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  • Basketball

Chino Hills has begun looking for a new basketball coach after apparently cutting ties with first-year coach Stephan Gilling, who guided the Huskies to a 30-3 record.

Gilling got into a war of words at the end of the season with LaVar Ball, the father of the Ball brothers.

Finding a replacement will be interesting, since the Huskies return LaMelo Ball for two more seasons.

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  • Football

Carpinteria has named Rick Candaele its new football coach.

He's familiar in Carpinteria, having spent years as an assistant, and he's the father of former Carpinteria star Coley Candaele, who went on to become a successful coach at Vista Murrieta.

"Yes, that would be my dad," Coley said.

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  • Track
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

Tyler Asemota of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has given up football to focus on track. He's headed to UCLA. And he's also ready to keep the Notre Dame track tradition going in producing outstanding sprinters.

Following in the tradition of state champions Justin Fargas, Rodney Glass and Khalfani Muhammad, Asemota will try to be the fastest in the Mission League when prelims and finals are held next week at Occidental College. The prelims are Monday and the finals next Thursday.

He has run 10.40 seconds in the 100 meters. He has Joe McNab as his coach, so beware.

  • Baseball

Is it too soon to talk about potential first-round baseball draft picks for 2018?

If not, former Alemany outfielder Alex McKenna belongs on the list.

A sophomore at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, McKenna is hitting .368 with 26 RBI, nine doubles and four home runs. He's 11 of 16 on stolen bases.

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  • Volleyball

There was plenty of volleyball drama at Loyola High on Wednesday night, where No. 3 Corona del Mar took No. 2 Loyola to five sets.

The Cubs finally prevailed, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-10.

It was a rematch of last year's Division 1 championship match.

  • Baseball

Chatsworth has opened a three-game lead in the West Valley League, but the most competitive baseball race is for second place, where El Camino Real, Birmingham and Cleveland are all tied with 4-3 records.

El Camino Real picked up a critical 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday. The Conquistadores broke a 2-2 deadlock in the top of the seventh when Joseph Avrahamy put down a successful squeeze bunt.

Sophomore Gabe Achucarro struck out eight in Chatsworth's 3-2 win over Granada Hills. Gabriel Gonzalez had a home run.

Birmingham senior scores 20 points in opener

All-City guard Deschon Winston of Birmingham has committed to Cal, Coach Nick Halic said Wednesday.

"It's the perfect school for him," Halic said.

Winston helped lead Birmingham to its first City Section Open Division championship.

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  • Football
Billboard touting Narbonne football near Carson High.
Billboard touting Narbonne football near Carson High.

As if the Narbonne-Carson football rivalry needed any more attention, someone has put up a giant billboard on Carson Street several miles from Carson High touting the Gauchos.

It reads, "Narbonne High School. 2014-2015-2016 City Champs. 2015 California State Champs." And there's a photo of Coach Manuel Douglas.

When reached Wednesday about the billboard, Douglas expressed surprise and said he had "no idea" about it.

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