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Sondheimer wins broadcasting award

Times prep columnist Eric Sondheimer today received the Prep Sports Award from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters in a luncheon at the Lakeside Golf Club. The previous winners of the award were Oaks Christian football Coach Bill Redell and Montclair Prep football Coach George Giannini.

During his acceptance speech, Sondheimer spoke of his longtime love of prep sports and the ability to write about star athletes before they become household names.

He also talked about covering so many players who go on to do great things in professions outside sports, a point that was underscored when Dodgers Vice President of Communications Josh Rawitch mentioned during his acceptance speech for receiving the High Five Award how Sondheimer had covered him as a middle infielder at Chatsworth.

--Ben Bolch

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Having known Eric for almost 30 years and disagreeing with him on many, many occasions, he is well deserving of this award. That is why back in the early 1980's on long-defunct Valley Cable TV's Monday night call-in show he earned the nickname "voice of God." Eric seemed to know who the JV soccer players were on City teams (with his bias toward them that exists today) when callers asked him. His memory and love of prep sports is unique among journalists in Southern California, if not the nation.


Congrats Eric.

I've been reading your coverage of HS sports pretty much from day one. You've done a great job on covering HS sports between the chalk. But, your best stories have been about inspiring students who have overcome adversity to achieve their success on and off the field.

I'm looking forward to the next story.

See ya down the road at ballgame, or two.



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