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El Camino Real and Hart had their annual meeting in the championship game of the Valley Invitational Baseball League on Saturday night at Burroughs. Lucky there were lights.

The game went into the 10th inning before El Camino Real came away with a 7-6 victory on an RBI double by Bryan Golnick in the top of the 10th.

Golnick also threw three shutout innings of relief to pick up the victory.

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(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

With curly hair and a 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame, St. Francis senior Greg Dulcich is easily spotted during a seven-on-seven passing game. Cornerbacks initially underestimate him, thinking he doesn't look very quick.

Then he accelerates with a long stride, puts out his huge hands and catches the ball with a confidence and strength that makes him a good candidate to become a tight end one day.

That's the position coach Jim Bonds thinks Dulcich might play in college. He looks the part of the 21st century tight end, someone who's big, athletic, versatile and doesn't drop passes.

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Bret LeVier has been hired as the baseball coach at San Juan Hills.

He was an assistant last season for Southern Section Division 1 champion El Toro. He also has coached at Servite and Beckman. He was a three-sport athlete at Whittier California.

He replaces Jeremy Wooten, who was head coach for 10 years.

Friday, August 18th


Villa Park at Honolulu (Hawaii) Damien, 5 p.m.

The Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles will be the site of the Manchester City Soccer Festival on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

English Premier League soccer team Manchester City is visiting is hosting the event.

Soccer fans of all ages will be able to test their skills at the free event and receive advice from coaches. Members of the team will visit.

(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

There's a terrific high school baseball tournament this weekend.

Harvard-Westlake, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Simi Valley, West Ranch, Calabasas, Moorpark, Alemany and Valencia are hosting games as part of the Southern California Classic.

Teams coming to face those schools are JSerra, Mater Dei, Dana Hills and El Toro, plus out-of-the-area schools Buchanan, De La Salle, Franklin and Bellarmine.

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The semifinals are set in the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs.

El Camino Real knocked off Kennedy, 5-0, on Wednesday and will host its West Valley League rival, Chatsworth, in a 5 p.m. semifinal on Friday. Adam Christopher threw three shutout innings and Felix Campos added four shutout innings. Cole Kitchen had two hits.

Chatsworth defeated Royal, 19-4, in its quarterfinal game.

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If you want to watch another day of seven-on-seven passing competition, the Redondo tournament is set to take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Redondo High School.

Among the teams entered are St. John Bosco, Servite, Rancho Verde, St. Francis, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, JSerra, Narbonne and Mira Costa.

City Section schools begin official football practice on July 24. The Southern Section begins a week later.


In an embarrassing final note to the 2016 prep football season, the City Section announced Wednesday that Division II champion Los Angeles and Division II runner-up Hawkins have each vacated their final spots after ineligible players were discovered.

Los Angeles, which finished 11-4, will drop to 1-14. Hawkins, which was 13-1, will be 1-13. The title will stay vacant.

Both schools have been placed on two years' probation but will be eligible for the 2017 playoffs.

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Sydney McLaughlin, MacKenzie Gore win top awards

Track standout Sydney McLaughlin from Union Catholic High School in New Jersey and left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore from Whiteville, N.C., were named the Gatorade female and male high school athletes of the year during an awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.

McLaughlin is the first back-to-back winner in the 32-year history of the female award. She's a hurdler and sprinter who was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2016.

Gore was the No. 3 pick overall by the San Diego Padres. He had an 0.19 ERA in high school baseball this season.