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There's a terrific high school baseball tournament this weekend.

Harvard-Westlake, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Simi Valley, West Ranch, Calabasas, Moorpark, Alemany and Valencia are hosting games as part of the Southern California Classic.

Teams coming to face those schools are JSerra, Mater Dei, Dana Hills and El Toro, plus out-of-the-area schools Buchanan, De La Salle, Franklin and Bellarmine.

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The semifinals are set in the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs.

El Camino Real knocked off Kennedy, 5-0, on Wednesday and will host its West Valley League rival, Chatsworth, in a 5 p.m. semifinal on Friday. Adam Christopher threw three shutout innings and Felix Campos added four shutout innings. Cole Kitchen had two hits.

Chatsworth defeated Royal, 19-4, in its quarterfinal game.

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If you want to watch another day of seven-on-seven passing competition, the Redondo tournament is set to take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Redondo High School.

Among the teams entered are St. John Bosco, Servite, Rancho Verde, St. Francis, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, JSerra, Narbonne and Mira Costa.

City Section schools begin official football practice on July 24. The Southern Section begins a week later.

In an embarrassing final note to the 2016 prep football season, the City Section announced Wednesday that Division II champion Los Angeles and Division II runner-up Hawkins have each vacated their final spots after ineligible players were discovered.

Los Angeles, which finished 11-4, will drop to 1-14. Hawkins, which was 13-1, will be 1-13. The title will stay vacant.

Both schools have been placed on two years' probation but will be eligible for the 2017 playoffs.

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Sydney McLaughlin, MacKenzie Gore win top awards

Track standout Sydney McLaughlin from Union Catholic High School in New Jersey and left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore from Whiteville, N.C., were named the Gatorade female and male high school athletes of the year during an awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.

McLaughlin is the first back-to-back winner in the 32-year history of the female award. She's a hurdler and sprinter who was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2016.

Gore was the No. 3 pick overall by the San Diego Padres. He had an 0.19 ERA in high school baseball this season.

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Norco grad is waiting for liver transplant

Taylor Dockins is smiling. She's also staying positive, which explains why she has become such an inspirational figure to those who have followed her ordeal dealing with liver cancer.

"I'm just a girl playing the sport I love," she said Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey while waiting to be honored at the Gatorade athlete of the year awards dinner.

A standout softball pitcher at Norco headed to Cal State Fullerton, Dockins is awaiting a liver transplant. She refuses to let the ups and downs of her medical condition ruin any day of her life.

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Giancarlo Stanton was All-CIF in three sports at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Giancarlo Stanton was All-CIF in three sports at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (Beatrice De Gea / Los Angeles Times)

The 818 area code in the San Fernando Valley will be represented in baseball's Home Run Derby on Monday at 5 p.m. in Miami by two of its best from the class of 2007 -- Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals.

The fact that Stanton and Moustakas graduated the same year in high school, from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Chatsworth, respectively, tells you a little about the talent of Southern California baseball.

Moustakas set a state career record for home runs with 52 and was a first-round draft pick of the Royals. Moustakas also played quarterback for the Chancellors until an injury caused him to give up the sport. Stanton pulled off an incredible feat -- he was all-CIF in football, basketball and baseball. He was a second-round pick of the Marlins.

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Narbonne has been a dominant City Section team in seven-on-seven passing tournaments during recent summers. This summer, though, the Gauchos were pretty awful considering the expectations they've raised.

Narbonne went 0-4 on Saturday at the Edison tournament. Yes, the opponents were good, but the Gauchos' offense struggled throughout, raising questions.

Has Narbonne gotten too cozy and too confident after winning City titles in 2016, 2015 and 2014?

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The summer baseball season ends this coming week in the Valley Invitational Baseball League, with playoffs set to begin Monday in the single-elimination 14-team league. The championship game will be next Saturday at Burroughs.

Opening games: Crespi at Camarillo; Burroughs at Canyon; Golden Valley at Saugus; Kennedy at Santa Monica; Burbank at Chatsworth; Granada Hills at Royal.

Hart and El Camino Real, the top teams in the regular season, drew first-round byes. Hart will play the winner of Camarillo-Crespi on Wednesday. El Camino Real will play the winner of Santa Monica-Kennedy. The semifinals are Friday.

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Patrick Jacobs, a longtime Loyola High supporter, goes through college football rosters each year to see how many former Cubs are still playing the sport.

For this fall, Jacobs said he counts 36 former Loyola football players as playing college football, including 11 in the Pac-12.

Among the expected Loyola standouts are offensive lineman Coleman Shelton, a starter in 34 games for Washington; Myles Bryant, a starting defensive back at Washington; Chris Brown, a starting tackle at USC; Christian Rector, a defensive end at USC, and David Long, a sophomore cornerback at Michigan.