CaliSports News

Who We Are

We would like to thank you for visiting the CaliSports News network. On behalf of the CaliSports News team we are thrilled to launch the CaliSports News brand and are committed to providing the best information possible for all of your California sports needs!

Our determined and motivated staff has been active and raring to launch this network and it is our number one priority to make this site your top destination for all of your California sports news.

As founders of CaliSports News, we know how important it is to have a reliable network and we strive to be different from your everyday sports blog. We want to offer the reader something different from just statistics and numbers. We want you to experience, the pride and passion that comes from supporting California sports teams.

As a site we want to hear your feedback on last nights plays of the game. We want to know your opinions on the latest team trades/front office drama and it all starts with you. We’re here to provide the best information on California sports, period, point blank.

We look forward to getting to know you and we can’t wait to hear from you!

For inquiries and writing opportunities, email calisportsnews@gmail.com or click here.

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Mario Hicks

Editor-In-Chief
mariohicks@gmail.com

Mario Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of CaliSports News. He is one of the founding members and takes part in the day to day operations as well as the vision moving forward of the organization. Originally born in Santa Clara, California, Mario has always had a passion for sports in his home state.

He graduated college from Rockford University in December of 2013, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Business Management as well as playing college basketball at Rockford U.

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Mario Hicks

Mario Hicks

Editor-In-Chief

Holly Humphreys

Creative Director
hollyjhumps@att.net

Holly is the Creative Director and one of the founding members of CaliSports News. You can usually find her somewhere writing; with coffee in one hand and Mac in the other. She is currently trudging through group projects and pursuing her BA in Communication, PR and minor in Advertising.  Moving through the struggle and successes of college life. Cali is the mission.

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Holly Humphreys

Holly Humphreys

Creative Director

Jeff Duarte

NHL Director
Jdstylzwwr@yahoo.ca

Born and raised in southern Ontario, Jeff has been enamored with the sport of hockey for as long as he can remember.  A musician, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a former amateur boxer, Jeff has many interests but none more important than spending time with his beautiful wife and writing about the enigma, heartbreak and triumph of his beloved Los Angeles Kings.

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Jeff Duarte

Jeff Duarte

NHL Director

Connor Aylward

Clippers Content Manager / Galaxy Contributor
connoraylward@gmail.com

Nebraska born and Southern California raised, Connor is a life-long member of Clipper Nation. The 23 year-old Clippers Content Manager and Galaxy contributor currently lives in Omaha, NE and is a 2015 graduate of the University of Nebraska. Go Huskers!!

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Connor Aylward

Connor Aylward

Clippers Content Manager / Galaxy Contributor

Lavoy Briscoe

Contributor

Lavoy "Mack Truck" Briscoe lived in Southern California for twenty years, but he now currently resides on the East Coast.  The passion for the Los Angeles sports scene has never left him. He has many interesting stories to tell from writing about sports, and he is glad to talk about all things pertaining to the teams in Southern California.  Hey, he even tried out for the Montreal Expos back in the day, but he loves the Los Angeles Dodgers even more. You can follow him on Twitter @goat39.

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Lavoy Briscoe

Lavoy Briscoe

Contributor

Emily Redenbach

Contributor
eredenbach@hotmail.com

Emily grew up a rink rat on the coast of Australia, where roller hockey was the closest thing to the NHL she got. She escaped to sunny California where she quickly became infamous for her love of shoes. When she isn't reading or dreaming of a life where a TARDIS appears at her door, she's watching the LA Kings.

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Emily Redenbach

Emily Redenbach

Contributor

Shawn Medow

Contributor

Shawn is studying to be a sports journalist at the University of Oregon. He is a sports writer and broadcaster/commentator who specializes in soccer, but does cover many other sports.

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Shawn Medow

Shawn Medow

Contributor

Lori Hultin

Contributor

Lori has spent most of her career as a public relations and marketing professional for technology companies, but has always harbored a passion for writing. An early fan of the Atlanta Flames in childhood, marrying a Swede years later rekindled her appreciation for hockey, and the Los Angeles Kings then transformed that appreciation into what could be called a mildly obsessive love affair. When she’s not watching hockey, Lori spends lots of time on pool decks supporting her swimmer daughters, the oldest of whom just finished her D1 college career at the University of Arizona, cheering on her UCLA Bruins, going to as many concerts as humanly (and financially) possible, drinking wine and reading good books. Lori was also a certified aerobics instructor in her deep, dark past, but now gets most of her exercise from long walks, slightly less intense Pilates sessions and yelling at hockey from her living room couch.

