Varsity Times Insider High school sports across the Southland
Track: Rachel Baxter wins girls' pole vault at Orange County championships

Rachel Baxter of Anaheim Canyon ended the three-year reign of Kaitlyn Merritt of Santa Margarita as girls' pole vault champion at Saturday's Orange County championships. Baxter won with a mark of 13 feet, 3 inches.

Austin Tamagno of Brea Olinda won the 800 in 1:52.33.

Malik McMorris of Mater Dei took the discus with a mark of 185-2. Gabe Warner of Woodbridge won the 400 in 48.19.

Woodbridge won the boys' team title and Los Alamitos took the girls' title.



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Baseball: Adrian Acosta of Chatsworth has a five-hit day

After becoming eligible on April 6 following the situout period for transferring from Simi Valley, Adrian Acosta of Chatsworth must be finally becoming comfortable in his new surroundings.

On Saturday, he finished with five hits, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh, to give Chatsworth an 8-7 win over South Torrance.

Marshall received three RBI from Steven Recinos in a 5-4 win over Taft. Jacob Davies had a three-run home run and Jayson Newman homered for Taft.

Banning defeated Roosevelt, 6-0, behind pitcher Ivan Martinez. Narbonne defeated Westchester, 8-4. Guillermo Vasquez threw five shutout innings. Daniel Rocha had two hits and two RBI.

El Camino Real defeated Verdugo Hills, 6-1. Matt Malconian had the complete game. Jake Baer went three for four with a home run. Colton Snyder and James Terrazas also hit home runs.

Hart defeated Palos Verdes, 9-5. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated Oak Hills, 9-3.

Felix Rubi struck out eight in Kennedy's 2-0 win over Chaminade. Luis...

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Football: Big ambitions for Narbonne Gauchos

There was a four-team seven on seven passing competition on Saturday morning at Chaminade. Narbonne, Oaks Christian and Calabasas joined the host Eagles. What was memorable was the message Narbonne Coach Manuel Douglas passed along to his players during a pregame talk.

"We're trying to win a state championship starting today," he told his players.

The Gauchos, the preseason favorites in City Section Division I, have big ambitions with eight players having Division I scholarship offers. There was plenty to be impressed about.

Sophomore to be Jalen Chatman, filling in at quarterback for Roman Ale (baseball), showed that he's going to need lots of playing time based on his powerful arm. The Gauchos' defense will remind people of the 2012 team. The linebacking duo of Raymond Scott and Lawson Hall will be as good as any around.

Calabasas continues to make progress under Coach Casey Clausen. The Coyotoes showed off a promising sophomore to be in receiver-defensive back Josh Madison. "He's a...

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Football: Seeing what QB Matt Corral of Oaks Christian sees

A four-team, seven-on-seven passing competition Saturday morning gave me an opportunity to try out a new camera fastened to a harness, and Oaks Christian quarterback Matt Corral was gracious enough to wear it.

It provided an unusual view of what a quarterback sees and hears. The camera was located on his chest.

New co-Coach Jim Benkert was giving lessons. Corral, a sophomore-to-be on his way toward becoming a top quarterback, has the demeanor and confidence to listen to what Benkert says and implement it.

Take a look at the video above.



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Baseball/softball: Saturday scores



Simi Valley 5, Oak Park 1



Esperanza 6, Brea Olinda 5



North Hollywood 5, Grant 4



Cypress 8, Tustin 2

Garden Grove Pacifica 4, La Palma Kennedy 0

Placentia Valencia 12, Western 3



Hart 7, Valencia 2



Sunny Hills 3, Buena Park 2

Troy 2, Sonora 0



Garden Grove 19, Bolsa Grande 1

Rancho Alamitos 2, Garden Grove Santiago 1



Campbell Hall 7, Crossroads 3



Knight 4, Highland 2



Ocean View 4, Loara 0

Orange 7, Santa Ana 0



Calabasas 2, Agoura 1

Newbury Park 2, Thousand Oaks 1

Westlake 8, Oaks Christian 0



Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 5, Chaminade 3



Anaheim 3, Katella 1

Century 6, Magnolia 0

Savanna 18, Santa Ana Valley 0



Costa Mesa 5, Estancia 4

Godinez 8, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 6

Laguna Beach 6, Saddleback 1



Burbank Burroughs...

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Baseball: Glendora gets two-game sweep of Ayala in Palomares League

Austin Isenhart threw a two-hit shutout to lift Glendora past Ayala, 5-0, on Friday in a Palomares League game. It completed a two-game sweep of Ayala, which entered the week in first place.

Griffen Herrera blasted a two-run home run in the first inning. Herrera, Alex Briggs and Race Gardner finished with two hits apiece. Glendora moved within one game of first place. South Hills defeated Bonita, 4-3, to pull into a first-place tie with Ayala.

 In the Trinity League, Santa Margarita defeated Mater Dei, 4-1. Nick Plaskett had a two-run double in the first inning. Brian Gursky got the win and Conner Hilburn the save. Servite defeated St. John Bosco, 7-4. JSerra defeated Orange Lutheran, 3-1. Jack Owen and Jake Pries combined on a four-hitter. Royce Lewis had two hits. JSerra and Santa Margarita are tied for first at 4-2.

 Brett Conine struck out 10, walked none and allowed three hits in El Modena's 1-0 win over Villa Park.

In the Inland Valley League, Arlington (15-3, 8-0) scored two runs...

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