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Eric Sondheimer

Los Angeles
Sports Reporter — Los Angeles Times

Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976.

Rams want to give L.A. hugs, so they turned to Johnathan Franklin — Everywhere Johnathan Franklin walked, someone offered him a hug. It was homecoming at Dorsey High's football field, and Franklin was being treated like his nickname, "The Mayor." Teachers, coaches, ex-teammates - they all greeted him with open arms. Franklin is the neighborhood kid who made good.

Boys' basketball: Los Altos guard Jarod Lucas is gearing up for sophomore season — It's hard to find too many things not to like about 6-foot-3 sophomore guard Jarod Lucas of Los Altos. He averaged 26.4 points as a freshman playing for a 24-4 team that was coached by his father, Jeff.

Football: Banning players went to locker room after shooting on Tuesday — Banning football players had just finished film study and lifting weights. They were lining up outside on their field to begin practice on Tuesday. Then Coach John Aponte received a phone call.

Football: Mater Dei-St. John Bosco attracted highest TV rating of the season — Last week's Mater Dei-St. John Bosco football game on Fox Sports West attracted the highest TV rating of the season for a prep game on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, according to a spokeswoman for the channel.

Football: Chaminade, Cathedral sticking with playing two quarterbacks

Oaks Christian student creates rowing club in Ventura County — Harrison Zilli, a student at Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, loves competing in rowing, but the drive from his home in Simi Valley to Marina del Rey became too demanding, so he took action himself to create his own rowing club in Ventura County.

This week's TV and web schedule for prep football

Water polo: Santa Margarita hands Harvard-Westlake its first defeat

Girls' golf: Diamond Bar freshman Angelica Kusnowo leads Southern Regional — Freshman Angelica Kusnowo of Diamond Bar and junior Mary Shin of Sage Hill each shot 70 on Tuesday to lead the finishers in the Southern individual regional at Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim.

Girls' tennis: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's Avery Aude wins MVP award — For the second time in her high school career, junior Avery Aude of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has been named the Mission League MVP in girls' tennis.
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Oct 27, 2016

@ElijahZabb because you're not in Los Angeles where the sun is out.

Oct 27, 2016

@latbbolch it's about time you did something productive.

Oct 27, 2016

Rams want to give L.A. hugs, so they turned to Johnathan Franklin 

Oct 27, 2016

RT @StAnthonySAINTS: We would like to congratulate sophomore Eryn Cayetano, Singles Champion of the Del Rey League in Tennis! πŸ‘ΌπŸ»πŸŽΎ

Oct 27, 2016

I'm at the JW Marriott downtown for Youth Sports Summit. One topic: Solutions to the youth sports dropout problem. My tip: play multi sports

Oct 27, 2016

I hope the TV geniuses who approved a Thursday night game at the Coliseum are in town. And if it rains, it will be a traffic Armageddon.

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