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  • Basketball

The City Section has its announced its basketball playoff divisions for 2017-18. Teams still can appeal their placement.

Here are the boys divisions:

Division I: Fairfax, Westchester, Narbonne, Taft, El Camino Real, Birmingham, Dorsey, Washington, Palisades, Crenshaw, University, Fremont, Gardena, Hamilton, Granada Hills, Venice, Sylmar, Grant, Bernstein, South Gate, Carson, Marshall, LACES, Rancho Dominguez.

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Taylor Dollard, left, and Caleb Shulman of Crespi have been playing baseball together since preschool days.
Taylor Dollard, left, and Caleb Shulman of Crespi have been playing baseball together since preschool days. (Don Tardino)

Crespi pitcher Taylor Dollard and Crespi catcher Caleb Shulman have been battery mates since preschool. That's some 15 years.

They even played Little League together in Sherman Oaks.

Now they're off to separate colleges. Caleb, with a 4.47 grade-point average, is headed to play for Emory. Taylor, with a 4.0 GPA, will pitch for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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SOFTBALL

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

BASEBALL

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

BASEBALL

CITY

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  • Track
Kaelin Roberts of Carson wins her 400 heat at Thursday's City Section prelims.
Kaelin Roberts of Carson wins her 400 heat at Thursday's City Section prelims. (Dylan Stewart)

When the defending state champion in the girls' 400 meters is running, people pay attention.

Kaelin Roberts of Carson was in cruise control Thursday at the City Section track and field prelims at Birmingham. She won her 400 heat in 55.22 while mostly focusing on technique in preparation for the May 25 finals at El Camino College.

Her presence puts the pressure on those running in the boys' 400, where there could be a great race brewing with two sophomores making an impact.

Southern Section individual champion Bennett Reichard putts on the eighth hole.
Southern Section individual champion Bennett Reichard putts on the eighth hole. (Aaron Solis)

Senior Bennett Reichard of San Marcos shot a 3-under 68 on Thursday at Rancho San Marcos Golf Course in Santa Barbara to win the Southern Section individual boys' golf championship.

He had three birdies and no bogeys.

"I am amazed," Coach Aaron Solis said. "He picked the perfect time to play the best round of his life. These were the best of the best in the Southern Section, and Bennett performed flawlessly."

If it's playoff time, then Corona High knows that Michael Hobbs is capable of throwing a no-hitter.

He did it last season as a junior in the Southern Section Division 1 playoff opener against Marina, and he did it again on Thursday in Corona's 7-0 win over Orange Lutheran.

Hobbs struck out five and walked two. Hunter Collins had three hits and two RBIs.

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BOYS VOLLEYBALL

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1