Go Print Out A New Bracket!

Posted on March 17, 2018 by in Sports

Ryan Toovi
Crimson Chronicle

No. 16 seeds had tried 135 times. And 135 times, they had failed. Then the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers played the game of their lives on Friday night, and changed college basketball history.

UMBC shocked No. 1 overall seed Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 74-54, a score that sent shockwaves throughout the sport, and throughout the sports world as a whole. It busted brackets and opened up paths to the Final Four in San Antonio.

No. 16 seeds had come close in the past. They had twice come within one point. They had once taken a No. 1 seed to overtime. But they had also been on the wrong ends of countless blowouts. At Last, a #16 seed beats a #1 seed!!!

The boys volleyball team ended preseason in victory

Posted on March 13, 2018 by in Sports

Isaak Ramirez
Crimson Chronicle

varsity won against Northridge Academy 3-1 and the JV team as well, with a score of 2-0. With the preseason to an end, the boys volleyball team will hope to continue their winning ways.

“There was so much anxiety before the game, but once on the court, we let the beast loose”, said Ethan Kong, junior varsity playing defense. JV had a comfortable win, and won both of their sets.

The varsity had a comfortable win against Northridge Academy winning both sets, but then the lost one, making it suspenseful for the audience. Then Hollywood came back to seal the game at 3-1, and winning the game. The last set saved relieved the pressure.

The boys will start the season playing against Roybal, and with a winning streak for the preseason, it will be hoped that they continue to good from for the rest of the season.”let’s take a dub on our future games”, said JV player, korey valentine.

Chargers release new renderings for Hollywood Park Stadium

Posted on March 9, 2018 by in Sports

Nicholas Macadaan

Chronicle Reporter

The Los Angeles Chargers recently released new renderings for their new Los Angeles stadium. The stadium is set to open in 2020 as the official home of the Chargers, who recently moved to Los Angeles from San Diego. The team’s new home is set to be located at Hollywood Park.

Stadium architects modeled the new complex after the Southern California lifestyle. The designs are based on the indoor and outdoor culture of Los Angeles. The stadium is estimated to have a holding capacity of 100,000 people, including standing room only.

The stadium is set to be shared by both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. It will also be the host of Superbowl LVI in 2022, and the College Football National Championship in 2023.

Approximately 13,000 Chargers and Rams premium seats in the stadium are set to be available for selection starting March 13th.

Do you want to get paid to play in College?

Posted on February 25, 2018 by in Op-Ed, Sports

Ryan Toovi

Chronicle Reporter

These NCAA scandals are really getting out of hand.

Most colleges are supposedly paying student athletes to come to their school. Recently a 5-Star recruit named Shareef O Neal decommited from Arizona University because of these allegations.

On Friday night, ESPN.com reported that Sean Miller – in his ninth season as head coach at Arizona – was caught on FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to star freshman Deandre Ayton. It’s not known if Ayton received the payment. His family issued a statement saying it was “outraged and disgusted” by the allegation. What are your thoughts about it?

Hopefully they find if this is true or not because this is affecting student athletes of playing in college and it isn’t right.

The Ending Of An Undefeated Soccer Season

Posted on February 22, 2018 by in Sports

Jocelyn Solis

Chronicle Reporter

After a long successful season for the boys Varsity soccer team who won league they drastically lost in the second round of playoffs on Wednesday Feb 21. During their match with Smith Tech High school, Varsity Boys lost 1-0 during the 20 minute overtime. They were eliminated from the playoffs once the goal was made marking 7 minutes left on the clock to make a comeback. After Smith Tech made the unfortunate goal, player Aldair Hernandez, who made two goals had them called back as a non goal because they were claiming Aldair pushed the opposing player and the second goal was not met in the net. If it were not for the loss they would still be on their journey towards the City Championship game. Most of the Varsity Team players were seniors, having 12 players left to continue the legacy.

Varsity player Andrew Herrera said “ The game was rigged, the tension was there and to think we could have gone farther, but standing at the field as the game was called to an end I felt a rush of emotions knowing it was the last time I played for the school.” Having a huge crowd during the game, parents, friends and students came together to support the players. Even though the game was lost the pride was not.

Varsity Basketball Boys make semi-finals

Posted on February 22, 2018 by in Sports

Michelle Munera

Chronicle Reporter

The Hollywood Sheiks have won the title as League Champs this year, which meant they were going to Playoffs. They won their second playoff game on Wednesday Feb. 21 against Chatsworth High School with a score of 51-48 taking them to semi-finals.

