| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Timmy Lopes, who graduated from Edison High last week, has signed with the Seattle Mariners.
Lopes was taken in the sixth round (No. 191 overall) June 5 by the Mariners in the Major League First-Year Player Draft. Lopes previously had been a UC Irvine...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Editor's Note: The Independent looks back on the 2011-2012 high school season. Below is the third of three parts, focusing on the spring season.
The softball season saw several local teams turn in successful runs.
Edison ran up a program-record 26...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Thomas Roberts of Huntington Beach is one of 52 Major League Baseball fans trying to become a "Cave Dweller" in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave.
Thomas, whose favorite team is the Los Angeles Dodgers, has his contest video posted at http://www.MLBFanCave.com,...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A course record was set in the 17th annual Surf City USA Marathon on Sunday.
Reigning champ Carla McAlister, 39, of San Clemente finished in a time of 2:56:28, beating the old mark set in 2006 of 2:57:19 by Nadia Noorzia. That's right, she's 39.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Die-hard Dodger fan Aaron Roberts did what he had to in order to secure a spot in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave this season.
He made promotional videos, stayed active on social media, wrote an essay and interviewed third baseman Adam Kennedy (who...
| Jun 3, 2010
Two stories this week highlighted some great efforts being made in Huntington Beach on behalf of kids, and by kids themselves.
We start by going back to 1991 San Diego. You may remember the tragic case of Leticia Hernandez, the Oceanside youngster who...
| Jun 10, 2010
Vikings' Lewis taken by Oakland
Marina High third baseman Chad Lewis was selected by the Oakland A's in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday. He was the 125th overall pick. During his senior year, Lewis hit .395 and had four home...
| Jun 17, 2010
That's what Harmon Killebrew called the recently revealed Major League Baseball steroid users to a packed dinner crowd at SeaCliff Country Club last week at the KinderVision fundraiser. It was but one of many revealing, interesting moments...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 5:14 PM
When the prep sports season began in September, it became apparent that the 2009-2010 school year would be a special one in athletics for the local high schools.
It didn't disappoint, as both the highs and lows, put local teams and athletes in the...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 8:49 PM
"He is the Francis Scott Key of baseball, and whatever you can do to preserve his memory and legacy, it's definitely something baseball fans should get involved with."
That's what Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill told me last week in...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:03 PM
I still remember the first time I saw my name in print. It was the spring of my freshman year in high school, and I submitted an essay on the Major League Baseball strike to a Los Angeles Times column, "My Turn," that featured work by local teenagers....
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:21 PM
Another prep sports year has come and gone. As has been the case in years past, several local teams and athletes reached the pinnacle of their respective sports.
Below is a listing of some of the top prep highlights reported to the Independent in the...