Varsity Times Insider High school sports across the Southland
Baseball: Boras Classic announces first-round pairings

The first-round pairings have been announced for the Southern California bracket of the Boras Classic that begins on April 7.

San Clemente tops the upper bracket and will play Chatsworth in an opening game at 3 p.m. at JSerra. Palm Desert will face Alemany at noon at JSerra. Great Oak will play Damien at 9 a.m. at JSerra. Granite Hills will play JSerra at 6 p.m.

In the bottom bracket, it's Birmingham taking on Huntington Beach at 3 p.m. at Mater Dei. Aliso Niguel faces Vista Murrieta at 9 a.m. at Mater Dei. Chaminade plays Long Beach Wilson at noon at Mater Dei. Corona takes on Mater Dei at 6 p.m.

The championship game is April 10 at 6 p.m. at JSerra.



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Boys' basketball: LACES wins City Section Division IV championship

Down by eight points, LACES launched a successful comeback on Thursday night to defeat View Park Prep, 66-60, to win the City Section Division IV championship.

Khalil Taylor scored 18 points and Evan Battey added 15 for LACES.

Antoine Jenkins and K'Lon Williams each had 17 points for View Park.

In the consolation championship game of the Open Division, Taft earned an automatic Division I state playoff berth with a 60-58 win over Dorsey. Travis Patrick scored 23 points and had 17 rebounds for the Toreadors.




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Basketball: Thursday's City championship scores




Championship, Thursday

Los Angeles CES 66, View Park 60



Consolation final, Thursday

Taft 60, Dorsey 58






Championship, Thursday

Los Angeles CES 66, Animo South Los Angeles 22


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Track: Notre Dame to unveil CJ Sanders in two weeks

There's going to be some new competition for fastest sprinter in Southern California.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame football standout CJ Sanders, a state sprint champion from Tennesee, will make his sprint debut in two weeks for the Knights at the Oaks Christian Invitational, Coach Joe McNab said.

Sanders did run on Thursday in the 400-meter relay for Notre Dame in a dual meet against Alemany. Dominic Davis of Alemany, the USC-bound running back and top sprinter, ran for the Warriors.

Notre Dame ran 41.81 with a team of Sanders, Leo Lambert, Taylor Aguilera and Trevor Reid. Alemany ran 42.08.



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Baseball: Junior pitcher Gabe Golob is the star in Harvard-Westlake's 4-0 win

Everyone knew what the story line would be about Thursday at Chatsworth High, where Coach Tom Meusborn would be facing his former pupil, Matt LaCour of Harvard-Westlake, and his group of former Chatsworth assistants.

The Meusborn-LaCour rivalry has been so intense at times that Meusborn once walked back to Chatsworth instead of taking the school bus home after losing to LaCour when he was coaching at El Camino Real. Both have gotten a little older, a little wiser and their respect for each other is very strong. Meusborn had to adjust his team's signs Thursday to make sure his former coaches didn't figure them out.

"This is as fun as it gets around here," said Harvard-Westlake pitching coach Joe Guntz, a former All-City pitcher under Meusborn.

By game's end, the focus and story line had changed. It was all about junior pitcher Gabe Golob of Harvard-Westlake making his first varsity start after missing all of last year with a stress fracture in his elbow. All he did was throw a...

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Baseball: Dana Hills gets another shutout to improve to 5-0

Who has a better pitching staff than Dana Hills? That's going to be the question in the opening month of the baseball season after the Dolphins improved to 5-0 on Thursday with a 3-0 win over Irvine. The pitching staff has allowed one run in five games and recorded four shutouts.

Zach Wolf allowed three hits in five shutout innings.

Alemany 5, Calabasas 1: Ruben Cardenas hit a three-run home run to help the Warriors improve to 3-0 in the Easton tournament. Carter Yankie allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings.

Moorpark 7, Burroughs 3: Austin Ready had three RBI to keep the Musketeers unbeaten.

Agoura 7, Hart 2: Joey Czarske had two hits and three RBI for the Chargers (3-0).

Saugus 7, Lancaster 3: JT Heade, Rudy Aguilar and Brendan Griffith each drove in two runs for Saugus.

West Ranch 3, Rio Mesa 1: Sean O'Shea contributed two hits and two RBI. Ryan Beddeo, the basketball standout, had a single and double for West Ranch.

Simi Valley 1, El Camino Real 0: Abbott Haffar struck out five, walked...

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