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Basketball: City Section releases its playoff divisions

The City Section has released its basketball playoff divisions based on competitive equity for Divisions I through V.

Here's the link for boys.

Here's the link for girls.

Remember both boys and girls will have an Open Division in which top teams will be pulled out. Most will come from Division I.

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Girls' volleyball: Mater Dei, Ventura top Southern Section rankings

Santa Ana Mater Dei is ranked No. 1 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 girls' volleyball poll.

Ventura is No. 1 in Division 2.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

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Football: This week's Southern Section rankings

There's little change in this week's Southern Section football polls.

In Division 1, Mater Dei, St. John Bosco and Corona Centennial hold the top three spots. All will be off this week.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

Heritage is the new No. 1 team in Division 2.

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Football: Reseda (4-0) faces Canoga Park in Valley Mission League test

It's final exam time for Reseda, which went 3-0 in nonleague games and and is 1-0 in the Valley Mission League. The Regents face Canoga Park on Friday night at Canoga Park.

The Regents will be relying on their all-around athletes to compete with the Hunters.

Junior Jalani Ellison has caught four touchdown passes.

Senior defensive back Leo Perales has been in on 40 tackles.

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Prep football: Week Five schedule

Thursday, September 29th

SOUTHERN SECTION

MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE

El Monte vs. Pasadena Marshall at Pasadena, 7 p.m.

PACIFIC LEAGUE

Burbank at Glendale, 7 p.m.

NONLEAGUE

Adelanto at Irvine University, 7 p.m.

Capistrano Valley Christian vs. Crean Lutheran at Irvine, 7 p.m.

Pacific vs. Bloomington at Colton, 7 p.m.

Saddleback vs. Los Amigos at Garden Grove, 7 p.m.

San Dimas at California, 7 p.m.

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Soccer: City Section to create powerful Division I for playoffs

Soccer in the City Section is as good as any section in California, and now teams for the first time will be put into playoff divisions based on competitive equity instead of enrollment.

And that means Division I will be loaded with top teams. In a draft breakdown, 24 teams will be part of Division I for this coming season (pending appeals) with only 16 playoff berths.

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