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LA's Crenshaw High Cougars Lose in CIF Championship Game
Crenshaw High's Cougars were undefeated--until last night, after facing Concord's De La Salle in the CIF state championship Open Division bowl game at the Home Depot Center. There was a lot of buzz following the Cougars, since they seemed like the little team that could from an unlikely neighborhood--the kind of fodder that inspires heartwarming Disney fare about triumph over adversity.
While early on the Cougars brought "dazzle and excitement" to the match-up, "it was the steady, relentless play of Concord De La Salle" that led to their 28-14 defeat, according to the LA Times.
"This was a historic night for the City Section and the Crenshaw community. The school that produced Darryl Strawberry in baseball and Marques Johnson in basketball has a new set of athletic stars, and they are football players." Nine of those players got an early start in football thanks to an unlikely supporter: Snoop Dogg.
Despite last night's loss, "what the team accomplished and the respect they earned this season will be long remembered."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.