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City Section no longer has a Division II football champion, or a runner-up

In an embarrassing final note to the 2016 prep football season, the City Section announced Wednesday that Division II champion Los Angeles and runner-up Hawkins have each vacated their final spots after ineligible players were discovered. Los Angeles, which finished 11-4, will drop to 1-14. Hawkins,...

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  • Tolman leads Lake Forest El Toro to Southern Section Division 1 championship game against Corona

    Tolman leads Lake Forest El Toro to Southern Section Division 1 championship game against Corona

    There's no denying how "masterful" junior left-hander Erik Tolman of Lake Forest El Toro High was in a Southern Section Division 1 semifinal playoff game Tuesday. Tolman gave up two hits in a 3-0 victory over host Santa Ana Mater Dei to earn the Chargers a trip to Dodger Stadium to play for the...

  • Agoura's Tara Davis is the class of the Masters again

    Agoura's Tara Davis is the class of the Masters again

    For the second consecutive year, Tara Davis won all three of her events at the Southern Section Masters meet on Friday evening at Arcadia High and put herself in position to pull off a trifecta at the state track and field finals next Friday and Saturday in Clovis. Davis, an Agoura High senior...

  • El Dorado, with a lot of Kyle Luckham, knocks off No. 1 Huntington Beach in baseball playoffs

    El Dorado, with a lot of Kyle Luckham, knocks off No. 1 Huntington Beach in baseball playoffs

    Unranked, underappreciated and under the radar, Placentia El Dorado High’s baseball team sure found a way to earn instant respect on Friday, knocking off No. 1-seeded Huntington Beach 4-1 in a Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal playoff game. Huntington Beach (27-5), considered the No. 1 team...

  • Chatsworth will face Birmingham for City baseball title

    Chatsworth will face Birmingham for City baseball title

    It has become pretty clear in recent years that if you want to win a City Section baseball title, you need a pitcher to come out of the dugout late in the game and deliver a playoff victory. Chatsworth and Birmingham deployed a similar strategy Wednesday and came away victorious by the identical...

  • Redlands East Valley advances in Southern Section baseball

    Redlands East Valley advances in Southern Section baseball

    Redlands East Valley right fielder Alphonzo Mancinas wore eyeblack and sunglasses Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t help one bit trying to catch fly balls on a windy, sunny day in a Southern Section Division 1 second-round home playoff game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. “The sun is horrible,” he...

  • Intriguing matchups highlight the first-round games of the Southern Section baseball playoffs

    Intriguing matchups highlight the first-round games of the Southern Section baseball playoffs

    When the Southern Section released its baseball playoff pairings on Monday, coaches were looking through the 32-team Division 1 bracket and having a difficult time predicting certain first-round winners. “I don’t think there’s an easy game this year anywhere,” Studio City Harvard-Westlake Coach...

  • The Times' high school baseball rankings

    The Times' high school baseball rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rk. School (W-L) Next (last week’s ranking) 1. HUNTINGTON BEACH (26-4) SS Division 1 playoffs, Thursday (1) 2. ST. JOHN BOSCO (23-7) SS Division 2 playoffs, Friday (2) 3. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (22-4-2) SS Division 1 playoffs, Thursday...

  • Being the best in regular season means little come baseball playoff time

    Being the best in regular season means little come baseball playoff time

    Huntington Beach High School deserves to put up a banner that says, “Best baseball team in Southern California, best baseball team in California and best baseball team in America for the regular season.” The Oilers (26-4) have shown over four months that they have the best one-two pitching combination...

  • David Nwaba displays perseverance in journey from University High to Lakers

    David Nwaba displays perseverance in journey from University High to Lakers

    One by one, students pulled out their smartphones and asked to take selfies with Lakers guard David Nwaba in the Los Angeles University gym. Nwaba had dropped by his alma mater for an interview, and now he was graciously posing for photos, smiling and putting his arm around each student. University...

  • Chatsworth gets the top spot in City Section Division I baseball playoffs

    Chatsworth gets the top spot in City Section Division I baseball playoffs

    Chatsworth was awarded the No. 1 seed on Monday for the City Section Division I baseball playoffs that begin Thursday with wild-card games. Roosevelt is seeded No. 2, Venice is No. 3 and San Pedro No. 4. Defending champion El Camino Real, the second-place finisher to Chatsworth in the West Valley...

