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Damien left-hander Nick Lodolo selected by Pirates 41st overall

Damien left-hander Nick Lodolo was selected No. 41 overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lodolo was the third Southern California prospect taken in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft. The Pirates’ selection came in the first compensation round. Lodolo, a 6-foot-6 18-year-old, throws a fastball...

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  • Murrieta Mesa advances to Southern Section Division I final in baseball

    Murrieta Mesa advances to Southern Section Division I final in baseball

    Murrieta Mesa opened in 2009 and had never made the Southern Section baseball playoffs until this season. Now the Rams are headed to the Division 1 championship game after a 6-3 win over West Ranch in nine innings on Tuesday night at Blair Field in Long Beach. In going from last place in the Southwestern...

  • Michael Norman finds a new gear at Masters meet

    Michael Norman finds a new gear at Masters meet

    By his own lofty standards, Michael Norman was “a little off” last week in the Southern Section Division I track and field finals. Despite winning both the 200- and 400-meter dashes, the Vista Murrieta High senior looked tired and wasn’t pleased with his times. Norman wanted to redeem himself at...

  • Michael Norman, and everyone else, will be running hot at the state track championship meet

    Michael Norman, and everyone else, will be running hot at the state track championship meet

    Track standout Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta is a big fan of hot weather, so much so that most of the colleges he was looking at attending outside of California were in Texas, where triple digit temperatures are the norm. But even Norman is a little startled at what he and the other participants...

  • Legends in the fall are often made in May football practices

    Legends in the fall are often made in May football practices

    A group of football players from Harbor City Narbonne gathered around their coach, Manuel Douglas, who rested on one knee. He was lecturing under an overcast sky after a Saturday passing tournament game. He didn’t mention anything about patterns, coverages or dropped balls. His brief talk was about...

  • Moreno's big throw helps El Camino Real beat Chatsworth for City baseball title

    Moreno's big throw helps El Camino Real beat Chatsworth for City baseball title

    It was the kind of throw from center field at Dodger Stadium that would have made Willie Mays or Roberto Clemente nod with approval. Daniel Moreno of El Camino Real retrieved a single by Chatsworth’s Andrew Renteria in right center after one bounce. He was moving forward when he released the ball...

  • Chatsworth ready with a strong pitcher against El Camino Real for City Section Division I title

    Chatsworth ready with a strong pitcher against El Camino Real for City Section Division I title

    There was a point in the 26-year coaching career of Chatsworth High's Tom Meusborn that he had red hair. "Back in the day," Meusborn said. Now he'll be turning to a junior pitcher with red hair, Ryan Roche, to deliver a 10th City Section baseball championship for the Chancellors. Chatsworth will...

  • JSerra routs Hart, 13-1, to advance to Southern Section Division 1 baseball semifinals

    JSerra routs Hart, 13-1, to advance to Southern Section Division 1 baseball semifinals

    It’s not every day that teenagers get to make amends after one of their most demoralizing sports moments. A year ago, San Juan Capistrano JSerra was the No. 1 prep baseball team in America. It traveled to Newhall and lost to Hart, 10-6, in the Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals. “I was crying....

  • Chatsworth's Daniel Kamulali redeems himself with title in City Section boys' 100 meters

    Chatsworth's Daniel Kamulali redeems himself with title in City Section boys' 100 meters

    Sophomore Daniel Kamulali of Chatsworth High earned the title “fastest teenager in the City Section” on Thursday night when he raced to victory in the 100 meters in 10.66 seconds at the City track and field finals at Birmingham High. “This is a blessing -- a year of hard work,” he said. Yes, Kamulali...

  • No screaming parents? And you call surfing a sport?

    No screaming parents? And you call surfing a sport?

    Here’s a thought: Leave kids alone and let ’em play. In fact, I’d like to start a “Let ’Em Play” movement, dedicated to the novel idea that your child’s athletic endeavors are theirs, not yours, Daddy-O ... you insufferable Steinbrenner ... you meddling Marinovich. I’ve got some crazy ideas, all...

  • Chatsworth, El Camino Real advance to City Section final at Dodger Stadium

    Chatsworth, El Camino Real advance to City Section final at Dodger Stadium

    It’s only fitting that Dodger Stadium will be the site on Saturday to settle the latest annual duel between Chatsworth and El Camino Real to decide the best high school baseball team in the City Section. Combined, they’ve won 17 Division I titles. This season, they split their two-game series in...

