Baseball: J.T. McLellen comes through for Vista Murrieta

 The Southwestern League has turned out to be one of the toughest in Southern California this season, with each victory an immense struggle. So it was no exception on Tuesday, where Vista Murrieta and pitcher J.T. McLellen came through with a 2-0 victory over No. 2-ranked Temecula Valley.

McLellan struck out one, walked one and gave up five hits to help Vista Murrieta (13-4, 3-3) come up with a critical league victory over a very strong Temecula Valley (13-4, 4-2) team.

Ian Nowak had a single and double and Angel Ortiz also had two hits.

In another Southwestern League upset, Murrieta Valley defeated Great Oak, 6-3. Cody Martin and James Schmidt each had two hits.

In the National Classic, Huntington Beach rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Santa Margarita, 2-1. Jake Bodt had the game-winning two-run double. JJ Carr had given Santa Margarita a 1-0 lead with a home run through six innings. Daniel Miyashiro had shut out the Oilers.

Alemany defeated Arizona Sunsrise...


Baseball: San Gorgonio left-hander Hazahel Quijada strikes out 17

 San Gorgonio has a junior left-handed pitcher, Hazahel Quijada, who's having a tremendous season. He struck out 17 on Tuesday in San Gorgonio's 7-2 win over Rialto in a San Andreas League game.

On the season, Quijada is 6-1 with an 0.74 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 38 innings.

San Gorgonio is 13-2 and 5-1 in league.



Football: Chaminade's Brandyn Lee picks up offer from Nevada

 Receiver Brandyn Lee has become the fourth Chaminade player to receive a football scholarship offer, with Nevada making the offer, Coach Ed Croson said.

The other returning players with offers are lineman Bar Milo, receiver Dymond Lee and tight end Chris Bounds.



Fencing: Chaminade wins state title

 After winning state championships in boys' and girls' basketball and winning the state Division II football bowl game, Chaminade has added a state title in boys' fencing and a third-place finish in girls.

 Matt Carter and Jacob Lind led the boys' team to victory.



Fencing: Harvard-Westlake's Justin Yoo gets silver and bronze at World Championships

 Justin Yoo, a junior at Harvard-Westlake, won a silver medal in cadet and a bronze medal in Junior epee at the men's fencing World Championships last week in Bulgaria.

He's the first U.S. fencer to win individual medals at both the Junior and Cadet World Championship.

Kasia Nixon of Los Angeles won a bronze in cadet women's fencing.



Golf: Freshman Brandon Ahn wins L.A. City Junior championship

 Brandon Ahn, a freshman who lives in Glendale, won  the L.A. City Junior golf championship at the Sepulveda Golf Complex, defeating Samuel Kim of Irvine on the third hole of a playoff.

Ahn and Kim each finished with three-round totals of 202. Ahn shot 66, 70 and 66.

Daniel Lopez of Los Angeles was next at 204 and Spencer Soosman of Westlake Village shot 206.

Elizabeth Wang of San Marino won the girls' flight with a 207. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills finished second at 208.

There were nearly 600 competitors. Tiger Woods is a former champion of the event.



Baseball: Freshman Hagen Danner can hit, too

 Freshman Hagen Danner of Huntington Beach has been used primarily as a relief pitcher this season, but on Monday, he got a chance to hit and came through with two singles to help the Oilers defeat Elsinore, 6-1.

Ryan Abady threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out three and walking none. Huntington Beach, ranked No. 3 by The Times, is 12-2.

It was high drama in a Mission League showdown at O'Malley Family Field, where Harvard-Westlake and Loyola finished in a 3-3 tie after the game was called in the 11th inning because of darkness.

Stephen Dubb hit a two-run home run off Jack Flaherty to give Loyola a 2-0 lead. Nathan Hadley shut out the Wolverines for six innings, but Harvard-Westlake tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh on a two-strike, two-out triple by Flaherty.

Dubb's RBI single in the top of the 10th inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Loyola a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the 10th, the Wolverines got three straight hits on two-strike, two-out pitches to tie...


Baseball & softball: Monday scores



Westminster La Quinta 6, Firebaugh 0

Woodcrest Christian 20, Vista del Lago 0




Corona del Mar 5, Estancia 4

Village Christian 6, Newport Harbor 3

Beckman 7, Anaheim Canyon 3

Irvine 3, Oak Hills 2



Huntington Beach 6, Elsinore 1

Santa Margarita 7, Spanish Fork (Utah) 4

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 5, Alemany 4

El Dorado 3, Peoria (Ariz.) Sunrise Mountain 1

Phoenix Greenway 11, Riverside North 9

San Jose Valley Christian 3, Gahr 2

Fountain Valley 6, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham 3

Rocklin 5, Esperanza 4 (8)



Placentia Valencia 6, El Modena 2

Yorba Linda 2, Northwood 1

Trabuco Hills 7, Garden Grove Pacifica 2

San Juan Hills 1, Redondo 0

Long Beach Poly 3, Diamond Ranch 2

Marina 4, Sacramento El Camino 3

Tustin 2, Chaminade 1

Woodbridge 8, La Palma Kennedy 3








Riverside Christian 14, Public Safety Academy 4



Corona Santiago 8-7, Redlands 3-5


Harvard-Westlake pitcher Jack Flaherty managed to keep his 18-game unbeaten streak intact following Monday's tie with Loyola.

Baseball: Harvard-Westlake battles Loyola to 3-3 tie

Monday's Mission League showdown between Loyola and Harvard-Westlake lived up to the hype--and then some. The only thing it lacked was a winner.

The game was called because of darkness moments after Quinn Brodey scored on Cole Malloy's fielder's choice to give Loyola a 4-3 lead with two outs in the top of the 11th inning. The count was 1-0 to the next batter, Angelo Armenta, when the plate umpire suspended play. Games ended by darkness during an inning revert back to the score at the end of the preceding inning, thus the outcome was a 3-3 tie at O'Malley Family Field in Encino.      

Harvard-Westlake's ace right-hander Jack Flaherty threw 100 pitches over seven innings, allowing four hits and two runs with eight strikeouts, and tripled to score Jackson Grayson with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie it, 2-2, and force extra innings. The Wolverines (12-4-1, 3-1-1) are ranked No. 6 in the Southland by The Times. 

Although he didn't figure in the decision, Flaherty kept...


Boys' basketball: Former Valencia guard Steven Sansone is a three-point specialist

 At tiny Multnomah University in Portland, Ore., former Valencia guard Steven Sansone has been firing away from three-point range in large numbers.

He made 157 threes in his junior season out of 423 attempts. He averaged 21.2 points.

At Valencia in 2010, he averaged five points a game as a backup to now Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson.

Here's the link to a story on Sansone.



Volleyball: This week's Southern Section rankings

 Huntington Beach is No. 1, Corona del Mar No. 2 and Redondo No. 3 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 volleyball coaches' poll.

Here's the link to complete rankings.



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