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 By Fred Altieri    Sports    September 18, 2014 

Culver Cross Country Starts Fast

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter Who wouldn't want to run in The Great Cow Run, one of the best-named athletic events in Southern California? And that's exactly how the Culver City High 2014 cross co...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    September 18, 2014 

Culver Tennis Girls Defeat Windward

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter Game, set, match. The 2014 Culver City High girls tennis team won its season home-opener, 11-7 on Tuesday, September 9, against Windward School, an emerging local...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 18, 2014 

NFL Returning To LA? Maybe

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After many years of rumors about the National Football League returning to Los Angeles it’s easy to dismiss such talk now. But one of these years an NFL may move...

 
 Sports    September 18, 2014 

UCLA Recruit Ruled Ineligible

Heralded UCLA basketball signee Jonah Bolden has been ruled ineligible for the coming season by the NCAA. The 6-foot-9 power forward, a native of Australia, was ruled a partial qualifier after he left Australia after last season had started to play...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    September 18, 2014 

Culver Loses a Heartbreaker

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The first line in this story easily could have read: 'On any given Friday night...' Ultimately it was a game that evoked an element often missing from high school...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 18, 2014 

I See No Defense for Ray Rice

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I never like to see anyone lose their job. If someone screws up I look for ways he or she can learn from a mistake. But this does not apply to Ray Rice, the Baltimore...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 11, 2014

Haden Fined $25,000; Sarkisian Takes the Blame

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s been quite a start to USC’s football season. In the first game, before 76,000 in the Coliseum, new head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced a go-go offense that...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    September 11, 2014

West Torrance Spoils Culver's Opener

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Culver City High 2014 varsity football team customarily began another year with a very tough pre-league season schedule. Last year was a prime example of this...

 
 By Greg Goodyear    Sports    September 4, 2014

Defense Will Be Key for Centaurs

Special to the Observer Part 2 of 2 Last week the offense was featured in our Culver City High football preview. Now we’ll focus on the defense Defensive line: Since the Tom Salter era began in 1999, Culver City switched from an even (40) defense...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

NFL Gets It Right On Domestic Violence

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s very unusual for the commissioner of a professional sports league to admit he failed in making a major decision. But National Football League commissioner...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

SURPRISE: USC SOARS WHILE UCLA STRUGGLES

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports editor The first weekend of the college football season brought a surprise to fans in Los Angeles. A heralded UCLA team looked ordinary in a 28-20 victory at Virginia, which...

 
 Sports    September 4, 2014

International Teams Join NBA Exhibition Schedule

- The National Basketball Association announces that three top international teams, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa and Flamengo, will travel to the U.S. and Canada for nine preseason games against nine NBA teams this October. The nine games...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

This Is One Of Best Baseball Seasons

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When major league baseball added a second wild card team to this season’s playoffs I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. But I was wrong. With more teams in contenti...

 
 By Greg Goodyear    Sports    August 28, 2014

New Players Boost Centaurs' Football Hopes

Part 1 of 2 By Greg Goodyear Special to the Observer Last year Culver City High School football was the Ocean League champs when they beat Santa Monica in overtime and went 5-0 in league play. This...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

Rivers Set With Clippers Until 2019

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Doc Rivers has proven himself over the years, most recently as coach of the Boston Celtics and then the Clippers. Obviously, new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer...

 
 Sports    August 28, 2014

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

The Lakers will tip-off the 2014-15 regular season with a home game at STAPLES Center on October 28 against the Houston Rockets, it was announced today. Highlights of the Lakers’ home schedule include a Halloween game against the Los Angeles Clippe...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 21, 2014

How Can Lakers Get Back To The Top?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Now that the Clippers have a new owner, a proven outstanding coach and two of the NBA's best players they seem equipped for an outstanding season. Where does that...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    August 21, 2014

$2 Billion Later Ballmer Takes LA by Storm

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Steve Ballmer, Clippers new owner, approached the stage at Staples Center today like a boxer making his way to the ring as all of his adoring fans lavished him...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 21, 2014

Culver High Girls Tennis Face Stiff Competition

By Fred Altieri Observer Sports Reporter One thing is for certain, this fall edition of the Culver City High girls tennis team will be swinging into the unknown as it takes on not only two perennial...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

Samohi's Skaggs to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

A Woman Will Coach In the NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The San Antonio Spurs are not only NBA champions they have the reputation of frequently being a few steps ahead of opponents in a variety of ways. I admire the Spurs...

 
 Sports    August 14, 2014

Clippers Plan Fan Festival Monday

In recognition of Steve Ballmer becoming the new owner of the Clippers the team will hold a Fan Festival Monday from 12”30 pm to 1:30 at Staples Center. Ballmer and Coach Doc Rivers will then meet with the media AT 1:30....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

UCLA Can Play in Pauley Despite Flood

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When Pauley Pavilion was modernized two years go the UCLA basketball team played its home schedule primarily at the Sports Arena. Due to heavy flooding last week...

 
 Sports    August 7, 2014

NBA Salary Cap Jumps to $63.065 Million

The National Basketball Association announced that the Salary Cap has increased by 7.5% to an all-time high of $63.065 million for the 2014-15 season. The tax level for the 2014-15 season increased by 7.1% to $76.829 million. The Salary Cap and tax...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

Former Trojan Kiffin Becomes Alabama Assistant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor With the college football season coming up, Lane Kiffin is my topic for the day. A brief resume: Kiffin has been head coach with the Oakland Raiders and with...

 

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