• Basketball
Girls' team wins Division IV championship

According to the box score of the CIF state Division IV championship girls’ basketball game on Friday, Natalie Valvo of Rolling Hills Prep played two minutes, missed her only shot and had one rebound.

Except she contributed perhaps the biggest play of the game, taking a charging foul against the No. 1 player for Priory, point guard Tatiana Reese, with 7:42 left. Reese fouled out on the play.

“It was huge,” Coach Richard Masson said.


The LA84 Foundation has awarded $1.8 million in grants to Southern California youth sports organizations in its latest attempt to support youth sports programs. It distributes money gained from the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Among the grants is $25,000 to the Sloane Stephens Foundation to provide tennis instruction to elementary schools in the Compton Unified School District.

Another $400,000 was given to LA’s Best, which offers softball, soccer, flag football, basketball and competitive dance and drill teams at 198 L.A. Unified elementary schools.

  • Football

Fullerton High has selected Richard Salazar to be its football coach.

It will be a homecoming for Salazar, who’s a Fullerton grad. He was the head coach at Nogales.

He also coached at La Habra as an assistant.



Corona Santiago 4, Corona Centennial 2 (9)

  • Baseball

Neither rain nor Fountain Valley could cool off the Huntington Beach baseball team on Wednesday.

Dylan Ramirez contributed four hits and four RBIs and Jag Burden hit a home run in the Oilers’ 12-2 Sunset League victory, their 12th win in a row.

Los Alamitos defeated Edison 6-3

Spencer Freedman of Mater Dei is the Trinity League player of the year for the third consecutive season.
Spencer Freedman of Mater Dei is the Trinity League player of the year for the third consecutive season. (Eric Sondheimer)

There’s never been a three-time Trinity League player of the year in basketball — until now.

Senior point guard Spencer Freedman of Santa Ana Mater Dei has pulled off the feat. Headed to Harvard, he led the Monarchs to the league championship and the Southern Section Open Division title.

First-team All-Trinity League:

  • Basketball

Talented senior guard Dawnyel Lair of Fairfax has been named the City Section player of the year in girls’ basketball.

Known for her speed and quickness, Lair led Fairfax to the Open Division championship. She is headed to Wichita State.

Granada Hills’ Jared Honig was named coach of the year.

  • Basketball

Here’s a look at the City Section all-league boys’ basketball teams.


MVPs—Jordan Brinson, Westchester; Jr.; Jamal Hartwell, Fairfax, Sr.



St. Margaret’s 5, Downey Calvary Chapel 2

  • Baseball

Down 4-0, Huntington Beach rallied for a 7-6 win over Marina on Tuesday, its 11th consecutive victory.

Josh Hahn gave the Oilers (11-2) the lead for good with a two-run home run in the sixth inning in the Sunset League game.

Newport Harbor defeated Fountain Valley 2-1 on a walk-off home run by John Olmstead in the 10th inning.