Team members from Taft said Wednesday they remain determined to keep the state and possibly even the national trophies in Woodland Hills. And with the national championship in Honolulu next month, winning the top prize would be an extra-sweet victory. “We’re working as hard as we can and we’re looking forward to having a good time,” said Taft senior Brittany Gorin. “Hawaii is definitely a big incentive.” The Los Angeles teams will compete against those from across the state, including Moorpark and Oxnard high schools from Ventura County and private-school winner Bishop Alemany High School from Mission Hills. Competition begins Friday with essay and objective tests before moving to the Super Quiz competition Saturday at UCLA. Winners will be announced Sunday. High school academic decathlon teams from across California will face off beginning Friday for the coveted state championship trophy that will earn the winners a ticket to national competitions in Hawaii. This year’s Los Angeles Unified School District champs from Granada Hills Charter will be joined by wild-card teams from El Camino Real, North Hollywood, Marshall, Garfield, Palisades Charter, Taft and Narbonne high schools. This is the first time Granada Hills has won the LAUSD trophy, edging out reigning national champ Taft High School of Woodland Hills, which finished in seventh place. The nine-member team from Granada Hills scored 49,775 of a possible 60,000 points. California has won 13 of 25 national championships, with nine of those earned by LAUSD teams. Last year, Taft won its third national championship. Taft also won in 1988 and 1993. Four-time national champion El Camino Real, also of Woodland Hills, came in second in the district this year, with 48,880.6 of a possible 60,000 points. Last year, El Camino also placed second to Taft. El Camino took the top national prize in 2005. The Academic Decathlon consists of multiple-choice tests in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music and science, as well as the Super Quiz oral relay and written contests, interviews, speech and essay competitions. Although teams can compete with as few as six students, each typically has nine: three with grade-point averages of 3.75 to 4.00; three with GPAs of 3.00 to 3.74; and three with GPAs below 3.00. [email protected] (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
RB LEIPZIG have trolled Tottenham as their astounding rise hits new heights with their first ever game in the Champions League KO stage.The Bundesliga title challengers posted snaps of their dodgy stadium as a fifth-tier side in 2010 next to their hosts’ majestic venue tonight, and asked: “What have you done in the last 10 years, @SpursOfficial?”2⃣0⃣1⃣0⃣ 👉 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣5th division 👉 @ChampionsLeague Round of 16What have you done the last 10 years, @SpursOfficial? 🤷♂ 😏#SPURSRBL #GemeinsamGroßWerden #Hungry4More #HistoryInTheMaking pic.twitter.com/L2ZkfVD1bB— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 18, 2020 44Guess no one‘s in a funny mood tonight … 🤷♂️ 🥱 pic.twitter.com/rXIdKvy77U— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 18, 2020 4Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho jokes he may be forced to turn to Peter Crouch Others pointed out Spurs reached last season’s Champions League final and “built the stadium your whole embarrassing tweet is about”.But one Tottenham follower did tweet: “Hats of to you.. fortunately Spurs were never in the 5th division so we can’t match your successive promotions.”Leipzig themselves defused the debate with an amusing meme, explaining their original post was light-hearted and adding: “Guess no one‘s in a funny mood tonight “RB’S purchase of fifth-level side SSV Markranstadt a decade ago sparked a nationwide outcry, just like the company’s acquisition of Austrian top-flight team Salzburg had done in 2005.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Leicester vs Man City, Man Utd and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100But for all RB’s riches, Leipzig’s 32-yer-old coach Julian Nagelsmann has put together a team with few star names and no signings beyond the £20million mark.And by the time they reached the Bundesliga in 2016, community pride and support had grown, partly as Leipzig, a major city in east Germany, had been without a top-division side 22 years.But still their lack of history irks many traditionalists, with one football follower retorting today: “What have you done the past 100 years though???”4We very much respect the journey of the #Spurs. No need to begin in the 5th division 👊 pic.twitter.com/ojns6W5gWj— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 19, 2020 The jibe went down with Tottenham fans about as well as VAR has in the Premier League this season.Leipzig’s sudden emergence has certainly split opinion in Germany, where clubs traditionally develop via supporters rather than corporate funding.And Spurs fans on social media leapt on that fierce divide as they answered Leipzig’s question about the past decade.Replies included: “Not ruined football” .. “Not bought our success” … “Not relied on a drinks company to get anywhere” .. and “Oil money”.