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  • Basketball

Former All-City guard Evan Wardlow of Santa Clara said Thursday that he intends to transfer after three years on the basketball team.

He wants to play for another college during the 2018-19 season as a graduate student.

He will sit out this coming season and have 1 1/2 years of eligibility remaining if he can join another program in January.

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  • Football

Athletic with a strong arm, junior Darius Perrantes is making a strong bid to emerge as the starting quarterback at St. Francis this fall.

As a sophomore last season at Crespi, he shared playing time with veteran Hamish McClure before transferring to St. Francis.

On Wednesday, St. Francis and Paraclete played in a 11-on-11 touch football scrimmage, and Perrantes showed his potential. He threw two touchdown passes to Greg Dulcich.

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  • Baseball

Former El Camino Real infielder Alex Mejia made his major league debut Thursday by starting at second base for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mejia was the Pac-12 baseball player of the year for Arizona in 2012.

He's the latest Conquistador to reach the majors, joining the likes of Randy Wolf, Conor Jackson, Ryan McGuire, Kurt Birkins, Ryan Lavarnway and umpire Jim Wolf in representing a school that has won nine City Section baseball championships.

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Junior outfielder Cole Kitchen of El Camino Real likely will be considered one of the top three players in the City Section one day, and it could happen as soon as next spring.

This summer, Kitchen is batting .737 (14 for 19). He has 12 RBIs, including seven doubles.

Kitchen was the only sophomore named first-team All-City.

  • Basketball

Pasadena and Mater Dei won their quarterfinal games of the Fairfax tournament on Wednesday night, setting up a semifinal showdown at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bryce Hamilton scored 33 points in Pasadena's 63-53 victory over Rolling Hills Prep. Alex Garcia had 20 points for Rolling Hills.

Mater Dei received 18 points from Spencer Freedman and 11 points from Bol Bol in an 83-51 win over Santa Monica.

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Brandon Dieter of South Hills made a positive impression in his first pitching appearance at the Tournament of the Stars in North Carolina on Wednesday.

He threw three shutout innings as part of a tournament that's trying to sort out players for the 18U national team.

Brice Turang (Corona Santiago) and Kameron Ojeda (St. John Bosco) each had hits. Matt McLain (Beckman) had an RBI single.

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High school athletic programs in need of funding help will be the focus of a sports drink maker's project that will award a share of $1 million to 500 athletic programs around the country.

Power Your School, sponsored by Powerade, is asking participants to submit written or video essays that detail their schools' needs. Contest entries will be judged on school need, creativity and quality of submission.

Entries must be submitted no later than midnight Sept. 30.

  • Football

Defending Southern Section Division 1 football champion St. John Bosco will have its season opener on Aug. 25 against St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., televised by ESPNU as part of the 2017 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff.

ESPN is showing seven games from Aug. 25-27.

The game will begin at 4 p.m. Pacific Coast time.

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  • Baseball

USA Baseball's Tournament of the Stars has begun in Cary, N.C., and Jake Moberg of Vista Murrieta threw two shutout innings Tuesday in his debut.

Eighty players are there from around the country trying to make the USA 18U national team.

Brice Turang (Corona Santiago) and Kameron Ojeda (St. John Bosco) each had one hit in games.

  • Basketball

When the Fairfax trio of Ethan Anderson, Jamal Hartwell and Kirk Smith gets rolling, the Lions take off. They were on display Tuesday, contributing 17, 16 and 15 points, respectively, in a 75-45 win over La Canada in an opening game of the Fairfax tournament.

Fairfax advances to play Maranatha in a 7:30 p.m. quarterfinal game on Thursday.

Fred Odhiamo, a 6-foot-11 senior at Alemany, made 10 of 11 shots and finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the Warriors' 67-57 win over Brentwood. Sam Clareman scored 25 points for Brentwood. D.J. McDonald had 17 points for Alemany, which will play in Thursday's 6 p.m. quarterfinals against Beverly Hills.