Previously, their first playoff game was last week at home against Vaughn High School who they beat with a score of 68-60.It was a very fast and intense game, but the boys were able to pull through the pressure and gain the victory, meaning they were moving on to the next round.

 They played Chatsworth High School away, so the other team had a home court advantage. Luckily, the Sheiks were capable of achieving another win in the second round of Playoffs. It was another very nerve-wrecking game and the score became really close during the last quarter when both teams were tied.

“Of course I was nervous but as a senior and captain I had to keep my composure through the game and make sure to keep the team strong and together to believe that we could do it,” said basketball player Brandon Brewer #15, who made the winning free throws. He also added “We needed to stick to the game plan that coach drew up because we had studied the other team.”

The Hollywood basketball team ended up winning the game with a score of 51-48, after having to push through the last quarter to prevent themselves from losing Playoffs. With only ten seconds on the clock they were able to break the tied score. Lazaro Vera, Junior and player #13 felt that some of the things the team could have done to improve was “We should’ve made more passes to not get as many turnovers.” He as well as the rest of the teammates stayed confident throughout the process and made sure to work together.

With this victory, the Sheiks will be heading to semi-finals on Saturday Feb. 24. All of their hard work and wins has lead them to this point. Winning semi-finals would take them to Championships, which if they win would make them CIF Champions in Division 2 of 2018.

They could definitely make it that far if they keep a good mindset and continue to practice. “I feel like we have prepared all season to get this far and our team is ready to go out there and compete,” stated Lazaro confidently. This year’s basketball team has the chance to make history, and hopefully they do so.

NBA All-Star weekend recap

Posted on February 20, 2018 by in Entertainment, Sports

Isaak Ramirez
Chronicle Reporter

Starting from Friday through Sunday, the NBA All-Star weekend was one to remember. Friday started off with the celebrity basketball match, Snoop Dogg team v. 2 Chainz team, hosted in DTLA in the 747 Warehouse for the Adidas event. Performances included Rich The Kid, Torrey Lanez, and N.E.R.D.

Saturday was the slam dunk contest, 3 point contest, and the skill challenge. Donavan Mitchell from the Jazz won the slam dunk contest and Larry Nance Jr. from the Cavaliers was runner-up. SDevin Booker from the Suns won the 3 point contest and Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors was the runner-up. Spencer Dinwiddie won the skills challenge for the guards after consecutive wins by the Big Men in the past all star weekends.

The All Star was a different game than NBA fans are usually used to. This time around the winning team got $100,000 and losing team got $50,000. The format was also changed in which the two individuals with the most votes were able to draft whomever they wanted. The purpose to make the game more competitive with higher amounts of defense.

The newly founded structure of the All Star game without a doubt resulted in a highly competitive game. The game started out with Fergue singing the national anthem, and was ridiculed on the internet for her voice cracking, and was the highlight of the evening. Team Lebron won Team Steph with a score of 148-145 with the final ten seconds having fans on the edge of their seats. The band, N.E.R.D, performed alongside Pharrell Williams with Migos performing their collaborative single “Stir Fry”.

The All-Star weekend was a perfect display of the NBA’s finest.

Los Angeles set to host 67th NBA All-Star Game

Posted on February 16, 2018 by in Sports

Nick Macadaan

Chrimson Chronicle Reporter

This year, the 67th annual NBA all star game will take place in Los Angeles from Feb. 16 to 18. This will be the first time the event has taken place in Los Angeles since 2011, when Lakers favorite Kobe Bryant won the game MVP award.

Although there will be no Lakers or Clippers represented in the all-star game this year, fans can still see Lakers’ Brandon Ingram and rookie phenom Kyle Kuzma participate in the rising stars game. In addition Clippers’ Lou Williams will participate in the skills challenge and Tobias Harris will compete in the three point contest.

While tickets will be hard to get, fans can still attend the festivities outside of Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles throughout the weekend. The full slate of events is listed below.

