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(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

The domination by San Fernando Valley teams in City Section high school baseball was on display in Friday's Division I quarterfinals. All four West Valley League teams came away victorious, making it 44 times in the last 45 seasons that a Valley team will be crowned City champion.

Next Wednesday's semifinals at USC will match rivals Chatsworth against El Camino Real at 3 p.m., followed by Birmingham against Cleveland at 6 p.m.

It's a repeat from the 2016 season when the same four teams made it to the semifinals.

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BOYS' TENNIS

SOUTHERN SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday

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  • Baseball
  • Softball

Despite repeated reminders and warnings that batting practice is illegal prior to Southern Section playoff games in baseball and softball, another team has been forced to forfeit.

The Southern Section announced on Friday that Bishop Conaty-Loretto has forfeited its Division 7 softball victory on Thursday for an illegal batting practice.

Cornelia Connelly will advance to host St. Mary's on Tuesday in a second-round game.

  • 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.

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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  • 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."