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  • Baseball

The 16-team Southern California division for the 2018 Boras Classic in baseball is once again loaded with top teams and individuals.

Set to begin on April 3 at host schools JSerra and Mater Dei, the sixth-year tournament is led by defending Division 1 champion El Toro.

Harvard-Westlake, which returns UCLA-bound pitcher Jesse Bergin and Vanderbilt-bound pitcher Sam Hliboki, might be considered the top-ranked team. Then there's powerful Huntington Beach, the defending Boras champion.

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Redondo is heading into the Southern Section Division 1 girls' volleyball playoffs in peak form.

On Tuesday night in a battle against neighborhood rival Mira Costa, Redondo pulled off a sweep, winning, 25-17, 25-17, 25-18.

Redondo is ranked No. 4 in this week's Division 1 rankings.

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Irene Kim, a junior at La Palma Kennedy, shot a 5-under 66 to win the Southern Individual Regional girls' golf title on Tuesday at Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim.

The top 36 players advance to the Southern Section individual championships on Nov. 2 at Riva Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard.

Crystal Wang of Diamond Bar shot 67. Kaitlyn Vazquez of Mater Dei and Mary Shin of Sage Hill shot 70.

  • Basketball

Dorsey will use two gyms on Saturday for its boys' basketball showcase.

Bishop Montgomery opens the day with a game against Compton at 10 a.m.

Among the other games: Culver City vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart, noon; Dorsey vs. Redondo, 6 p.m.; Taft vs. Leuzinger, 5 p.m.; Taft vs. Riverside Notre Dame, 11:30 a.m.; Brentwood vs. Glendale, 11 a.m.

Lynwood High School will be the site for the girls' fall basketball showcase on Saturday.

Two courts will be used, with games starting at 9 a.m. and going through 8:30 p.m.

Top teams such as Long Beach Poly, Alemany, Mater Dei, Etiwanda, Sierra Canyon and Serra are competing.

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  • Football
Garfield football players work out Tuesday morning, trying to beat the heat.
Garfield football players work out Tuesday morning, trying to beat the heat. (Lorenzo Hernandez)

With excessive-heat warnings, the Garfield football team decided to take action by working out early Tuesday morning.

By 6 a.m. the Bulldogs were getting their work in while preparing for Friday's showdown against rival Roosevelt at East L.A. College.

Triple-digit temperatures are projected throughout the L.A. area.

  • Football

With two weeks to go in the high school football regular season, Mater Dei is holding down the No. 1 spot in this week's Southern Section Division 1 rankings.

Upland is No. 1 in Division 2, Charter Oak is No. 1 in Division 3 and Capistrano Valley is No. 1 in Division 4.

Here's the link to the complete rankings.

  • Football
Centennial Coach Matt Logan stands with player Jack Coleman, who is being treated for lymphoma.
Centennial Coach Matt Logan stands with player Jack Coleman, who is being treated for lymphoma. (Pennie Coleman)

There's no more difficult challenge for a family than dealing with cancer. The Colemans of Corona are grateful for the support of the Centennial football team.

Jack Coleman is a senior football player for the Huskies. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in the summer. Ever since, his teammates have been in the fight with him.

Here's a letter from his mother, Pennie Coleman:

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Thursday, Oct. 26

SOUTHERN SECTION

ANGELUS LEAGUE

  • Football

The Big VIII League football game on Friday night between Norco and host Corona Centennial will be televised live on Prime Ticket.

Prep Zone games on the web:

Orange Lutheran vs. Mater Dei; Santa Margarita vs. JSerra; Gahr vs. Paramount; Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley.