Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun

Andrew L. John

The Desert Sun

Palm Desert, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Xavier Prep finishes 13th in CIF State cross country meet in Fresno

The Saints again finished among the top teams at the CIF State Division 5 meet, which is comprised of the small schools in California → Read More

Rene Alvarado stuns Blythe's Andrew Cancio to claim WBA super featherweight title

Some believed Cancio, who won the belt in February, would look to unify his WBA super featherweight championship against another title holder in 2020. → Read More

All-DVL football team: Yucca Valley, Coachella Valley and Banning secure top honors

The 2019 All-Desert Valley League football team has been released. Here's who coaches voted as the top players in the league this year. → Read More

Second round CIF football picks. Who will win? Our reporters make their predictions

Two area teams remain in the CIF football quarterfinals. Here's who our reporters believe will win on Friday. → Read More

Despite scary moment at finish line, La Quinta boys and girls win DEL cross country finals

Defending champion Raen Reyes collapsed from exhaustion at the finish line, but the Blackhawks still prevailed at the DEL cross country finals → Read More

Izzy Ramirez nearly died. But after three brain surgeries, he's now recovering more quickly than expected

A tangle of abnormal blood vessels hindered blood flow to his brain, leaving him with a 50-50 chance of survival. But defying the odds seems to be what this kid does. → Read More

Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Coachella Valley make CIF football playoffs

The Aztecs won their third consecutive league title Friday, and now have their sights set on winning a ring for the first time in school history → Read More

Palm Desert three-peat: Aztecs beat Rattlers 41-28 to claim outright DEL title

The Aztecs have now won three consecutive league titles for the first time in school history. Is a CIF title next? → Read More

Roadrunners squander late lead in what would've been massive upset of Citrus College

College of the Desert missed a chance to turn a corner on its season last Saturday, before allowing a touchdown in the final minutes of the game → Read More

Palm Desert continues surging toward another league title with 28-10 win over Palm Springs

Palm Desert has won 15 consecutive league games, dating back to 2016, with a strong showing in Palm Springs → Read More

La Quinta rules DEL cross country meet behind winners Akemi Von Scherr and Raen Reyes

Akemi Von Scherr and Raen Reyes won the DEL preview cross country meet, leading the La Quinta girls' and boys' teams to victories → Read More

UFC's Cub Swanson stepped into Kron Gracie's world 15 years ago. The tables are now turned.

The UFC featherweight veteran says he was cheated out of a win against Gracie at the U.S. Open jiu-jitsu championships 15 years ago. → Read More

Rancho Mirage High School rallying behind hospitalized football player Israel Ramirez

Ramirez, a junior linebacker at Rancho Mirage High School, has undergone three surgeries after suffering a brain aneurysm last Friday → Read More

Week 6 high school football picks: Who will win? Our reporters make their predictions

We are now six weeks into the high school football season. See who our reporters pick this week. → Read More

Week 5 high school football picks: Who will win? Our reporters make their predictions

We are now five weeks into the high school football season. See who our reporters pick this week. → Read More

La Quinta boxer Brandun Lee will make national television debut Friday on Showtime

The former junior national champion is 15-0 with 13 knockouts, but will get his first test as a professional on Showtime from Midland, Texas → Read More

Sign up for our new high school football newsletter The Wrap

Sign up for our free newsletter covering all of the Friday night action. → Read More

Desert Hot Springs football preview: Golden Eagles looking to make a playoff push

The Golden Eagles won just four games over the last three years, but there's reason to believe the team could be more competitive this season. → Read More

Week 2 high school football picks: Who will win? Our reporters share their predictions

It's the second week of high school football and two of our reporters are back to share what you should expect → Read More

Xavier Prep football preview: Will Saints make another postseason run in 2019?

Xavier Prep reached the postseason for the first time last season and ran all the way to the Division 12 semifinals. Can they top that this year? → Read More