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Football: Banning players went to locker room after shooting on Tuesday

Banning football players had just finished film study and lifting weights. They were lining up outside on their field to begin practice on Tuesday. Then Coach John Aponte received a phone call.

"We got the call to lock down," he said.

There was a shooting near the baseball field outside of campus.

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Football: Mater Dei-St. John Bosco attracted highest TV rating of the season

Last week's Mater Dei-St. John Bosco football game on Fox Sports West attracted the highest TV rating of the season for a prep game on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, according to a spokeswoman for the channel.

It was a 24% improvement over a 2014 game between the two schools and a 127% improvement compared to the current season average on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket.

Mater Dei, 8-0 and ranked No.

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Football: Chaminade, Cathedral sticking with playing two quarterbacks

It's week nine, and Chaminade and Cathedral are sticking with using two quarterbacks. So far, so good.

Chaminade, using junior Brevin White as the starter and sophomore Ryan Stevens coming off the bench, is 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mission League going into a game to decide second place on Friday against host Bishop Amat.

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Oaks Christian student creates rowing club in Ventura County

Harrison Zilli, a student at Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, loves competing in rowing, but the drive from his home in Simi Valley to Marina del Rey became too demanding, so he took action himself to create his own rowing club in Ventura County.

The 805 Rowing Club is now based at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. It's officially registered with the U.S. Rowing Assn.

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This week's TV and web schedule for prep football

Friday's Big VIII League game between Corona Centennial and Norco will be televised by Fox Sports West.

Streamed live on Prep Zone will be IMG Academy-Long Beach Poly, Oaks Christian-St. Bonaventure, Mater Dei-Servite and St. Francis-Cathedral.

Spectrum will televise San Pedro-Narbonne from El Camino College on Channel 84.

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Field hockey: Quarterfinal playoff results and updated pairings


Quarterfinals, Tuesday

Harvard-Westlake 5, Marina 1

Newport Harbor 3, Glendora 1

Edison 2, Bonita 1

Huntington Beach 4, Chaminade 0


Semifinals, Thursday

Newport Harbor (South 2) at Harvard-Westlake (North 1), 5 p.m.

Edison (South 3) at Huntington Beach (South 1), 3:15 p.m.

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