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  • Baseball
Chargers win South Coast League title

Jake Jackson of El Toro, a senior pitcher who didn't throw a single inning as a junior, has been selected the Southern Section Division 1 player of the year.

Jackson helped lead El Toro to the Division 1 championship and is headed to Nevada. He was 12-1 and threw a 4-0 shutout at Dodger Stadium.

Tyler Freeman of Etiwanda was selected the Division 2 player of the year. Brandon Godoy of Walnut is the Division 3 player of the year.

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  • Basketball
Charisma Osborne scored 25 points in Windward's semifinal win over Mater Dei.
Charisma Osborne scored 25 points in Windward's semifinal win over Mater Dei. (Devin Ugland)

There was no stopping Charisma Osborne of Windward in Saturday’s Southern Section Open Division girls’ semifinal at Cal Baptist.

She scored 25 points to lead Windward past Santa Ana Mater Dei 76-64. She also had six rebounds and four assists.

Sela Kay added 14 points for Windward, which will play top-seeded Harvard-Westlake in Friday’s championship game at the Pyramid. Harvard-Westlake defeated Etiwanda 42-28. Jayda Ruffus-Milner had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman Kiki Iriafen added 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Emily Mitchell, left, and Hayley Berfield combined to make nine threes in Granada Hills' semifinal win over El Camino Real
Emily Mitchell, left, and Hayley Berfield combined to make nine threes in Granada Hills' semifinal win over El Camino Real (Eric Sondheimer)

Granada Hills couldn’t miss from three-point range in the first quarter on Saturday in the City Section Open Division girls’ basketball semifinals at Roybal.

Emily Mitchell made four threes. Hayley Berfield made three. The Highlanders opened a 15-point lead and never looked back in a 61-42 victory over El Camino Real. Granada Hills will play No. 1-seeded Fairfax in next Saturday’s 5 p.m. championship game at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Berfield finished with 29 points. Mitchell scored 22 points. Sophomore Haylee Aiden had 23 rebounds.

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Adam Christopher, Jake Baum in spotlight

There was zero clouds and the sun warmed up a once chilly morning for the opening day of high school baseball on Saturday.

In Orange County, Erik Tolman of El Toro showed he’s more than ready to take over as the star player for the defending Division 1 champions. He hit two home runs and struck out eight in five shutout innings in a 2-0 victory over El Dorado and standout pitcher Kyle Luckham. Chase Luttrell struck out three to pick up the save.

In Woodland Hills, it was a battle of young guns.

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DJ Houston scores 28 points; Shareef O'Neal 26

It will be Chino Hills playing Pasadena for the Southern Section Division 1 championship next week.

Andre Ball came through with a 37-point performance to help Chino Hills defeat Long Beach Poly 89-78. Onyeka Okongwu added 23 points. Malik Salahuddin finished with 23 points for Poly.

Pasadena rallied for a 48-46 victory over Rancho Verde, getting a clutch basket from Darius Brown.

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