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About Tarek Fattal

Tarek Fattal covers sports for the Southern California News Group and mainly directs the SoCal Prep Legends website and awards show with partner K-ABC for the Southern California News Group. Twitter, @Tarek_Fattal

10 Long Beach athletes looking forward to this week’s NFL Draft

Long Beach has been known for its NFL products since Roy “Bullet” Baker signed with the New York Yankees NFL squad in 1926. This week looks like it may be a historic one, with 10 area athletes entered into the NFL Draft, which will be held Thursday through Saturday. If all end up being drafted [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Football, Photos|Comments Off on 10 Long Beach athletes looking forward to this week’s NFL Draft

Westlake boys volleyball coach Doug Magorien given a big sendoff

Throughout his banner 35-year coaching career, Westlake High School boys volleyball coach Doug Magorien was not one for tears. His old-school mentality refused to allow it to happen often. Yet the emotions overcame Magorien on Wednesday night as more than 70 former players and coaches came to pay tribute to “Coach Doug” in his final [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Boys Volleyball, Photos|Comments Off on Westlake boys volleyball coach Doug Magorien given a big sendoff

King baseball’s Smith keeps it simple

Keep it simple. A mantra for life simplified, the phrase is also the calling card for King catcher Rory Smith. From his sport choice, to his college choice and the manner he carries himself, the Wolves’ top hitter is not very complicated “I love baseball,” said Smith, who grew up just blocks from King, playing [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Baseball, Football Rankings|Comments Off on King baseball’s Smith keeps it simple

Marvin Bagley, Ethan Thompson, LiAngelo Ball in USA Today All-USA California team

Are we surprised? Don't think so. Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III was named USA Today's California boys basketball Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season. Bagley, was also included in USA Today's All-USA team in March, which spans across the nation. The 6-foot-10 junior was also named our L.A. Daily News Player of the Year. Read [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Marvin Bagley, Ethan Thompson, LiAngelo Ball in USA Today All-USA California team

SoCal’s Hunter Greene lands on front cover of Sports Illustrated

The alert came on Greene’s phone as he sat in a psychology class at Notre Dame. Next came a text from his father Russell said, “Proud of You”. That was how Greene discovered Tuesday that he became only the 13th high school player ever to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. “I don’t think [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Baseball, Game of the Week|Comments Off on SoCal’s Hunter Greene lands on front cover of Sports Illustrated

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Play of the Week #SCPLTop10

Watch all the nominated plays from the past week and vote for the best one at the bottom of the page! We always welcome submission on Twitter by hashtagging #SCPLTop10 Defensive Dandy: Paige Barth goes deep in the hole and makes a strong throw to spectacularly nail Alyssa Nunez. #scpltop10 @SoCalPrepLegend pic.twitter.com/a2h3ZkmpNU— Tony Ciniglio (@TCiniglio) [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Play of the Week|Comments Off on VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Play of the Week #SCPLTop10

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 17 to April 22, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 28. Voting poll at bottom of the page. Reece Weinberg Chaminade Weinberg played [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Athlete of the Week|Comments Off on VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week

Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 17 to April 22, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 28. Voting poll at bottom of the page. Cassie Swenson Cleveland Swenson turned [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Girls Athlete of the Week|Comments Off on VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week

Tatiana Majia’s grand slam voted SCPL Play of the Week!

WINNER: Tatiana Mejia’s grand slam for the Kennedy softball team in a victory over El Camino Real at the Las Vegas Easter Invitational.   Final Tally (24,993): NAME, SPORT 11,733 46.95% Tatiana Mejia, Kennedy softball 11,733 46.95% Aly Kaneshiro, Hart softball 10,167 40.68% Lauren Randle, Murrieta Mesa 3,093 12.38% Chad Wilson, La Mirada 0 0% [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Play of the Week Winner|Comments Off on Tatiana Majia’s grand slam voted SCPL Play of the Week!

Palos Verdes’ Matt Johnson voted SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week

SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week Name: Matt Johnson School: Palos Verdes Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Winning Numbers: The poll totaled just over 42,000 votes, and Johnson garnered over 20,000 of them to earn this week's SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week honor. Johnson got off to a rocky start Friday in a 7-6 win over Mira Costa, [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Boys Athlete WINNER|Comments Off on Palos Verdes’ Matt Johnson voted SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week