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Steven Rivas of Etiwanda enjoyed a day hitters can only dream about.

In a Baseline League game against Chino Hills, Rivas hit two home runs, a triple and double and finished with a school-record 11 RBI in a 23-3 victory for Etiwanda.

Tyler Freeman went five for five.


The Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks is doing something that some sports people might say is a sign the apocalypse is near.

This fall, for $35,000, you can participate in a "Personal Development Year." Athletes who are eighth graders can take a "gap year" and not jump right into high school.

The program will allow students to work on their athletics and academics before going into high school.

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Shareef O'Neal, a 6-foot-9 junior at Santa Monica Crossroads, announced on Wednesday that he has committed to Arizona.

The son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal is known for his versatility and ability to shoot.

He played this season with Ira Lee, who will arrive at Arizona this fall.

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The Battle of the Valley all-star basketball game for boys and girls is set for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at L.A. Valley College.

City Section player of the year Devante Doutrive from Birmingham is among the players scheduled to play for the East team.

Cal-bound Juhwan Harris-Dyson of Heritage Christian and the Sierra Canyon group of Cody Riley, Remy Martin, Adam Seiko and Terrance McBride are on the West roster.

L.A. Marshall is holding its third athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Among the inductees will be two-time City Section tennis champion Noah Newman, two-time U.S. figure skating champion Eugene Turner (deceased) and Southland sports photographer Jon Soo Hoo.

Also honored will be the 1982 City 2A football championship team and 1986 City 3A championship basketball team.

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Valley Mission League baseball rivals San Fernando and Kennedy were tied in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday. Then the Tigers loaded the bases with two outs and won the game by one of the most unexpected ways _ a bases loaded balk.

Their 3-2 victory over Kennedy featured a strong performance from pitcher Louie Vargas, who allowed three hits in six innings and seven strikeouts. Kennedy freshman pitcher Vincent Esparza threw five innings..

Beckman defeated Northwood, 8-7. Matt McLain went three for four with three RBI. Willie Lajoie finished with three hits. Samuel Cachola hit two home runs and had four RBI for Northwood.

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Andrew Mosiello (left), father Matt Mosiello and brother Nick Mosiello of Vista Murrieta.
Andrew Mosiello (left), father Matt Mosiello and brother Nick Mosiello of Vista Murrieta. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

There were strong pitching performances on the opening day of the Boras Classic.

Vista Murrieta Coach Matt Mosiello handed the ball to his son, sophomore right-hander Andrew Mosiello, and he came through with a four-hitter for 6 1/3 innings to lift the Broncos to a 4-2 victory over Chatsworth.

It's been a big year for the Mosiello family. Coach Mosiello's sons, Andrew and Nick, the senior second baseman, have been performing well for the 14-4 Broncos.

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Standout pitcher/shortstop Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame could be done pitching for the Knights this season.

Greene, a candidate to be the No. 1 draft pick in June, isn't throwing in this week's Boras Classic and a decision about his availability for the Knights on the mound for the rest of the season will be made by Coach Tom Dill.

Dill has promised to protect Greene's arm, and the Knights have developed pitching depth in recent weeks. Freshman Lucas Gordon shut out Aliso Niguel, 6-0, on Tuesday in an opening game of the Boras Classic.

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Ryan McGuire (left) and son Connor McGuire.
Ryan McGuire (left) and son Connor McGuire. (Kristy McGuire)

There’s a group of sons and daughters of former UCLA men’s and women’s standouts reaching the high school ranks.

The latest is Connor McGuire of Beckman, the team's starting second baseman as a sophomore.

His father, Ryan, was a standout baseball player at El Camino Real and UCLA and played six years in the major leagues. His mother, Kristy, was a swimmer at UCLA.

“Our sports were such a big part of our lives growing up,” Ryan said. “It’s so fun to watch them be able to share the same experiences I had.”

Connor has an eighth-grade brother, Cade, who’s a catcher, and a sixth-grade sister, Maggie, who swims.

Ryan grew up in Woodland Hills before moving to Orange County 10 years ago. Both of his sons are going to have to get a little stronger to hit a baseball as far as he used to do, but he said, “They’re both farther along at their age than I was.”

Connor is known for his strong defense, athleticism and quickness. He’s right-handed. The father is left-handed.

And the mother might be the best athlete in the family.

Senior pitcher Armando Yanez of Birmingham can be found singing whenever there's a country music tune playing on the public address system.

It's gotten to the point that teammates have nicknamed him, "Country lover Mundo."

He lived in Utah until moving back to Southern California this past year. A friend got him listening to country music and now he thinks it's the best.