Matt Bowen Sr. did not have much of a father figure growing up, but he made sure that his four children did.
Matt Sr. makes sure that he is on the sidelines of every Fairfax game to support his son Miles (5), just like he did with his son Matt Jr. Photo by Jason Lewis
The Sound Mind Sound Body football camp was a playing ground for the six Los Angeles high school players that made the trip.
The Cali Boys: (L to R) Marcus Moore (Culver City High School), David Williams (Dorsey High School), Noah Whitney (Dorsey High School), Coach Jay "Speedy" Tatum, Stanley "Scrappy" Norman (Culver City High School), and Jason Lewis Jr. (Fairfax High School)
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Photos by Jason Lewis
Sentinel Sports Editor (2010-2013)
Dorsey’s Lee Lawson pulled away with the boy’s 100-meter dash, winning the title with a time of 10.69. He was a part of Dorsey’s 4x100-meter relay team, which blew away the field. They ran a time of 41.77, nearly half of a second ahead of second place Taft.
Prelims are this Thursday, with the championships next Thursday at Birmingham High School.
Dorsey swept the hurdles last year, with Reggie Bell (5) leading the way. Bell is back this year, and his 14.03 time is one of the fastest in the nation. Photo by Jason Lewis
Nike Sparq combine evaluates high school football players and NCSA provides vital information to be recruited to college.
The vertical jump test is not just about how high an athlete can jump, it is shows explosive power. Athletes who hit the weight room and do squats, deadlifts, power cleans, and other explosive movements usually do well in this test. Photo by Jason Lewis
Championship experience was the difference in Westchester's 65-59 victory over El Camino Real.
The City championship game was close throughout, but Westchester rose to the challenge, as a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter sealed their victory. Senior guard Darnell Brown (above) led the team with 12 points. Photo by Jason Lewis
Narbonne defeated Fairfax for a second consecutive year in the title game.
Narbonne sophomore guard Latecia Smith is a rising star, and her 15 points plus a key basket late in the game gave her team the City title. Photo by Jason Lewis
Once Long Beach Poly got it going, they ran their way right to next week's State Bowl at The Home Depot Center.
Long Beach Poly running back Gerald Wicks (23) ran hard, tough, and right over Clovis. He finished the game with 112 rushing yards. Teammate Manusamoa Lu'uga did much of the same, as he rushed for 97 yards. Photo by Jason Lewis
Narbonne had one of the greatest runs in City Section history, but they fell just short of the State Bowl.
Narbonne's offense came alive in the second half, as A.J. Richardson (above) and quarterback Troy Williams got them back in the game, but in the end they fell short of the State Bowl. Photo by Jason Lewis
Sports writers comparing this millennium's best two high school Los Angeles City Section football teams.
De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon) went on to be the best player in the nation in 2010, and he was one of the key players for Crenshaw’s 2009 team. Crenshaw won the City title both of those years. Photo by Jason Lewis
Narbonne has a loaded team, and with Troy Williams (committed to Washington) standing in the pocket, they have been unbeatable over the last 19 games, which accounts for two City championships. Photo by Jason Lewis
Crenshaw.... Dorsey.... Friday night.... 7 p.m.... Jackie Robinson Stadium. That is where you need to be!
When Crenshaw and Dorsey collide there are big hits and big plays. These kids are playing for bragging rights, pride, and lifelong memories. Photo by Jason Lewis
Emile Palacio (left) gives his son Kache Palacio (7) some advice on the sideline during a game. Kache, who has verbally committed to SMU, has no issue listening to his father, who has coached him for his entire career. Photo by Jason Lewis
Big Like Me football camp teaches fundamentals for the most important part of the game… the line
Fairfax junior Devin Rickenbacker works on staying low during a drill at the Big Like Me camp. Rickenbacker started on the offensive line as a sophomore on the varsity team, and he’s looking to dominate on both sides of the ball this year. This camp can help him reach his goals. Photo by Jason Lewis
Just like the football, basketball, and track programs, Serra High School's baseball team is dominating their competition.
Dominic Smith is one of a few Serra athletes that is making a name for himself on a national level. The junior is on USC’s radar, and he was the first ever sophomore to make the Milwaukee Brewers scout team. Photo by Jason Lewis
Fairfax led for a decent amount of the game, but Narbonne finally gets over the hump.
Fairfax put up a good fight, but in the end Kim Pickett’s 23 points and Narbonne’s tough defense gives them the City title. Photo by Jason Lewis
January’s 24 points and 19 rebounds were too much for Dorsey to handle as Taft wins 58-42, giving them back-to-back championships and four since 2004.
Anthony January put on an aerial show against Dorsey in the City championship game, as he had seven dunks during the game. Photo by Jason Lewis
Narbonne ball carriers were running wild in the open field all night. Here, wide receiver Antoine Anderson catches a deep pass and outruns Dorsey’s defense for a 45-yard touchdown. Photo by Jason Lewis
San Pedro and Narbonne battle down to the wire.
San Pedro and Narbonne combined for 829 rushing yards. San Pedro’s Brent Speight contributed 121 yards on 11 carries. Photo by Jason Lewis
Narbonne’s Tray Boone provided a number of big plays, including hurdling a defender on his way to a long run, as he rushed for 203 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns. Photo by Jason Lewis
Dorsey has dominated on defense all season long, and it was no different as they defeated their rival Crenshaw 7-6, for their first victory in the series since 2006. Photo by Jason Lewis
Narbonne and Carson drop the hammer on each other.
Narbonne and Carson had a battle of wills this past Friday night, which led to an amazing finish. Photo by Jason Lewis
As a wide receiver Lee was unstoppable, catching 57 passes for 1,407 yards and 24 touchdowns. Photo by Jason Lewis
Marqise Lee (left) passing the baton to George Farmer at the Arcadia Invitational. Both Serra athletes were in the running for the Athlete of the Year, but Lee was given the award over Farmer and others. Photo by Jason Lewis