  • You might see Vista Murrieta High's Michael Norman at this summer's Olympics. Here's why

    You might see Vista Murrieta High's Michael Norman at this summer's Olympics. Here's why

    It's midafternoon and more than 220 track athletes dressed in identical blue sweat outfits are preparing to work out at the Vista Murrieta High football field. Somewhere in the crowd is Michael Norman, the nation's No. 1 high school track athlete, but without the trademark white headband he wears...

  • Brent Burns scores twice and Sharks beat Blues, 4-0, to even West finals at one win apiece

    Brent Burns scores twice and Sharks beat Blues, 4-0, to even West finals at one win apiece

    The San Jose Sharks got their power play revved up. Martin Jones took care of everything on the other end, cementing the victory that evened the Western Conference finals at a game apiece. "Guys came out with a good sense of urgency and got after it," said San Jose captain Joe Pavelski, who had...

  • Chaminade climbs to No. 5 in The Times' prep baseball top 25 rankings

    Chaminade climbs to No. 5 in The Times' prep baseball top 25 rankings

    Ranking the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rank. School (W-L) - Next Opponent (last week's ranking) 1. JSERRA (24-6) - playoffs, Friday (1)2. EL TORO (23-5) - playoffs, Friday (2)3. ORANGE LUTHERAN (20-8) - playoffs, Friday (3)4. REDONDO (26-2) - playoffs, Friday (4)5. CHAMINADE...

  • Notre Dame High track standout Austin Lietz is making up for lost time in football

    Notre Dame High track standout Austin Lietz is making up for lost time in football

    The story of Austin Lietz, a football and track athlete at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High, could be made into a Disney film. Or a segment for Comedy Central. It's a coming-of-age tale that provides valuable insight into the high school sports experience. It starts when Lietz was a 14-year-old freshman...

  • At Loyola and Westlake, volleyball is a family enterprise

    At Loyola and Westlake, volleyball is a family enterprise

    It was the Sunday morning after Loyola High's volleyball team lost to Mira Costa in a Southern Section championship match. Coach Michael Boehle was asleep with his wife, Lisa. There was a knock on the bedroom door. Their oldest son, Parker, a top player on the team, wanted to talk. “I'm sorry,”...

  • The Times' prep baseball top 25 rankings

    The Times' prep baseball top 25 rankings

    Ranking the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rank. School (W-L) - Next Opponent (last week's ranking) 1. JSERRA (21-6) - vs. Servite, Monday (1)2. EL TORO (21-5) - vs. Dana Hills, Tuesday (4)3. ORANGE LUTHERAN (18-7) - at Santa Margarita, Monday (2)4. REDONDO (25-1) - at Mira...

  • JSerra sidearmer Collin Quinn gets wins, but not enough of recruiters' attention

    JSerra sidearmer Collin Quinn gets wins, but not enough of recruiters' attention

    Mick Jagger was singing "I can't get no satisfaction" over the public address system. On the mound was sidearmer Collin Quinn of San Juan Capistrano JSerra. There were no pro scouts in sight. There were no college recruiters. Radar guns were nonexistent. It took 74 pitches for Quinn to throw a...

  • In an Olympic year, there's no shortage of Southland high school stars in track and field

    In an Olympic year, there's no shortage of Southland high school stars in track and field

    Call it the perfect storm for high school track and field in Southern California. It's an Olympic year, and the talent pool happens to be very strong. "The number of true top tier athletes we have is unprecedented,'' said Rich Gonzalez of PrepCalTrack.com. On Thursday at the Mission League finals...

  • JSerra returns to top of The Times' prep baseball top 25 rankings

    JSerra returns to top of The Times' prep baseball top 25 rankings

     Ranking the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland: Rank. School (W-L) - Next Opponent (last week's ranking) 1. JSERRA (19-6) - at St. John Bosco, Tuesday (2)2. ORANGE LUTHERAN (16-6) - vs. Mater Dei, Tuesday (1)3. RIVERSIDE NORTH (18-6) - vs. Rancho Verde, Tuesday (4)4. EL TORO (18-5)...

  • Dominguez High freshman multi-sport standout Sean Harlston stays true to his Compton roots

    Dominguez High freshman multi-sport standout Sean Harlston stays true to his Compton roots

    Weeks before "Straight Outta Compton" became a hit movie last summer, recruiters were going straight into Compton pursuing a 14-year-old sports prodigy, Sean Harlston. An assistant coach from a private high school showed up unannounced one afternoon outside the family duplex in Willowbrook, an...

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