Key returning Spartans: (Top) QB Gage Pucci, RB Travion Boykins, (Bottom, L to R) WR/CB Andy Sherwood, WR/LB Josh Savage, CB Jonathon Lyles
After gorging yourself on candy and Halloween parties, it time to give a little something back. And there’s no better opportunity than this Friday, Nov. 2, when the Damien High School Spartans host Charter Oak at Dick Larson Stadium. Sponsored by the Damien High School Community Service Outreach Club, volunteers will be accepting toys at the [...]
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Damien students are going to get a big dose of reality — and perspective – when they enroll in teacher Stephen Patten’s advanced photography class this fall. His photographic specialty – he’s also taught history, religion and leadership on the catholic school campus in La Verne – is helping people find the magnificent in the mundane. “I [...]
    Students at Damien High School in La Verne, including members of the football team, have teamed up with a local charity, Sowing Seeds for Life, to raise money to feed the needy and also collect toys to be distributed to underprivileged children.     Damien students put on two “taco lunch” fundraisers last month that together raised [...]
Late Wednesday afternoon, Father Patrick Travers, who was dumped by Damien in late July after serving the school for 49 years, confirmed that he is serving as the interim administrator for Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Victorville, Calif. In a sense, he’s back among friends. For the past 16 years, in addition to his principalship at [...]
In a few days, the telltale signs of another school year will begin at Damien High School. The marquee will be flashing its back-to-school greeting, teachers will be handing out syllabuses, and football players will be cracking shoulder pads at Dick Larson Stadium under the watchful eye of head football coach Greg Gano. Things couldn’t be [...]
In a couple of years, La Verne’s Trevor Chenoweth could be with a Wall Street investment banking firm or clerking at the Supreme Court, so you better meet with him now while he’s in town and his rates are still affordable.     This summer, Chenoweth, a senior student majoring in economics and government at Dartmouth University in [...]
On the same day that the California State University and University of California systems announced they were hiking tuition 15 percent and 8 percent respectively next year, Bonita High School announced that four of its seniors had signed letters of intent indicating they have accepted college athletic scholarships. Bonita’s athletic signings were Adam McCreery, Arizona State [...]
The naming on Oct. 23, 2010 of the Damien High School football stadium after its legendary coach Dick Larson, who roamed the sidelines and brought two CIF championships to the school during his 23-year tenure, was part roast and part eulogy for the beloved coach, now 77. From the man who hired him, Father Martin O’ [...]
Don’t get in an argument with Chuck Ballingall. He’s heard every angle, ruse, excuse and illogical thought in his 27 years as Damien’s debate coach. And Chuck, 48, will probably hear a lot more as he plans on being Damien’s debate coach for years to come. He’s sort of like the John Wooden or Phil Jackson of [...]