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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 18, 2014

Kobe Has Been Great, But the Greatest Laker???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the National Basketball Association revealed its list of the 50 greatest players of all time I was on the selection committee. When the list was made public,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 11, 2014 

What's Worse? Trading Kemp Or Piazza

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In 1998 the Dodgers traded away Mike Piazza in what immediately became the most unpopular move in their Los Angeles history. Last week the Dodgers traded away Matt...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 11, 2014 

Football Playoff Committee Was Clumsy But Got It Right

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The committee that settled on the four teams who’ll play in the first College Football Playoff got it right at the finish. But this distinguished group created...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 11, 2014 

Believe It Or Not, Stanton's Contract Makes Sense

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Giancarlo Stanton recently signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. Although the right fielder hit 37 home runs last season and came close to...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 11, 2014 

Culver Boys Win Two, Lose Two

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It's becoming a tradition that the Culver City High boys basketball team opens its season in the Mira Costa High Tournament in Manhattan Beach. The Centaurs didn't...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 4, 2014

Lakers' Henry Out For The Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Reserve guard Xavier Henry is the latest in a long line of Laker players who have been injured in the last two seasons. Henry suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 4, 2014

Clippers Put It Together On Historic Trip

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The joke in the Staples Center press room a few weeks ago was that new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer had called a meeting of the players. And he told them “if you...

 
 Sports    December 4, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award, a prestigious accolade...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 4, 2014

Culver Girls Win Opening Tournament

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Centaur basketball fans... we have a liftoff. It's T+5 and counting for the Culver City High girls basketball team as they have successfully completed stage one of the...

 
 Sports    November 27, 2014

UCLA Basketball Wins First Three Games

UCLA has begun its 2014-15 basketball season by winning its first three games. The first two are officially exhibition games. The Bruins defeated Montana State, 113-78 and Coastal Carolina, 84-71. They began the regular season by defeating Nicholls...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 27, 2014

It's The Jim Mora Era At UCLA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I'm old enough to remember Red Sanders' impact when he coached football at UCLA. And the dynasties of John McKay and Pete Carroll at USC, among others. In this city...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 27, 2014

Culver Basketball Girls Begin With a Win

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Inaugural Culver City / St. Mary's Tip-Off Classic is now officially under way as it initiated a very busy 2014-15 girls basketball season for co-host Culver...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 27, 2014

Culver Girls Basketball Win Inaugural Classic

The Culver-City High girls basketball team captured first-place in the inaugural Culver City / St. Mary's Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night, November 29 as they held off a strong fourth quarter rally...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 20, 2014

Culver Girls Basketball Begin Season 3-0

The Culver City High girls basketball team improved their season record to 3-0 after beating St. Bernard High 77-36 at home in the third round of the Culver City / St. Mary's Tip-Off Classic on...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 20, 2014

Centaur Girls Basketball Win 2014-15 Season Opener

The Culver-City High girls basketball team won their opening game of the 2014-15 season against Crossroads School, 38-25, in the first round of the Inaugural Culver City / St. Mary's Tip-Off Classic...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 20, 2014

We're So Lucky To Have MVPs Kershaw, Trout

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Out of all the major league baseball players on teams throughout the land the MVPs have been chosen and they both play in Southern California. If you're a baseball fan...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014

Dodgers To Open 2015 Season Against Padres

The Dodgers will open the 2015 season with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres April 6-8. The Dodgers will then conclude the first week with three games at Arizona....

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014

Lakers' Kelly Suffers Torn Hamstring

The Lakers’ injury problems continued when reserve forward Ryan Kelly suffered a torn right hamstring in a loss to the Golden State Warriors last week. Kelly is expected to miss at least six weeks....

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    November 20, 2014

Kings Rally to Defeat Ducks

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks “faced-off” in the always much-anticipated “Freeway” rivalry at Staples Center on Saturday. The Ducks were...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014

Olympic Medalist Jennifer Kessy Returns to Beach Vollyball Tour

Jennifer Kessy, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist and the winner of 29 beach volleyball tournaments worldwide, announces that she will return to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for the 2015 season. Kessy, who missed the 2014 season for the birth of...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 20, 2014

Culver Girls Vollyball Bids Farewell

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter "Six or seven rallies back and forth over the net for a point is incredible. It wasn't like it was free ball. It was straight down hit, dug, transition, block,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 13, 2014

New NBA Season Brings Early Surprises

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The NBA season began only two weeks ago but already there have been numerous surprises. The biggest one is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 1-3 start and apparent friction...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 13, 2014

Culver Volleyball Girls Lose in CIF Quarterfinals

The Culver City High girls varsity volleyball season came to a sudden end in a 2014 CIF Southern Section Division 3AA Girls Volleyball quarterfinal playoff match at home in Del Goodyear Gymnasium...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 13, 2014

Culver Football Ends With Two Straight Wins

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The twilight hours ushered in a full moon rising low from the eastern horizon to a signature point high above the Southern sky over Beverly Hills. It glowed upon the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 13, 2014

Father Of Laker Ellington Shot To Death

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The father of Laker guard Wayne Ellington was shot to death in a car in Philadelphia last week. Ellington has been granted a leave from the team. “He needs time to...

 

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