Author: Manny Alvarez

Every week, we do the SoCal Student Section of the Week, but it got us thinking, with over 2000 schools in Southern California, why just name one winner? That’s why we will acknowledge four regional winners and any nominees in those regions. We bring you, the SoCal Student Section Regional Student Section of the Week...try saying that five times fast.   INLAND EMPIRE STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK DAMIEN PIT: The Pit, which won the 2019 SoCal Basketball Student Section of the Year title, picked up where they left off. The Pit came ready for Chino Hills and who knows, the Chino Hills Dawgpound.  https://twitter.com/DamienSports/status/1215898245072769024 No Dawgpound in this one as Damien of La Verne took control back from Chino Hills after the Okongwu/Ball Era in the Spartans 77-62 victory. The Pit was loud and...
No, this student section isn’t just a football student section. While it is not as insane as the football student section, the Dawgpound can still bring it indoors and they do that on Friday when the Bishop Amat of La Puente hosted St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs. The Dawgpound got in their groove, but they got into savage mode and more so at the end of the first half. The best savage move came with less than 10 seconds left in the first half when Bishop Amat hit four quick points to take the lead at the half. https://twitter.com/SoCalSections/status/1215846629829275648 The Dawgpound resumed the savagery in the third quarter and rowed their way into the fourth quarter. Despite the tough loss to the Swordsman, the Dawgpound showed their love for the Lancers and their teachers...
The Cage has been rattled and people responsible for rattling have paid for it last week. The Capistrano Valley Cage of Mission Viejo went on the road to face Mission Viejo and went wild in a city rivalry and a South Coast League game. The Cage went to savage mode from the get-go with reading the newspaper during Mission Viejo starting lineup. The good news was that they saw some great After Christmas deals on page two of the paper. https://twitter.com/SoCalSections/status/1215107479454928896 The Cougars went on a quick run and the Cage was loving it all the way until halftime.  At halftime, the Cage battled with the Mission Viejo cheerleaders with some fantastic flips. https://twitter.com/SoCalSections/status/1215115973692280832 The Cage kept the crazy at a max despite the Diablos coming back in the second half, which ignited the Diablo...
CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST! Episode 2 of the Student Section Report Podcast with Manny Alvarez and Chris Hulme. We aren't cancelled yet and to reward you we will recap our Co-Student Sections of the Week in Bishop Amat Dawgpound and the Capo Valley Cage. We also have Bannon Clark, Carter Anderholt, Jeremy Engler, Alec Wiegel and Anthony Bramer from the Palm Desert Aztec Army on the show as they discuss their social media game and theit huge year in the Student Section while also discussing the best Philly Cheesesteaks. We also have Gabi Hendricks, Sam Keehn and Peter Manzi from the Carlsbad Marching Lancers as they talk about the challenges they faced, which are easy thanks to the tremendous support from Carlsbad. We also talk about Chris college days as a member of the...
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (2) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 16-2 (3) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 16-2 (1) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 16-3 (4) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 15-3 (5) Etiwanda (Baseline) 16-2 (6) St. Anthony’s of Long Beach (Del Rey) 21-1 (7) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 17-2 (8) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 16-3 (9) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 13-3 (12) Heritage Christian of Northridge (Olympic) 16-2 (13) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 16-4  (10) Santa Clarita Christian of Canyon Country (Heritage) 13-5 (14) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 16-3 (11) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 14-5 (15) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 15-3 (16) Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 15-4 (17) Ribet Academy of Los Angeles (Harbor) 14-1...
CLICK HERE: The Student Section Report with Manny Alvarez and Chris Hulme; Episode 1 (01/06/19)   On the first ever episode of the Student Section Report with Manny Alvarez and Chris Hulme, we breakdown what we plan to do with the podcast, we chat with Riley Taylor and Justin Weidl of Chino Cowboy Country as we talk about their student section and the way they prepare and get a crowd while also making sure everything is done in a class order. Chris and I also talk about movies we haven't seen while disappointing listeners while also giving you the update in the student section world. While this is our first official episode, this is also a test for both Chris and myself, so Episode 2 will be a lot smoother. Thank you for your support....
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (1) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 15-2 (2) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 14-2 (3) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 14-2 (4) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 13-3 (6) Etiwanda (Baseline) 13-2 (7) St. Anthony’s of Long Beach (Del Rey) 18-1 (5) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 15-2 (10) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 15-3 (8) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 13-3 (9) Santa Clarita Christian of Canyon Country (Heritage) 12-4 (11) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 13-4 (12) Heritage Christian of Northridge (Olympic) 15-2 (13) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 14-4  (14) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 15-2 (15) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 13-3 (16) Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 12-4 (17) Ribet Academy of Los Angeles (Harbor) 12-1...
Photo Credits/Jon Guffin & Patrick Wong   With great student sections comes great marching bands. The Carlsbad Loud Crowd is a Dynasty of a Student Section and while you think the Carlsbad Lancer Marching Band gets overshadowed, think again! The Marching Band knows that they also have to take it up a notch when facing steamers and loud music, but they’re up to the task to provide an entertaining show in the stands while everyone sees the entertainment of one of the best teams in Southern California. Ultimately, The Loud Crowd and the Lancer Marching Band was no match for the Carlsbad football team, ranked No. 9 on SoCal and No. 2 in San Diego by SoCal Student Sections, as they were a touchdown short from taking the CIF-San Diego Open Division Title. It was...
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (5) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 14-2 (1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 14-1 (2) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 13-2 (6) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 12-2 (3) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 14-1 (4) Etiwanda (Baseline) 12-2 (13) St. Anthony’s of Long Beach (Del Rey) 16-1 (7) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 11-2 (NR) Santa Clarita Christian of Canyon Country (Heritage) 11-3 (10) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 15-3 (12) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 12-4 (18) Heritage Christian of Northridge (Olympic) 14-2 (8) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 13-4 (19) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 14-2 (9) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 11-3 (11) Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 11-4 (NR) Ribet Academy of Los Angeles (Harbor) 9-1...
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 12-0 (8) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 10-2 (4) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 12-0 (5) Etiwanda (Baseline) 9-1 (6) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 9-2 (2) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 8-2 (7) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 10-1 (3) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 11-2 (10) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 10-1  (9) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 11-2 (11) Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 8-2 (13) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 10-2 (12) St. Anthony’s of Long Beach (Del Rey) 12-1 (14) Birmingham of Lake Balboa (West Valley) 8-1 (15) St. Bernard of Playa del Rey (Del Rey) 11-0 (16) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 7-3 (17) Colony of Ontario (Palomares) 8-2 ...