Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News

Robert Morales

L.A. Daily News

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Robert:

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen reports, says contracting coronavirus was why he was late

He said his son Kaden was the first in his family to contract COVID-19, and that the rest of the diagnosis followed. → Read More

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts finds counseling role heightened

Roberts says his players have done a good job of asking the right questions, as well as conversing among themselves, amid the coronaviruis pandemic and civil unrest. → Read More

St. Anthony AD Chris Morrison overcame racism to become historic hire

Morrison said he experienced racism as a college and professional basketball player, but instead of engaging in retaliation, he took the high road and elevated himself to successful heights. → Read More

Incoming St. Anthony quarterback Joey Howorko hopeful move from Canada will bear fruit

He’s been told by coaches in America that the only way for him to play at a Division I college is to play his high school ball here. → Read More

La Mirada’s Jared Jones is Press-Telegram’s Most Outstanding Senior in baseball – Press Telegram

Jones, who was taken 44th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the recent Major League Baseball draft, capped his career at La Mirada this spring with another strong showing on the mound and at the… → Read More

For St. John Bosco football Monday, it was ‘exciting’ to be back on the field – Press Telegram

The defending national-champion Braves — as well as St. Anthony, Warren and Downey — had their first football drills for the 2020 season after sports were shut down in March because of … → Read More

Dirtbags Adam Seminaris, LJ Jones IV realized fruits of labor when taken in MLB draft

Both Long Beacch State players were taken in Thursday’s fifth round — Seminaris by the Angels, Jones by the Cardinals. → Read More

Dirtbags Adam Seminaris and Leonard Jones taken in 5th round of Major League Baseball draft

Seminaris was selected by the Angels, Jones by the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 141 and No. 152, respectively. → Read More

Hard-throwing Jared Jones of La Mirada goes No. 44 overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Now Jones has a decision to make — sign with the Pirates or go to college and play for the Texas Longhorns, with whom he has signed a letter of intent. → Read More

Long Beach area high school football teams await word on when practice can begin

Football notebook: Moore League schools are waiting to find out when they can resume practices, and Long Beach Unified changes rule that penalized athletes who transferred. → Read More

St. Anthony’s Tiare Jennings is the Press-Telegram’s Most Outstanding Senior in softball – Press Telegram

She batted .710 with six HRs and 19 RBIs before the season was canceled because of COVID-19, and she finished her high school career with a 4.29 GPA. → Read More

Morales: St. John Bosco alum Sean McGrew put a civil rights candle on his birthday cake

The white University of Washington running back donated all of his birthday money to Black Lives Matter and Black Visions Collective, doing his part to fight racial injustice by cops. → Read More

Millikan High wide receiver Ezavier Staples commits to UCLA

The 6-foot-2 Staples in 2019 caught 50 passes for 1,087 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Rams. → Read More

Rockies manager Bud Black has high praise for Long Beach State alum Garrett Hampson

His high school coach, Pete Savage, says he has never seen anyone with Hampson’s kind of makeup. → Read More

Big West coaches: If CSUN’s Lamine Diane gets drafted by NBA, it’s a boon to conference – Orange County Register

Only three Big West players have been taken in the NBA Draft this millennium, and Diane could be the fourth. → Read More

Kristine Anigwe, newest Sparks member, looks forward to playing alongside ‘legends’ – Press Enterprise

She was acquired from Dallas on Tuesday for a second-round draft pick in 2021; the Sparks also received Dallas’ third-round pick in ’21. → Read More

St. Anthony’s Tiare Jennings named Gatorade California Softball Player of the Year – Press Telegram

The Oklahoma-bound shortstop batted .710 with six home runs and 19 RBIs through eight games before the season was shut down because of COVID-19. → Read More

With eye on renovated football stadium, La Mirada’s Mike Moschetti welcomes another season at Excelsior – Press Telegram

The high school is undergoing a huge upgrade to its athletic facilities and the football team in 2020 will play its second consecutive season away from home. → Read More

Lakewood coach Scott Meyer disappointed about transfer of All-CIF quarterback Gevani McCoy

McCoy had a fine junior campaign in Meyer’s first season at the helm and was selected All-CIF, but he will play his senior season at Lawndale. → Read More

Sparks add athleticism and rebounding with acquisition of Cal alum Kristine Anigwe

The 6-foot-4 post played 27 games in her WNBA rookie season with two clubs after averaging 22.5 points and a nation-high 16.2 rebounds her senior season in college. → Read More