  • The Times' high school baseball rankings

    The Times' high school baseball rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rk. School (W-L) Next (last week’s ranking) 1. HUNTINGTON BEACH (25-3) vs. Newport Harbor, Tuesday (1) 2 ST. JOHN BOSCO (22-5) at JSerra, today (3) 3 HARVARD-WESTLAKE (21-4-2) at Dos Pueblos, Tuesday (5) 4 MOORPARK (23-3) at Oak...

  • Although some big names are missing, track championships will feature plenty of talent

    Although some big names are missing, track championships will feature plenty of talent

    It started in January with the rain that disrupted workouts and all-comer meets. Then came a shoulder injury to CIF champion shot putter Bronson Osborn of Anaheim Esperanza, ending his senior season. Another potential state champion, standout sprinter Lauren Rain Williams of Westlake Village Oaks...

  • Former college volleyball MVP starts from scratch as coach at Orangewood Academy

    Former college volleyball MVP starts from scratch as coach at Orangewood Academy

    Steve Klosterman was an All-American volleyball player at UCLA and most valuable player of the 2006 NCAA championships. Now 32, he remembers watching three sports movies growing up. There was the “Bad News Bears,” a 1976 movie about a team of misfits coached by a former minor leaguer. There was...

  • The Times' high school baseball rankings

    The Times' high school baseball rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rk. School (W-L) Next (last week’s ranking) 1. HUNTINGTON BEACH (22-3) at Marina, Wednesday (1) 2. GLENDORA (21-4) vs. Ayala, Wednesday (5) 3. ST. JOHN BOSCO (19-5) vs. Servite, Tuesday (3) 4. MOORPARK (21-3) at King, Saturday...

  • Jemarl Baker will be going from the Inland Empire to a mecca of college basketball

    Jemarl Baker will be going from the Inland Empire to a mecca of college basketball

    In an official recruiting visit to the University of Kentucky, standout point guard Jemarl Baker from Eastvale Roosevelt was treated to dinner at Tony’s of Lexington, where steaks go for $65. They love basketball in Kentucky, and whatever it takes to impress a recruit from Southern California,...

  • Chuck Hatfield, 94, teaches baseball and life lessons at Chatsworth High

    Chuck Hatfield, 94, teaches baseball and life lessons at Chatsworth High

    They call him “Coach,” and have for most of his 94 years. Not just the baseball players. Everyone. Other Chatsworth High coaches, school administrators, teachers, aides and students who aren’t athletes but know he’s on campus every day and that he seems to care. Chuck Hatfield has been a fixture...

  • Listen up, coaches: Watch out for hidden recording devices

    Listen up, coaches: Watch out for hidden recording devices

    TSA-like searches and patdowns might be coming to high school athletics. Coaches, it seems, need some way to defend themselves against the use of recording devices being used to surreptitiously — and perhaps illegally — record their comments in a clubhouse or locker room setting. Last week, Larry...

  • Notre Dame High's Hunter Greene to be featured on Sports Illustrated cover

    Notre Dame High's Hunter Greene to be featured on Sports Illustrated cover

    Hunter Greene is joining an elite group of athletes that includes LeBron James, Bryce Harper and Kevin Garnett. All were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as high school athletes. The Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School baseball player will be only the 13th high school athlete ever bestowed...

  • The Times' high school baseball rankings

    The Times' high school baseball rankings

    A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rk. School (W-L) Next (last week’s ranking) 1. HUNTINGTON BEACH (20-3) at Fountain Valley, Wednesday (4) 2. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (17-3-1) at Loyola, Tuesday (7) 3. ST. JOHN BOSCO (17-4) vs. Santa Margarita, Tuesday (2) 4. MOORPARK (20-2)...

  • At L.A.'s Marshall High, a mother's dedication keeps her daughter's memory alive

    At L.A.'s Marshall High, a mother's dedication keeps her daughter's memory alive

    The giant trophy sits in a high school hallway case behind glass that is smudged and scratched. Some names upon it are faded, others chipped. One remains clear. “Leigh Francis Sutton Memorial Athlete of the Year.” Its hefty wood base holding the silver statuette of a powerful woman with wings,...

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