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Boys' basketball: Iken brothers are easy to identify

There will be no trouble identifying the Iken brothers during Harvard-Westlake's basketball season.

Ali, a junior guard, and brother Neil, a sophomore guard, both can shoot the ball from long range, but their distinctly different hair styles makes everyone wonder if they really are brothers.

Ali cuts his hair short. Neil has long bushy black hair.

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Football: Week Six schedule


Thursday, October 8th



Sage Hill vs. Crean Lutheran at Irvine, 7 p.m.


Whittier vs. La Serna at Pioneer, 7 p.m.


Adelanto vs. Granite Hills at Apple Valley, 7 p.m.


Cypress vs. Garden Grove Pacifica at Bolsa Grande, 7 p.m.


Westminster La Quinta vs. Rancho Alamitos at Garden Grove, 6:30 p.m.

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Football: Top QBs in West Valley League clash on Friday

Friday's West Valley League opener between Chatsworth (5-0) and host Taft (4-1) matches the league's top two quarterbacks.

Taft's 6-foot-4 senior, Chris Duncan, has passed for 1,076 yards and 13 touchdowns with two interceptions.

Chatsworth's junior quarterback, Tyger Goslin, has passed for 1,368 yards and 18 touchdowns with three interceptions.

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Southern Section is moving forward on competitive equity playoff groupings

Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod made a clear, precise presentation to league representatives on Tuesday in Long Beach at the Southern Section Council meeting on a proposal to switch to competitive equity playoff groupings beginning in the fall.

A final vote is scheduled for Jan. 27, and barring any last-minute complications, it appears to have strong support.

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Baseball: Pitcher Isaac Meza is latest from West Valley League to commit

The West Valley League is going to have another strong group of pitchers in the spring, with Birmingham's Isaac Meza the latest to commit. He chose Cal State Bakersfield.

Meza lost to El Camino Real in the City Section playoffs last season.

Meza came on strong as a junior.

In another commitment, sophomore Jake Mosberg of Vista Murrieta announced he had chosen UCLA.

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Girls' volleyball: Santa Margarita is No. 1 in Division 1AA

Santa Margarita is ranked No. 1 in this week's Southern Section Division 1AA girls' volleyball poll.

Redondo is No. 2 and Great Oak No. 3.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

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