John Murphy

John Murphy

John Murphy is a San Francisco native who is the sports editor for Century Group Media in Southern California. He has won 12 writing awards in the past two years and was named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2022 sports journalist of the year. He thinks outlaw country music is the last remaining vestige of rock ‘n’ roll. 

Pacifica Christian’s Lauryn Ham overcomes ‘sucker punch,’ PTSD, social media blitz to plant feet and fire away
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Pacifica Christian’s Lauryn Ham overcomes ‘sucker punch,’ PTSD, social media blitz to plant feet and fire away

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Lauryn Ham takes a pass from Caylie Villagrana at the left wing and fakes right. With her opponent off balance, she sets her feet

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Boise State-bound quarterback Kaleb Annett has been nearly picture perfect for Corona del Mar
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Boise State-bound quarterback Kaleb Annett has been nearly picture perfect for Corona del Mar

Updated, 9/22/2023, 9 p.m. There is a decade-old photo on the Internet of the Annett family of Newport Beach. The snapshot shows an impossibly beautiful family

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Rancho Cucamonga tailback Trey Wilson stiff arms opponents, adversity
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Rancho Cucamonga tailback Trey Wilson stiff arms opponents, adversity

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA – Limitations. Obstacles. Adversity. They are as constant as the Santa Ana winds that tore through Wednesday night’s Rancho

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Boise State-bound running back Dylan Riley is one-man 'Wreckin' Cru' for Rancho Verde
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Boise State-bound running back Dylan Riley is one-man 'Wreckin' Cru' for Rancho Verde

MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – His grandfather was an all-star football player at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles. Another gramps is West Coast hip-hop

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Washington commit Dermicarus Davis has game and personality to match
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Washington commit Dermicarus Davis has game and personality to match

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA — It’s a hot day at Etiwanda High School and the bright sun glints off broken shards of glass in the parking lot. The day before

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Corona Centennial's old-school Helton twins play tough to whistle, 'sometimes beyond'
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Corona Centennial's old-school Helton twins play tough to whistle, 'sometimes beyond'

CORONA, CALIFORNIA — Centennial High of Corona coach Matt Logan says the Huskies are getting healthy on the offensive line. That’s bad news for opponents. When

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Oak Hills eclectic, electric 3-star back Karson Cox not adverse to house calls
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Oak Hills eclectic, electric 3-star back Karson Cox not adverse to house calls

HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA – The Oak Hills High football team leads Highland by 14 points but is backed up to its 1-yard line. The play is sent in, but Karson Cox

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Future Oregon Ducks' receiver Dillon Gresham is cautionary 'real deal' at San Jacinto
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Future Oregon Ducks' receiver Dillon Gresham is cautionary 'real deal' at San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO, CALIFORNIA — The San Jacinto High football team practices under a blue, cloud-less sky, with the North Mountain as a backdrop. Tiger players point

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4-star Washington-bound lineman Paki Finau, Pou Tatofi all about family at Oak Hills
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4-star Washington-bound lineman Paki Finau, Pou Tatofi all about family at Oak Hills

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Cajon's Chapman twins soar toward stardom, lifted by role models
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Cajon's Chapman twins soar toward stardom, lifted by role models

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From Tom Brady to Lynn Swann to Maealiuaki Smith, Serra drips with nostalgia, success
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From Tom Brady to Lynn Swann to Maealiuaki Smith, Serra drips with nostalgia, success

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Three-sport standout Damon Potter flies like raven in honor of late grandfather
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Three-sport standout Damon Potter flies like raven in honor of late grandfather

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