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Isaac Joseph perfectly positioned for Valley Christian football

Isaac Joseph’s athletic career didn’t start with dreams of becoming the starting quarterback at Valley Christian High. He grew up playing multiple sports and multiple positions on his youth football teams. However, after transferri...

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    After starting the season 2-0, Millikan football coach Justin Utupo faced his first challenge when his team was trailing Banning, 25-11, with less than a minute left in the game. With only a couple of timeouts left, and with his players freaking out on the sideline and his assistant coaches looking to him for answers on when they were going to call for a timeout, Utupo had an answer. “After this play,” he said. The Rams got the ball back, but ultimately ran...

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    Long Beach Poly volleyball tops Lakewood in league clash

    LAKEWOOD >> When the Lakewood girls volleyball team hosted Long Beach Poly on Thursday afternoon, the calendar read “September,” but the crowd felt more like November. With all the intensity of a CIF-Southern Section semifinal crackling around the capacity crowd, the Jackrabbits block came up big and Poly took home a rare win in Tim Sweeny Gym, 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24. “It’s nice to come in here and get a taste of success,” said Poly...

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    (Games at 7 p.m. Friday unless noted.) Mayfair (3-1) at La Mirada (0-4): This game has decided the Suburban League championship for the last three years, and La Mirada has won all three. The last time Mayfair won this game was in 2013, and the Matadores have outscored the Monsoons 150-20 since then. However, this season looks like it is bucking that trend. Mayfair is ranked No. 3 in Division 10, and looked impressive at times during its loss at Santa Margarita last week. La Mirada has...

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    Millikan football captain Christian Bravo answers tough questions

    LONG BEACH >> High school athletes who play multiple sports usually don’t go from one of the most successful teams on campus to a team struggling for a consistent winning record. That’s exactly what senior Christian Bravo did at Millikan, where the soccer team has multiple CIF-Southern Section championships. Bravo is a soccer player who decided to try football as a sophomore. His mom, Sandra, said he could only play if he was the kicker. “Football has...

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    St. John Bosco football star Jaiden Woodbey shining on and off field

    BELLFLOWER >> Jaiden Woodbey has a knack for putting himself in the best position to succeed. The St. John Bosco High senior is a ballhawk defender on the football field because he knows where he needs to be. It just comes naturally. The same can be said for Woodbey in the classroom, where he is an honor-roll student with multiple artistic interests. “My parents taught me to work hard and earn everything because nothing was ever handed to me,” Woodbey said.

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    Lakewood hosts Long Beach Poly in clash of Moore League volleyball titans

    It’s too early in the season to call today’s clash between Lakewood and Long Beach Poly a Moore League girls volleyball championship match, but that’s not far off the mark, either. When the Lancers host the Jackrabbits at 4 p.m., it will be a meeting between the two teams that have won the last five league titles. Lakewood won the last four, with Poly sharing it in 2015. The Jackrabbits won it outright in 2012. As usual, both Lakewood coach Mike Wadley and...

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    Roundup: Long Beach Poly cross country fourth at Woodbridge

    The Long Beach Poly boys cross country team finished fourth in the Sweepstakes Championship Race as part of the Woodbridge XC Classic at Silver Lakes Sports Complex on Saturday. Junior Wil Frankenfeld ran the second-fastest time in Jackrabbits history — 14:27 — to finish eighth overall. Poly ran to a school-record team time of 74:09, an average of 14:49 for the top five runners. Senior Jack Raymond ran a 14:52 for 51st, and sophomore Ronan McMahon-Staggs finished...

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    Poly alum JuJu Smith-Schuster grabs first NFL touchdown

    The second week of the NFL season was a better one for Long Beach products in the league. Long Beach Poly alum JuJu Smith-Schuster had a special Sunday for the Steelers, as he scored his first NFL touchdown reception on a shovel pass from Ben Roesthlisberger. After having two holding flags thrown on him in the Steelers opener and not being targeted once, Smith-Schuster had three catches for 16 yards, including the 4-yard touchdown catch. The Poly and USC product was the top...

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    Long Beach Poly’s Matt Corral, Jalen Hall receive US Army All-American jerseys

    LONG BEACH >> Long Beach Poly took an hour off from preparing for its Moore League opener on the road against Millikan Friday to celebrate a few of its top-tier athletes. Quarterback Matt Corral and receiver Jalen Hall were honored with a lunchtime rally ceremony where they received their U.S. Army All-American Game jerseys. Both players transferred into the school last year, from Oaks Christian and Hawkins, respectively, and both said they were honored by the...

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