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St. John Bosco held a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony for its $7.2-million stadium and football field on Wednesday.

The school has raised all the money for the facility that will have an AstroTurf field, new lighting, two press boxes, stadium seating in several areas and suites.

Football Coach Jason Negro promised to bring "national programs" to play the Braves at their stadium that's supposed to be completed for the 2018 season. St. John Bosco has spent the last three years on the road.

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Alemany announced on Wednesday that James Washington is out as football coach after two seasons.

Washington, a former L.A. Jordan High, UCLA and Dallas Cowboys standout, had teams that went 3-7 each season. He had promised to hire top assistants to help him in his first opportunity as a head coach.

The Warriors struggled playing in Division 1. Washington was brought in after the surprise firing of Dean Herrington, who guided Alemany to seven league titles in 10 years before not making the playoffs for two straight years.

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For months, the assumption has been that Mater Dei, St. John Bosco and Corona Centennial would be three of the four remaining teams when the Southern Section Division 1 football playoffs had reached the semifinals.

Murrieta Valley, Rancho Cucamonga and Long Beach Poly will get the chance to "shock the world" on Friday.

Murrieta Valley has already pulled off one of the biggest upsets, knocking off Santa Margarita, 59-56, in the first round.

Patrick Roy, the basketball coach at Inglewood for 26 years, said Wednesday that he has resigned as head coach after ongoing disagreements with the school's principal.

"It wasn't worth me drawing the kids in," he said.

Roy said he and Inglewood's principal, Debbie Tate, have been feuding.

  • Basketball

Chino Hills and Mater Dei have both lost top basketball players but each team is to be part of the Geico ESPN High School Basketball Showcase.

Chino Hills is set to be featured in a Jan. 13 game against South Carolina Spartanburg Day at 5 p.m. on ESPN.

Mater Dei is scheduled to play at noon on ESPNU against Florida Montverde Academy, ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation.

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Freshman Zoe Campos of West Ranch won the CIF state individual girls' golf championship on Tuesday by shooting a 2-under 69 at Poppy Hills.

She was four strokes ahead of her nearest competitor, Brianna Navarrosa of Chula Vista Mater Dei.

Campos, a UCLA commit, played in the U.S. Women's Amateur last summer. Imagine what she might accomplish over the next three years at West Ranch.

GIRLS' TENNIS

CITY

DIVISION I

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The City Section created an eight-team Open Division football playoff system this season, going with the top eight teams based on CalPreps.com rankings. And now, after a week off, the tournament begins Friday.

The big question is will the first-round games be competitive? With the exception of Arleta-Jefferson, the first-round games were not competitive in Division I.

San Pedro plays at No. 1 Narbonne. San Pedro lost earlier this season to the Gauchos, 57-7. San Pedro will have several players back for this game. The Gauchos' passing attack has awakened behind quarterback Jalen Chatman and receivers Juwan Tucker and Noah Jackson.

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This photo sequence shows the one-handed touchdown catch by TaeVeon Le of Corona del Mar.
This photo sequence shows the one-handed touchdown catch by TaeVeon Le of Corona del Mar. (Courtesy Corona del Mar)

The 43rd career touchdown catch by tight end TaeVeon Le of Corona del Mar will be remembered for years to come.

His one-handed catch with 17 seconds left gave Corona del Mar a 42-35 playoff victory over Eastvale Roosevelt.

Le has been known for his big-time catches, but this may be the best of all.

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Senior tries to put himself in position for college scholarship

Reseda is 10-1 and playing Granada Hills in Friday's City Section Division II quarterfinal playoff game. The Highlanders better watch out for senior receiver-defensive back Ja'lani Ellison.

He had 15 interceptions last season, and he's up to seven this season.

Last week against Franklin, he returned a kickoff for a touchdown, returned a punt for a touchdown, rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass.