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High school roundup: Sierra Canyon wins first state volleyball title

Chatsworth Sierra Canyon won its first state girls’ volleyball championship with a 25-18, 28-26, 25-22 win over Atherton Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday at Rancho Santiago College.

May Pertofsky, a Michigan commit, finished with 19 kills. Sophomore Jaylen Jordan, the granddaughter of Olympic champion Rafer Johnson, had 11 kills.

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In the Open Division, San Jose Mitty defeated Santa Ana Mater Dei.

Santa Margarita won the Division 1 state championship on Friday night with a three-set victory over Union City Logan.

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Sarah Ciszek finished with 15 kills and Taylor Heberle had 11 kills. Devon Chang, a UCLA signee, had 34 assists and Colgate signee Ashley Chow had 20 digs.

Santa Margarita lost in the Southern Section quarterfinals but was unstoppable in the state playoffs. The Eagles lost one set in five playoff matches.

Cross country: Claudia Lane of Malibu continued her march toward repeating as the nation’s top female cross country runner by winning the Foot Locker West Regional in 16:59.6 on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.

Last week, Lane won the Division IV state championship. She will be favored to win the national championship next Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego.

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Alyssa Bautista of Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley finished fifth in 18:18. Also qualifying was Chole Arriaga of Walnut.

Rancho Cucamonga’s Darius Riley advanced to the boys’ division national championship.

Bowl announcement: The pairings for the CIF state championship football bowl games will be released on Sunday. Each of the Southern Section’s 13 champions earns an automatic berth.

The City Section sends three champions: Narbonne, Crenshaw and Huntington Park.

Regional games are set for next Friday and Saturday. The championships are Dec. 15-16. Sacramento State will host five of the state finals.

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