Sunday, January 15, 2012

An East Los Angeles Girls Basketball that Battles More than Opponents to Play the Game

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

You may remember my December, 2010 interview with Bishop Chatard football coach Vince Lorenzano, who talked about his school winning the most state championships (11) in Indiana history without the "luxury" of a home field.

Today, I'm sharing a great story written by Bill Plaschke of the LA Times, who shares with his readers the story of the tiny East Los Angeles girls' basketball team at Sacred Heart High School.

Plaschke not only describes the trials-and-tribulations of a team that not only doesn't have a home gym, but must deal with gangs and other modern day inner-city LA troubles just to get to a nearby rec center that serves as the team's home away from home.

Click here to read the story.

I've reached-out the school and hope to have the team's head coach Greg Nakashima on this week's NHSCA Sports Hour.

Click here to listen to interview with Bishop Chatard's Vince Lorenzano.

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