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Baseball/softball: Playoff schedule for this week




Semifinals, Tuesday at USC

#1 Chatsworth vs. #4 Cleveland, 3 p.m.

#2 El Camino Real vs. #3 Birmingham, 6 p.m.




Semifinals, Thursday at USC

#8 Eagle Rock vs. #4 Chavez, 3 p.m.

#6 Franklin vs. #2 Roybal, 6 p.m.


Notes: Championships, Saturday at Dodger Stadium at (Div. II at 10 a.m., Div. I at 1 p.m.)




Championship, Friday, 4 p.m.

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Basketball/track standout Earnie Sears makes his Alemany supporters proud

Earnie Sears, a 6-foot-4 basketball/track standout at Alemany, has coaches and classmates feeling proud and happy about his accomplishments.

The junior won the Southern Section Division 3 high jump championship on Saturday by clearing 7 feet.

Everyone has known about Sears' leaping ability from basketball season.

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Baseball: The next generation arriving at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame

It's almost going to be Back to the Future for the coaches at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame come fall.

They're going to be reminiscing about the 1990s.

That's because Tyler Stromsborg will be arriving on campus as a freshman. It's perhaps the beginning of a group of sons from fathers who were standouts at Notre Dame in the 1990s showing up.

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Former UCLA QB Jerry Neuheisel makes his debut playing football in Japan

Jerry Neuheisel, the former UCLA backup quarterback who chose not to use his final year of eligibilty for the Bruins following his graduation, made his debut over the weekend playing football in Japan.

Playing for the Obic Seagulls on Saturday, he threw a 67-yard touchdown pass on the first play, according to the Japan Times.

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Baseball: Franklin, Roybal, Eagle Rock, Chavez are close to reaching Dodger Stadium

One of the perks in playing in City Section Division II baseball is the chance to play the championship game on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dodger Stadium.

There are four schools left in the running. In Thursday's semifinals at USC, Franklin will play Roybal at 6 p.m. with Eagle Rock taking on Chavez at 3 p.m.

If you want to see a real celebration, go watch the Division II semifinals.

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Baseball: Four elite catchers on display in City Section Division I semifinals

"Go ahead, make my day."

Those are the words uttered by Harry Callahan from the 1983 film, "Sudden Impact."

They also could be used by the four catchers who will be leading their teams in Tuesday's City Section Division I semifinals, when Chatsworth faces Cleveland at 3 p.m. at USC, followed by Birmingham taking on El Camino Real at 6 p.m.

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