Etiwanda and Bishop Montgomery have win streaks snapped, Sierra Canyon advances to finals: Open Division Semis

Inside the Cal Baptist University Events Center, the CIF Southern Section Open Division Semifinals featured four teams sealing trips to next week’s finals. Here, the Times High School Insider recaps top action from the semifinals, including the end of Bishop Montgomery’s 41-game winning streak, a thriller decided in the last seconds of double overtime. Elijah Harkless scores…

Bishop Montgomery beats Sierra Canyon with three starters out

NORWALK, CA- In a rematch of last season’s Southern Section Open Division semifinals, the Take Flight Challenge Friday nightcap featured defending state champion Bishop Montgomery beating Sierra Canyon, 65-62. “We played with some real toughness and figured out how to get the win,” Bishop Montgomery head coach Doug Mitchell said. “I’d like to get all…

Immigration & Sports

Bringing people together from different backgrounds in pursuit of one common goal is a significant occasion, one that has inspired professional sports leagues here in America to become more diverse. For leagues such as the NBA, however, that hasn’t always been the case. As recently as 1980, nearly every NBA player was American-born. Despite a…

Writer, author & comedian John Hodgman before his Ideas Exchange appearance

A packed Ace Hotel Theatre witnessed writer, author and comedian John Hodgman, with an appearance by special guest Nick Offerman, discussing his new book “Vacationland,” in a discussion with columnist Patt Morrison. High School Insider met with Hodgman before the Ideas Exchange to discuss his interest in comedy and advice for young storytellers. “You may…

Legendary coach Bob Johnson honored as Mission Viejo beats San Clemente

Legendary Mission Viejo head coach Bob Johnson coached his final regular season game, an illustrious 35-year career featuring 16 league titles. Hundreds of friends, family and former Diablos gathered before kick for a pre-game ceremony, where Johnson received a replica Mission Viejo jersey. “His whole career has been storied and everybody’s always written about what…

Ford and Vice partner to host exclusive screening of ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’

Live from ArcLight Hollywood, the Ford Motor Company collaborated with VICE Impact to host an exclusive screening of Jeremy Rifkin’s new film, “The Third Industrial Revolution.” Mike Tinskey, Ford’s Global Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, and Eddy Moretti, Director of “The Third Industrial Revolution” and VICE Chief Creative Officer, held a panel prior to the…

Armando Visitacion: Making the impossible possible

His hands dusted with chalk and tied in grips, 13-year-old gymnast Armando Visitacion prepared to glide on the high bar during a December 2016 training session. Suddenly, everything went wrong. The grips held onto his hands, but his body swung forward. Both wrists shattered, and Visitacion fell to the mat. Visitacion’s parents, Nicole and Armando…

Hard work pays off: The Spencer Freedman story

Nationally acclaimed high school point guard, Santa Monica native and Mater Dei star Spencer Freedman aims to be great in everything he does. Freedman attended Santa Monica High School his freshman year, before transferring to national powerhouse Mater Dei. Last year, during his sophomore season, he won Trinity League MVP honors and was named to the…