• Football

The Division 2 matchup featuring unbeaten Upland at home against Angelus League champions Cathedral renews a rivalry that became so intense during a seven-on-seven passing competition that Upland coach Tim Salter halted the game.

"We had a little problem at the Bonita tournament," Salter recalled.

Yes, the players weren't exactly shaking hands afterward.

  • Baseball

Loyola picked up a doubleheader Mission League sweep of Crespi on Saturday.

In the first game, the Cubs won 3-0. Garrett Spicuzza struck out eight, walked none and allowed four hits. Loyola defeated Crespi 6-4.  Nik Trapani and Will Overstreet finished with two hits and two RBIs apiece. Chaminade defeated Alemany 6-2.

Edison defeated Mater Dei 7-5.





Gardena Serra is headed to Sacramento to play for the Division I girls' title
Gardena Serra is headed to Sacramento to play for the Division I girls' title (Nick Koza)

Ignoring its size disadvantage, Gardena Serra used its quickness and toughness to earn a trip to Sacramento on Saturday, beating Ribet 58-46 in the Southern California Division I girls’ regional final at Long Beach State.

There were 23 fouls called in the first half, and Ribet couldn’t recover. Standout Lola Penande, a 6-foot-4 forward who was a member of Spain’s U18 national team, picked up four fouls in the first quarter alone.

Lauryn Pointer finished with 17 points to lead Serra, including three threes that helped open up the Ribet defense that featured 6-9 Andrea Aquino. Cheyenne Gives scored 16 points, Alexis Tucker 13 and Racheal Duru 10.

  • Basketball

Pasadena point guard Darius Brown has committed to CSUN. He’s one of the first top recruits for first-year Coach Mark Gottfried.

Brown played alongside Bryce Hamilton, who’s headed to UNLV.

Brendan Harrick from Esperanza has also committed to CSUN.

  • Baseball

Mission Viejo’s Spillane brothers, Luke and Jake, deserve a nice steak dinner from their parents after they helped the Diablos knock off No. 1 El Toro 3-2 in a South Coast League game on Friday.

Luke went three for three. Jake struck out four and scattered nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. Kevin Champlin got the save with 1 1/3 innings shutout relief. Erik Tolman threw six innings for El Toro. Mission Viejo scored the winning run in the seventh on an RBI double by Alex Jemal.

Thousand Oaks pulled out a dramatic 5-4 Marmonte League win over Agoura on a three-run walk-off home run by Garrett Flynn. That came after Nico Della Ripa hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh for a 4-2 Agoura lead.

  • Football

Sergio Villasenor has been named football coach at L.A. Wilson.

He replaces Eddie Martinez, who is retiring after 27 seasons.

Villasenor was an assistant at Wilson in the 1990s and was defensive coordinator when Wilson won a City Section 3A championship in 1996.



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The Southern California Regional basketball finals on Saturday will include three City Section teams trying to reach Sacramento — Birmingham, Van Nuys and View Park Prep.

No. 6 seed View Park is considered the team with the best chance to advance. The Knights are 25-8 and set to play No. 13 seed El Cajon Christian at 6 p.m. at Price in Division IV. Having faced the pressure of playing such Coliseum League teams as Crenshaw, Dorsey and Fremont, View Park should be in good position to prevail.

No. 7 Van Nuys is in its first regional final, facing No. 1-seeded Santa Clarita Christian at 6 p.m. at Master’s in Division V. Tyree Winborn has been a consistent scorer for the Wolves.

  • Track
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame junior runs 11.03 100 meters

Sprinters are hardly in shape right now. They’re just starting to loosen up the muscles and turn on the speed.

For Sherman Oaks Notre Dame junior Christian Grubb, Thursday’s Mission League meet against Loyola offered a chance to face off against fellow football player Alex Johnson, a senior headed to UCLA to play cornerback.

Grubb won the 100 meters in 11.03 seconds. Johnson, who anchored his 400-meter relay team to victory, finished second in 11.23. Both should be among the favorites for the league title in the sprints.

  • Baseball

A competitive Sunset League began baseball action Thursday, and Marina came away with a 2-0 win over Edison.

Blake Partis was magnificent on the mound, throwing a complete game with zero walks while scattering five hits. Cory Lewis and Braden Wylde each had RBIs. Lucas Hansen allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings for Edison.

Huntington Beach defeated Newport Harbor 8-6. Josh Hahn struck out seven in four innings. Justin Brodt had two hits and three RBIs.