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Lori Hultin

Lori Hultin

Contributor

Sam Leweck

Contributor
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Sam Leweck

Sam Leweck

Contributor

Patrick Salkeld

Contributor
patsalkeld92@gmail.com

Patrick Salkeld loves soccer and played from 1996 to 2012 as a goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward. He is currently an undergraduate at the University of Central Oklahoma where he will finish his BA in History in Spring 2015. He will then start his MA in History, focusing in soccer history, also at UCO the following fall. He briefly covered the LA Galaxy for Yahoo! Sports as a Featured Contributor through Yahoo! Voices. Because he lives so close to Texas, Patrick and his wife were able to see Landon Donovan's last regular season game against FC Dallas!

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Patrick Salkeld

Patrick Salkeld

Contributor

Ethan Hanson

Contributor

<p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1457100621355_2555" dir="ltr">Born in Santa Monica. Die-hard Lakers and Dodgers. Play by play broadcaster Pierce College. Have written for the Santa Clarita Signal and Ventura County Star.</p>

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Ethan Hanson

Ethan Hanson

Contributor

Jim Ellis

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Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

Vinz Epino

Contributor
vinzepino@gmail.com

Originally born and raised in the Philippines, Vinz Epino is now residing in Los Angeles, California to pursue a degree in Registered Nursing. He also has a huge passion for sports writing as he takes his time to watch his favorite sports teams, mainly the Lakers and Dodgers.

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Vinz Epino

Vinz Epino

Contributor

Mike Walters

Contributor

My name is Mike and I was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. My mom bought my dad and I tickets to the first Ducks game on October 8th, 1993 and I have been a Ducks fan ever since.  I have been a season ticket or mini-plan holder every year. I have a large collection of hockey jerseys (mainly Ducks). I love writing and talking about hockey (and other sports too!).

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Mike Walters

Mike Walters

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Tim Morris

Contributor
tymathee@gmail.com

I was born and raised in Southern California. Dodgers and Lakers fan as long as I've liked sports and I root for the Kings.
I've been a baseball fan since the age of 10 and it's definitely my first love. I'm a Sabermetrics convert but still believe in having an eye and a heart for talent. Formerly of DodgersCentral.com via RantSports.com, you can find me these days hanging out on Twitter and a popular Dodgers blog.

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Tim Morris

Tim Morris

Contributor

Luke Mitchell

Graphic Designer

Luke Mitchell, 18, born in South Africa but living in Hawaii. Freelance designer dedicated to work involving the NBA and precisely the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell

Graphic Designer

Tom Cummings

Tom is a Southern California sports fan perpetually stuck in the north state. Since he fell in love with the Los Angeles Rams at the age of 10, any team that prefixed itself with the LA moniker won his heart. When he’s not walking his pups, making a living at his day gig, or spending precious time with the incomparable Mrs. C, he’s writing. To be honest, he's often writing then, too.
One of his primary goals as a writer is to get the Rams to win another Super Bowl.

Writers can do that, right?

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Tom Cummings

Tom Cummings

Phil Loos

Contributor

Phil grew up in Moorpark, CA, and attended Chaminade College Prep HS in West Hills, CA. After majoring in International Relations and French at UC Davis, he earned his MBA at Pepperdine and is currently a healthcare consultant at Press Ganey Associates. An avid fan of the LA Kings, Lakers, Dodgers and Galaxy, Phil spends far too much time keeping up to date with the analytics trends in the NHL, MLB and NBA. He married his high school sweetheart in 2008 and they have two beautiful daughters.

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Phil Loos

Phil Loos

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Ryan Cowley

Contributor

Ryan Cowley has been a sports writer for a number of years having written for various publications about, most notably, hockey and tennis. Ryan runs his own website (est. 2009) dedicated to the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final, Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and tennis' Rogers Cup. Ryan lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Ryan Cowley

Ryan Cowley

Contributor