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Defense Does It

A pair of ranked teams in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A clashed in the La Canada Holiday Tournament this past Saturday, and the catch-word for both was defense. In the end, St. Francis, ranked No. 3 in the division, asserted its defensive will and edged No. 15th-ranked Mark Keppel, 47-45, in the championship game. […]

Justin Tucker told his coach that he could make the 61-yard field goal attempt on Monday night. The other option for Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh would have been to go for it on fourth-and-8 from Detroit’s 43 to get closer. “What can you say about Justin Tucker?” Harbaugh said. “When we got the ball […]

The Tolucan Times NFL Picks Week 16

The Tolucan Times NFL Picks Week 16


Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds isn’t especially tall or big, but is a special talent and acted like one when he faced Army in the 114th edition of this classic, as he dashed past defenders and accounted for three rushing touchdowns, en route to a 34-7 romp as the Midshipmen claimed their 12th win in a […]

Hoop Extra

Saving the best for last, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team scored eight of the last nine points and took the championship trophy in the 17th annual Providence Pioneer Shootout last Saturday. The Rebels’ 55-48 win over the host Pioneers should be a confidence booster when the Prep League begins, and it extended Flintridge Prep’s […]




San Francisco running back Frank Gore is in his ninth season, has been named to four Pro Bowls, and is still productive despite being 30 years old. With the game on the line against Seattle, the NFL’s best team last Sunday at Candlestick Park, Gore’s 51-yard burst was the biggest play to that point and […]

Hoops Galore

Hoover High’s boys’ basketball team smothered two opponents before topping Eagle Rock, 70-45, in a consolation game of the Providence High Paul Sutton Tip-Off Classic Tournament last Saturday. The Tornadoes absorbed a 67-62 setback to Malibu, but slashed Oakwood (84-55), and blasted Pasadena Armenian Benevolent Union (85-28). Teo Davidian, who had nine points, six rebounds, […]

Big City

UCLA’s dominating 35-14 Pacific 12 Conference victory over USC in front of 86,037 fans last Saturday night was the second in a row, the first at the Coliseum since 1997, and may have marked a change in how the football program in Westwood is perceived. “This is our city right now. This white shirt looks […]

Indians Primed

Burroughs High boys’ basketball Head Coach Adam Hochberg doesn’t want to make bold predictions, but does feel his team will have a productive season after one in which the Indians went 15-12 and made it to the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A playoffs. The Indians, who lost to Cypress by 10 points in the opening […]