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LaVar Ball speaks to media during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22.
LaVar Ball speaks to media during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22. (Mike Stobe / AFP / Getty Images)

Wayne Joseph, the superintendent of the Chino Valley Unified School District, said Tuesday that LaVar Ball had asked Chino Hills coach Dennis Latimore and principal Isabel Brenes to put four players on the varsity basketball team earlier this year. Both refused.

"Now Mr. Ball has decided to take his kid out of Chino Hills," Joseph said. "We respect his decision. He and his wife have done a magnificent job with their kids."

LaVar Ball announced Monday that he would home-school his youngest son, LaMelo, a 16-year-old junior. Brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo now play for the Lakers and UCLA, respectively.

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It's the end of an era now that LaVar Ball has decided to home-school his 16-year-old son, LaMelo, bringing to a close a run at Chino HIlls that was unlike any other I've witnessed in more than 40 years of covering high school sports.

The Chino Hills phenomena really took off when Lonzo Ball was a senior, brother LiAngelo was a junior and LaMelo started playing for Chino Hills during the summer as a 13-year-old freshman. Coach Steve Baik wasted no time and inserted him into the starting lineup. The results were stunning. The Ball brothers were unstoppable. They ran up and down the court nonstop. They shot from anywhere. They entertained like the Harlem Globetrotters.

That season, Chino Hills went 35-0. The Huskies blew out Mater Dei, 102-54. It was a social media circus. Anyone with a camera was showing up to games. The lines outside were long. The gyms were sold out. LaVar was talking and boasting and predicting, but the season was about winning a championship. Nothing else mattered.

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The California Interscholastic Federation's governing body, the Federated Council, is expected to vote this week to revise its sit-out period rule for transfers who do not change residences.

Currently, there are specific days for when those athletes become eligible. It was Oct. 1 for fall sports and will be Jan. 1 for winter sports.

Under a proposal that would take effect in 2018-19, the sit-out period will be 50% of the total number days in that particular season of sport. The rule would help prevent athletes in certain sports from sitting out more than others.

Santa Ana Mater Dei is back as No. 1 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 girls' volleyball poll.

Santa Margarita is No. 2.

Here's the link to the complete poll.

Santa Ana Mater Dei is back as No. 1 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 girls' volleyball poll.

Santa Margarita is No. 2.

Here's the link to the complete poll.

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All six Trinity League teams are included once again in this week's Southern Section Division 1 football poll.

Mater Dei is No. 1 and Corona Centennial No. 2.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

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All six Trinity League teams are included once again in this week's Southern Section Division 1 football poll.

Mater Dei is No. 1 and Corona Centennial No. 2.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

LaVar Ball and LaMelo Ball look on from the crowd during a BIG3 three-on-three game at Staples Center on Aug. 13.
LaVar Ball and LaMelo Ball look on from the crowd during a BIG3 three-on-three game at Staples Center on Aug. 13. (Sean M. Haffe / Getty Images)

The high school basketball career of LaMelo Ball is over.

The 16-year-old junior at Chino Hills will be home-schooled and not play for any team, his father, LaVar Ball, said Monday in a phone call.

"I'm going to make him the best basketball player ever," LaVar said.

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Viewpoint has told Paraclete officials that its football team intends to forfeit a scheduled game on Oct. 13 because the Patriots are down to 14 players, Paraclete Coach Dean Herrington said Monday.

Paraclete was scheduled to have its homecoming on Oct. 13 and its bye on Oct. 20. Herrington is scrambling to find a replacement game.

Viewpoint Athletic Director Patrick Moyal said three families sent him emails that they would not allow their sons to play Paraclete because of safety concerns. Viewpoint also would have been without another player who has a college visit. Moyal said he made the decision to forfeit

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Mission Viejo Coach Bob Johnson is retiring at the end of the 2017 season.
Mission Viejo Coach Bob Johnson is retiring at the end of the 2017 season. (Allen J. Schaben)

Bob Johnson, the winningest high school football coach in Orange County history, will retire at Mission Viejo at the end of this season, Johnson confirmed Monday.

"It's time," he said.

Mission Viejo is 6-0 this season. Johnson has 339 career coaching victories while coaching at Mission Viejo, El Toro and Los Amigos. He's won eight Southern Section championships, including five at Mission Viejo, where he arrived in 1999.