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Girls' soccer: Thursday's Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings




Quarterfinals, Thursday

Long Beach Wilson 1, Santa Margarita 0

Laguna Hills 3, Los Osos 0

Mater Dei 2, Chino Hills 1

Long Beach Poly 0, Huntington Beach 0 (Poly advances on penalties, 6-5)


Semifinals, Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Long Beach Wilson at Laguna Hills

Mater Dei at Long Beach Poly




Quarterfinals, Thursday

Oaks Christian 2, Northwood 1

Westlake 2, Bishop Amat 1

Hart 2, Newbury Park 0

Corona Santiago 2, Mira Costa 2 (Corona Santiago advances on penalties, 4-3)


Semifinals, Tuesday, 3 p.m.

#1 Oaks Christian at Westlake

Hart at #2 Corona Santiago




Quarterfinals, Thursday

Brea Olinda 1, Buena 0

West Torrance 2, Garden Grove Pacifica 0

Cypress 5, Torrance 1

Quartz Hill 0, Yorba Linda 0 (Quartz Hill advances on penalties, 6-5)


Semifinals, Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Brea Olinda at #4 West Torrance

#3 Cypress at #2 Quartz Hill




Quarterfinals, Thursday

Riverside Poly 1, Malibu 0

Moorpark 0, Arcadia 0 (Moorpark advances...

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Girls' water polo: City championship result



Championship, Thursday

Eagle Rock 12, Palisades 9



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Boys' basketball: Chaminade faces the challenge of containing Quinton Adlesh

Watch out, Jeremy Lin. There's a new potential star arriving in the Ivy League next season, but he's not going to Harvard. Quinton Adlesh, a senior guard at San Luis Obispo Mission Prep, is headed to Columbia.

Chaminade will have to stop him on Friday night in a Southern Section Division 4AA semifinal game at Mission Prep.

"He's one of the best we've seen," Chaminade Coach Todd Wolfson said.

Adlesh had 44 points in his team's quarterfinal win over Harvard-Westlake. He's had games of 33 points against Campbell Hall, 50 against St. Joseph and 27 against Lompoc.

"He doesn't quit," Wolfson said. "He's got a motor."




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Baseball: Roosevelt is 4-0 after 3-0 win over Poly

Watch out for the Roosevelt Rough Riders in City Section baseball.

Wins over Kennedy, Sylmar, Poly and Wilson in the opening two weeks means that Roosevelt has some pretty good players.

On Thursday, Sergio Valenzuela threw a complete game in a 3-0 win over Poly. That comes after Robert Contreras threw a complete game in a 4-1 win over Kennedy.

"I think we're in a better spot than we've been in," Coach Ray Ruiz said.

Contreras and Jose Jimenez each had two hits against the Parrots.



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Birmingham has a new soccer star in freshman Aldo Perez

Defending City Section Division I soccer champion Birmingham, seeded No. 8 in the tournament, upset No. 1-seeded Granada Hills, 2-1, on Thursday in a quarterfinal game behind freshman Aldo Perez, who scored both goals.

The Patriots had lost twice to Granada Hills in West Valley League play, but strong defense and the ability to take advantage of a couple scoring opportunities propelled Birmingham into a Tuesday semifinal against Bell. It will be a rematch of last year's final won by the Patriots, 2-1.

Birmingham Coach E.B. Madha has been impressed with Perez, who has braces on his teeth and looks like a freshman when he smiles. He has 11 goals this season.

"He shows great composure on the ball," Madha said. "The thing about Aldo is if he's going to score, he's always going to score two or three. Otherwise, he doesn't score any. In two or three years, that kid is going to be phenomenal. He's just got a knack for the goal."

Granada Hills had cut its deficit to 2-1 in the second half on a...

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Baseball: Taft stays unbeaten

The early season continues to go well for Taft.

Taft improved to 5-0 with a 13-0, five-inning win over Wilson. Matt Parent threw the shutout and Zach Roth contributed four RBI. Most impressive about the Toreadors' start is they haven't used their ace, Max Mehlbaum, on the mound. He has been recovering from a hamstring injury.

Sylmar is 2-1 after knocking off Cleveland, 5-3. Jake Arevalo improved to 2-0 on the season, throwing a complete game. He allowed six hits and struck out four. Andrew Ochoa went two for two. Mario Cruz had an RBI double.

Kennedy defeated San Pedro, 4-2. Gilbert Hernandez struck out eight and allowed seven hits.




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