Varsity Times Insider High school sports across the Southland
Baseball: Local players advance to compete for spot on USA 18U roster

A group of Southern California players are still alive and are among 28 players selected to compete for a final roster spot on the USA 18U national baseball team.

They will advance to the second round of team trials Aug. 16-19 in Los Angeles.

They include Kevin Gowdy of Santa Barbara, Reggie Lawson of Victor Valley, Jacob Amaya of South HIlls, Hans Crouse of Dana Hills, Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks...

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Football: Oaks Christian's Michael Pittman commits to USC

The USC-UCLA rivalry should take on new meaning when Oaks Christian receiver Michael Pittman finally gets involved.

Pittman, previously committed to UCLA, announced he's now committed to USC.

"Second time's a charm. I'm done now," he told




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Boys' basketball: MVP Leland Green leads Redondo past Bishop Montgomery

Don't forget about Redondo when it comes to top basketball teams for next season.

Redondo knocked off Bishop Montgomery, 62-60, in overtime in the championship game of the Frogg tournament at Morningside.

Leland Green of Redondo was named tourney MVP. He had 15 points.

Jordan Schakel led Bishop Montgomery with 27 points.



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Football: Brackets are released for next week's Edison passing tournament

The Huntington Beach Edison seven on seven passing tournament is set for Saturday, July 11, and Coach Dave White has finalized the brackets.

Group A: St. John Bosco, Tesoro, Oaks Christian, Hart.

Group B: Los Alamitos, Santa Margarita, Corona Centennial, Valencia.

Group C: Mater Dei, Bishop Amat, Charter Oak, Mission Hills.

Group D: La Habra, Gardena Serra, Loyola, JSerra.

Group E: Narbonne, Edison,...

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Baseball: Oaks Christian pitcher Carson Rudd commits to Stanford

Junior pitcher Carson Rudd of Oaks Christian has committed to Stanford.

Rudd, 6 feet 4, 160 pounds, came on strong at the end of last season as a sophomore.

He's right-handed.

In another commitment, senior pitcher Jack Cunningham of West Ranch has committed to San Jose State.

Junior outfielder Ben Fariss of Valencia has committed to UC Santa Barbara.




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Football: Lakewood seeking opponent to play La Serna in nonleague game

Lakewood is hoping to travel to Washington on Sept. 4 to play Bellevue, but Coach Jimmy Nolan must first find a replacement for La Serna to play on Sept. 3 or 4.

Any team with an opening and interest in playing La Serna can contact Nolan at

Lakewood was scheduled to play La Serna when Bellevue offered to play the Lancers. La Serna is willing to let Lakewood out of its contact...

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