Bring Back Competition

Congrats to Westlake High School Boys Lacrosse (15-2). They made the D1 CIF playoffs and lost by 1 point to Los Alamitos in a nail-biter… Quick question: Out of 31 total teams, 25 teams in CIF Boys Lacrosse D1 made the playoffs. Only 6 teams did not. I’d like to know – Why did basically every team make it to the playoffs? Congrats to Newbury Park HS Girls Lacrosse (15-2). They made the D1 CIF playoffs and lost in the championship game vs. Foothill. Great season, girls! Congrats on getting…

Countering COVID with Sports

Some people have seen this pandemic as limiting and problematic. But it can also be an opportunity.  Some athletes have used this year to develop their fitness to its highest potential. Zach McClain (“Zmac”) is the owner and head coach of a fitness training group called WideOutU.  Zmac says he tried to create something for young athletes that he didn’t have growing up—an affordable, fun, family environment that offered speed training, strength training and conditioning, and coaching in specific sports.   He attended college on a football scholarship and had a…