity football due to low numbers

    LONG BEACH >> The nearly unimaginable has happened at Long Beach Poly, where the Jackrabbits will not field a junior varsity team this fall for the first time in the football program’s 110-year history. Head coach Antonio Pierce said his program simply doesn’t have enough players for a JV team, so Poly will field just a frosh/soph squad in addition to the varsity. “The last three years our number has consistently gone down, and we’ve had...

    Mike Guardabascio
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  • High School Football

    Top 10 Football Countdown: No. 7 La Serna

    Daily Countdown: The best football teams from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News are ranked in an all-encompassing Top 10 season preview countdown that will conclude with the top team unveiled Aug. 18. The mantra for No. 7 La Serna has been next man up for a decade, and that isn’t expected to change this season. The Lancers again are in the midst of a reload, but again are expected to rank among the best in the...

    Steve Ramirez
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  • High School Football

    History says new El Monte football coach might be an instant winner

    If head coach Jesse Ceniceros’ personal history is any indicator, the El Monte High School football team is in store for big things this fall. Ceniceros has a clear track record of success in his first season on the job. At Barstow, in his first season, he took the Aztecs to the playoffs. In his first year at Norwalk, the Lancers went to the semifinals. And in his first year at Chino, the Cowboys reached the quarterfinals. “I guess we do pretty well in our first...

    Aram Tolegian
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  • High School Sports

    How Nogales football changed its culture despite missing the playoffs

    Nogales High football coach Richard Salazar preaches all the right things, that the hard work you put in during the spring and summer pays off in the fall. In Salazar’s case, he’s got the rings to back up the talk. “I believe in all that stuff,” Salazar said. “I’ve lived it. I know what the feeling is when you reap the rewards of hard work.” Salazar has experienced it all as a player and coach. He played football for...

    Fred Robledo
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  • High School Football

    Top 10 Football Countdown: No. 8 St. Paul

    Daily Countdown: The best football teams from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News are ranked in an all-encompassing Top 10 season preview countdown that will conclude with the top team unveiled on Aug. 18. St. Paul, which begins the season at No. 8, has been one of the most improved teams in the area the past few seasons. The Swordsmen are six years removed from consecutive 1-9 seasons and have progressively become one of...

    Steve Ramirez
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  • High School Football

    Column: Can the Rosemead High football program be salvaged? Someone thinks so

    Doomed might be the best word to describe the outlook of the Rosemead High School football program. All the signs are there that the Panthers are slowly but surely going the route of Temple City, a once-proud local football juggernaut that has hit the skids due to demographic changes and constant coaching turnover. Heck, the two schools are seemingly just around the block from each other. Just last week, new Panthers head coach Matt Castaneda wanted to breathe some excitement...

    Aram Tolegian
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  • High School Football

    Top Ten Football Countdown: La Mirada is No. 9

    Daily Countdown: The best football teams from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News are ranked in an all-encompassing top-10 season preview countdown that will conclude with the top team unveiled Aug. 18. La Mirada, which begins the season at No. 9 in the Tribune/Star-News/Whittier preseason top 10, appears to have slipped a bit after winning a CIF State title in 2015 and advancing to the

    Steve Ramirez
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  • High School Sports

    Column: West Covina High football is at a crossroads. Here’s why

    If it feels like it was just yesterday that the West Covina High School football team was the toast of the town, that’s because it was. Sort of. The Bulldogs won CIF championships in 2010 and ‘11, reached the semifinals in 2012, and frankly, at that point, nobody was doing it better locally. But as the 2017 season beckons, West Covina looks like a program at a crossroads. As we all know, public school football programs are a house of cards. Reversals of fortune...

    Aram Tolegian
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  • High School Sports

    Top Ten Football Countdown: Defending CIF champion Arroyo checks in at No. 10

    Daily Countdown: The best football teams from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News are ranked in an all-encompassing top ten season preview countdown that will conclude with the top team unveiled on Aug. 18. The daily Tribune/Star-News/Whittier top ten countdown begins with a surprise at No. 10 with reigning Division 12 champion Arroyo, which won its first CIF Southern Section divisional title since 1986 in dramatic...

    Fred Robledo
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  • High School Sports

    Los Altos football stays up late to keep tradition alive

    Why ruin a good thing? That’s the way first-year Los Altos High School football coach Hector Spathias is approaching many of his new school’s traditions, both new and old. Early Thursday morning, Spathias and his team embraced the midnight practice concept started by former head coach Dale Ziola and reserved for the team’s first workout in pads. So, there the Conquerors were into the wee hours of the morning, banging away on each other under the...

    Aram Tolegian
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