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Football: Gill twins transfer to San Fernando

Already loaded with quality underclassmen, San Fernando's football team has added speed with the arrival of the Gill twins, Trenton and Trevor, from Crespi.

They're currently sophomores and also figure to make an impact in track and field.

San Fernando should be the top City Section football team from the San Fernando Valley in 2017.

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Boys' basketball: Alemany improves to 18-3 with rout of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame

Alemany started off a little sluggish but finished the first half with a flourish en route to a 74-52 victory over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Monday night.

The Warriors are 18-3 overall and 7-0 in the Mission League.

Earnest Sears, a 7-foot high jumper, showed off his versatility with a one-handed dunk, followed by a three-point basket. Sears finished with 17 points and six rebounds.

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Former L.A. University track coach Dick Kampmann dies at 92

Former Los Angeles University track and cross country Coach Dick Kampmann died on Monday at his home in Santa Monica, according to family friend Rich Perelman. He was 92.

Last May, University named its stadium Kampmann Stadium.

Kampmann coached from 1960 to 1985. His teams won three City cross country titles and 77 Western League titles.

He influenced hundreds of students as a teacher and coach.

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Southern Section winter polls

Chino Hills, Sierra Canyon and Santa Ana Mater Dei top the latest Southern Section Division 1AA boys' basketball rankings.

Here's the link to complete polls.

Here's the link to girls' basketball polls.

Here's the link to boys' soccer polls.

Here's the link to girls' soccer polls.

Here's the link to girls' softball polls.

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Spectrum ends TV deal with City Section for prep sports

Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable, has decided not to continue televising City Section high school sports events, City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said Monday.

Its five-year deal to cover City Section sports ends in June, and Aguirre said Spectrum does not want to renew the contract and will no longer televise any City Section events effective immediately.

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Boys' basketball: Bell-Jeff puts head coach on administrative leave

After postponing two league games in the last few weeks, Bell-Jeff announced that it has placed second-year Coach Ray Witt on administrative leave in a letter sent to basketball parents on Friday.

The school has a meeting with players set for Monday to decide whether the season will continue. Athletic Director Fred Martinez said he is hopeful the season will be resumed.

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