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Sophomore shoots 69 at Wilson GC

Down by two strokes with two holes to play in Tuesday’s City Section golf championship, Diamond Lew of North Hollywood confidently told his coach, Steve Miller, walking to the 17th tee: “Birdie, birdie.”

Sure enough, Lew delivered a birdie on No. 17 to close within one stroke of leader Haram Shin of Marshall.

Then came the par-4 No. 18 at Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park. Shin left his second shot about 50 feet from the flag but on the green. Lew drove his second shot into the sand trap after hooking his tee shot to the left.

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During his days at Birmingham, Ed Croson used to put his team through tough schedules and not worry about how many losses they had.

“One year, we were 1-4 and won the City title,” he said.

Now the football coach at Chaminade, Croson has put together a schedule that the Eagles are calling the “toughest in Los Angeles.”

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BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

CITY

OPEN DIVISION

DIVISION 4
Wild-card games, Tuesday
Redondo 4, Long Beach Poly 3
Chaffey 10, Apple Valley 0
Arcadia 4, Northwood 1
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 10, Oxnard Pacifica 5
Norwalk 4, Burbank 2

First round, Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
Redondo at #1 Downey
Paloma Valley at San Dimas
Chaffey at Paraclete
San Marcos at Savanna
Sultana at San Juan Hills
Schurr at Mira Costa
Arcadia at Segerstrom
#4 Royal at Village Christian

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at #3 Godinez
Kaiser at Oak Hills
Sierra Canyon at Ramona
Santa Fe at Montebello
Alta Loma at Barstow
Norwalk at Temescal Canyon
Paso Robles at South El Monte
#2 Sonora at Garden Grove

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 2

Wild-card games, Tuesday

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SOFTBALL

CITY

OPEN DIVISION

BOYS' TENNIS

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

  • Baseball

Cade Marshman went four for four and sophomore Jacob Gonzalez went three for three with two RBIs to help Glendora defeat Paloma Valley 7-3 on Tuesday in a Southern Section Division 2 wild-card playoff opener.

Glendora advances to play Yucaipa on the road in a first-round game on Thursday. Christian Heflin also had three hits.

Village Christian defeated Paraclete 2-1 in nine innings and will play No. 1-seeded Beckman in its Division 2 opener on Thursday.

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Down by two runs early on, Chatsworth rallied to knock off West Valley League rival El Camino Real 4-2 on Tuesday in the City Section Open Division softball semifinals.

The No. 2-seeded Chancellors advance to Saturday’s 4:15 p.m. final at Cal State Dominguez Hills against No. 8-seeded San Pedro, which defeated Sun Valley Poly 8-4.

Ruby Salzman got the Chancellors’ offense going with a home run. Emily Justman gave Chatsworth a 3-2 lead with an RBI single and Ava Justman followed with an RBI double in the fifth inning.

The City Section will hold its championship golf tournament on Wednesday at Wilson Golf Course.

Granada Hills and Palisades are among the favorites for the team title.

The individual competition is wide open.