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You never know what you might find looking for sports tickets on the Internet.

Such as, it costs $15 for an adult ticket for Saturday night’s CIF state championship Open Division bowl game between Santa Ana Mater Dei and De La Salle at Sacramento State.

According to Vivid Seats, a secondary ticket website, there were four NFL games this weekend that had cheaper tickets available as of this morning:

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Kids hang out at the Sports Academy because of poor air quality in their neighborhoods from wildfires.
Kids hang out at the Sports Academy because of poor air quality in their neighborhoods from wildfires. (Coley Glasgow)

Being a good neighbor is important for any business, and the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks has been going above and beyond to aid families affected by the wildfires in Ventura County.

Coley Glasgow, a mother of three, wrote, “They have generously opened their doors for the fifth weekday in a row to the boys and girls of Ventura who truly needed a place to breathe fresh air and get some energy out while VUSD schools are closed due to the Thomas fire.

“Today there are 60 kids here being supervised by Sports Academy staff. My son’s teammate and his brother are here today. They lost their rental home in the fire and did not have renters insurance. While their parents spend the day navigating through their new reality, their boys are all smiles here.”

  • Baseball

St. Francis is joining the other six teams in the Mission League with its own baseball field.

The Golden Knights have reached agreement with the city of Glendale to make major modifications to field one at the Glendale Sports Complex with a 10-year deal that will give them priority use of the facility.

St. Francis intends to put in an all-weather turf field with sunken dugouts and add to the bullpen areas.

  • Football

Chad Johnson, the offensive coordinator at St. John Bosco and chief assistant to Jason Negro during the Braves’ rise to prominence, has accepted the position of head coach at Mission Viejo.

Mission Viejo announced Wednesday that it has recommended Johnson to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.

It was a tough decision for Johnson, who’s not related to retiring Mission Viejo Coach Bob Johnson. St. John Bosco made an offer trying to keep him, and for good reason. He’s become known as a great quarterbacks coach, having helped develop Josh Rosen and current sophomore D.J. Uiagalelei. He has been Negro’s key assistant since the two worked together at Trabuco Hills.

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  • Football

Quarterback Ernie Arcia of South Gate has been named the MVP of the Eastern League.

The offensive player of the year was running back Bey’Jon Lee of Huntington Park. The defensive player of the year was Nicholas Delgadillo of Garfield.

The offensive lineman of the year was James Gomez of Roosevelt. The defensive lineman of the year was Ignacio Sanchez of Huntington Park.

  • Basketball

K.J. Martin was known primarily as a rebounder and shot blocker during his days at Chaminade, but he showed on Tuesday night he’s picking up his offensive game at Sierra Canyon.

He finished with 35 points in Sierra Canyon’s 90-63 win over Bonita in the La Canada tournament.

Damien stayed unbeaten with an 89-43 win over Village Christian. Cameron Shelton had 28 points.

  • Football

There’s one week left in the 2017 high school football season but schools are already finalizing their schedules for 2018.

Loyola has completed its scheduling by adding Vista Murrieta and Valencia for nonleague games. The Cubs will open on the road against Fairfax on Aug. 24, followed by nonleague games against San Diego St. Augustine, Cathedral, Vista Murrieta and Valencia.

One interesting development is that lots of schools are avoiding playing during zero week, which starts on Aug. 17 in 2018. The season has been moved up, and schools aren’t willing to play so early in August. They’re delaying until week one on Aug. 24.

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Citrus Valley has named Kurt Bruich its new football coach.

Bruich was coach at Redlands East Valley, where he led the team 11 league titles in 16 season.

He won one state bowl game championship there.

Excavating machinery stands ready in August 2016 on the grounds of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, where ground was broken for the stadium that will house the Los Angeles Football Club.
Excavating machinery stands ready in August 2016 on the grounds of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, where ground was broken for the stadium that will house the Los Angeles Football Club. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Football Club and its under construction Banc of California Stadium have made a bid to host the California Interscholastic Federation state championship football bowl games for 2018.

The new 22,000-seat stadium is scheduled to open next spring next to the Coliseum. It’s being built specifically for soccer but can easily host football.

The CIF is set to make an announcement on the winning bid on Friday in Sacramento. The bidding is for three years. Sacramento State has hosted the last three championships.