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The Korey Stringer Institute has ranked states on preventing and managing the leading causes of sudden death in high school athletics, and California ranks No. 50 out of 51 in the safety policy rankings.

The National Federation of State High School Assns. and individual state organizations are objecting to the rankings.

Here's a statement from CIF Executive Director Roger Blake: "Minimizing risk and reducing injuries of California’s student-athletes is paramount, not only to the CIF, but to our 1,587-member high schools and to our 70,000 coaches in California. The Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) has chosen to shine a light on certain areas, but it has left others in the dark. Thus, the information provided presented an inaccurate and incomplete assessment of what is occurring throughout California.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL
DIVISION I
First round, Friday at Segerstrom
#1 San Marcos vs. Eagle Rock, 4 p.m.
#4 Carlsbad vs. Foothill, 5:10 p.m.
#3 Mater Dei vs. San Diego Cathedral, 6:20 p.m.
#2 Dos Pueblos vs. La Jolla Bishop's, 7:30 p.m.

Notes: Semifinals, Saturday, 11:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Corona del Mar. Championship, Saturday, 5 p.m. at Corona del Mar.


DIVISION II
First round, Friday at Corona del Mar
#1 Laguna Beach vs. San Diego Point Loma, 4 p.m.
#4 Oceanside El Camino vs. Orange Lutheran, 5:10 p.m.
#3 Los Alamitos vs. San Diego Canyon Crest, 6:20 p.m.
#2 Corona del Mar vs. Palisades, 7:30 p.m.

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(Dennis Keyes)

Concerned about parents not allowing their children to play tackle football or learn the game before high school, Campbell Hall Coach Dennis Keyes is launching a youth seven-on-seven league that begins Sunday at Campbell Hall and will run through April.

“My hope is to keep families that may be swayed by the mention of banning tackle football from giving up hope on tackle football all together,” he said.

“What I plan to accomplish through this league that will be different from simply playing flag football is to teach the young players how to play tackle football in a non-contact environment. Think spring ball for high schools.”

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L.A. University was disappointed it didn’t make the City Section Open Division basketball playoffs, but the Wildcats have a chance to win the Division I championship.

They advanced to next Saturday’s 3 p.m. final at Cal State Dominguez Hills by eliminating No. 1-seeded View Park Prep 67-62.

Nick Smith made five threes and finished with 17 points. David Cheatom scored 16 points, Daisone Hughes 14 and Richard Wilson 13. University will play Washington Prep, a 67-41 winner over Venice.

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CITY

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Charisma Osborne scored 25 points in Windward's semifinal win over Mater Dei.
Charisma Osborne scored 25 points in Windward's semifinal win over Mater Dei. (Devin Ugland)

There was no stopping Charisma Osborne of Windward in Saturday’s Southern Section Open Division girls’ semifinal at Cal Baptist.

She scored 25 points to lead Windward past Santa Ana Mater Dei 76-64. She also had six rebounds and four assists.

Sela Kay added 14 points for Windward, which will play top-seeded Harvard-Westlake in Friday’s championship game at the Pyramid. Harvard-Westlake defeated Etiwanda 42-28. Jayda Ruffus-Milner had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman Kiki Iriafen added 14 points and 16 rebounds.

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