Friday, Feb. 16:

7 p.m. All-Stars Celebrity Game

9 p.m. Rising Stars Game


Saturday Feb. 17:

1 p.m. Hall of Fame Announcement

8 p.m. Skills Challenge, Three Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest


Sunday, Feb. 18

4:30 p.m. G League International Challenge

8 p.m. 67th NBA All-Star Game

Eagles Defeat Patriots at the Super Bowl

Posted on February 6, 2018 by in Sports

Ethan Murga

Chronicle Reporter

It had seemed to be almost too good to be true, on a cold 34 degree night, when Tom Brady fumbled the ball, resulting in a victory for the underdog team the Eagles. The Super Bowl was played on Feb. 4, in a closed U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The whole state, most importantly the Philadelphia native citizens, had been waiting for this moment since their (13-3) season ended. While the Patriots fans had accustomed themselves to being at this stage often. The two battled it out in a hard-fought, Gatorade filled and extremely intense game. The Eagles would take a 41-33 victory over the established yet dominant Patriots.

Prior to the game, the Eagles had been arguably the most dominant team in the NFC. In one of the most exciting games of the season with two groups of promising young players, a future candidate for the MVP went down. It had been extremely nerve wracking when Carson Wentz was taken to the locker room and even more upsetting when the Eagles had announced some of the worst news possible: Wentz had torn his ACL and was out for the rest of the season.

The Eagles quickly relied on Second-String Quarterback, Nick Foles whom produced to have been reliable.

The Patriots have been well used to the stage before. The Patriots had struggled the beginning games of the season with a controversial 40-year-old Quarterback starting and an inconsistent defense. The Patriots quickly overcame struggles early in the season finding their way into a (13-3) record.

The Eagles had a dominant championship game. The Eagles would play arguably the best well-rounded defense in the league, the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings having had the chance to be the first team to play the Super Bowl at home. Although it was a pleasant sight, the Eagles would dominate the Vikings in a 38-7 victory.

The Patriots are familiar to championship games. After having a hot start with a great defense and young players with a bright future the Jaguars quickly took the lead. At a 14-10 lead at half time for the Jaguars, Tom Brady realized he would not go down without a fight. Fueling his team to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jaguars.

The Stage was set, Justin Timberlake was the half time show host and two dominant teams were in one of the biggest games and consoderably, the most special day in their life. The Eagles received the ball with a hot start. As they quickly took the lead 9-3 in the first half it seemed it was too good to be true for the underdogs. With one of the most special plays having gone down in Super Bowl history, Nick Foles called a trick play of which he caught to give the Eagles the lead over the Patriots 22-12 before heading to the locker room. Tom Brady would familiarize himself with the situation in order to focus. Coming off of a regenerizing half time, Tom Brady was ready to fuel a comeback. Outscoring the Eagles 14-7 in the third quarter put the game at 29-26 slightly in favor of the Eagles. Eagles would get a kick to put them up 32-26 with almost a full quarter left. As the pair does best, Brady and Rob Gronkowski connect for an 11-yard touchdown, putting the Patriots up 33-32. Zach Ertz would have a controversial call in his favor over the touchdown that put the Eagles up 38-32. As the Patriots got the ball back Tom Brady would try to work his magic just before being strip sacked, or fumbled by Derek Barnett. As Nick Foles led the team to being short of the end zone the Eagles completed a kick putting the underdogs up 41-33. While Tom Brady had seconds short of a minute, Brady struggled to complete a hail mary as the clock ran down with no Patriots receiver having come down with the football in the end zone.

For the Eagles fans, for the underdogs, for the city, for Carson Went and Rocky it was simply too good too be true.

Ongoing winning streak for varsity soccer team

Posted on February 1, 2018 by in Sports


Jocelyn Solis

Chronicle Reporter

Varsity and JV soccer players are excited due to the last win they got against Mendez with a score of 0-1. Having it come to an end, they remain undefeated and marking today a special day for the Varsity team.

It has been a long journey for the team. They have kept an undefeated record throughout the whole season. It has been 10 years since the boys soccer team has won league champs and today may define whether they win that title or not, including a banner.

Today, the boys play against Roybal High at their last home game. Along with it being their last home game a special tribute to the seniors on the team will be given considering it is senior night. Winning this game is a step forward into playoffs against RFK and Belmont, both being away games.

One of the varsity players Aldair Hernandez, NMA senior said, “ I feel blessed for having the chance to play for Hollywood soccer team and nervous for what might go down but at the end of the day Im happy for what my team has achieved.”

The undefeated  Hollywood High Varsity team will continue to chase towards the top spot in the league, leading them to playoffs and finish off with a CIF City Championship win.