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  • Baseball

Larry McCann, a first-year baseball coach at Esperanza who took over for longtime Coach Mike Curran, was replaced as head coach on Wednesday, principal Ken Fox said.

He declined to give a reason, calling it a "personnel matter."

"I guess I was fired," McCann told the Orange County Register.

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  • Football

It's the time to start getting a feel for quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs with seven-on-seven passing competitions beginning.

Gardena Serra is hosting a weekly Wednesday night competition beginning in May that will include Narbonne, led by QB Jalen Chatman. Long Beach Poly, which picked up Oaks Christian transfer Matt Corral at QB, is playing on May 3.

Serra will be breaking in a new quarterback.

  • Basketball

Standout junior guard David Singleton from state champion Bishop Montgomery announced Thursday that he has committed to UCLA.

Singleton is a two-time All-Area selection by The Times.

Arizona was also recruiting Singleton, who teamed with Ethan Thompson to help the Knights win the Southern Section Open Division championship and state Open Division title.

  • Basketball

Standout junior guard David Singleton from state champion Bishop Montgomery announced Thursday that he has committed to UCLA.

Singleton is a two-time All-Area selection by The Times.

Arizona was also recruiting Singleton, who teamed with Ethan Thompson to help the Knights win the Southern Section Open Division championship and state Open Division title.

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  • Baseball

A year ago, Mira Costa surprised everyone by winning the Boras Classic. Now there should be no surprise that the Mustangs are on a roll once again.

Dylan Dennis got an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning on Thursday night to help Mira Costa move on with a 3-1 semifinal victory over Orange Lutheran.

Junior pitcher Jesse Storey allowed two hits in six shutout innings. Orange Lutheran tied the game, 1-1, with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh before the Mustangs broke through in the eighth with two runs.

  • Baseball

A year ago, Mira Costa surprised everyone by winning the Boras Classic. Now there should be no surprise that the Mustangs are on a roll once again.

Dylan Dennis got an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning on Thursday night to help Mira Costa move on with a 3-1 semifinal victory over Orange Lutheran.

Junior pitcher Jesse Storey allowed two hits in six shutout innings. Orange Lutheran tied the game, 1-1, with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh before the Mustangs broke through in the eighth with two runs.

Steven Rivas of Etiwanda enjoyed a day hitters can only dream about.

In a Baseline League game against Chino Hills, Rivas hit two home runs, a triple and double and finished with a school-record 11 RBI in a 23-3 victory for Etiwanda.

Tyler Freeman went five for five.

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The Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks is doing something that some sports people might say is a sign the apocalypse is near.

This fall, for $35,000, you can participate in a "Personal Development Year." Athletes who are eighth graders can take a "gap year" and not jump right into high school.

The program will allow students to work on their athletics and academics before going into high school.

  • Basketball

Shareef O'Neal, a 6-foot-9 junior at Santa Monica Crossroads, announced on Wednesday that he has committed to Arizona.

The son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal is known for his versatility and ability to shoot.

He played this season with Ira Lee, who will arrive at Arizona this fall.