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SWPL Championship Sunday at Biola University
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SWPL Championship Sunday at Biola University

The biggest men's amateur tournament in SoCal reaches its zenith at the Southwest Premier League (SWPL) Championship Sunday hosted at Biola University’s Al Barbour Field May 19.

The SoCal Premier League’s Brent Freeman Friendship Cup Final will kick off at 4 p.m. PT with a matchup between Monsters FC and Desert FC.

The Raul Briones Cup Final will wrap up festivities in the evening at 7 p.m. kick off pitting tournament finalists La Familia FC and Lobos FC. (more)

La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024
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La Mirada High Softball/Baseball Preview 2024

Softball Coach: Brent Tuttle

Tha Lady Matadores, led by Coach Tuttle, (18-9 last season), have 12 returning players for the 2024 campaign including Amanda Urbina (Oregon Commit) 11 5' 6", SS; D 1 All CIF/League MVP; Angelyna Conde 11 5' 5" 3rd 1st Team All-League; Alyssa Avila 11 5' 1" 2nd; 2nd Team All-League; Angelina Ratzlaff 11 5' 1"; Angelie Kennedy (Harding U. Commit) 11 5' 7"; Monsterat Reyes-Cardenas (San Diego State) 11 5' 5" All league Pitcher of the Year; Rebecca Eckart (Notre Dame Signee) 12 5' 9"; 1st Team All-League and Amber Valdez (Ottawa-AZ U. Signee) 12 5' 7".

Top new players/transfers include Riley Hillard 9 5' 8" C/1st; Reese Hillard 9 5' 7" Utility; Allison Ortega 9 5' 8" P and Megan Avila 9 5' 1" OF (more)

New era begins-La Mirada High Football preview 2023
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New era begins-La Mirada High Football preview 2023

Coach: Lucas Mealy (First Year)

2022 Record: 4-6

2022 Calpreps.com Rating: 13.3

Last Six Year Calpreps.com Avg. Rating: 20.3

Number of All-League Players Returning: 0

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La Mirada’s De Leo winner of AHL Man of the Year award
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La Mirada’s De Leo winner of AHL Man of the Year award

The San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League recently announced that Chase De Leo has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the San Diego community during the 2022-23 season.

De Leo, 27, volunteered and participated in a plethora of charitable endeavors this season, including the team’s Rady Children’s Rink visit – an event raising funds for the local Rady Children’s Hospital to help improve the health of young patients. San Diego’s captain also volunteered his time to participate in grassroots efforts to promote health, wellness and the sport of hockey in the San Diego community, joining the Jr. Gulls 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams for a practice at THE RINKS – POWAY Ice. (more)

Matadores storm back in comeback thriller
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Matadores storm back in comeback thriller

Battle for first place in Gateway League tonight in Downey

Calm, cool, and collected.

That 's how the La Mirada Matadores operate; as they defeated the Foothill Knights 53-50 in a comeback thriller at the MLK Dream Classic at St. John Bosco Monday night.

La Mirada started the night rough. They couldn’t get much going offensively and defensively they couldn’t stop Foothill’s bigs.

The Matadores (18-6), headed to the locker room down at halftime 30-21. However there was no yelling or screaming to motivate. Instead, La Mirada head basketball coach Randy Oronoz reiterated the team message of: don’t panic. (more)

 Defense shines in Matadores’ third straight league victory
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Defense shines in Matadores’ third straight league victory

Lakewood~In their third straight game, the La Mirada Matadores Boys Basketball team held their opponent to under 50 points, as they defeated the Mayfair Monsoons at home 58-41.

The Matadores (16-6) controlled this one from start to finish as the Monsoons never led once. La Mirada started the game on a 13-2 run, with that culminating into a 16-point lead going into halftime. The rout was on in the second half as the Matadores led by 22 going into the 4th quarter, where the bench saw extensive action. (more)

Mats come up short in heartbreaking fashion
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Mats come up short in heartbreaking fashion

On Friday night, the La Mirada Matadores (13-6) lost 70-69 on a buzzer-beater to the Campbell Hall Vikings (10-5).

It was junior guard Baron Bellamy for the Vikings who made the put-back shot to help lead Campbell Hall to the silver division title at The Classic at Damien.

The Matadores played a little uncomfortably in the first half, being down by 10 at the half. They clawed and fought back into the game, eventually taking the lead with 11 seconds left in the game on a layup by Sophomore guard Julien Gomez. (more)

Matadores advance to second straight tournament final
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Matadores advance to second straight tournament final

Physical. That is the only word that can be used to describe the way the La Mirada Matadores’ play right now.

In a late Thursday night game at Bonita High School, The Matadores (13-5) defeated the St. Anthony Saints (8-6) 60-49.

This was the second matchup between the two schools, something rarely seen nowaday. “When you beat a team like St. Anthony twice, it is hard to do,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada said about playing teams twice. (more)

Matadores overcome slow first half, come alive in second
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Matadores overcome slow first half, come alive in second

In the quarterfinal of the SIlver Division of The Classic At Damien tournament, the La Mirada Matadores (12-5) defeated the Orange Lutheran Lancers (8-4) by a score of 76-53.

An offensive explosion of 51 points in the second half propelled the Matadores to another victory as they had a tough time finding their rhythm, finishing the first half with only 25. (more)

Matadores too fast, too furious for the Dons
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Matadores too fast, too furious for the Dons

In dominating fashion, The La Mirada Matadores (10-5) bounced back and defeated the Cerritos Dons (2-11), 83-48.

The Matadores came out swinging offensively and laid down eight three’s in the first half alone, “When it goes in, we are a three-point shooting team, when it doesn’t go in it hurts us at times,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada put it.

Sophomore guard #3 Julien Gomez started the Matadores off with their first five points of the game. Gomez finished with 16 points in a complete performance. (more)

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