Advertisement
1827 posts
  • Track
(Associated Press)

There's no Michael Norman. He's gone on to USC. But next Saturday's Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School will have last year's teenage Olympian, Sydney McLaughlin, flying in from New Jersey.

She was the Gatorade national track and field athlete of the year for 2015-16. She placed third at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400-meter hurdles.

The Arcadia Invitational is the best track and field meet in California next to the state championships.

Advertisement
  • Football

The Honor Bowl announced its five football matchups to be held Sept. 1 and 2 at San Diego Cathedral Catholic.

On the opening Friday night, Orange Lutheran will play Cathedral Catholic at 7:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Village Christian will play Christian.

On Saturday, Helix will play Paraclete at noon. Gardena Serra will play Hawaii Punahou at 4 p.m., followed by Corona Centennial vs. IMG at 7:30 p.m.

Advertisement
  • Baseball

Beckman took a nine-game winning streak into its Pacific Coast League game against Woodbridge on Thursday.

Woodbridge didn't blink. The Warriors came away with a 13-3 victory, dropping Beckman to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in league.

Kyle Giberson and Jackson Lyon each went three for three. Chase Bradley had a home run.

The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, on Thursday awarded nearly $1.7 million in grants to 14 school-based and youth sports organizations.

Among the grants are $125,000 to a community project in Little Toyko. The Budokan of Los Angeles facility will offer two gyms for martial arts, volleyball and basketball leagues.

Street Soccer USA is creating a pilot program for homeless youth in South and Central Los Angeles. It was given a $75,000 grant.

Nearly 600 Santa Ana Mater Dei students, parents and faculty are serving as volunteers for Saturday's Special Games Outreach that will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the campus outdoor athletics complex.

They will coordinate events for nearly 300 children and adult athletes with special needs.

It's the 32nd anniversary of the school's annual outreach program. This year's theme is "Be Incredible" and will include track and field, face painting, baseball, basketball, soccer and dancing.

Advertisement

On the biggest stage, it always helps to have a player the caliber of junior pitcher Brandon Dieter of West Covina South Hills to deliver in the clutch.

The Stanford commit came through in a 5-1 victory over unbeaten Florida Archbishop McCarthy on Thursday in a quarterfinal game of the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C.

Dieter threw a complete game, striking out six while allowing four hits. He also had two hits. Jacob Amaya had a three-run double in the sixth.

Michael Porter Jr., a 6-foot-9 forward from Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, was named MVP in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night after helping the West defeat the East, 109-107.

Porter, who's headed to Missouri,scored 17 points and had eight rebounds.

UCLA-bound Jaylen Hands from Foothills Christian scored 14 points and had four assists for the West team.

  • Basketball

George Zedan has resigned as basketball coach at Cantwell-Sacred Heart.

He was head coach since the 2011-12 season.

He helped make Cantwell-Sacred Heart competitive in the tough Del Rey League and make the Open Division playoffs.

Advertisement
  • Baseball

On an afternoon when the mother of Chatsworth All-City catcher Daniel Zakosek was cooking her famous tri-tip at the snack stand, the Chancellors wasted little time in sending El Camino Real back on the bus to Woodland Hills. Chatsworth won via the mercy rule in five innings, 11-0.

Randy Mata had a pair of two-run singles. Thomas Gutierrez (5-0) allowed two hits. Chatsworth improved to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in the West Valley League. Its two-game sweep of El Camino Real, the defending City champion, means the Chancellors are a prohibitive favorite to land the No. 1 seed for the Division I playoffs.

Cleveland defeated Taft, 2-1. Max Yourist struck out five in six innings. Birmingham defeated Granada Hills, 6-2. Alex Ballesteros hit a grand slam and Alberto Garcia improved to 5-0.

  • Baseball

The City Section Division I championship baseball game at Dodger Stadium has been changed from June 2 to June 3.

Division I will be at 1 p.m. with Division II at 10 a.m.

The finals were originally going to be played on June 2, with the Southern Section playing games on June 3. But City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said the Dodgers are only allowing two games each day, and the Southern Section could end up finding another site for its multiple finals. Or try to play two games on Friday at Dodger Stadium.