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Boys' basketball: Redondo takes over No. 1 spot in top 25 rankings

Redondo High is the new No. 1 team in this week's top 25 boys' basketball rankings by The Times.

1. REDONDO (8-2). Showed in Las Vegas it is a team to reckon with. (7)
2. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (7-0). Passing every test so far. (4)
3. MATER DEI (6-1). 46-game win streak comes to end in Florida. (2)
4. CORONA CENTENNIAL (5-2). Cutting down on turnovers is a must. (1)
5. FAIRFAX (7-0). Trip to San Diego should reveal more about Lions. (6)
6. SIERRA CANYON (2-1). Cody Riley is off to good start. (3)
7. LOYOLA (7-1). Showdown coming vs. Redondo. (8)
8. LONG BEACH POLY (10-2). Jackrabbits are solid team. (9).
9. PRICE (8-1). Free throws hurt in loss. (5).
10. CATHEDRAL (4-0). Phantoms face Mission League roadblock. (10).
11. CANTWELL-SACRED HEART (6-2). Begin play in Torrey Pines tourney. (11).
12. ETIWANDA (7-2). Inland Empire champions. (11).
13. CHINO HILLS (6-2). Huskies are scoring lots of points. (12)
14. ALEMANY (7-1). Showdown on Monday vs. Cathedral. (14)
15. ST. JOHN BOSCO (9-4)....

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Football: Saturday's State Bowl Championship scores




Open Division

Concord De La Salle 63, Corona Centennial 42

Division II

Redlands East Valley 34, Concord Clayton Valley 33

Division III

Moraga Campolindo 35, Lakeside El Capitan 28

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Boys' basketball: A 45-point performance by Michael Oguine

It took a 45-point performance from Michael Oguine to enable Chaminade to hold off Village Christian, 77-74, in a quarterfinal game of the San Fernando Valley Invitational on Saturday night.

Monday's semifinals at Alemany will match Chaminade taking on Crespi at 5:30 p.m. and Alemany facing Cathedral at 7. Crespi defeated Saugus, 59-37. De'Anthony Melton scored 19 points. Alemany defeated Canyon, 59-28. Shacquille Dawkins had 25 points and 10 assists. Cathedral defeated Crescenta Vlley, 70-42.

In Las Vegas, Redondo won its divisional championship with a 66-51 win over Putnam City. Billy Preston and Leland Green were named co-tournament MVPs. Davon Edmonds had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Long Beach Poly’s 66-59 win over Foothills Christian in a consolation final. Sedrick Barefield scored 22 points but Corona Centennial was beaten by Bishop Gorman, 71-51. Huskies trailed by five points with three minutes left.

In Florida, Santa Ana Mater Dei was beaten by North Carolina Wesleyan...

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Football: Redlands East Valley Wins state Division II Bowl

Showing why he is headed for the University of Oregon, Malik Lovette scored three touchdowns in Redlands East Valley's 34-33 victory over Concord Clayton Valley on Saturday night in the CIF state championship Division II bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson. 
Lovette caught nine passes for 154 yards and one touchdown, ran for two more touchdowns and accounted for 184 total yards for the Wildcats (15-1), the Southern Section Inland Division champions. 
"These guys are more than teammates, they're my brothers," Lovette said. "Big players make big plays in big games. We were matching them score for score and our coaches told us if we don't score we might as well give them the championship. It came down to who had the most heart at the end of the game." Miles Harrison carried the ball 50 times for 323 yards and three touchdowns and added a 40-yard touchdown reception for North Coast Section champion Clayton Valley (15-1), which entered the game averaging 53.5 points and 518.9 yards per...

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Football: Campolindo comeback stuns El Capitan, 35-28

Adam Remotto returned a fumble 85 yards for the winning touchdown with 52 seconds left to complete a remarkable comeback by Moraga Campolindo, which scored the last 28 points in a 35-28 victory over Lakeside El Capitan in the CIF state championship Division III bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson. 

El Capitan, the San Diego Section champion, took a 28-7 lead on Isaiah Capoocia's 13-yard run with 2:32 left in the third quarter.

Remotto got Campolindo's comeback started with a 38-yard touchdown catch from Jack Stephens with 46 seconds left in the third quarter and added a 13-yard scoring reception from Stephens to pull the Cougars (16-0) to within 28-21 early in the fourth quarter. Remotto finished with five catches for 121 yards. 

Max Flower scored the tying touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Stephens with 4:30 left. Stephens threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns, USC-bound receiver Tyler Petite caught seven passes for 102 yards and Flower added five catches for 52 yards and two...

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Mike Voelkel to return as Palisades baseball coach

Mike Voelkel will be returning as baseball coach at Palisades High.

Voelkel said on Friday that he had resigned over concerns he would have to reinstate a player whom he had removed from the team after a code of conduct violation.

Late Friday, the Palisades Board of Trustees issued a statement supporting  the coach’s right to enforce his conduct rules. The player was dropped from the team after admitting to a violation of the code of conduct, according to his father.

“After long deliberation and careful consideration, the board took no action in closed session,” the statement from the board said. “This has the effect of upholding the administration's decision supporting the applicable policy of the baseball team.”
The player's father said Saturday that his son is considering joining the team as a manager. Two people familiar with the matter said that in light of the statement by the board, Voelkel would rescind his resignation and return as coach. The board held a special meeting Friday...

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