Varsity Times Insider High school sports across the Southland
Boys' basketball: Lonzo Ball helps team win adidas Nations Championship

Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills pulled off what every point guard wants to do _ help his team win a championship.

He was a member of Team Rose, which defeated Team Wall, 113-93, on Monday night in Long Beach in the championshp game of the adidas Nations tournament.

Ball had four points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.

He has said many times he's all about winning and doesn't care about points, and he proved...

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Baseball: Matthew Kanfer moves on to Pepperdine after top season at LACES

Matthew Kanfer did all he could at LACES to prove his abilities as a baseball player.

He had a 26-game hitting streak, batted .518 with 57 hits and 39 RBIs.

He was named to Cal-Hi Sports all-state small schools team.

Now he's off to Pepperdine. The competition will be much tougher, but Kanfer has shown he can hit.




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Baseball: Former Edison pitcher Henry Owens to make MLB debut

Left-hander Henry Owens, 23, was one of the top pitchers in Southern California during his Edison High days in Huntington Beach.

On Tuesday, he's scheduled to make his major-league debut for the Boston Red Sox starting on the mound against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Red Sox fans have been waiting a long time for Owens to get his chance, but the Red Sox were patient and wanted him to be...

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Football: Practice begins for Southern Section teams

As Southern Section football teams begin official practice on Monday, early signs indicate that the 2015 prep season will look a lot like 2014. Blame it on the fact that the top teams keep staying top teams.

The Pac-5 Division championship game last season between Corona Centennial and St. John Bosco could be repeated. The two schools are expected to be ranked No. 1 and 2 in Southern California.


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Basketball: Southern Section releases its power rankings

The Southern Section has released its power rankings for boys and girls basketball for 2015-16 based on past performance.

Here's the link to each team's ranking and point total that will help determine divisional placement.

Schools move up divisions based on their success.



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Boys' basketball: Freshman Cassius Stanley adds UCLA offer

Before Cassius Stanley has played in an official high school basketball game, the 6-foot-4 Harvard-Westlake freshman has scholarship offers from UCLA and USC.

USC was first to offer, and UCLA joined the expected growing crowd on Thursday.

Stanley has shown lots of potential with his leaping skills, rebounding and versatility.




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